How to choose floors for your commercial kitchen


If you are in the food and beverage industry, then you know that one of the most important aspects of any commercial kitchen is the flooring. The type of flooring you choose will have a direct impact on the level of sanitation in your kitchen as well as the overall safety of your employees. High temperatures, steady streams of water, constant spills, heavy industrial cooking equipment and other harsh demands are all things a commercial kitchen endures on a daily basis.

In this blog post, we will discuss choosing the appropriate flooring for your commercial kitchen and why MMA resin flooring is the best choice.

Here are some of the key considerations you need to keep in mind

Every kitchen flooring system should, at the absolute least, have the following features: 

Slip Resistance: A major concern in any professional kitchen is the risk of slips and falls. When assessing slip resistance, look for a floor with a coefficient of friction (COF) of 0.5 or higher. The COF measures the traction between your shoes and the floor surface; a higher COF means more traction and less risk of slipping. 

Durability: It’s no secret that commercial kitchens can be hard on floors. Between dropped pans, spills, and heavy foot traffic, your floor needs to withstand a lot of abuse. The flooring material needs to be impact and abrasion-resistant.

Ease of Maintenance: Another important consideration for any busy commercial kitchen is the ease of maintenance. You want a floor that is easy to clean and won’t require much-specialized care or equipment.

Antimicrobial and Hygienic: Hygiene is incredibly important when dealing with food and beverage. Seamless kitchen flooring prevents water or liquids from seeping into cracks and is a barrier against microbial illness.

Quick turnaround time: Commercial kitchens are always busy and a business cannot shut down for days just to install new floors. Kitchens need a flooring system that can be installed quickly with minimal downtime.

RX Foodsafe Flooring from Robex

RX Foodsafe is the ideal fast-curing MMA resin solution designed to fulfil the operational demands of the food industry for a clean, safe, and hygienic environment. Although ceramic tiles seem easier to clean and maintain, they can be slippery when wet and are susceptible to cracking if something heavy is dropped on them. RX Foodsafe delivers a seamless sanitary flooring solution by combining the strength of outstanding intercoat adhesion with chemical, wear, and slip resistance.

Features and benefits of RX Foodsafe

  • Ideal for kitchens, food processing, food production, and catering premises
  • Cures in one hour = limited downtime
  • High chemical and biological resistance
  • High resistance to impact and mechanical wear
  • It may be applied in the broadest range of climatic conditions 
  • Finishes can be seamless, smooth or non-slip
  • Highly decorative finishes
  • Long service life
  • It can be applied on old and new substrates of concrete, ceramic tiles and wood
  • One system for vertical and horizontal applications
  • Suitable for steam cleaning

The RX Foodsafe system will completely change your kitchen floor areas overnight, with no downtime or loss of revenue and is undoubtedly one of the best flooring systems for a commercial kitchen. When it comes to choosing floors for your commercial kitchen, there are many factors that you need to keep in mind. If you require further information or advice on how RX Foodsafe can be installed in your kitchen, please contact our team –

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