Commercial Kitchen Flooring
A commercial kitchen flooring system was installed over quarry tile at Liberty Science in their restaurant kitchen flooring space.
Different project, but the same resinous flooring system
Existing Conditions: The tile on the existing epoxy kitchen flooring was cracked throughout the entire area due to years of hard abuse and neglect. Our client was tired of looking at dirty grout lines and wanted a more durable epoxy flooring system that would be easier to keep clean.
Preparation of existing condition: The first phase of the prep involved mechanically abrading the substrate using diamond grinders to remove all laitance and achieve a mechanical profile. Once the grinding was complete we sound tested the existing brick and removed all loose substrates we encountered. Once all of the problem areas were identified we filled all tile voids as well as the ones created by mortise joint using a urethane cement to ensure we had a smooth surface.
Products Installed: We began the installation by priming the cove with epoxy primer anywhere the cove was to be installed. Once the walls were primed we installed our radial cove base using a 100% solids epoxy mortar. Once all of the coves were up and the tape line removed we began the application of our System Basecoat; comprised of cementitious urethane slurry. Once the slurry was down we broadcast to rejection using flint shot to create anti-slip flooring.
After giving the slurry two hours to cure we swept away any excess broadcast and stoned the floor to ensure an even texture. Finally, we were ready to apply System Topcoat; a polyaspartic topcoat
Conclusion: To provide a flooring system that would work for a kitchen in such a high traffic area we had to do our research. Working hand in hand with our material provider we were able to zero in on epoxies that could hold up against chemicals but also withstand greases. oils and fats to ensure neither area would fail. If you like to know more about food floor systems give us a call at 732-384-5577.
Liberty Science Center's commercial kitchen flooring being installed on top of the existing quarry tile
This is during the commercial kitchen flooring installation. At this point, the quarry tile has been mechanically abraded to meet the manufacturer's specification and the urethane cement slurry installed
Here is our finished urethane cement kitchen flooring system including radius coving to eliminate the liquid infestation on all corners.