Many restaurants in Alamo have a concrete foundation for their kitchen flooring. Some restaurateurs have decided to refresh their kitchens by tearing out their vinyl tiles or flooring to uncover the concrete and add epoxy topcoats instead. Some cafes currently being designed or remodeled use epoxy flooring for their kitchens as the first upgrade. So, here’s a list of common questions about epoxy topcoats in the kitchen as well as their answers.
Rough Concrete Underfoot?
The comparison between a concrete floor and other flooring kinds shows minimal differences when it comes to comfort in kitchens. You’re certainly not applying carpet in the kitchen! Vinyl may appear slightly more forgiving, but the difference is ultimately very small, and toughness is an issue. Cork is one of the best flooring materials for comfort but has considerable problems with cleanliness. Epoxy coatings can be made with a feeling of give by using special forms of polyurethane and changing the thickness of the material. If you use rubber mats in your kitchen anyway, the option of coating should be decided by other factors.
Is Coated Concrete Easy to Sanitize?
A high-end color stained or epoxied concrete floor functions with a polyurethane sealer that is essentially just as protective as the sealants we use on garage flooring and business areas with heavy traffic. Carts will not scratch it. Liquids cannot discolor it. Falling utensils won’t leave an impression. When it comes to resilience, endurance, and ease of maintenance, coated concrete ordinarily comes out on top.
Isn’t Epoxy Too Slick for Kitchens?
It’s undeniable that shiny epoxy floors in showrooms and retail stores can be slippery when wet, but their flooring focuses on appearance, not practicality. That does not hold true when you lay down epoxy topcoats for a kitchen floor. By adding roughness or a no-slip finish to your epoxy coatings, your floor can have more grip than ceramic tiles or vinyl. In fact, many commercial or industrial kitchens in restaurants use epoxy coatings because they offer more resilient anti-slip with the proper topcoat.
Contact Us for an Epoxy Kitchen Floor
Clearly, using epoxy topcoats in Alamo for your kitchen has noted benefit but you might have further questions. We would love to give you the answers. West Coast Epoxy has years of skill and experience with the installation of epoxy topcoats, concrete stains, polishes, and overlays. Give us a call. Or if you like, you can schedule a free onsite consultation with our professionals using our online form. Any kitchen in Alamo is bound to benefit from epoxy topcoats!
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