Making beverages is hard on a floor. Whether you’re working with sugars, alcohol, or acids, your products and processes can eat through a cheap floor. You need durable flooring that’s easy to clean, easy to drain, and easy to walk on without slipping.
- Ken Grossman
Founder, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Your floor is such an important part of your facility – why is it so easy to get it wrong? It seems like everyone who has been in the beverage industry any length of time has at least one horror story about a floor that didn’t drain, a coating that didn’t last, or a covering that didn’t provide the protection it should. That’s why Argelith created Hexalith – a tile engineered to be laid to any slope, resist water and chemicals, and stand up to the rigors of beverage production.
Whether it’s the sugars involved in soda production, the acids from coffee or juice, or the chemicals used to brew beer, beverage plants work with a lot of potentially corrosive substances. Argelith can stand up to them all. The natural materials in ceramic are inert – they don’t react under exposure to acids, oils, or caustic substances.
Our fully vitrified tiles are so dense, there’s no room inside for water. Hexalith’s absorption rate is as low as 0.1%. Don’t worry about flushing equipment or hosing off spills – with the right setting materials, an Argelith floor will keep your slab dry and protected.
Hexalith’s unique hexagonal shape allows it to be laid to any slope, even in a funnel, without gaps or lippage. No puddles or channels – water runs smoothly to the drain.
The risk of slipping is a major concern in areas with wet floors – unless the floors have built-in slip resistance. Argelith tiles are imprinted with a dimpled, orange-peel texture to provide grip while remaining easy to clean. The deeper the texture, the more slip resistant the tile.
The unique finish baked onto Argelith tiles releases soil, making them easy to clean. A little hot water and a scrubbing machine is all it takes to keep your floors looking their best for years. Because HACCP-certified ceramic is naturally hygienic and can stand up to harsh cleansers and steam jets, sanitation is simple.
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"We get a lot of high heat, steam, chemical use, and a lot of organic solids (on the floor). We needed something super inert that can take a beating. This tile was ideal."
Co-Founder, Hopewell Brewery