What is the best flooring for a commercial kitchen?


Commercial kitchen flooring endures the most challenging daily abuse, from hot oil spatter and extreme temperature variations to constantly wet conditions, fallen metal pots and pans, as well as consistent foot and cart traffic. A commercial kitchen’s flooring must be able to endure considerably greater abuse than a home kitchen and the frequent coming and going of waiting staff may cause a lot of wear and tear over time so it’s imperative that commercial flooring is durable.

Furthermore, commercial kitchens are among the most regulated of any industrial location. The South African government is enforcing the HACCP laws on companies, therefore your structure must fulfil its requirements. The RX Foodsafe Flooring System meets the criteria of the HACCP International standard while also being aesthetically attractive and long-lasting and extremely quick curing which ensures minimal downtime. With the recent rise in food-borne diseases, the importance of commercial kitchen flooring in maintaining proper cleanliness has never been greater.

Your restaurant’s kitchen flooring must be both safe and traction-friendly (non-slip). It also needs to be hygienic and easy to clean and maintain. Commercial kitchen floors have to be resistant to collisions, wear and harsh cleaning chemicals. Infection prevention is aided by pre-treated flooring. 

What does your commercial kitchen flooring system need?

Every kitchen flooring system should, at the absolute least, have the following features: 

  • Easy installation. You need a flooring system that can be installed quickly, with minimal downtime, for the greatest outcomes. 
  • Durability. The flooring in kitchens must endure a range of thermal shocks, such as spills of boiling cooking oil, water and other liquids. It must also be moisture resistant. 
  • Simple to maintain. With a watertight seal and non-porous surfaces, flooring should be easy to clean, sterilise, and should withstand repeated cleaning and scrubbing.
  • Antimicrobial/hygienic. Seamless kitchen flooring prevents water or liquids from seeping into cracks and functions as a barrier against microbial illness. 
  • Resistance against slipping. It should go without saying that the ideal flooring for a restaurant kitchen should be slip-resistant, even when wet, to keep your staff safe.
  • Consider the temperature fluctuations that are present in a commercial kitchen when choosing flooring choices. When it comes to flooring, you want something clean, long-lasting, dependable and adaptable. In other words, you’ll need flooring that can withstand the elements.

Why is resin flooring ideal for a commercial kitchen?

Resin flooring is widely utilised in a variety of industries, from commercial kitchens to factories. It is easy to clean and maintain, and it offers hygienic and anti-skid qualities. It’s a durable option for industrial kitchens. 

RX Foodsafe is the ideal fast-curing MMA resin solution designed to fulfil the operational demands of the food industry for a clean, safe, and hygienic environment. RX Foodsafe delivers a seamless sanitary flooring solution by combining the strength of outstanding inter-coat adhesion with chemical, wear, and slip resistance.

Features and benefits of RX Foodsafe

Here are some of the main benefits you get when you choose RX Foodsafe, the ultimate fast track resin system:

  • Ideal for kitchens, food processing, food production and catering premises
  • Cures in one hour = limited downtime
  • High chemical and biological resistance
  • High resistance to impact and mechanical wear
  • It may be applied in the broadest range of climatic conditions 
  • Finishes can be seamless, smooth or non-slip
  • Highly decorative finishes
  • Long service life
  • It can be applied on old and new substrates of concrete, ceramic tiles and wood
  • One system for vertical and horizontal applications
  • Suitable for steam cleaning

The RX Foodsafe system will completely change your kitchen floor areas overnight, with no downtime or loss of revenue and is undoubtedly one of the best flooring systems for a commercial kitchen.

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