Commercial Kitchen Floor Project Completed for Rutgers University,NJ
Commercial Kitchen Flooring requires an impervious system with minimal areas for bacteria and other food borne pathogens to grow. With that said urethane cement flooring is the highest standard floor option because of its non porous, grout free finish.
Most typically seamless floors are referred to as epoxy floors but this does not scratch the surface as to what a commercial kitchen flooring system might require. At High Performance Systems, we offer a turnkey service to include pitching of your existing slab, installation of radial cove base where walls meet the floor, chemical resistant topcoats, high-temperature tolerant systems and thicker options for the common encounters of the commercial kitchen flooring market.
It might help illustrate our process by looking at our recent project in this commercial kitchen flooring post, located in NJ.
Sloped flooring means that we remove low spots where water might otherwise sit and an added elevation to ensure this standing water flows towards a drain. This is the most common concern of any commercial kitchen and auditor when reviewing a commercial kitchen space.
Radial cove base eliminates 90 degree angles in corners, most commonly applied to the wall to floor joint. Installing a radial cove base creates a bathtub effect, which eliminates areas for water to sit on a ledge and minimizes your wash down. Cove base can also be installed to equipment legs and is ideal for any food and beverage plant or commercial kitchen.
While chemical resistance may not typically be thought of in a commercial kitchen flooring system it is absolutely needed. In commercial kitchens lactic acids will typically break down an epoxy chemistry and cause a chemical attack. With this said, a seamless floor system can be built with epoxy but most always be topcoated using a urethane, polyaspartic, other chemical resistant coating to allow the longest life cycle of a seamless floor.
High-temperature tolerant floor systems achieve multiple things. The first and most obvious allows for higher temperatures of introduction. To include, low lying ovens, hot oils and greases, kettles to be drained and other common encounters of a food and beverage environment. The second is commonly referred to as thermal cycling and is caused by the dramatic changes in temperature in short time frames. This is highly common due to a mixture of the above typical occurrences found within commercial kitchen flooring and cool wash downs or freezer and cooler walls.
High Performance Systems offers a multitude of options where commercial kitchen flooring is concerned to meet our customers' budget, timeframe, and existing conditions. One of the most common variables to these options comes in the form of overall thickness of the applied flooring system. Thickness in a seamless floor system will add value in impact resistance and wear surface. Beyond this, thicker floor systems allow our factory trained installers to overlay existing and deteriorating surfaces such as quarry and acid tile, a deteriorating concrete slab, an existing seamless flooring system and to simply ensure the longest life cycle of your new commercial kitchen flooring system. Typically our seamless floor systems will vary from 1/8" to 3/8" thick but can also be a simple roll coat of topcoat to a preexisting seamless floor to ensure total protection of your space.
Beyond all of the above benefits that a seamless flooring system offers, High Performance Systems has worked tirelessly to create the fast-track floor system that requires the shortest period of time an existing commercial kitchen flooring system needs to install. Getting you back to producing and leaving you with a durable and food safe seamless floor.
High Performance Systems offer commercial kitchen flooring NJ projects to businesses small and large and specializes in production shut down installations to already operating facilities.