Why Epoxy Flooring is the Best Choice for Every Commercial Kitchen

If you have a commercial kitchen, you understand just how important it is to have the right flooring. Your flooring needs to be non-slip and there needs to be no hidden cracks or anywhere that bacteria can hide and grow. If you are renovating your current kitchen or setting a new one up, flooring is one of the most important decisions that you’ll make. 

So, what’s the best flooring option for a commercial kitchen?

Epoxy floors are one of the most popular options for those working in commercial kitchens. These floor coatings are made up of multiple layers of epoxy, which is applied to the floor at under 2mm in thickness. Epoxy is composed of resins and hardeners that, once mixed together, provide a hard plastic material that has plenty of benefits – strong, resistant to degrading over time and bonds extremely well to your current flooring. 


Why Use Epoxy in the Kitchen

It’s often asked why an epoxy floor is great for commercial kitchens, and it all comes down to two things – the strength, and that it doesn’t degrade. This means that this flooring option is perfect for high demand environments where there is a lot of traffic, and potential for spills. It doesn’t matter whether you have an old floor, or you are installing a new one – epoxy flooring coatings can be applied over a range of flooring options, and provides a watertight finish, hygienic flooring and gives your kitchen a great new look. 

The flooring in a commercial kitchen is exposed to contaminants daily, whether that be dropped food, hot liquids or dropped heavy items. If these contaminants damage the floor, they can get into any little cracks and essentially become a home for bacteria growth, as well as degrading the quality of your floor. 

An epoxy floor provides a hard surface but is also installed with coving, which essentially connects the floors to the walls giving you a seamless flooring that won’t allow bacteria to breed. 


Benefits of Epoxy Commercial Kitchen Flooring

There’s no doubt that epoxy flooring is one of the best options for commercial kitchen flooring and we’ve outlined some great benefits above, however, there’s plenty more reason to choose epoxy flooring in your kitchen including:

  • Resistant to heavy chemicals – you won’t ruin your floors with cleaning chemicals
  • Easy to clean and maintain – spills can be easily wiped up and can be cleaned simply day to day with dry and wet mopping using water and a detergent solution. Heavy traffic areas need a heavy duty clean every few months. 
  • Waterproof and heat resistant – the two things you need in a commercial kitchen. The floors repel water and are perfect for use around high temperatures such as your oven and cooktops. 
  • Range of colours and patterns – if you want to colour code areas of your kitchen, or you’re looking for something other than a plain look, an epoxy coating can be coloured or decorative


Benefits of a HACCP Approved Epoxy Floor

When in a commercial kitchen, hygiene of course plays a big role in what you do and how you do it. There are plenty of benefits to installing a HACCP approved epoxy floor in your commercial kitchen, including:

  • Durable and heavy duty
  • Non-slip
  • Food safety compliant
  • Easy to clean
  • Can be applied to damp substrates 
  • Can withstand extreme temperature changes


How Long Does Installation Take?

Generally, installation of an epoxy floor is relatively quick, and you can be back using your kitchen again not long after. If your kitchen is closed for a day, this is the best time to do it, otherwise the team at Epoxy Flooring Perth can work with you to get your epoxy flooring installed. There is some prep that needs to be done depending on the condition of your current floors, which includes filling in any cracks, cleaning the floor and ensuring the flooring is level. These important pre-installation steps mean that your commercial kitchen flooring is installed correctly and will get you the best lifespan. 

For more information, read our article about “Why Choose Epoxy Flooring

If you’re ready to get your commercial kitchen flooring done and up to food safety standards, the team at Epoxy Flooring Perth are ready to help. Get in touch and get the process started.