There is one important aspect of a brewery that is easily overlooked, even though you’re standing right on top of it. A brewery’s flooring is, well, the literal base of the operation, and it’s subject to a harsh reality maybe seven days a week — constant wetness, hot and cold temperature extremes, heavy equipment traffic, frequent high-pressure hosing, busy brewery tours and onward. Beverage facility flooring has to be able to withstand serious punishment, so how do you protect it? How do you make it last longer?
A floor coating is key. We have lots of features on the ins and outs of floor coating, but one of our best is with Westcoat. For more than 30 years, Westcoat has pioneered new formulas and systems specifically for waterproofing, epoxy, surface and texture coating applications in all types of indutries, ranging from parking garages to pool decks. The company has an impressive resume in the beer industry, working with craft breweries from Ballast Point to Stone Brewing. When it comes to the specific application of brewing, bottling and canning, Westcoat recommends its Temper-Crete Systems (check the video above).
Westcoat offers four Temper-Crete urethane cement systems: Self Leveling, Self-Leveling Broadcast, Rake Trowel and Rake Trowel Broadcast. These are monolithic, flowable, urethane cement products that can be installed with limited downtime. Watch how quickly in that video. These Temper-Crete Urethane Cement systems have excellent impact, chemical and thermal shock resistant qualities, which makes them ideal for the extreme conditions of a craft brewery. Temper Crete products are also designed for areas with heavy foot and moderate wheel traffic, so they can handle the forklifts, pallet jacks and kegs that come with your brewhouse.
One of the cool things about Temper-Crete is that you can pick a color with a matte finish, so you can give your brewery some flair. Coolest of all: Temper-Crete is specifically designed as heavy-duty, heat-resistant urethane cement that will make your brewing, bottling and canning area floors last longer. Learn more in the video above and over at this website.