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Choosing Tavern Flooring: What to Consider

Property managers of taverns and other food and beverage service facilities face the challenge of finding flooring solutions that are not only aesthetically pleasing, creating the desired ambience, but also highly functional and cost-efficient. Flooring needs can vary greatly — from the “front of the house” where patrons gather, to the kitchen and storage areas in “back of the house” areas. Florock’s comprehensive line of epoxy and other resinous floor coatings meet the demands of these facilities and pair beautiful design with practical solutions to the problems posed by other traditional flooring methods.

The Look Without the Upkeep

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Beautiful Florock Florotallic flooring enhances the warm ambiance of this cozy locale.

In the food and hospitality industries, image plays an integral role in attracting guests, setting the mood of the establishment, and by extension, determining its identity. The feeling guests get when they first enter will determine if a tavern is a quiet, cozy place for casual conversation or a more boisterous place to get away from everyday troubles, and the aesthetic of the flooring is part of what goes into forming that powerful first impression.
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With epoxy floor coatings, it is possible to achieve visual effects that mimic other materials, including, for example, hardwood – Florock is able to produce these resinous coatings in a wide variety of colors, textures, and degrees of reflectivity. While maintaining the particular look that is envisioned for a tavern, floor coatings can be exceptionally durable, and come in at a fraction of the cost.

Functional Characteristics of Good Tavern Flooring

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Florock FloroCrete is the perfect USDA compliant, antimicrobial surface for back of the house.

Priorities for the front and back areas of the establishment differ in that aesthetics are far more important in the front, where customers will be located, but there are some functional concerns that carry over between these two areas, including:
Slip Resistance. Heavy foot traffic, both of customers and employees, demands attention to safety. Where food and drink are purchased and consumed, there will always be a risk of spillage, and patrons coming into the tavern from the outdoors can track in rain and melting snow. The last thing a property manager wants to deal with is a publicized and potentially costly slip-and-fall accident.
Hygienic Properties. Food preparation and consumption demand attention to cleanliness. As nonporous, seamless alternatives to other traditional flooring options, epoxy and other resinous floor coatings have the advantage of providing fewer spaces where bacteria and other harmful microorganisms are able to flourish. Grout lines between tiles, seams between panels, and cracks or scratches are all examples of small areas that can attract dust, spilled substances, and microorganisms, and are difficult to fully clean. A coating that is applied as a liquid has the advantage of covering the floor space evenly, virtually without seams or cracks, and antimicrobial options are available.
Durability. Between customers and employees, taverns experience high levels of foot traffic on a daily basis, making it important to choose tavern grade flooring that is durable enough to withstand significant wear and tear without needing to be replaced regularly. Some polymer flooring solutions are also able to withstand extreme temperatures and prolonged moisture, making them the perfect option for walk-in freezers, dish washing stations and similar spaces.
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Selecting the right tavern flooring option can be difficult, but we at Florock are here to help. Contact our office today to discuss polymer tavern flooring solutions that set the standard for quality and outstanding durability.