To answer the question we receive on a regular basis being, “What is the best epoxy floor coating for a a restaurant”, there are a number of considerations regarding use. Restaurant floors take a beating from foot traffic, chairs, food grease, citrus, alcohol and lot’s more. Let’s take a look at various areas in a restaurant with the options and a few tips.
- Dining Areas – issues to deal with are foot, chairs and grease tracked in from the kitchen.
- Bar Areas – the area behind the bar takes abuse from regular cleaning, citrus, coffee and alcohol.
- Commercial Kitchen – Grease, heat, foot traffic and heavy cleaning.
- Bath Rooms – Gravity is an issue.
In the dining areas a popular product is our Skraffino decorative concrete overlay sealed with an epoxy and Polyaspartic top coat. Skraffino is cost effective with unlimited design potential. It can be stained and dyed, then sealed. You may want to consider applying cove molding where walls or vertical partitions meet the floor. can be applied right to the top of the molding creating a seamless floor that can be cleaned without worry of water and bacteria buildup.
Another one of our best epoxy systems providing a function and design solution for a restaurant is our Lumiere metallic epoxy coating. This is a metallic system that results with a dramatic decorative appearance. For extra durability a Polyaspartic top coat can be applied. This coating resists bacteria build and foot traffic. You can apply a wax coat with a cleaning system that will enable you to control grease buildup which is tracked by waiters into the dining area.
For bar areas appearance is not important but alcohol, citrus and coffee sills are. We have a few systems that will stand up to abuse from harsh liquids and regular cleaning. For best results we recommend applying a cove base moldings to walls, cabinets and bar. Then coat the floor and cove base to create a seamless pan that can be easily cleaned and prevent bacteria build up.
Commercial Kitchens and Bath Rooms
The best epoxy floor coating for a commercial kitchen is one with high build and non slip. You need a scratch resistant coating that protects from bacteria build. Again, we do recommend applying cove moldings that are coated for a complete seamless surface.
We have 3 systems.
- Purdure High Build – E02 and U50 or U45 these create a 20-25 mil thickness.
- Purdure Traffic System – E02, E10, E20 and U50 or U45 create a 40-60 mil thickness.
- Urethane concrete system
Both systems are self extinguishing and prevent bacteria buildup. They have tremendous adhesion to concrete and abrasion resistance.
When searching for a solution for the best flooring for your restaurant, consider that each area likely will require a different system.
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