Kitchen floors for the hospitality industryWilson Velez
When looking for kitchen flooring for the hospitality industry we have to distinguish between the different needs we have in different areas such as the kitchen, the dining room or a bar.
Philadelphia Flooring Solutions already has a long history of installing flooring for industries and large venues. Flooring for kitchens in hotels and restaurants is one of our specialties and in this article we show you everything you need to know to choose the right flooring.
Depending on the type of space the needs will differ because it is not the same a restaurant that prepares food exclusively in a closed kitchen, to another restaurant that prepares food at the bar, or even integrates the kitchen in the dining room itself.
These and other factors are crucial to know what material is suitable for you to have durable, attractive floors that meet the requirements of your business.
Requirements for kitchen floors for the hotel and catering industry
If we have to highlight a series of features for a good kitchen floor for catering, we can point to needs such as safety for workers, comfort in the work area, the necessary hygiene in a professional kitchen or the ease of keeping the floor clean.
Of course, these floors must also have a special resistance to water, heat, stains and splashes as a result of regular activity. A significant tolerance to certain chemicals used for cleaning and disinfection is also required.
Rubber flooring is an excellent option: advantages
Rubber flooring is great for kitchen floors in hotels and catering industry because it provides resistance and is anti-slip. The main advantages we can highlight are the following:
- Rubber tiles are very easy to install, without the need for building work. In addition, they can be laid on any type of flooring.
- They have a great durability.
- Very resistant to heat, water, splashes and chemical products.
- Easy to clean.
- Very good properties in terms of impact and noise absorption, so that these do not pass through the work area.
- They are very safe floors, as they are non-slip.
- They are non-flammable and some are fireproof.
- They are very comfortable for workers, since they are work floors that help not to load the back too much.
- Ramps can be set up to facilitate the loading and unloading of goods.
Integration with the dining room: kitchen floors
In recent years, some restaurants have appeared that cook at the customer’s own table or at a sort of bar right next to it. This is common in high-end restaurants, particularly in Japanese restaurants and the like.
Obviously, a rubber floor in the dining room does not match very well from an aesthetic point of view with an elegant restaurant, so we will have to look for other options, such as water-resistant synthetic floating floors, which are much more resistant than a normal floor.
In this case, if it is a closed bar, we can reinforce that area with a rubber mat for catering, available in different colors, although we can hardly avoid splashes falling on the floor.
Another possibility is to opt for a vinyl floor with an imitation wood design for example. These are pvc floorings that are not only much more resistant to water and stains than any flooring, but they are also very hygienic, easy to clean and aesthetically they look very good because they do not have an industrial appearance.
If we talk about kitchen floors we know about the basic requirements, but thinking about aesthetics, the floors could be combined, so that they have strength and durability, provide safety for workers and aesthetics for visitors.
Vinyl is already marked as an excellent option, the combination of vinyl or rubber with natural stone is also possible, as well as with carpets.
The most important thing is to have safety measures that can take care of everyone inside the space and that the kitchen floors you choose can give you the greatest satisfaction.