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7 Ways Concrete Epoxy Floors Benefit Restaurants

Restaurant owners and managers of the 21st century have a lot ‘on their plate’ to maintain a pleasant atmosphere for their customers. Finding and retaining competent and friendly waiters and waitresses, and skilled and creative chefs, and achieving a balance between rising food and restaurant supply prices with maintaining reasonable prices to attract customers to their dining establishment. With that understood, it is no wonder that many restaurant owners and managers are turning their attention to the installation of concrete epoxy flooring, a highly durable 21st century commercial restaurant floor with a range of customizable design options.

Seven Ways Concrete Epoxy Floors Benefit Restaurants​

Epoxy Floor Vs. Epoxy Floor Coatings

The difference between epoxy flooring and epoxy floor coatings is the depth of the epoxy. An epoxy floor is approximately .07 inches thick, or two millimeters, while an epoxy floor coating is less than two millimeters. An epoxy floor or coating is applied to concrete floors or re-applied over existing epoxy coatings.

Epoxy floors offer restaurants an easy-to-clean, seamless surface. One choice is self-leveling epoxy flooring, which can be applied over new, old, cracked, or damaged concrete floors. Such self-leveling epoxy flooring provides a shiny, smooth, durable, and leveled texture to the floor surface in various colors and designs that add style and grace to a commercial kitchen or dining space. Another commercial flooring option for restaurants is epoxy mortar flooring composed of 100% solid epoxy resin and hardener, with low VOC content (Volatile Organic Compounds) that produces no unhealthy odors or pollutants to harm the environment.

A self-leveling epoxy floor protects bare concrete from winter road salt, dirt, grease, and cooking oils that are inevitable in a busy restaurant. The thickness of self-leveling epoxy floors is dependent on needs. Self-leveling epoxy coatings are beneficial for re-surfacing worn or deteriorated floors, saving the cost of total replacement.

Epoxy mortar flooring is a 100% solids epoxy coating with a 3/16-to-1/4-inch thickness combined with graded or quartz sand and troweled in place. Such a restaurant floor provides a high degree of impact, chemical, and stain resistance, with an anti-slip aggregate, critical to flooring with heavy foot traffic from staff and customers.

Seven Concrete Epoxy Floor Benefits For Restaurants

The following are seven ways a concrete epoxy floor will benefit any restaurant space:

Aesthetic Appeal

A concrete epoxy floor provides easy maintenance with simple soap and water in the entryway, vulnerable to dripping umbrellas, wet or muddy shoes, snow and ice, and the chemical road salt of winter carried in by the public. Such a floor retains and sustains an elegant shine and a great first impression in the hungry customers’ minds.

Cost-Effective Flooring

Epoxy flooring can save a restaurant the cost of floor replacement and the need to keep an extensive and expensive supply of cleaning products on hand. The durable nature of epoxy resin commercial floors means they are impervious to scratches and stains that affect traditional wood or laminate tile floors, or the color discoloration experienced with carpets.

Slip-Resistant Surface

An epoxy floor or epoxy floor coating in the entryway, bar, dining area, or restrooms provides an anti-slip aggregate that gives traction to prevent costly liability claims from slips, trips, or falls of staff or customers.

Hygienic Flooring

An epoxy restaurant floor’s smooth, non-porous nature keeps germs and bacterial debris from seeping in deep, as would be with a thick carpet. All bacterial residue is removed in one clean sweep! Such a restaurant floor would be ideal for restaurant restrooms and kitchens. It will also please the ‘hungry’ restaurant health inspectors looking to protect public health.

Durability And Longevity

A commercial epoxy floor is scratch-resistant, stain-resistant, and unaffected by water. With the addition of aggregates, it can be UV-resistant, chemical-resistant, and heat-resistant. The floor’s longevity depends on such factors as the strength of the underlying concrete foundation, proper preparation of concrete, and adequate thickness of the epoxy — and why it is wise
to utilize the services of a professional epoxy service provider. Commercial epoxy floors can typically last 5 to 10 years, or longer, depending on the floor’s usage.

Easy Installation

Jersey Epoxy understands that restaurants cannot afford to hang the ‘closed’ sign on the door for too long a time. With an epoxy floor installation, the time-consuming work of removing the existing floor and cutting tile or wood boards is unnecessary. The epoxy mixture is poured on the existing substrate flooring and then left to cure. The installation process usually takes one or two days maximum — rather than several days or weeks when installing traditional tile or wood floors. Yes, installing an epoxy resin floor can be easy, provided one hires a trained and experienced professional contractor.

Versatility

As with traditional floor material, epoxy resin floors have an array of colors, patterns, textures, and designs to choose from to complement the style of your restaurant. Consider adding the restaurant logo in the entryway and the kitchen floor or use different colors on the kitchen floor to identify various work areas of the busy kitchen.

Contact Jersey Epoxy 

Epoxy flooring is fast becoming a flooring investment priority for restaurants that put the safety of their staff and high sanitary standards as the #1 priority! Jersey Epoxy Flooring Service stands ready to assist the culinary masters of the kitchen with the installation of epoxy flooring for the commercial kitchen space or add a touch of elegance and grace to the entry or dining space to sustain the steady foot traffic of their customers. Contact the professional contracting team of Jersey Epoxy