The Challenge: Commercial kitchens require high-performance flooring systems to keep pace with tough environmental demands, such as exposure to chemicals and organic food acids, and abrasion and impact from heavy equipment. Now consider the abuse and traffic within a massive convention center commercial kitchen, and the typical exposures are compounded much further
The shop needed low-maintenance flooring that could easily withstand frequent foot traffic, as well as light impact and abrasion from display changes. It was critical for the floor to be easy to clean.
Arizona Canning Co. produces and distributes canned foods throughout the country. The canning and sanitation processes wreaked havoc on the plant’s floors, which weren’t originally designed to come in contact with chemicals, carts, hot liquids and other hazards. Such abuse led to staining, delamination and other obvious signs of wear and tear throughout the 33,000-square-foot facility.
Cal Premium Treats, a California startup producing beef jerky treats for pets, moved into a state-of-the-art, USDA-grade facility spanning nearly 59,000 square feet. The 30-year-old building had a clean substrate on the floors and walls. The new flooring system had to stand up to impact, abrasion, chemicals and food acids generated during the production process.