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Commercial Kitchen Floor Coating Options

 

 

 

 

Ensuring Durability and Safety

Knowing commercial kitchen floor coating options is critical in the bustling environment of a commercial kitchen because the floor is more than just a surface to walk on. It’s a vital component that affects safety, hygiene, and the overall efficiency of the operation. With their inherent strength, concrete floors are a popular choice in commercial kitchens. However, they require a proper coating to meet the rigorous demands of such a high-traffic, high-spill area. Next, we’ll explore the various concrete floor coating options available for commercial kitchens to guide you in making an informed decision.

Epoxy Coatings: The Gold Standard

Epoxy floor coatings are at the forefront of commercial kitchen flooring solutions. Renowned for their durability, they create a seamless and impervious barrier against water, oils, and other kitchen spills. Epoxy coatings are also resistant to high temperatures and harsh cleaning chemicals, making them ideal for the demanding environment of a commercial kitchen.

Polyurethane Coatings: Flexibility and Resistance

Polyurethane coatings offer a slightly more flexible option compared to epoxy. This flexibility can be beneficial in environments where thermal shock resistance is crucial. Polyurethane is also known for its resistance to UV light, preventing yellowing over time, and maintaining the aesthetic appeal of the kitchen floor.

Acrylic Sealers: Cost-Effective and Fast-Drying

For kitchens needing a quick solution, acrylic sealers are a viable option. They are less durable than epoxy or polyurethane but provide a cost-effective and fast-drying solution for lower-traffic areas. Acrylic sealers enhance the natural look of concrete while offering moderate protection against spills and stains.

Polyaspartic Coatings: Rapid Cure Time

Polyaspartic coatings are a newer option in the market, known for their rapid cure time. This feature minimizes downtime in the kitchen, a crucial factor for busy commercial environments. They offer excellent durability and UV stability, similar to polyurethane.

Anti-Slip Additives: Safety First

No matter the choice of coating, incorporating anti-slip additives is essential in a commercial kitchen. These additives help prevent slips and falls, a common hazard in kitchens due to frequent spills and high foot traffic.

Customizable Colors and Textures

We use industry-leading modern floor coatings that come in a variety of colors and textures. This customization allows kitchen owners to match their flooring with the overall design theme of their establishment, enhancing the ambiance while maintaining functionality.

Chemical Resistance: Essential for Hygiene

In a space where hygiene is paramount, choosing a coating with excellent chemical resistance is crucial. This feature ensures that the floor remains intact and easy to clean, even when exposed to aggressive cleaning agents.

Moisture Tolerance: Combatting Kitchen Humidity

Moisture tolerance is another critical factor. Kitchens are prone to high humidity levels, and the flooring needs to withstand these conditions without deteriorating.

Low VOC Options: Prioritizing Health

With health and safety regulations becoming more stringent, opting for low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) coatings is advisable. These coatings ensure better air quality and are safer for both the kitchen staff and the environment.

Ease of Maintenance: A Practical Necessity

The ease of maintenance is a practical necessity for any commercial kitchen. Learning more about commercial kitchen floor coating options with an ArmourFlo specialist can help you choose coatings that are easy to clean and maintain, which can significantly reduce labor and maintenance costs over time.

Longevity and Cost-Effectiveness

While the initial cost is a consideration, focusing on the longevity and cost-effectiveness of the floor coating in the long run is vital. A durable and long-lasting solution can offer better financial sense over time.

Compliance with Health and Safety Standards

Ensuring that the chosen floor coating complies with local health and safety standards is non-negotiable. This compliance is not only a legal requirement but also a commitment to the safety and well-being of staff and patrons.

Professional Installation: A Worthy Investment

Opting for professional installation of the floor coating is a wise investment. Professionals can ensure proper application, which is key to the longevity and effectiveness of the coating.

Custom Solutions for Unique Kitchen Needs

Every kitchen has its unique needs, and sometimes, a custom solution might be necessary. When reviewing commercial kitchen floor coating options, you can consult with one of our flooring experts to help identify the best coating option tailored to specific kitchen requirements.

Sustainability: An Emerging Consideration

In today’s world, sustainability is an increasingly important consideration. Eco-friendly coatings that are durable and require less frequent replacement can contribute to a kitchen’s sustainability goals.

Impact Resistance: Withstanding the Daily Grind

Impact resistance is crucial in a kitchen environment where heavy pots and pans are a norm. A floor coating that can withstand such impacts will maintain its integrity longer.

Thermal Shock Resistance: Enduring Temperature Variations

Kitchens experience extreme temperature variations, and a coating with good thermal shock resistance will endure these changes without cracking or peeling.

Reflective Coatings: Enhancing Lighting Efficiency

Reflective coatings can enhance the lighting efficiency of a kitchen, creating a brighter and more inviting workspace.

Repair and Maintenance Services

Considering the availability of repair and maintenance services for the chosen floor coating is important. Easy-to-repair options can save time and money in the long run.

Customer Reviews and Case Studies

Finally, looking at customer reviews and case studies can provide real-world insights into the performance of different floor coatings in commercial kitchen settings.

In conclusion, selecting the right concrete floor coating for a commercial kitchen is a decision that impacts safety, efficiency, and aesthetics. By considering these options and integrating the top related keywords, kitchen owners can make a choice that ensures a durable, safe, and hygienic environment for their culinary endeavors.

Why We Use Elite Crete Commercial and Industrial Flooring Solutions

 

 

 

ArmourFlo Flooring Specialists use Elite Crete’s high-quality flooring products for customized, superior, and long-lasting solutions. Our installers love Elite Crete Systems’ full array of flooring products for seamless floors, performance flooring, floor resurfacing, restoration repair systems, and decorative finishes. 

