When considering flooring for your restaurant kitchen project, there are several crucial factors at play. Hygiene, safety and downtime are all challenges to overcome – whether you’re a project manager or senior manager for the restaurant itself.
In this post, we’ll be exploring the above challenges in detail, making suggestions on how you can achieve the best possible outcomes for your restaurant kitchen flooring project.
Read on to find out more…
Minimising Downtime with Slip Resistant Resin Flooring
Let’s face it, the last thing businesses need right now is more downtime, particularly those within the restaurant industry. 2021 projects of this kind will be heavily driven by efficiency, which is why you need a solution that is both quick and effective.
Depending on the type of resin system you use, a full floor replacement can take over and above one week to complete from start to finish.
Here’s an example:
PU – one of the most commonly used resins – can take around 3-5 hours to dry and 3-5 days to fully cure.
As it is applied in 2 layers (primer & body coat or screed), you can already see project time mounting up – especially since we haven’t even factored in the removal of the old floor, drying out the area, preparation, drying time, etc.
Can restaurants afford to lose out on business in such sensitive times?
How to Minimise Downtime with Resin Flooring
There are other resin flooring options available that can drastically cut down on downtime. As a specifier, you should look at a non-slip resin flooring that can cure fully in two hours, without compromising on strength.
Where possible, look for a solution that offers a 10-year guarantee with a high compressive strength.
Hygienic Resin Kitchen Flooring
Hygiene and kitchens: they go hand in hand.
When selecting a resin flooring, you need to understand where the risks are when it comes to the build-up of harmful bacteria.
Let’s say you use Epoxy or PU thermoset plastics. They only cure once. This means each layer is stuck to the dried layer below – leaving bond lines.
If this is exposed by a crack – through impact damage or general wear and tear – these layers can delaminate…
…And that’s a big problem for the build-up of bacteria and germs.
Can you imagine the impact this would have on business – for both staff and diners?
I can already see Gordon Ramsey lurking round the corner.
How Can You Make Your Non-Slip Resin Flooring Hygienic?
The best option is to choose a Thermoplastic resin, such as Acrylicon.
Why? There is no risk of delamination due to the fact that the layers of these resins solve into each other, creating a monolithic floor with no mechanical bond between the layers.
As there is nowhere for bacteria to reside and grow within the floor, Thermoplastic resins are a much more hygienic option – essential for kitchen environments.
Non-Slip Resin Flooring: A Practical Example
As you may tell, delivering an effective and safe flooring solution in a kitchen setting isn’t without its challenges.
Find out how we were able to facilitate the installation of a complete acrylic resin floor in the prestigious, Shangri-La at The Shard, getting the kitchen back up and running within 2 hours of this final coat being applied. Click here.
Want to learn more about how Acrylicon resin flooring can help you maintain hygiene standards and ensure efficiency in your busy kitchen project?
Don’t hesitate to get in touch with an expert today. Simply call or fill out the form on this page.
Note: Acrylicon can perform floor repairs at weekends and out of hours to ensure minimal disruption to your business.
Acrylicon, the go-to industrial flooring company, has been implemented by Unilever, Walkers, McCain, Network Rail and many more companies that understand the cost implications of shutting down.
Their fast cure combined with the immense compressive strength saves you time, money and hassle when it comes to your industrial flooring. They can work at weekends or in business downtime to ensure minimal disruption to your daily processes.
With a life expectancy of up to 4-8 times longer than traditional resins, Acrylicon’s unique chemical composition ensures you get better value for money than from any other resin floor available.
Acrylicon’s long-lasting resin flooring is used across a variety of sectors including in food factories, commercial kitchens, warehouses, hospitals, supermarkets and car parks.
All new flooring comes with a 10-year performance warranty for complete peace of mind. Every installation is carried out by trained and certified regional installers so there are no split warranties.