Commercial Kitchen Epoxy Flooring
Commercial Kitchen Epoxy Floors Require An Experienced Flooring Specialist
Of all of the commercial resin flooring projects, none may be more in need of the right epoxy flooring contractor than industrial kitchen floor. We use the generic term epoxy, due to the unrelenting insistence of the misnomer being used constantly, but it is not the correct terminology. However, for the benefit of educating our consumers, we will use it.
Food grade flooring requires an in-depth understanding of not only the nuisances of food safety, such as avoiding 90 degree corners, standing water, and good drainage, but maybe most importantly it must tolerate thermal shock or the ability to expand and contract along with the existing substrate when hit with hot and cold water. A misinformed commercial kitchen epoxy contractor may recommend an epoxy system, because of its higher compressive strength, and frankly easier installation, but the client would almost certainly be disappointed over a short period of time.
For a number of reasons, epoxies do not tolerate the kind of heat kitchens are often exposed to, through the use of fryers and hot equipment. Additionally, they do not possess the chemical resistance to withstand lactic acid products, ultimately creating pitting on the surface, allowing bacteria to harbor. The correct solution for your next commercial kitchen epoxy flooring project is urethane cement flooring, as they are the state of the art chemistry in this environment
Restaurant Kitchen Epoxy Flooring Versus Food Safety Audited Facilities
Restaurant kitchen epoxy flooring projects are often guided by the local board of health, to ensure no listeria bacteria infestations, which are often associated with incorrectly or poorly maintained commercial concrete epoxy systems, arise. Additionally, confirming the seamless flooring includes radius cove bases to create a bathtub-like affect, to contain liquids and avoid contaminates caught in corners. Correct drainage is vital to avoid standing water that might harbor various forms of bacteria, as spoiled foods left to fester obviously are not welcome on any restaurant kitchen floor.
Commercial kitchen epoxy floors are typically governed by not only local board of health standards, but are self policed by way of the third party audits that develop facility cleanliness scores used by some of the larger food processors. These facilities determine the smaller providers eligibility to do business with them. A common standard often heard of is the SQF (Safe Quality Foods), which has developed standard expectations and scoring. This was developed as a extra measure to ensure the public welfare is being protected.
Commercial epoxy resin flooring plays a vital role in both scenarios, as it is seamless, slip resistant, and impervious, creating the perfect substrate to build a commercial or restaurant kitchen flooring system.
HPS is the 8th Leading Installer in Commercial and Restaurant Kitchen Flooring
In 2019, High Performance Systems was ranked by the Sherwin Williams Company as the eighth largest installer of their Fastop Urethane Cement Flooring Systems. They're not only one of the largest coating companies in the country, but at the forefront in commercial concrete epoxy flooring products. Our experience with food grade flooring is second to none and we take a lot o pride in that fact.
Give us a call to inquire into our vast experience in the commercial and restaurant flooring industry today, and see if we can bring value to your facility. Call today!