Elite Crete is a leading manufacturer of specialty concrete flooring and resinous floor coating products, specializing in fluid-applied flooring, decorative concrete surfaces, and concrete surface restoration. Elite Crete’s wide range of engineered flooring products allows ArmourFlo flooring installers to meet or exceed the health, safety, and performance regulations for numerous commercial and industrial enterprises. 

Fire, Rescue & EMS Flooring

Elite Crete’s HERMETIC™ Fire Apparatus Flooring Systems are resinous, fluid-applied floors engineered to improve the durability of fire apparatus bay floors while providing a slip-resistant floor even when wet. In addition, they provide high abrasion and impact resistance while enhancing aesthetics.  

Warehouse Flooring

Elite Crete coating solutions for warehouse flooring offer extreme durability to withstand heavy traffic and industrial machinery. These seamless flooring systems are fluid-applied with minimal downtime and can include line striping, safety markings, and equipment demarcation. In addition, they are highly abrasion-resistant, slip-resistant, and chemical-resistant to corrosives and petrochemicals.

Healthcare Flooring

Healthcare requires flooring engineered for heavy traffic from portable medical equipment, etc., and Elite Crete flooring systems meet this demand. These specialty seamless flooring systems are non-porous, providing an antimicrobial surface. The surface is also resistant to chemical and biological fluids and withstands frequent aggressive cleaning.

Automotive Service Area Flooring

Elite Crete product solutions for automotive service areas achieve ultra-durable floors resistant to impact, heavy abrasion, and chemical and stain resistance to common petrochemicals. ArmourFlo installers use Elite Crete products to bring these benefits together, along with increased slip resistance even when wet. Optional line striping and customization add additional aesthetic appeal and branding.

Grocery & Convenience Store Flooring

Grocery and convenience stores require durable flooring for heavy foot traffic while maintaining an aesthetic appeal. Elite Crete Systems provide ArmourFlo specialists with various options to meet the individual needs of stores while being FDA, USDA, and CFIA acceptable. In addition, they are slip resistant, antimicrobial, and easy to clean and maintain.

Dealership Showroom Flooring

Automotive and marine showrooms typically require a surface with a high aesthetic value that can withstand heavy traffic. ArmourFlo floor installations using Elite Crete’s engineered, high-performance products offer increased durability, are easy to clean and maintain, and are antimicrobial. In addition, ArmourFlo provides a variety of custom colors with the option to incorporate logos to match branding.

Commercial Kitchen Flooring

Elite Crete’s engineered floor coatings installed by ArmourFlo floor experts contribute to a clean commercial kitchen, while adhering to local, state and federal regulations. Protective resinous coatings offer several advantages over traditional flooring, such as conventionally used commercial tile. Our surfaces are slip-resistant, stain-resistant, antimicrobial, and easy to clean and maintain. ArmourFlo can install thermal shock-resistant flooring for areas using forced steam cleaning or boiling water.

Retail and Commercial Flooring

Elite Crete’s solutions for commercial and retail spaces offer endless design options to meet your interior design requirements and durability needs. ArmourFlo installs seamless surfaces that are fluid-applied in place and can be installed with minimal downtime. Flooring systems can match your brand’s color scheme and designed to incorporate your company’s logo. In addition, Elite Crete coatings installed by ArmourFlo professionals can achieve coefficient of friction (COF) to meet or exceed ADA Flat Surfaces, ADA Inclined Surfaces, OSHA and NFPA requirements.

Industrial Flooring

Elite Crete’s engineered flooring solutions are designed for industrial, manufacturing and warehouse facilities. Elite Crete’s protective coatings offer extreme durability to withstand heavy traffic and industrial machinery. Vertical applications are available, including cove base for containment purposes.

Manufacturing Plant Flooring

Elite Crete Systems’ protective coatings offer extreme durability to withstand heavy traffic and industrial machinery. Additionally, the ability of these solutions to withstand chemicals and staining surpasses that of traditional industrial surfaces. Seamless flooring systems are fluid-applied in place and the installation process has a quick turn-around time. This results in less downtime, including during patch-and-repair maintenance. Vertical applications are available, including cove base and wall coatings for containment purposes.

Classroom, Cafeteria & Hallway Flooring

The two most commonly used flooring products specified for educational facilities are cost-effective vinyl (VCT) or expensive terrazzo. Elite Crete seamless resinous flooring systems compete with the lower cost associated with VCT while offering the high-end durability of terrazzo. Elite Crete’s engineered high-performance surfaces meet or exceed ADA Flat Surfaces, ADA Inclined Surfaces while also being USDA, FDA and CFIA acceptable.

Animal Wellness Flooring

Elite Crete flooring products for the animal wellness industry are durable, abrasion-resistant coatings. These antimicrobial surfaces are also chemical and stain-resistant against common cleaners and biological animal waste.

More Custom Solutions Available for Other Industries

Contact ArmourFlo today about installing Elite Crete’s superior high-performance surfaces and flooring in your enterprise. 

ArmourFlo floor installers stand by the results of Elite Crete products so much that we became a distributor and now serve other flooring contractors in the region. If you’re a contractor, contact us to schedule a lunch and learn how you can use Elite Crete coatings in your installations.

How Much Will Your Floor Installation Cost?

Your floor cost depends mostly on the type of concrete coating, location, and size of your floor, along with your current floor condition to determine the repair amount. Know your floor cost by completing the form below.