The hazards of a commercial kitchen are numerous, and protecting against them are of the utmost importance when it comes to kitchen design. Loud, with a lot of potential slip hazards, and ground in dirt, hygiene and safety need to remain the priority in these situations and so getting the right commercial kitchen wall cladding and restaurant kitchen flooring to meet these demands is key in making sure these environments are fit for purpose.
As such, the core considerations should be that these areas are safe to work in, clean and comfortable, and achieving all of these is not always easy. However, with careful design consideration and the right setup, maintenance and lifetime durability of these spaces can be held to the highest levels that are demanded for serving food to customers.
Commercial kitchen flooring
Ideally, a working kitchen environment should have non slip commercial kitchen flooring so as to minimize the fall risk when carrying hot plates and sharp cooking equipment. These also need to durable enough to deal with a constant flow of foot traffic and extreme temperatures, and comfortable enough for staff who are on their feet all day.
However, it is also vital that commercial kitchen flooring must be hygienic and easy to maintain. As such, our ranges of commercial kitchen vinyl flooring and resin flooring are designed to be easy to clean, disinfect, smooth, hard-wearing, washable, and long lasting.
Resin is a hardwearing resilient surface that is applied to the prepared floor base in liquid form and dries to a seamless non-porous floor covering. Specifically designed for use in industrial and commercial environments, Altro resins offer a low-maintenance cost-effective option for commercial kitchen flooring.
Epoxy Resin and Vinyl Kitchen Flooring
Altro Stronghold™ 30 is a commercial kitchen flooring option that offers specialist safety and comfort. With a one in a million slip risk, even when grease, oils, and fat are spilled, it reduces the risk of accidents in busy working kitchens. The 3mm thickness of the flooring also provides comfort underfoot, which can help reduce fatigue for staff working long shifts.
Commercial Kitchen Wall Cladding
Any kitchen needs to be hygienic, but commercial kitchens face even more stringent standards. Customers need to be confident that the food they are eating is prepared in a safe and clean environment. Altro commercial kitchen cladding is a hygienic and durable solution that meets the highest standards.
Altro cladding is seamless, meaning there are no grout lines, unlike commercial kitchen tile, where bacteria can hide and grow. It is also impact resistant and impermeable, making it able to withstand the wear and tear of a busy commercial kitchen. Altro Puraguard is a particularly good example of commercial kitchen hygienic wall cladding because of this.
PVC wall panels for a commercial kitchen, Altro Puraguard is an alternative to traditional FRP panels offering impact resistance alongside it’s easy-to-clean nature making it a cost-effective and robust choice. Made from high-quality materials that can withstand the rigors of a commercial kitchen environment, it’s also easy to install and maintain, so you can save money on labor costs too.
What is commercial grade vinyl flooring?
Commercial grade vinyl flooring is designed for use in businesses, such as restaurants, hotels, and hospitals. It is made from thicker materials and has a higher quality finish than residential vinyl flooring. This makes it more durable and resistant to wear and tear.
Altro Stronghold™ 30 is one of the best floorings for commercial kitchens because of its intended use for just such applications. With a slip resistance designed to tackle wet and greasy conditions, it is ideal for settings where these may be prevalent.
What kind of flooring is allowed in a kitchen?
Vinyl flooring and resin flooring are both suitable slip-resistant commercial kitchen flooring surfaces. They provide safe, resilient surfaces that can withstand heavy use and high temperatures and are easy to clean and maintain.
How much does commercial vinyl flooring cost?
The cost of commercial vinyl flooring will vary, depending on your choice of product and the volume of flooring you need.
What is the most durable floor for a kitchen?
Vinyl and resin floor products provide durable commercial kitchen flooring and commercial restaurant flooring and Altro Stronghold™ 30 is a safe, robust, easy-to-clean vinyl floor that is guaranteed for 20 years. Able to withstand extremes of both hot and cold, it can be used in refrigerated areas as well as cooking spaces too.
What is the best wall finish for a commercial kitchen?
Many feel commercial kitchen stainless steel wall cladding is the best option for them when looking for kitchen wall cladding because of its durability and wipe clean properties. However, it is not always best as it is liable to denting and warping under high temperatures. Hygienic PVC wall cladding offers up a fantastic alternative to this in kitchens and other back-of-house applications.