Commercial Kitchen Floors

Commercial Kitchen Floors

Flowstone were pleased to assist with this local project and contribute towards the re-opening of a local village pub and restaurant.

Flowstone began by diamond grinding the entire floor surface area using the industry recognised Blastrac 2-20DT, to ensure the substrate had a cleaned and keyed surface ready for the polyurethane screed to be applied. As part of the preparations before a new kitchen flooring was laid, Flowstone carried out a moisture test in accordance with BS803 and it was found that the substrate had a relative humidity of >75%. It was then agreed with the client that a damp proof membrane was required. Flowstone selected two coats of Resdev’s Pumaprime DPM for the task. This product has excellent adhesion to damp concrete and polymer modified sand/cement screeds, and leaves the kitchen floor with a residual moisture suppressant. Damp proof membranes immediately reduce the project timescale, which suited the client, as they were aiming to have the restaurant open for early November ahead of the Christmas rush!

Flowstone selected Resdev’s Pumadur HF as the 6mm polyurethane screed. This product is highly chemical and abrasion resistant. It offers a seamless slip-resistant finish and will not taint over time. Importantly, this screed is extremely stable to steam cleaning and hot water exposure, making it the ideal solution for food environments, which need to be capable of withstanding vigorous cleaning regimes. This product has excellent chemical resistances to organic and inorganic acids, alkalis, fuel and hydraulic oils, aromatic and aliphatic solvents. This system has been independently tested by Campden and Chorleywood Food Research Association.

The client was very satisfied with the overall finish and opened their new restaurant facility in November 2013 as planned to the delight of the local community. Flowstone Industrial Flooring were pleased to have contributed to the re-opening of a local country pub and to have provided a food safe and long-lasting screed for their commercial kitchen.

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