Damaged and failing equipment in the food service industry can be detrimental to a business and expensive to replace. Overtime, high traffic areas can be worn from age, lack of maintenance, water damage, or just general wear. This can apply to anything from mixers and grills to walk-in coolers and kitchen floors.
Restaurant flooring is expensive and time-consuming to fix or replace and can be a dreaded event for owners and managers alike. Knowing when to repair or replace your floor, and the easiest, most cost-effective way to do so, can help managers to tackle failure or ordinary wear and tear in the best way possible. Consider replacing your floor if you experience:
- Broken, cracked, or floating ceramic tiles
- Mold or mildew
- Bad smells
- Trip hazards
- Failed seams
Floor tiles are a common material used in commercial kitchens and are subject to wear and tear resulting in cracks and overall failure. Ceramic floor tiles can crack and break from a variety of reasons: improper sub-floor, inadequate mortar adhesive, faulty tile, and heavy objects. Ceramic tiles begin to fail if the grout around them wears down and water is able to penetrate. Once water is able to penetrate tiles in any way (most commonly from eroded grout or tile glaze), your floor will begin to smell due to bacteria-ridden, water-damaged, and mold-friendly conditions. In many restaurant kitchens, broken and cracked tiles go unaddressed for long periods of time resulting in a need for more extensive repair or even replacement.
If you have encountered issues such as cracked tiles, bad smells, mold, mildew, or bacteria from water damage, and trip hazards, you may want to consider a floor replacement. A commercial kitchen undergoes extreme wear and the material you choose should be able to withstand it.
JetRock is the ULTIMATE back of house flooring solution. It is installed right over existing damaged floor for a quick and easy turnover. If you are looking to replace your kitchen floors, you should look for a product that Fast to install and Durable enough to last over time.