Complete Guide To Having Your Restaurant Kitchen Flooring Installed
Updated: Jul 2
Restaurant kitchen flooring is important, as it has to be slip-resistant and capable of handling the extreme conditions associated with the foodservice industry. It is also vital that your flooring installation ensure that your restaurant is up and running quickly after installation.
High Performance Systems understands this, and as professional flooring contractors, it is our job to select products with cure times that get you back into business fast. So, here’s a step by step guide to a quick and seamless restaurant kitchen flooring installation.
Here are some things to consider when preparing your restaurant for a flooring installation.
The below questions should be discussed during the initial site visit performed by your seamless flooring professional:
Will the installation be performed during a planned shut-down or during a regular work week?
Occasionally, restaurants will have a scheduled period of time off to accommodate employee vacations or national holidays. These scheduled shut-downs present a valuable time for your seamless flooring contractor to perform their installation.
Will equipment be moved out of the space?
A large majority of equipment, such as prep tables and parts of the cook line are fairly easy to move. In an ideal scenario, all equipment is moved out of the kitchen. However, you must account for the amount of time it will take to move equipment, as this may affect how the installation will be scheduled.
What are the typical hours of operation for your kitchen and what days of the week are slower than others?
Assuming that the seamless flooring installation will take place during a week when the kitchen is functioning, it is best to select the slowest days of business in order to allow additional time for the flooring contractors to perform their work.
Typically, an installation will require three days and 8-10 hour shifts, depending on the size and scope of the particular restaurant kitchen flooring project.
Other Factors To Consider
There are certainly other factors to consider when reviewing your restaurant kitchen flooring project, such as:
Will a slope be installed towards the drain?
Will a radial cove base be installed?
Are the walls accessible for the contractor?
What contingencies have been established for unforeseen events?
On occasion, commercial kitchens will rent a temporary freezer truck to store product for a shut-down or modify the menu to accommodate for the installation.
No matter the situation, your experienced seamless flooring contractor will work with your specific variables to accommodate timelines and other factors outlined in this guide.