Commercial bakeries typically have longer hours than others and require a more strict cleaning schedule to maintain proper food safety for customers. There is a need to install Epoxy flooring for bakeries because wet floors, hot rack ovens, and heavy equipment can cause traditional floors to disintegrate. Tikweld welding supplies and services offer a wide variety of commercial Epoxy flooring options that last long featuring waterproof and slip-resistant properties, perfect for withstanding a bakery's daily operations. Our flooring systems also include antimicrobial properties to keep your bakery clean and safe, and they're built to last, providing outstanding value over their lifetime.

Table of content

  • What is Epoxy Flooring?
  • Flooring systems and coatings perfect for every area.
  • Durable floor coatings for bakeries
  • Maintenance tips for sustaining your Epoxy floor
  • How much does Epoxy Flooring cost in Nigeria 2022?
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Conclusion

What is Epoxy flooring?

Epoxy flooring is made up of multiple layers of epoxy, typically at least two millimeters in depth. This can create confusion when comparing an epoxy floor with an epoxy floor coating - the main difference between the two being the thickness of the epoxy. Anything less than two millimeters is generally considered an epoxy floor coating, while anything greater is classed as an epoxy floor.

Flooring Systems and Coatings Perfect for Every Area

A commercial bakery comprises several areas, each with its flooring requirements. The proofing room, oven area, dry storage area, and automated production and packaging lines all need floor coatings that can withstand the demands of a busy commercial bakery. Our durable resin flooring systems (Epocoat Resin and Coatings) are designed to help support sanitation requirements throughout.

Common areas that require unique flooring systems:

1. Oven Areas

Epocoat Urethane Mortar is specifically designed to withstand the higher temperatures found in commercial kitchens and the high-pressure. High-temp detergent cleaning is commonly used.

2. Dry Processing Areas

Our slip-resistant Epocoat floor coatings are perfect for areas where sugar, flour, and spices can create slippery surfaces and with a variety of options to choose from, you can find the perfect level of slip resistance for your needs.

3.Dry Storage Areas

Large bulk storage of powdered dry ingredients can create a fire hazard due to the accumulation of combustible dust. Epocoat conductive flooring can safely dissipate static electricity out of the room, helping to create a safer environment. Static electricity is a common cause of dust explosions, so by dissipating it out of the room, you can help prevent this hazard.

4. Wet Processing Areas

Wet processing areas can be especially dangerous because of the combination of water and oils. Slip-resistant finishes are essential in these areas. Additionally, systems like epocoat cementitious urethane have a high tolerance to moisture and exceptional chemical and acid resistance, which can help prevent damage from vegetable oils, dairy products, salts, and sodas.

5.Walk in Coolers and Freezers

For a production bakery, high-performing resinous floor coatings are essential to withstand the harsh conditions it endure daily. Thermal-shock resistant finishes are required for flooring in walk-in coolers and freezers due to the repeated changes in temperature these areas undergo. Our commercial floor coatings can be installed in a temperature range from low to high and can cure within 2 hours.

Durable Floor Coatings for Bakeries

The need to select a suitable flooring system that is as enticing as the goods you bake and makes your customers want to return for more is paramount. Our high-performance floor coatings are specifically formulated to support any commercial bakery's sanitation and decontamination protocols. Our waterproof, seamless flooring systems prevent the buildup of bacteria in crevices or cracks, and we also offer the epoxy wall systems often required by government inspectors. We know government inspectors often require epoxy wall systems, so we've got you covered. For areas with public access, our epocoat full line of polymer flooring systems allows bakery facility managers to customize the look of their floors with coloured quartz or chips.

Food manufacturing environments constantly expose various corrosive substances like fats, oils, blood, sugar solutions, and natural food acids. If these contaminants come into contact with surfaces that aren't robust enough, it can cause bacteria to grow uncontrollably and increase the risk of contamination at the site. To maintain a clean and safe production area, it is essential to have a floor finish that allows for quick and easy cleaning. This means the floor must be seamless and impervious to contaminants with adequate coving and stainless steel drainage incorporated into the finish.

In order to avoid the expensive cost of early refurbishment, it is required that these flooring properties are well-maintained to last an extended period - despite the large-scale and everyday wear and tear of a food manufacturing facility.Learn more on what you must know about Epoxy flooring in 2022

Maintenance Tips for Sustaining Your Epoxy Floor

Cleaning epoxy floor coating is relatively easy, one of the main reasons people often choose epoxy in the first place. Even though epoxy is usually resistant to stains and dirt, it still requires regular maintenance to keep that shine. Here are some cleaning tips to follow:

1. Sweep the Floor Everyday:

The best way to keep your epoxy floor clean is to sweep it every day. This will remove any dirt or debris that could potentially damage the floor, and it will also keep your working or living environment safe. You can use a soft indoor broom or a dust mop for this task.

