15a ncac 18a .3324      FLOORS

(a)  Floors and floor coverings of all food preparation, food storage, utensil‑washing areas, toilet rooms, maintenance rooms, utility rooms, and laundry areas shall be constructed of nonabsorbent, easily cleanable, durable material such as sealed concrete, terrazzo, ceramic tile, durable grades of linoleum or plastic, or tight wood impregnated with plastic.

(b)  Carpeting used as a floor covering shall be of closely woven construction, installed to prevent hazards or obstacles to cleaning, and easily cleanable.  Carpeting is prohibited in food preparation areas, equipment and utensil‑washing areas, food storage areas, laundry areas, and toilet rooms.

(c)  All floors shall be kept clean and maintained in good repair.  Carpeting shall be kept clean and dry.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A-235;

Eff. August 1, 2002.