Kitchens are generally well-used spaces and therefore so are their floors, especially in a commercial setting. They’ll come into contact with all sorts of substances, more than likely need to take the load of heavy equipment and have heavy traffic going back and forth over them.
They need to be extremely durable, long-lasting and super resistant. If you don’t choose the right commercial kitchen flooring type then will suffer the consequences in the future; from cracking and chipping to flaking and much more. Your commercial kitchen flooring needs to be right for your operations from the start, even if it is more costly initially; it’s better to invest upfront than have the inconvenience and added cost of replacing your commercial kitchen flooring down the track.
If you’re unsure about which flooring system is best for your commercial kitchen flooring then read further, you may find the answer you’re looking for.
What is Hycrete polyurethane cement?
Hycrete polyurethane cement is a unique polyurethane cement product that is applied as the top layer on concrete floors where challenging service conditions are standard. It’s recommended for use where exposure to high temperatures occurs regularly, as well as where maximum resistance to different types of acids (including organic acid) is required. It’s extremely resistant to food acid like phosphoric acid, as well as sanitising chemicals such as peroxyacetic acid solutions.
The Hycrete system is based on a solventless polyurethane and a cementitious quartz filler blend. The commercial flooring product is usually applied as a broadcast topping complete with a range of anti-slip finishes and can then be sealed. But it can also be applied as a single layer, smooth seamless self-levelling topping.
Why is it the most suitable commercial kitchen flooring?
Hycrete polyurethane cement is heavy-duty, durable, abrasion and impact resistant. Need we say more. The combination of specialist resins and high-quality blended fillers guarantees strength,
durability and longevity; it has the strength to outlast the busiest commercial kitchen. Heavy equipment won’t make a dent and clumsy chefs won’t be a problem for this Hycrete system.
It’s chemically resistant to acids, caustics, fats and cleaning solutions which is exactly what it will come into regular contact within a commercial kitchen setting. If your flooring surface is not designed to withstand these types of substances then it will not last.
Thermal shock resistance
Commercial kitchen floors are subject to extreme thermal variations and therefore require a specifically designed flooring system. Hycrete polyurethane cement can withstand aggressive conditions and is very resistant to high temperatures and extreme thermal shock conditions such as regular discharges of boiling water and steam which are regular occurrences in a commercial kitchen.
A safe working environment is critical to a successful operation. Having a heavily slip resistant commercial kitchen flooring system like the Hycrete system is imperative to meeting safety standards and ensuring the safety of those working in the space. Minimising or eliminating slips, trips and falls requires a well-designed commercial kitchen flooring system to ensure your staff’s safety on a daily basis.
Hycrete systems have successfully passed Green Building Council of Australia tests for low VOC. The flooring system is solvent-free and won’t negatively affect food or cause issues in public ventilation; it has minimal odour.
Hygienic and safe surface finish
Floor finishes need to be clean and serviceable, especially in a commercial kitchen setting. Strict food safety requirements ensure that floors don’t harbour potentially dangerous bacteria; it is of paramount importance in many industries including those that include commercial kitchens.
The Hycrete system contains the world-leading antimicrobial Ultra-Fresh technology that has been conclusively proven to provide effective resistance to bacteria, fungi, mould and mildew. The Hycrete system is certified by HACCP Australia as a suitable floor surfacing material for food and beverage facilities that operate in accordance with HACCP based programs. The Hycrete system is also accredited under the Australian Paint Approval Scheme.
Fast installation: Can be applied to 7-day old concrete
Hycrete polyurethane cement can be installed quickly with little fuss, ensuring that your operations aren’t stopped for a long period of time. If your commercial kitchen is not operating then your bottom line will be affected. The Hycrete system is moisture tolerant and can be applied to a slightly damp surface and is also available with a chemical accelerator for fast cure time even at low temperatures.
Hycrete polyurethane cement is available in a range of colours for those that consider aesthetics just as important as functionality. It is a visually versatile flooring system that will suit all tastes.
If you hadn’t considered a polyurethane floor for your commercial kitchen flooring then you may need to reconsider. It is fast becoming the flooring system of choice for commercial kitchens around the globe.
If you’re looking for the best in the business then look no further. Sydney Innovative Floor Tech will ensure that you get the most suited flooring system for your space, whether it be a commercial kitchen or any other space. Our team of experts will work closely with you to ensure that they understand all of your needs and provide a solution that meets your requirements.