Commercial kitchen floors constantly experience various harsh conditions such as oil spills, greases, exposure to strong cleaning agents, constant moisture, and food debris, coupled with constant foot traffic. All these may cause premature wear and tear of the flooring material and even cracks in the floor.
It is thus important to consider strong and durable commercial kitchen flooring. Some of the most important qualities to consider in a commercial kitchen flooring include easy maintenance, durability, slip-resistant, hygiene, and easy installation. Here are some of the best types of commercial kitchen flooring to consider.
Tiles are one of the most common commercial kitchen floorings, with ceramic tiles being one of the most popular options. Ceramic tiles are made from clay mixtures at high temperatures in an industrial kiln and are stain-resistant, easy to clean, and durable. They are also affordable and easy to replace.
It is appropriate for any kitchen environment and will withstand the rigorous environment of the kitchen. Other tile types include a quarry tile which is more cost-effective than ceramic tiles.
Commercial vinyl flooring is also known as resilient flooring and is made from a mixture of synthetic and natural polymers to create a very durable flooring material. Vinyl is a slip-resistant material and one of the most common types of safety flooring used in retirement communities and hospitals.
Vinyl works best when installed over a hard material such as concrete to increase its durability and resistance to damage. It also requires minimal maintenance and will not be damaged when strong cleaning agents are used.
Natural stone is a tough and durable flooring material but is much more expensive than other flooring material types and requires constant maintenance. Unlike quarry or ceramic tiles, natural stone tiles have to be fully sealed to prevent any stains or discoloration. Natural stone, however, gives arguably the neatest, most polished, and most beautiful look compared to other flooring types.
When choosing natural stone tiles, make sure that they are smooth, flat, and do not differ greatly else they may be tripping hazards. Not all stone tiles are slip-resistant so this may be one cause for concern.
Concrete is another very good flooring option due to its durability and versatility. It also has a flat, hard, and seamless surface that is resistant to most impacts and heat. This makes concrete a good flooring material for handling heavy machinery and equipment.
Concrete can also make for a very beautiful design and can last for up to 10 years if maintained properly. However, it is porous and has to be sealed periodically or else bacteria and mildew may accumulate.
Protect All Flooring
Reynolds Construction Company also sells Protect-All flooring which is suitable for numerous applications such as commercial kitchens and repair centers. Our Protect-All flooring is durable and exclusively made for the toughest environments.
Our flooring is certified by the National Floor Safety Institute and is a high-performance flooring that requires low maintenance while reducing falls and slips. They come in different colors and are non-absorbent to various chemicals and substances.