2. Keep the surfaces sparkling clean:

Use a shop vacuum with a soft brush attachment to remove all dirt, sand, and grime on a regular basis. Even though epoxy floors are tough, they can start to show wear and tear from scratches over time. The frequency of how often you vacuum depends on how much dirt and debris are brought in on people's shoes. If you have to move heavy furniture or machinery across the floor, it's best to do so when the surface has been recently vacuumed to avoid any scratches or damage.

3. Wash the Floor Regularly:

One of the benefits of epoxy coatings is that they seal concrete, making it easier to clean. However, if you use your garage or workspace for messy projects, your epoxy floor may become scuffed and marked. To prevent permanent damage to your floor, it is important to clean up any messes as soon as possible. For deep cleaning, mopping with hot water and ammonia is the best way to clean your floor and keep it looking shiny and new. Use 120ml of ammonia for every 4L of water. Soap and acid-based cleaners should be avoided as they can damage and dull the floor over time.

4. Treat Stains Immediately:

Other than posing an immediate safety hazard, spills can damage your floor depending on the type of material involved. Acids, oils, harsh solvents, and caustics can all damage your floor coating if not immediately removed. If you spill something on your epoxy floor, wipe it up immediately with a soft cloth or paper towel to avoid staining. If there are tougher stains, like rust, you can use a kitchen scrubbing pad and hot water to gently scrub them away. Just never use abrasive cleaning products or chemicals on your epoxy floor.

5. Keep Sharp Objects Away:

While high-performance flooring is built to be resistant to punctures and scratches, depending on your activities, it's still possible to cause cuts, gouges, and scratches. To prevent this type of damage, avoid dragging, rolling, or sliding potentially rough or sharp items, heavy equipment, or pallets across your floor.

How much does epoxy flooring cost in Nigeria in 2022?

We have already seen the importance of the application of epoxy flooring. Epoxy flooring provides us with a high-performance, smooth and durable surface that can last many years and withstand heavy loads. Many industrial buildings, warehouses, and commercial buildings require having epoxy floors as they need to maintain the floors in perfect conditions, and the only way is by having epoxy floors.

In Nigeria, epoxy flooring costs are installed depending on the type of epoxy selected. Epoxy Flooring Cost includes material cost and installation cost. Epoxy flooring costs range from NGN16,500 per square meter to N32,000 per square meter.

The factors that affect epoxy flooring cost:

  1. The floor area you are covering,
  2. Quality of the concrete surface, old, new, and oily floor,
  3. How much is surface preparation needed? Grinding machines are not cheap
  4. The type of required epoxy; such as 3D, industrial and pharmaceuticals, etc.
  5. Number of coats applied.

Most epoxy flooring services can give you a quote for their standard product based on a square meter rate, but if further surface preparation is needed, the actual price will be higher. Give your job to professionals fromTikweld welding supplies and services.

Frequently Asked Questions

1.Is Epoxy floor toxic?

Most Epoxy used in homes and businesses won’t have any Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), which makes Epoxy floor non toxic. A VOC is a chemical with high vapor pressure at room temperature. This means any heat applied to the VOC will send evaporated molecules into the air, which can be dangerous for your health.

2. Can Epoxy floor be removed?

Yes Epoxy floor can be removed. Some epoxies, like Epochem epoxy resin mixed with the catalysts can cure in a matter of minutes, so you’ll need to work fast to remove it. Soak a clean cloth with either acetone/nail polish remover, white vinegar or methylated spirit and use it to wipe away the epoxy before it has dried

3. Can epoxy flooring be applied outdoor?

Yes it can. Epoxy flooring for outdoor and exterior applications have to be able to withstand harsh temperatures, environmental elements and climate changes. Our products are designed with these facts in mind. Our top quality Outdoor Epoxy Concrete Sealers form a protective film on the concrete surface, providing a hard, long-wearing, abrasion-resistant finish.


To keep contaminants at a minimum in the bakery, most epocoat resins and polyurethane coatings contain antimicrobial agents. Epocoats resins and polyurethane coatings meet the ISO standard, which rates a surface's antibacterial effectiveness. These silver ion-based additives help inhibit the growth of bacteria by up to 99.9% on the floor's surface. Many food processing environments, such as fish processing or dairy facilities, often have wet working conditions, leading to slips and trips; the floor can be textured to enhance traction underfoot and make it safer for workers. This will help to prevent any painful accidents and create a more efficient work environment. Contact us for Epoxy floor installation in your bakery.

13th Sep 2022 Theodore Okpala

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