When you have a commercial kitchen, it is essential that the cooking staff has a safe, clean environment. One of the biggest factors that contributes to this is the flooring. If your flooring is chipped or peeling, it makes for an unsafe and unsanitary environment. Many restaurant owners are deterred from having their flooring replaced due to the downtime. It is simply not financially beneficial to shut down their restaurant for a week to have the flooring updated.
This is why polyurea and polyaspartic coatings are so ideal for restaurant owners. Not only will they not chip or peel and provide an easy to clean surface, but they also have antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. Best of all, they can be installed in as little as one day. That means minimal down time and you can get back to business in record time.
Another huge concern for restaurant owners when it comes to flooring is safety. The staff needs a smooth, yet anti-slip surface that is free of tripping hazards. Polyurea and polyaspartic coatings are textured so they naturally provide slip-resistance. But we also offer an additive to provide additional slip resistance to ensure safety of the staff.
Here are the top five reasons why polyurea/polyaspartic concrete coatings are the best option for restaurants:
- Minimal downtime compared to other options
- Slip-resistance to improve safety
- Easy to clean to maintain a sanitary environment
- Free of toxic fumes (No VOCS)
- Long lasting
What Are Your Other Options?
There are many different flooring options for restaurants but some are better options than others. The most common option is tiling. Linoleum, ceramic, laminate and vinyl tiles are commonly used in restarting flooring due to their quick turnaround time and low cost. However, these options rarely hold up. They are all easily punctured and do not hold up well against the wear and tear a commercial kitchen experiences.
Epoxy coatings are another popular option for commercial kitchen flooring. They provide a sleek, easy to clean surface. The biggest downside to epoxy though is the down time. Epoxy typically takes 3-5 days to fully cure. Epoxy is not as durable and resistant to abrasions as polyurea and polyaspartic coatings. They also have a much longer turnaround time.
Concrete stains create a light marbled effect rather than a solid or speckled color. They are typically easier to install than coatings and more DIY friendly. However, they are more likely to fade and require reapplication to maintain their appearance.
Acid-based stains, on the other hand, create a chemical reaction that cause changes in the color and look of the concrete. This process makes the outcome extremely hard to control. They also last longer than water-based stains and are stain resistant (even without a sealer). Due to the chemical reactions, during the process taxis chemicals are emitted into the air and they can be dangerous. Due to this, it is necessary to take proper safety precautions like wearing proper eye protection, ventilator mask, ventilation etc.
Thinking About Going With The Cheapest Option?
If you’re considering cutting costs and going with the cheapest flooring option for your commercial kitchen, think again. When you opt for cheap flooring, you end up wasting a lot of time and money. Not only will you have to pay to have the floor redone relatively quickly, but you will have to shut your business down again to have it redone.
What Are My Color and Style Options?
Due to how they are designed, polyurea and polyaspartic coatings must include the paint chip or flake. The thinness of the coating combined with the flake provides a slightly textured surface, similar to an orange peel. Additional top coats can be added to provide a smoother look, or we can add an additive for extra grit. When it comes to color variations, your options are essentially endless. We offer multiple stock colors, custom blends and even a glitter additive to add some pizzazz.
If you own a restaurant or other business, polyurea and polyaspartic coatings are going to be the best option for you. With the minimal downtime, unmatched durability, safety and cleanliness features, and endless color options, polyurea/polyaspartic coatings remain unmatched in all flooring applications. Here at TAGG Concrete Coatings, we are ready to provide you with the best commercial floor coatings possible at an affordable price. Give us a call today or fill out our form online to schedule your free consultation. If you are in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point, or anywhere else in the Triad, give us today or fill out our inquiry on our website to schedule your free estimate! (919) 439-8879