There are some questions about concrete floors that we at West Coast Epoxy receive on a constant basis. When a customer is entertaining using a pigment stained concrete foundation in a commercial kitchen, for example, they are typically associating it to what they may encounter with a tile or vinyl floor. So here are some answers to these common worries about concrete flooring in commercial kitchens that we hear in the Granite Bay area.
Are Concrete Floors Too Harsh?
Tile floors are not known for being comfortable. Epoxy coatings can be adapted so that it has a feeling of give as you walk on it. No matter the type of flooring used underneath, most diners and industrial-grade kitchens decide upon rubber mats to cushion the legs and feet.
Are Epoxy Floors Simple to Sanitize?
A high-grade color stained or epoxied concrete base has a polyurethane sealer that is nearly just as resilient as the sealers we apply on garage floors and service areas with heavy traffic. Carts won’t scrape it. Liquids cannot discolor it. Falling instruments won’t leave a dent. When it comes to strength, endurance and ease of cleanliness, coated concrete usually comes out on top.
Isn’t Epoxy Too Slick for Kitchens?
The topcoat on any concrete floor can be customized to boost the traction. Certainly, a high gloss concrete surface like you see in a retail store or office building may be slick and treacherous when wet, but in kitchens we don’t apply the same coats as we employ in locations that prioritize appearance over anti-slip. That does not mean that your floor looks industrial or feels like it is made with grit. The science behind epoxy sealants is far beyond that and offers us many beautiful methods of eliminating slick flooring that are authorized by expert building designers.
Opt for Epoxy Floors in Your Kitchen
Of course, you likely have other inquiries about employing epoxy flooring in your commercial kitchen. West Coast Epoxy has the knowledge, experience, training, and skill to answer them all honestly and completely. To get your questions answered, please contact our office by phone or use our online form to submit your questions, and we will respond with clear answers. We’re happy to help you in achieving the functional kitchen floor that you have always been looking for!
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