Commercial kitchen flooring must be durable, slip-resistant, and hygienic. While the tiling is easy to clean, the grouting between the ceramic tiles is a breeding ground for pathogens. You have similar problems with concrete because it cracks and chips easily, and protective rubber mats retain dirt and require replacement frequently.
In this post, Smart Concrete Coatings will discuss an excellent alternative, polyurea commercial kitchen flooring in Southern Illinois.
Why Choose Polyurea for Commercial Kitchen Floors?
Polyurea is the ideal flooring material for the following reasons:
We use the best quality polyurea with 100% solids for commercial kitchen flooring. The flooring has minimal off-gassing and contains no BPAs. The difference between our product and earlier versions of it is that our suppliers no longer rely on solvent-based polyurethane in the manufacturing process.
We are so confident in the quality of our installations that we offer a lifetime warranty against peeling. Aside from not peeling or flaking away, your flooring will be:
- Heat and steam-resistant
- Able to handle heavyweight effortlessly
- Able to withstand heavy foot traffic
With the right care, these floors can last five years or longer in the busiest commercial kitchens. During this time, you will not need to refinish them or perform any major maintenance.
Make Your Kitchen Look Appealing
A commercial kitchen should be functional, first and foremost, but that doesn’t mean your commercial kitchen flooring should be plain and ugly. We offer a range of customizable solutions that allow you to tailor the look to your style.
Creating a beautiful surface makes you excited to invite guests or investors into the kitchen. We offer you the following systems to ensure you get the look you desire:
- Solid color
A quartz floor is both a functional and beautiful addition to your space. The quartz layer adds a delicate luster while also improving the tensile strength of the surface.
Things move quickly in a kitchen, so it’s easy to spill boiling water or drop hot pans or cutlery, among other incidents. Not only will your new flooring hold up in a steamy hot setting, but it will also improve the space’s overall safety in several ways, including the following:
- Outstanding traction
- Compounds that inhibit microbial growth
- An even surface that reduces tripping hazards
- Reflective surface for better visibility
- Easy to clean up spills
- No VOCs
Simplify the Cleaning Process
The hygiene standards for commercial kitchen flooring are naturally very high. Polyurea coatings make it easy to keep commercial kitchen floors spotless. The surface repels liquids, making it easy to clean up spills like oil or sauce.
While we recommend wiping these away immediately, they will not impact the coating if they remain for a bit. The seamless nature of the floor also means germs never slip through the cracks, and the anti-microbial coating limits the number of germs on the surface.
Cleaning is a relatively simple procedure, and we recommend spot-cleaning messes and sweeping the floor daily. For hygiene purposes, you can also wash and disinfect your commercial kitchen flooring daily.
Furthermore, sealing the surface prevents fine dust from sloughing off the surface and making a mess.
Prevent Costly Damage
Concrete is durable, but it chips relatively easily. In a kitchen, it’s easy to drop plates, cutlery, and hot food. If you leave the concrete unsealed, it soon becomes grubby and an eyesore. With a polyurea coating, however, nothing makes it through to the underlying substrate.
Therefore, the substrate remains pristine and in excellent condition. This protection lengthens the concrete’s useful lifespan.
What Are the Top Commercial Restaurant Kitchen Flooring Requirements?
What is most important in a commercial kitchen?
- Safety: Flooring throughout the property should be seamless and slip-resistant to ensure there are no tripping or falling hazards.
- Hygiene: Kitchens must adhere to the strictest hygiene standards to ensure they comply with strict health codes. Any coatings you apply must be easy to clean and maintain so that you can prevent mold or bacterial growth.
- Durability: Commercial flooring of any kind takes a beating, and this is especially true when it comes to kitchens. You need a floor that can not only handle heavy foot traffic but can also stand up to high heat and spills.
- Aesthetics: While aesthetics are last on the list, they are still important. Diners may catch a glimpse of the flooring as waiters bring their food out, and a high-quality coating can make a favorable impression.
Which Stain Is Best for the Coating?
There are two primary ways to spruce up your concrete before applying the sealant, and staining is by far the quickest and most cost-effective. Stains fall into two primary categories:
- Water-Based: This stain sits on top of the concrete and does not interact with it chemically. The color is, therefore, more uniform, and the results are more predictable.
- Acid-Based: These stains come in fewer colors and chemically change the color of the concrete. If you choose to not seal the floor, an acid-based stain would be a better choice because it lasts longer.
If neither option appeals to you, speak to us about the many design variations we can apply with the coating.