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Epoxy Flooring For Commercial Kitchens in Alameda, CA

Professional Kitchen Floors

Many professional kitchens use tile on their floors but the latest fashion in Alameda is removing old tiles, exposing the surface underneath, grinding it seamless, and adding epoxy coatings. Yet, some people hesitate when considering epoxy topcoats in professional kitchens. So, we would like to address common worries about epoxy flooring in kitchens.

Are Concrete Floors Too Hard?

The comparison between a concrete floor and other flooring kinds shows minimal differences when it comes to comfort in kitchens. Of course, you are certainly not installing carpet in a kitchen! Vinyl may seem slightly more forgiving, but the contrast is ultimately only slight, and endurance is a challenge. Cork is one of the optimal surfaces for comfort but has considerable challenges with sanitation. Epoxy coatings can be designed with a sense of give by using special types of polyurethane and changing the thickness of the substance. If you use rubber runners in your kitchen anyway, the selection of coating should be decided by other factors.

Is Coated Concrete Simple to Sanitize?

Epoxy floors are seamless, so no food or bacteria can get stuck between grout lines, cracks, or seams so microorganisms have very little to hold on to. Restaurant kitchen employees enjoy the ability to readily clean the flooring by hosing it down with water, then using a squeegee to send the water down the drain. By selecting the option of coved floors, the bottom of your walls is also protected from spills and collisions. A quick cleaning with some water and cleaning solvent is all that’s essential to resolve spills and preserve sanitation.

Isn’t Epoxy Too Slippery for Kitchens?

The coating on any concrete floor can be adjusted to boost the traction. Certainly, a high gloss concrete surface like you see in an office building or retail store may be slippery and unsafe when wet, but in kitchens we don’t lay down the same coatings as we use in environments that prioritize aesthetics over friction. That does not mean that your floor looks industrial or feels like it’s made with grit. The science behind epoxy sealants is far beyond that and provides us with many lovely methods of eliminating slippery floors that are approved by skilled building designers.

How Can I Get Epoxy Floors for My Kitchen?

Concrete is never dull when you request West Coast Epoxy to color and epoxy your kitchen floors. For a safe and functional work kitchen, color-stained concrete or epoxy floors can meet your specifications with a vibrant look that competes very well with other surfaces. If you have other questions about concrete in the kitchen, talk with West Coast Epoxy for more information. We look forward to assisting you discover the benefits of concrete flooring in professional kitchens.
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