While many restaurant owners do not put much thought into their kitchen floors, the flooring you choose for your commercial kitchen can play a key role in influencing your restaurant’s efficiency. While you will have a variety of commercial kitchen flooring options to choose from, you will want to make sure that the flooring you choose is safe and easy to clean in order to create a productive workspace. If you are unsure what flooring to choose for your commercial kitchen, you may want to consider an epoxy floor coating.
Epoxy flooring is durable and versatile enough to work in any commercial environment, and it can provide your restaurant with many benefits. Here are just a few of the reasons why you should consider choosing epoxy flooring for your restaurant’s kitchen.
They Are Slip Resistant
Safety is crucial when considering flooring options for your commercial kitchen. Due to their heavy foot-traffic and fast-paced environment, restaurant kitchens are a magnet for spills, slips, and falls, which can lead to a costly lawsuit and workers’ compensation settlement. It is then important that you think about slip resistance when choosing flooring for your facility’s kitchen. This makes epoxy flooring the ideal option for commercial kitchens; not only is epoxy an extremely slip-resistant material, but epoxy coatings can be mixed with paint flakes, sand, or more coarse grit to create additional traction. With epoxy floors, kitchen workers can easily move over spills without slipping.
Epoxy is Easy to Clean
Speaking of spills, it is well-known that spills and mess are common in commercial kitchens, which makes it important that you choose flooring that is easy to clean and will not stain. One of the benefits of epoxy coatings is that epoxy flooring is not porous. This means that when something spills on these floors, it can easily be wiped up without sinking into, damaging, or staining your floors. The spill will sit on top of your floors until it can be cleaned up. You also will not have to fight to clean these floors, making them an extremely low-maintenance option.
A Hygienic Option
When designing a commercial kitchen, it is also important that you think about hygiene, as keeping germs at bay can be a constant challenge. Fortunately, epoxy’s non-porous nature makes these floors an extremely hygienic option. Since epoxy cures as a resin and does not have any gaps or pores, there is nowhere for germs and bacteria to hide. This makes these floors easier to sanitize, which can help to prevent the potential spread of illness in your facility. As long as no cracks form in your epoxy flooring, it should be easy to disinfect these floors on a daily basis.
Epoxy is Extremely Durable
Of course, the thing that truly sets epoxy flooring apart, and makes it the ideal option for any commercial facility, is its extreme durability. No matter what you throw at epoxy, it will be able to withstand a high amount of wear and tear. Even if you drop a knife, or a heavy piece of equipment falls off of the counter, you will not have to worry about your epoxy floors cracking or chipping. They can also withstand the heavy foot traffic a commercial kitchen sees, and they can even stand up to extreme heat. So whether a burning hot pan comes crashing down from the stove, or you drop a tray of lasagna as it comes out of the oven, you won’t have to worry about damaging your new flooring.
Contact us to learn more about the benefits that epoxy floor coatings can provide in commercial kitchens as well as to learn about the floor coating options available for you to choose from for your restaurant’s kitchen.