Restaurant Kitchen Flooring
Project Overview: Restaurant Kitchen Flooring for a Buffet Restaurant
Existing Conditions: This facility was a renovation of a previously owned building. The project covered 3000 plus square feet including cove base.
Preparation of existing condition: The preexisting substrate required degreasing and patching of previously spalted and abused surfaces. To achieve this, we applied the appropriate cleanser and scrubbed it into the concrete slab. Shortly thereafter, we removed the solution, by way of high-pressure washing, using hot water. Once dried, we then scarified the surface creating a profile - as specified by the manufacturer, Sherwin Williams. Thereafter, we then applied an engineered concrete to all damaged areas, being careful to maintain thickness as specified by the engineering product used. Once all repairs and cleaning were completed, we followed up by regrinding the entire substrate to create the ultimate in profile for long term bonding of the soon to come GP Fastop Sl flooring system.
Products Installed: As a part of the High-Performance System's process, we provide free of charge design and installation instructions. In this case, we specified a urethane cement slurry system, along with integrated radius coving to create a bathtub effect on the substrate. This will create an environment that will be bacteria-free for years to come with a minimal amount of maintenance.
Conclusion: This project was installed in June of 2014, today it still holds up and has that new look. We are proud of our extensive history with resinous flooring, but more specifically with our vast knowledge of urethane cement. In fact, we can boast that we were the 8th largest purchaser of Fastop slurry systems in the US in 2017.
This system was selected for its thermal shock value and high adhesion rate often required in a restaurant kitchen flooring system. Urethane cement flooring maintains the most similar expansion coefficients, as a result, this allows the system to expand and contract along with the underlying substrate and minimize any concerns for delaminations. Prior to applying our slurry system, we allied 4" radius coving to all wall to floor joints and seamlessly applied the slurry to integrate the two products. Ultimately, we did apply a chemical resistant epoxy coating to make cleaning easier long term