Restaurants have a variety of special needs that other types of buildings don’t. This means that everything from the furniture to the layout must be carefully designed—and the flooring is of special concern. Here are four reasons why commercially rated tile is an excellent choice of flooring for restaurants.
Cleanliness is paramount in a food service establishment. Restaurants must meet strict standards when it comes to keeping their space sanitary, and having an easy-to-clean floor makes these standards less difficult to reach. Unlike carpet, porcelain tile does not accumulate crumbs, and it is easier to clean than wooden floors.
Another excellent reason to choose tile is that it is very durable. Carpet and hardwood floors can both develop distinctive wear patterns in high traffic areas, creating unsightly spots and tracks. Porcelain tiles with a PEI rating of 4 or above, will be sure to hold up to the abuse.
All restaurants need to be mindful of slipping hazards, especially when it comes to dropped food or spilled drinks. When selecting your tile, you will want to look for one with a textured surface. Since tile is installed with grout joints, they will naturally help add some slip resistance as well.
Finally, tile looks great! No matter what type of atmosphere you are trying to create, it’s easy to find tile that matches. From classic black and white tile, concrete look or tile that looks like wood, it’s easy to take your decor to the next level with the right tile.
Whether you’re building a new restaurant or renovating an existing one, South Cypress has the tile flooring you need to make your restaurant stand out. Call us at 1-800-891-2623 to find out more!