If you have ever been in a commercial kitchen or even peered through the double doors into the kitchen from the dinning area, the floor you probably saw was a quarry tile floor. These floors are the most common in commercial kitchens, but are also the most replaced. Quarry tile floors have a long life cycle, but are tough to maintain and keep in good condition. A University of Florida study compared the life cycle cost of different flooring in the facility. They concluded with quarry tile costing the most per sq. ft. after the initial installation cost. They estimated that for each square foot of quarry tile which they originality purchased bought for $8.50/ sq. ft. ended up costing them $28.00/ sq. ft. for the same area in the floors life cycle of 25 years. So, a project of 1,000 sq. ft. originally bought and installed for $8,500.00 by the end of the life cycle for that same floor had ended up costing $28,000.00 on top of the original $8,500.00.
The quarry tile floor is also the fastest way to have your restaurant receive a citation by the health department. The health department can shut a restaurant down for a number of reasons, most of those reasons including pests, odor, and standing water happen in the kitchen. Quarry tile is the perfect habitat for all these problems to occur. Those problems become worse when water is added to the equation. Water is the most destructive force in a commercial kitchen, and causes constant problems with the grout.
JetRock has a significant advantage over quarry tile being a single water tight layer of floor with no grout lines or loose tiles to harbor bacteria and pests. The JetRock floor is designed to thrive in commercial kitchens and is a long term solution to the problems with quarry tile. JetRock floors are also easier to clean with no where for the dirt or grease to hide. Just was the dirt and water down the drain to ensure a health and clean working kitchen. For more information please call 443-409-0107 or Click Here.