A Guide to Epoxy Flooring: Everything You Need to Know
When you’re running a restaurant, there are a number of things you need to research. All of the decisions and options to sort through on the operations side can seem daunting. From selecting the perfect lighting to deciding the best furniture to creating the right ambiance for your restaurant, we know there’s a lot on your mind.
That’s why we’ve put together this handy guide for when you need to research commercial restaurant flooring and the different types of epoxy flooring options.
What is epoxy flooring?
Let’s start at the beginning and explain what is epoxy flooring. Epoxy flooring is an incredibly durable, sustainable floor material that has been recognized as a superior flooring option for high-traffic industrial environments, like commercial restaurant kitchens and dish rooms. Epoxy flooring stands out from other flooring options because of its chemical distinction that consists of a combination of polymer resins and hardeners that are mixed together to cause a reaction that creates an unparalleled chemical bond with the compounds and the floor.
Epoxy flooring is mixed and then poured over the existing flooring with a first primary coat. Once hardened, the epoxy flooring becomes an extraordinarily sturdy and resilient hard plastic. A second and third coat is applied on top of the original epoxy flooring coat, creating a top-quality, aesthetically pleasing floor that can sustain even the busiest of restaurant kitchens.
OK, I’ve got what epoxy flooring is. But what is JetRock epoxy flooring?
So, here’s where we come in. JetRock epoxy flooring is our proprietary, specially crafted formula of epoxy flooring that has a number of valuable advantages and unique benefits over traditional epoxy flooring due to its signature blend, design, and installation process
Quick and Easy Installation
Traditionally, preparing a flooring surface for epoxy flooring is a tedious, grueling process. Typically taking almost a week for a full installation, and in some cases up to 30 days, traditional epoxy flooring often requires the shutdown of a restaurant, resulting in significant loss of revenue. Ultimately, it disrupts the flow of business and causes a big headache for the restaurant owner.
JetRock epoxy flooring is done overnight, with zero downtime for your restaurant. Our flooring experts deliver and install your brand new flooring overnight, so that you can open for lunch the very next day. It’s that easy and painless.
You want to avoid any potential accidents in your kitchen and keep your team safe. Commercial kitchens are heavily prone to accidents between the heavy traffic flow and constant spills. Unfortunately, due to its resinous nature, traditional epoxy flooring creates a very smooth, slippery surface that can become a dangerous situation when water or oil is spilled. This could easily become a hazardous work environment for your team, causing everyone stress.
Conversely, JetRock epoxy flooring provides the ultimate safe environment for your staff. Our unique formula of epoxy flooring is textured, safe, and specially made to be slip-resistant – ensuring your kitchen is a safe space for your team.
Traditional epoxy flooring may have a tough time holding up in commercial restaurant kitchens. Commercial kitchen environments often lend themselves to extreme temperatures, high traffic, and a high volume of spills. Cracks and chipping can develop over time. While it may start off small, it can grow and create a large area where the coat is peeling off. Not only is it unattractive, it could potentially present a work hazard. In addition to peeling and chipping, traditional epoxy flooring is difficult to clean and often requires special cleaning acids.
Due to its special blend of quartz chips with epoxy resin, JetRock epoxy flooring is unmatched in withstanding extreme temperatures, the rigor of cleaning products, and high wear that are typical within a commercial kitchen environment, making it a long-lasting flooring solution that requires little to no maintenance. With its watertight seal, non-porous surface, and antimicrobial and antibacterial properties, JetRock epoxy flooring is easy to clean and can stand up to even the toughest commercial kitchens.
With the current COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to ensure floors are highly hygienic and able to be sanitized and disinfected seamlessly. We offer a signature plant-based cleaner that meets EPA standards and delivers an easy and highly effective cleaning solution.
A glaring flaw of traditional epoxy flooring is the strong toxic fumes it emits when installed onto existing flooring, which may permeate into the restaurant. No one wants their restaurant smelling like ammonia, or for their guests or staff to experience any dangerous side effects of inhaling those fumes, like inflammation of the eyes, ears, and throat.
Completely odorless, JetRock epoxy flooring is a superior composition of quartz chips and our proprietary epoxy resin. This high-quality blend ensures that the finished product does not trap odors over time, giving you one less thing to worry about.
High Aesthetic Appeal
Traditional epoxy flooring may become discolored when mixed, resulting in the floor coating looking off. And if a section of flooring happens to be exposed to the sun more than another, ultraviolet rays could potentially affect the color and create coloration discrepancies.
JetRock epoxy flooring comes in a variety of high-quality, cohesive colors that create a highly attractive aesthetic in your kitchen to align with the ambiance of your front of house.
Traditional epoxy flooring is not a permanent solution. It is often temporary and will wear away over time, especially in a high-stress environment, like a commercial kitchen. The high traffic and heavy impacts will eventually wear out the epoxy floors and require another coat to be applied usually in 1.5 years – exhausting your time, and more importantly, money.
Here’s the good news. JetRock epoxy flooring will last you between 10 to 15 years. Costing you half of what traditional epoxy will cost you over the course of 3 years, JetRock epoxy flooring was created to last in your kitchen.
Why should I get JetRock epoxy flooring in my commercial kitchen?
Accidents. Mildew. Cracks. A commercial kitchen with low-quality flooring will experience all of these. That’s why it is so important that you make the right investment in your restaurant and commercial kitchen early on, so that you can avoid all of the mishaps that come with low-grade flooring and focus on what really matters… your restaurant.
When you invest in JetRock epoxy flooring for your commercial kitchen, you’re committing to the best in flooring options. Your kitchen is the heart of your restaurant. With JetRock epoxy flooring, you’ll ensure that your kitchen is incredibly safe, highly hygienic, and aesthetically appealing – all while saving significant dollars that you can reinvest in your operations.
Consult with a Flooring Professional
Our expert team is here to support you every step of the way. We know you’re busy, and you’ve got a lot of big decisions to make for your business. Let us guide you through the process of selecting the right flooring for your commercial kitchen. Give us a call today to discuss the best flooring options for your restaurant.