Plentiful commercial kitchens use tile on their surfaces. But a recent fashion in Pleasanton is peeling off old tiles, exposing the concrete underneath, grinding it faultless, and applying epoxy coatings. Yet, a few people hesitate when considering epoxy coatings in professional kitchens. So, we’d like to address common questions about epoxied floors in kitchens.
Isn’t Concrete Harsh on the Legs and Feet?
The comparison between a concrete floor and other flooring types shows minimal differences when it comes to comfort in kitchens. Carpet is comfortable but you are certainly not installing carpet in a kitchen! Vinyl may look a little less demanding, but the disparity is ultimately only slight, and endurance is a problem. Cork is one of the perfect flooring materials for comfort but has considerable problems with sanitation. Epoxy flooring however can be designed with a feel of give by using special forms of polyurethane and modifying the depth of the product. If you use rubber mats in your kitchen anyway, the selection of flooring ought to be determined by other factors.
Epoxy flooring has no joints or cracks, so there is no place for old food, bacteria, dirt, hair, or other contaminants to get trapped. There’s no grout to scrub and clean. Ordinarily, all epoxy floors need for cleaning and maintenance is a cleaning with a mop. An additional option is requesting coved flooring which stretches the strength of epoxy coats up the walls of your kitchen from a matter of inches to more than a foot, protecting your walls and floors from spills and dents with delivery dollies and carts.
Isn’t Epoxy Too Slick for Kitchens?
It is true that shiny epoxy flooring in retail stores and showrooms can be slippery when wet, but their flooring focuses on appearance, not functionality. That doesn’t hold true when you apply epoxy topcoats to a kitchen surface. By adding roughness or a no-slip finish to your epoxy topcoats, your flooring can have more friction than tiles or vinyl. In fact, many business kitchens in restaurants use epoxy flooring because they offer longer lasting friction with the proper topcoat.
Contact Us for an Epoxy Kitchen Floor
Of course, you perhaps have other inquiries about employing epoxy floors in your commercial kitchen. West Coast Epoxy has the knowledge, expertise, training, and skill to answer them all truthfully and completely. Please contact our office by phone or use our online form to submit your questions, and we will respond with clear answers. We are happy to assist you in achieving the useful kitchen floor that you have been looking for!
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