How to Choose Flooring for Your Restaurant or Brewery

When choosing flooring for your new restaurant or brewery, the purpose of each room within the space will be the largest determinant of the flooring you need. The flooring chosen will need to have the proper endurance and aesthetic value for the environment in which it will be placed. The kind of flooring you choose will make the difference in both the longevity of that flooring itself and time spent in maintenance of the appearance of the flooring.

Below is a breakdown of the kind of flooring needed for either a restaurant or brewery and the reasons behind the reached conclusions.

What are the different flooring options in a restaurant?

A restaurant requires different flooring types because of the different activities and functionalities occurring at any given moment in a particular space within a restaurant environment. The kitchen and food preparation areas have a constant, high-level of heavy duty activity and thus the flooring is prone to wear and damage due to rough foot traffic and daily exposure to various elements, such as water and chemicals.

Urethane concrete is made to handle the demanding environment found in the kitchen and food preparation areas. Along with the ability to withstand thermal shock, damage, and prevent bacterium and fungal growth, urethane concrete easily adheres to a variety of substrates and has a quick turnaround, allowing for a quick and easy installation.

The dining areas of a restaurant have similar requirements of its kitchen and food preparation areas, with the added need to be aesthetically pleasing to your customers. Using polished concrete with a densifier, you make your flooring attractive with the added benefit of durability. With increased reflectivity, it has the potential to reduce lightening and energy needs. Adding a protective finishing conditioner to the polished concrete will give extra protection against mild acids, which is useful in an area where food will be served.

What are the different flooring options for a brewery?

Traditionally having wooden floors, today’s modern brew houses start their flooring with a concrete base, floor drains, and drainage plumbing. Along with sewer lines resistant to both chemicals and heat, your flooring plan has to take into account the type and placing of the floor drains.

Just as in restaurant kitchen and food preparation areas, breweries require extremely durable flooring, made to handle a demanding environment. Thus, in this case urethane concrete flooring would also be appropriate for breweries. Urethane concrete is temperature, chemical, and slip resistant and are normally used for food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and other manufacturing and process environments. Urethane concrete flooring is known for its longevity and can handle the heavy equipment typical to most breweries.

Duraamen industrial and polished concrete flooring products are designed to provide labor saving, longer lasting flooring solutions. Talk to an expert at Duraamen. Please call us at (973) 230 1301 or email: [email protected] .

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