USDA-Approved Flooring Installation for Industrial Facilities

When it comes to facility maintenance, having USDA-approved flooring suitable for industrial or commercial operations is required. Businesses in the pharmaceutical, cannabis, and food and beverage industries have a specific requirement for sanitary yet durable solutions. But how do you ensure that your flooring meets the standards of the USDA? Engage the services of a professional epoxy resin installer who can install flooring and wall systems that comply with FDA and USDA regulations and requirements.

USDA-Approved Flooring: Factors to Consider

Considerations for USDA-compliant industrial flooring involve the development of surfaces that are easily cleanable and sanitizable, aligning with USDA guidelines. Ensuring adherence to USDA standards entails safeguarding exposed surfaces, particularly in areas that will have contact with food, medical drugs, and other chemicals. A key objective is the creation of waterproof, non-porous surfaces to mitigate potential risks. Incorporating antimicrobial elements can effectively minimize the risk of bacterial growth, thereby establishing a secure environment for consumable products.

In establishments governed by USDA regulations, where flooring must meet rigorous standards for food and drug safety, it is essential to recognize that the usual expectations for high-quality flooring persist. Factors such as reflectivity,  anti-slip properties, and seamless application continue to be crucial for delivering the high-performance surfaces demanded by the industry.

Resin Flooring for USDA Compliance

Resin flooring stands out as an excellent option for businesses aiming to satisfy the strict requirements of the USDA, given its ease of cleaning and maintenance of sanitary conditions. The materials used for food and beverage, as well as other industrial facilities, exhibit variations based on specific requirements, generally falling into the following categories:

Epoxy – This type of floor coating is non-porous and is used in high-impact facilities where optimum durability is the top priority. Highly resistant to chemical spills and abrasion, these systems are often used with decorative chips or colored sands.

Urethane Cement – Urethane cement flooring systems are tailored to the demanding service conditions found in the food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries. Urethane cement coatings are well known for their chemical and temperature resistance. They also provide wear-resistant, durable, and seamless floor finishes that are easy to clean.

Acrylic (MMA) – MMA has a low-glare satin finish and is resistant to weak acids, alkalis, solvents, and scratches.

Polyurea – Polyurea has a rubber-like feel, making it not as hard as epoxy but still extremely durable. Polyurea flooring has a high-gloss finish, is highly stain and chemical-resistant, and has a high heat tolerance.

Polyaspartic – Polyaspartic coatings are long-wearing and abrasion, scratch, chemical, UV, and impact resistant.

The coating that’s right for your industrial facility will depend on your unique needs, your budget, and other environmental factors. We actively collaborate with you to design an USDA-approved flooring solution that’s perfect for your needs.

See how our team has provided USDA-compliant flooring solutions for other industrial food businesses.

Professional USDA Flooring Installation

Surface Technology Inc’s flooring installations meet rigorous standards of craftsmanship, design, and aesthetic innovation while providing unmatched durability to withstand impact and abrasions as well as high chemical resistance. We’ve been working with businesses to get or keep their facilities on par with cGMP good manufacturing practices for the last 35 years.

The Surface Technology installation process includes:

  1. An Initial Consultation
  2. Flooring Prep
  3. Resin Flooring Installation
  4. Quality Assurance with Every Install

Why Surface Technology Inc.?

You must be certain that the flooring professionals you select are experts at planning and installing high-performance flooring and wall systems specifically designed to improve the performance of facilities that involve pharmaceutical manufacturing as well as food and beverage processing. Surface Technology is a licensed industrial flooring contractor, able to complete projects in industrial plants anywhere in the United States 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Learn more about our quick turnaround services.

S.T.I. has been recognized by national publications, trade associations, and construction professionals as a performance and quality leader among flooring contractors. We work with facility owners, design-build firms, construction management firms, and general contractors to provide industrial flooring solutions for projects ranging from 1,000 to more than 1,000,000 square feet. Learn more about us.

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