Bakeries have to meet strict requirements regarding hygiene and safety. For its newly built bakery and shop, Belgian bakery Allemeersch chose the hygienic and slip resistant flooring systems from Bolidt. A durable choice: the synthetic Bolidt floor finish will last Allemeersch for decades to come.
Allemeersch bakery in Brussels is a genuine family business that was started in 1961. Since then, another shop was opened and the Belgian company is now run by the second generation of the Allemeersch family. Five of the founders’ six children work in the business producing bread, patisserie and chocolates with respect for tradition and a commitment to artisan production methods. Allemeersch does not use any flavour enhancers or preservatives, for instance, but produces everything freshly on site with the necessary resting periods. Over the years, the company has specialised in locally sourced products, such as bread that is made with 100% grains harvested in Belgium.
In 2015, Allemeersch decided to build a new bakery and a shop with seating, for customers to sit and enjoy the baker’s products immediately after buying them. Since Allemeersch makes all the products in house, the bakery must comply with strict hygiene standards. To make sure that they would have flooring that was safe in every respect, Allemeersch chose Bolidt flooring. The new bakery was fitted with the Bolidtop® 700 system. This synthetic floor finish meets all the hygiene requirements of the bakery trade, including food safety standards based on the HACCP principles. The Bolidtop® 700 system has no seams or joints, is pore tight, dirt repellent and easy to clean.
This makes it impossible for bacteria to lodge in the floor. The synthetic floor finish connects perfectly to the skirting, which was also created by Bolidt. A seamless finish around the drains in the floor ensures that there is no risk of bacteria growing here either.
Safety is another important issue in a bakery. The work here involves handling grains, flour and other loose ingredients that sometimes spill onto the floor. The non-slip quality of the Bolidtop® 700 system keeps employees safe from slips and falls. Even when the floor is wet from cleaning, its surface remains slip resistant and there is no risk of slipping. Bolidt thus offers Allemeersch an ideal combination of hygiene and safety.
For the new shop, Allemeersch selected the Bolidtop® 525 system because of its attractive appearance and high comfort. Even though the requirements for the shop are not as strict as those for the bakery, hygiene is important here too. The Bolidtop® 525 flooring system is a safe choice, because it also has a seamless finish and is easy to clean.
By choosing the Bolidtop® 700 and Bolidtop® 525 systems, Allemeersch can be confident that the flooring will last for decades. Both systems have a proven long life. The Bolidtop® 700 system has the added advantage of being pressure, shock, impact and wear resistant. Essential for bakeries where floor surfaces are subjected to heavy trolley traffic every day. This flooring system is extremely hardwearing and will remain free from damage, even after years of use.
Another durable choice: the partnership with Bolidt, which is involved in the flooring process from start to finish. Bolidt’s research department has developed the flooring systems itself and has perfected them over the years. One of the results is a floor finish with ideal properties for bakeries. Besides the expertise in developing the flooring systems, Bolidt also has the knowledge and skills to install them. The application of the flooring is carried out by Bolidt’s own teams, guaranteeing a perfect end result.
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