A Commercial Kitchen Floor Project for Rutgers
Updated: Aug 4
Urethane cement flooring works best for commercial kitchens, and it is the highest standard flooring option, due to its non-porous, grout-free finish.
Most 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 for commercial kitchen epoxy flooring, which includes pitching of your existing slab, installation of a radial cove base, chemical resistant topcoats, high-temperature tolerant systems, and thicker options for the common encounters of the commercial kitchen flooring market.
We will illustrate our process by looking at our recent commercial kitchen epoxy flooring project, located at Rutgers University in Piscataway, NJ.
A quality restaurant kitchen epoxy flooring system features a sloped floor. Since this is the most common concern of any commercial kitchen, and our process involves removing low spots where water may sit and adding an elevation to ensure the water flows towards a drain.
What Is A Radical Cove Base?
Radial cove bases eliminate 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. An epoxy cove base can be installed to equipment legs and they are ideal for any food and beverage plant or commercial kitchen.
Ensuring Chemical Resistance
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 break down an epoxy chemistry and cause a chemical attack.
However, a seamless flooring system can be installed with epoxy and top-coated using a urethane, polyaspartic, or other chemical resistant coating to allow the longest life cycle of a seamless floor.
High-Temperature Tolerant Flooring
High-temperature tolerant commercial concrete epoxy flooring systems achieve multiple things. First, they allow for higher temperatures of introduction, including low lying ovens, hot oils and greases, kettles to be drained, and other common encounters of a food and beverage environment.
Second, commercial epoxy resin flooring provides protection against thermal cycling, which is caused by the dramatic changes in temperature in short time frames. This is highly common due to a mixture common occurrences found within commercial kitchens, such as cool wash downs or freezer walls.
What We Offer
At High Performance Systems, we offer multitude of commercial kitchen epoxy flooring options to meet our customers' budget, timeframe, and existing conditions.
Thickness is very important in a seamless floor system, as it 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 and ensure the longest life cycle of your new commercial kitchen flooring system.
Typically, our seamless flooring systems will vary from 1/8" to 3/8" thick, but they can also be a simple roll coat of topcoat to a preexisting seamless floor. This option also ensures total protection of your space.
High Performance Systems has worked tirelessly to create the fast-track commercial grade concrete epoxy flooring system that requires the shortest installation period for commercial kitchens. This ensures that your company gets back to producing quickly, while providing you with a durable and food-safe seamless floor.