INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT: FLOORING FOR WINE CELLARS

THE FLOOR OF YOUR CELLAR IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS THE STORAGE OPTIONS IN YOUR WINE ROOM.

Today we are discussing cellar flooring as well as a brief introduction to the basics of wine cellar flooring with the help of Gideon Zeelie from Decopol – Industrial flooring expert.

After reading this article you will be able to make an informed decision when selecting the correct flooring system for your wine cellar floor. Every part of a wine cellar must be taken into consideration to ensure an environment that’s conducive to proper wine storage; and that includes the floor.

Not only does the floor add overall style, it provides insulation. Wine Cellar Flooring Basics To help make the correct choice, Gideon from Decopol has listed a few things to consider:

FLOOR TYPE:

  1. WEIGHT
    Wine cellar flooring should also be able to support the weight of your cellar contents: 500 bottles are equal to a ton (1000 kg). It is critical that one selects a material that will not buckle under substantial weight. iii) STRENGTH Durability is also another important consideration; you want your cellar floor to age gracefully over the years, weathering through spills, footsteps, dirt, etc.
  2. HYGIENE and MAINTENANCE
    When working with wine it is imperative to select a flooring system that is easy to maintain and that is hygienic since you are dealing with food. Seamless flooring solutions are always recommended as grout has a tendency to hold dirt and bacteria.
  3. TEMPERATURE
    Select a flooring system that can expand and contract with the temperatures. Polyurethane is the best at high temperatures.

FLOORING:

Concrete floors are generally the most popular floors in wine cellars. Concrete is however porous, cracks or splints easily. This however can be overcome with a Polyurethane screed. Wineries, and distilleries all have a responsibility to install flooring that will keep both the product and employees safe. Polyurethane flooring is a super strong, durable, chemical and impact resistant flooring offering and comes highly recommended by Decopol.

Polyurethane flooring is popular with the food and drink industry as it ticks all the flooring requirements. Another key issues for flooring used in wine cellars is that it is devoid of grout lines where moisture and debris can gather. Polyurethane flooring systems are a seamless surface, promoting maximum cleanliness and supports the fight against bacteria growth with its anti-microbial additives

For more information contact
Gilliomie from Decopol
Tel: 0609887658 Email: sales@decopol.co.za

2020-03-25T11:31:37+02:00