By Indi Rooney
Flooring in a commercial kitchen needs to withstand far more punishment than the floors in your cozy home kitchen. The constant coming and going of staff and the washing with harsh chemicals or hot soapy water take their toll.
The two most popular flooring options for commercial kitchens are ceramic tile and vinyl flooring. However, tile floors can crack and the grout can degrade over time. Vinyl floors can dent, gouge or scratch. Of course, this usually comes to light when health inspectors are prowling through your kitchen.
You can’t shut down for too long to fix the flooring and you’re probably tired of the replace-the-tile dance anyhow, so it is now time for an upgrade.
What you need is an easy and cost-effective solution for commercial kitchen flooring. Something that prevents moisture vapor transmission and is sturdy as can be. Throw in the requirements for minimal downtime, a compressed renovation schedule and quick to return to service. NPP has just the product for you.
It’s Slurry Simple
The FasTop™ S Urethane Slurry System from Sherwin-Williams is a self-leveling slurry designed to seamlessly protect commercial and industrial floors from thermal shock, impact and corrosion. These floors hold up against hot cooking oil, brutal steam along with the usual intense wear and tear.
They’re perfect for not only commercial kitchens but also food and beverage plants as well as restrooms and concession stands. The floors are so legit you can even use them in USDA inspected facilities.
These floor solutions are water-based, so there will be no harsh smells during and after installation. You can apply the slurry directly over quarry tile or green concrete. It cures rapidly and can even cure in low temperatures. In fact, FasTop S cure time is only 10-12 hours after poured.
The preparation of surfaces other than concrete will depend on the type of existing foundational flooring, such as wood, concrete block, quarry tile, etc. But the experts can see you through that easily enough. Speaking of experts…
The FasTop S Urethane Slurry System can only be installed by approved Sherwin-Williams certified contractors. NPP partners with The Gillespie Group in order to provide a full product and labor solution to members. Gillespie will perform a full inspection of existing flooring condition and if you decide to move forward, you have nothing to worry about. They will help you throughout the process including removal and re-installation of your appliances.
Check out this Sherwin-Williams FasTop installation at Widmer Brewery or video stills of a commercial kitchen flooring project in Melbourne, Florida.
Once installed, you will enjoy durable, slip resistant, easily cleaned AND beautiful floors!
Discounted with NPP
NPP members receive special pricing from Sherwin-Williams online or at more than 4,000 stores nationwide – and this includes the FasTop S Urethane Slurry System.
If you’re not already an NPP member, join NPP for free today. There are no membership fees and no obligation to buy. Find out what more than 300,000 NPP members coast to coast already know: Being an NPP member can help you boost your bottom line with great savings on products and services you probably already use.
For more information on membership or how we can put you in touch with Gillespie for floor installation, contact an NPP representative at [email protected] or call 800.810.3909.