Ensure Safety and Compliance with Smart Coatings’ Commercial Coatings for Food Processing Floors

Apr 12, 2023

When it comes to food processing flooring, only the best commercial concrete coatings will do. Considering the strict fines and potential for being closed down due to non-compliance, you cannot afford to take risks.

Smart Coatings offers a range of durable floor coatings and quality products that exceed compliance standards for food processing flooring in Southern Illinois. We use the best-quality polyurea base to ensure maximum durability in high-traffic areas.

The Benefits of Polyurea Commercial Concrete Coatings in Southern Illinois

There are several reasons to use these commercial concrete coatings in Southern Illinois:

Stronger than Standard Epoxy

In high-traffic areas like a food processing plant, your flooring must resist heavy foot traffic and also possibly the movement of machinery like forklifts. Polyurea has a high abrasion resistance and chemical resistance that can prove invaluable here.

It is 400% stronger than standard epoxy, meaning it can take four times the abuse. Your flooring, therefore, remains in good condition throughout its lifespan, despite heavy use. It will not lift, flake, or peel because it bonds to the concrete through a chemical process.

Low to No Volatile Organic Compounds

We use top-quality products that contain high levels of solids. These products emit little to no VOCs, which is becoming increasingly important in the food processing industry. As society increasingly expects companies to strive toward better sustainability, it is becoming even more important for businesses to look at more environmentally-friendly solutions.

Easy Application

One area where commercial concrete coatings excel for food processing flooring is that they are so easy to install. You don’t even need to turn off your vital equipment.

We use a one-day installation process in temperatures ranging between -30° F and 140 ° F. Polyurea is far more user-friendly than traditional epoxy and can cure in a wider range of temperatures. That said, it require professional expertise because it cures faster than epoxy.


At full strength, polyurea is a sluggish liquid. We can, however, dilute it so that we can spray it over delicate stamped concrete or other fixtures you need to seal. Some companies opt to use it for covering counters and sometimes even walls.

Can Use Over Existing Epoxy

Do you have an existing epoxy floor coating that is still in relatively good shape? Polyurea is four times as strong, so we can apply it in a thinner layer and still achieve maximum protection. This allows us to apply it over your existing epoxy coating to cover up discoloration or stains.

Aesthetically Pleasing

At one stage, food processing flooring was simple sealed concrete; no one expected anything more imaginative or stylish, and it didn’t really matter because consumers seldom saw it behind the scenes.

Today, however, things are very different. Companies are opening up about how things work behind the scenes in the interest of better transparency. They have little choice, thanks to the social media age. All it takes is one bad picture leaked to social media to invoke a media storm of bad press.

Fortunately, today, we have commercial concrete coatings. These provide a cost-effective way to install flooring that is both beautiful and functional. Thanks to the wide number of additives available, it’s possible to recreate almost any look, from Travertine marble to a full floor rendition of your company’s logo.

Cost Effective

Install this type of coating costs more than using floor paint or a general concrete sealant. However, our coatings make up for that in reduced maintenance costs and longevity over the years. If you also consider the cost of non-compliance with safety standards in the food industry, the value increases even more.

Easy Cleaning and Maintenance

These floors are impermeable and repel liquids. If there are spills, your cleaning team can wipe them away quickly and effectively without leaving a trace, and sanitizing the floor at the end of every day is very simple.

Maintenance tasks include little more than cleaning the floor regularly unless you scratch it. If there are scratches, you can often buff these out with the right polish. Should someone gouge the flooring, you can use a patch kit to repair the damage. Aside from the odd spot fix where necessary, there is no need for refinishing or recoating until the end of the product’s lifespan.

Better Hygiene and Safety

Concrete and tiling are two traditional options for food processing spaces. Both, however, have the same significant disadvantages as both crack relatively easily, can be uneven, and contain porous surfaces that absorb liquids. Tiling the floor minimizes this issue, but the grouting can still become a hotbed for pathogens.

The seamless, self-leveling nature of polyurea makes it the ideal alternative. Not only do you have a smooth surface that will not crack, but it is impermeable, leaving germs nowhere to hide. In addition, you can choose a formulation with anti-bacterial agents for additional peace of mind.

Workplace health and safety is another compliance issue that can be tricky to manage, but concrete coatings are naturally slip-resistant. We can also ramp up this property by adding aggregates.

Contact us for Your Free Estimate for Food Processing Flooring in Southern Illinois

Is it time to consider commercial concrete coatings for your food processing flooring? Speak to the professionals at Smart Coatings at 217-343-5965 to learn more about how our coatings can help you comply with strict food safety laws.

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