With the holiday season nearing soon, industrial and commercial kitchen floors will be seeing a higher volume of traffic than the rest of the year. For that reason, it’s important to make sure you’ve got a highly efficient floor system in your kitchen.
Check out our top five tips for restaurant and food plant floor installation.
- Install Seamless Industrial Flooring with an Integral Cove Base for Maximum Sanitation. Seams and cracks provide hiding places for germs, regardless of how well you clean. Without cove base flooring, pathogens can develop and ultimately become a threat to the kitchen’s sanitation, as well as the health of your staff and guests. Ask a professional flooring specialist to install an integral floor-to-wall cove base for the kitchen’s resinous floor installation.
- Match the Level of Skid-Resistance to Your Specific Location’s Needs. Slip-and-fall hazards are a serious danger on wet or oily commercial kitchen flooring. Remember, it’s important to balance the amount of slip-deterrent properties with the floor’s ability to be efficiently cleaned. If in doubt, ask an industrial flooring contractor to install a test patch. From here, the specialist will be able to recommend the correct amount of skid-resistance needed throughout the flooring system.
- Resurface with Cementitious Urethane for Long-Lasting Flooring. Typical epoxy paint and commercial vinyl flooring breaks down quickly around fry lanes, broilers and ovens, due to constant exposure to hot oil and grease. Having to frequently replace less-than-optimal concrete flooring is both inconvenient and expensive. With installation of the cementitious urethane FloroCrete SLX coating system, kitchen floors are protected against any dropped oils or grease. These coatings are also long-lasting and are designed to stand up to exposure to high temperature, acids and do not require continuous—and costly—maintenance.
- Choose FloroCrete HR for Sub-Freezers and Meat Lockers. Floors in commercial kitchen freezer walk-ins endure daily abuse, including dropped dishes, food, liquids, acids and much more. They also come into contact with extreme temperature. Other flooring styles, like tile, can crack and need extensive, costly repairs under these conditions. FloroCrete HR flooring, however, can withstand the daily abuse of freezer room flooring, as well as powerful cleaning products. It is meant to stand up to the thermal shock of regular steam cleaning and is reliable for maintaining its high-performance integrity.
- Moisture-Tolerant Concrete Resurfacing vs. Requirement for Dry Slab Substrate. Installation of most concrete resurfacing products requires a dry slab for best results. That can be tricky in damp food prep areas that have consistently high relative humidity. High quality urethane concrete, such as FloroCrete, has better tolerance for damp substrates than conventional concrete floor coverings, which makes it an ideal choice for commercial kitchen use.
To learn more about decorative looks, such as FloroChip and FloroQuartz with the special performance properties of FloroCrete Industrial Floors, please contact Florock’s team.