Epoxy Kitchen FlooringThe dawn of the craft brewery is upon us. In New England alone, we’ve witnessed a spike in independent brew companies, accompanied by unique flavors that flow across discerning palates craving artisan beers.

As eager, would-be crafters seek to create the perfect environment for their new brews, we see function and design collide. Industrial flooring for craft breweries must be safe, but also stylish – reflecting the company’s individuality and flare.

Much like the meticulous process of brewing each distinct flavor, Black Bear Coatings & Concrete takes the time to value-engineer the right flooring for these spaces. It’s necessary to invest in each client and become familiar with their site, surroundings and production environment to provide the right solution.

From the Ground Up
Brewing hopefuls looking to build (or expand) a business need to start with the space. And within this space, one of the first things to consider is how commercial flooring impacts licensing, inspections, and regulations. In the food and beverage industry, selecting the wrong flooring could be a detriment to the business. Foodborne illnesses are a real concern and must be addressed at the beginning of every project.

Craft breweries are subject to food and liquid byproducts of ingredients, fermentation and the brewing and bottling process. For this reason, the selected system should resist volatile organic compounds, and provide a seamless surface to eliminate threat of contamination. A non-slip top coat should also be included to avoid workplace hazards.

Many breweries have consumer restaurants or tasting rooms attached, which require a level of aesthetics that may not be needed in production areas. It’s important that a solution offer styles that enhance the vibe of the overall space. Preferred surfaces for craft breweries include:

Cementitious Urethane
• Ideal for wet spaces and processing
• Thermal resistant to withstand extreme temperatures shifts
• Seamless surface protects against bacterial formation
• Easy to clean and sanitize
• Chemical resistant eliminates dangerous pathogens
• Non-slip topcoats are available
• Select from a variety of colors

Epoxy Resin
• Well suited for hostess and waiting areas, dining room spaces and restrooms
• Durable enough to withstand rugged traffic & high impact
• Additional product can be added to ensure protection against byproducts
• Non-slip surface treatment available
• Can be applied in a variety of style options and colors.
• Customizable design

Black Bear Coatings & Concrete has over 25 years of collective experience engineering urethane and epoxy floors for restaurants and beverage manufacturing plants. Black Bear is New England’s leading coatings team dedicated to providing breweries with a longer-lasting, more durable flooring solution. When you’re ready to collaborate on a flooring design that meets your criteria, trust the experts at Black Bear – call us at 978-405-0017.

Black Bear is a leading concrete and coatings flooring company that serves New England – Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Northern Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, as well as New York (north of New York City). Rest assured that we have the staff, equipment, and expertise needed to make your floor project a success.