The Best Floor for Commercial Kitchens

A commercial kitchen is different from the average home kitchen. While residential kitchens want to look fabulous when not in use, a commercial kitchen focuses on functionality. Sure, you want the kitchen floor to look great and pass any inspections, but you likely won’t have customers passing through it. You will have constant hustling, spills, and falling implements, so the floor needs to withstand the demands of speedy production while being a safe work environment.

Commercial Kitchen Challenges

A commercial kitchen is a very busy place during peak hours. That creates many of the following demands:

  • Heavy traffic – Plenty of cooks and staff move through the kitchen back and forth, over and over again all day. That means plenty of wear and tear. Add in carts and hand trucks carrying heavy loads of supplies and all that movement takes a toll on an unprotected kitchen floor.
  • Temperature – As the ovens and stoves produce heat, temperature changes often radiate against the floor. The floor naturally expands and contracts in response to those changes. If that shifting happens at a different rate than the substrate, thermal shock may occur, resulting in cracks, bubbles or other damage to the concrete.
  • Cooking ingredients – Grease, oil, hot water, and food items are everywhere in commercial kitchens. As the day goes on, these components splatter and spill. On an ordinary floor they often become a slip hazard or a trap for dirt and grime.

These and other issues are solved by a floor that is not only protected, but that offers ease of cleaning and improved safety. What kind of flooring can meet all these needs?

Nevada Custom Coatings Has the Answer

For Reno and surrounding cities, Nevada Custom Coatings installs the best option for commercial kitchens: epoxy flooring. An epoxy coating over your kitchen floor provides a seamless barrier to seal your concrete floor. A sealed floor cannot get stained. A sealed floor cannot collect oil, becoming a slippery pit the moment it gets wet. A sealed floor provides a barrier that resists acids, oils, heat, and cold. Epoxy flooring rejects spills, but absorbs vibrations, offering a steady foundation under the feet of your workers. By adding the non-slip flooring option, you can also help your workers stay safely on their feet. Adding coved flooring provides protection for your walls from splatters and spills, and keeps any spills contained in one area instead of seeping under the walls. Not only that, but seamless and resistant epoxy coating is also hygienic, making nightly cleanup and maintenance much easier.

For most commercial facilities, flooring is regulated for the safety of consumers and employees. Epoxy coatings typically meet or exceed those standards. But epoxy coatings offer even more benefits in the area of esthetics. While your customers may never see your kitchen floor, you can still choose custom colors and textures that enhance the look of your business. An epoxy coating can take on many different patterns, from textures to stripes to logos, adding to the look and feel of your commercial kitchen while drastically improving functionality. A great-looking epoxy floor has even been known to noticeably improve staff morale.

When it comes to the improvements for your commercial kitchen floor, the best option is clearly epoxy flooring. Nevada Custom Coatings has years of experience installing epoxy coatings on many types of concrete floors, whether residential, industrial or commercial. To find out more about the benefits that epoxy flooring can bring to your commercial kitchen, give our office a call or schedule an appointment online.

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