Commercial Kitchen Flooring Contractor
commercial, industrial & retail resin flooring
Hygiene and safety in a commercial kitchen are paramount. Cleanliness reduces harmful bacteria which could potentially result in staff and customers suffering from food-related illnesses. Food poisoning can potentially damage your company reputation and can be extremely dangerous for the person suffering symptoms.
Flooring and wall surfaces have a fundamental role in ensuring good sanitation in a commercial kitchen reducing the risk of harmful bacteria including E. coli, salmonella, and listeria. Floors, especially carpets are dangerous because people track bacteria on their shoes from high risk areas such as the toilets or bin stores. In the kitchen, the flooring around sink areas are particularly susceptible to bacteria. Germs living on walls or floors will immediately transfer to what comes into contact with it.
Coughs and sneezes can spray contaminated droplets onto the surrounding wall and floor surfaces which may stay live for hours or days depending on various factors. Frequently touched surfaces are prone to germs which include your walls and flooring.
Maintenance and Cleaning
Should any unwanted substances come into contact with your floors staff should be able to clean these quickly and easily. Some kitchens may require floors that can withstand harsh cleaning chemicals required to effectively clean floor surfaces. Appropriate stainless-steel drainage channels may be effective in the design to control excess water used in the clean down process.
Hygienic floors need to be seamless, impervious, and hardwearing to endure scrubbing and industrial cleaning – tape, grout lines and joints may hinder cleanliness and breach hygienic and safety regulations. Any cracks, chips or holes in the flooring will become breeding grounds for germs and require professional repair.
A clean kitchen environment is vital to promote the safety and wellbeing of staff and customers and to ultimately protect your business’ reputation.
Colours and design
There is more to a hygienic floor than its hard-wearing and seamless properties- a variety of products, colour’s and decorative finishes bring additional style and appeal. Preventing unnecessary accidents and regulation breaches can be invaluable alone, but with numerous options supported with manufacturer warranties, the protection and longevity of your flooring investment is assured.
Permanent options are provided by Milestone Flooring for improved hygiene, colour coded floor zones and professional demarcation to ensure your business is protected over an extended period.
Fit for purpose
Flooring in food preparation areas must be compliant with an effective HACCP food safety management plan which is crucial to avoid costly breaches. Kitchen floor designs should be fit for purpose and may need to incorporate stainless steel drainage laid to technical falls that ensure it is effective in controlling the flow of excess liquid.
Floor areas around hot ovens need thermal resistant properties to cope with high temperatures, or low temperatures in cold stores or chillers. With the potential of oil and grease build ups, an anti-slip finish is essential to prevent accidents in a fast pace kitchen work environment.
Getting it right first-time round will save your business time and money, but repairs can also be efficient if done correctly. Knowing the floor usage, potential threats of damage and safety issues will prescribe a flooring system and cleaning regime that will work for you.