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Epoxy Flooring For Commercial Kitchens in San Ramon, CA

There are some questions about concrete flooring that we at West Coast Epoxy hear on a fairly regular basis. When a customer is entertaining using a color-stained concrete floor in an industrial kitchen, for example, they are generally linking it to what they might encounter with a vinyl or tile surface. So here are some replies to these commonplace questions about concrete flooring in commercial kitchens that we hear in the San Ramon area.

Are Concrete Floors Too Rough?

The comparison between a concrete floor and other flooring types uncovers minimal differences when it comes to comfort in kitchens. Although carpet is comfortable, you’re certainly not installing carpet in a kitchen! Vinyl may seem a little more forgiving, but the difference is ultimately only slight, and toughness is a problem. Cork is one of the best surfaces for comfort but has significant issues with cleanliness. Epoxy flooring can be produced with a feel of give by using special types of polyurethane and changing the height of the product. If you use rubber matting in your kitchen anyway, the choice of flooring ideally should be decided upon by other factors.

Are Epoxy Floors Easy to Clean?

Epoxy flooring is seamless, so no food or bacteria can hide between seams, cracks, or grout lines. Microorganisms have very little to latch onto. Restaurant kitchen employees appreciate the ability to easily flush the floors by hosing them down with water, then use a squeegee to send the water down the drain. By selecting the option of coved floors, the bottom of your walls is also guarded from spills and bumps. A quick mop with some water  is all that’s needed to resolve spills and preserve sanitation.

Is Coated Concrete Too Slippery?

The topcoat on any concrete floor can be customized to boost the traction. Certainly, a high gloss concrete floor like you see in a retail store or office building may be slippery and treacherous when wet, but in kitchens we do not lay down the same coatings as we use in areas that prioritize appearance over anti-slip. That does not mean that your floor looks industrial or feels like it’s produced with grit. The science behind epoxy sealers is far beyond that and offers us many lovely methods of eliminating slick flooring that are authorized by expert building designers.

Contact Us for an Epoxy Kitchen Floor

Of course, you likely have other inquiries about utilizing epoxy flooring in your commercial kitchen. West Coast Epoxy has the knowledge, experience, training, and skill to answer them all honestly and completely. Please contact our office by phone or use our online form to send us your questions, and we will reply with clear answers. We’re happy to help you in achieving the practical kitchen floor that you’ve been looking for!
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