Concrete is often the material of choice for property owners who are interested in creating an intricate outdoor patio design, especially here in Denver, Colorado. It is naturally durable, easy to maintain, and easily customized. Concrete’s versatility also makes it an attractive choice for homeowners and contractors alike. Though its utility doesn’t stop there. It’s not the first thing that comes to mind, but concrete is an excellent surface material for commercial kitchen floors.
Concrete is Durable.
It’s no secret that concrete is a durable substance. There’s a reason why every curb, sidewalk, and set of commercial stairs is made, at least in part, with concrete.
This durability is one of the reasons the material is so perfectly suited for commercial kitchens, which see extremely high amounts of foot traffic and endure all manner of accidents. Sealing concrete with epoxy makes the flooring even more durable, providing liquid protection and stain resistance to an already rugged floor. Non-slip epoxy is also available, and it makes concrete just about perfect for a commercial kitchen.
It Provides a Non-Slip Surface.
Naturally textured concrete provides a very important feature in commercial spaces. Kitchens, in particular, are guaranteed to have liquid spilled on the floor at one time or another, and that means the risk of falls is increased. For extra safety, concrete can withstand abrasion well enough to add further texturing without compromising the integrity or aesthetic of the product.
It’s Climate Controlled.
Part of managing any successful work environment is keeping working conditions bearable. Take the heat you feel at home when cooking over the stove, and double it, at least. That’s the temperature of a commercial kitchen during the summer.
Concrete heats and cools at a much slower pace than the surrounding air. The material will mimic your thermostat’s temperature settings. In the winter, concrete holds heat and warms a room. In the summer, it stays cold during long, hot days. A concrete floor is the perfect way to save workers from temperature extremes.
It Can Boost Moral.
It sounds funny, but it’s true. Working in an aesthetically pleasing environment can boost moral, and as a result, you may see an increase in workplace productivity.
Concrete is highly customizable. Acid staining, adding pigments, colored sealants, stamping, texturing and other similar techniques can change the appearance of your concrete floor. Something as simple as matching the color scheme of your floor to the walls can help workers see that management cares enough to think about the little things.
We strongly recommend choosing concrete for any floor that requires a mix of durability, visual appeal, and functionality. If you choose concrete for a commercial kitchen space, you will not regret it.
If you’re looking for a Denver contractor to facilitate a concrete project in a commercial space, give us a call. We would love to talk with you about any project ideas you might have mind.