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Restaurant Flooring in MD: Coating Options for Commercial Kitchen Concrete Flooring

Restaurant Flooring in MD: Coating Options for Commercial Kitchen Concrete Flooring

Your back-of-house concrete flooring is one of the most demanding surfaces in your Maryland kitchen. Choosing the right flooring for your restaurant can be tricky and stressful. Not only do you have to factor the cost into your budget, but you need to decide on styles and materials while also meeting sanitation and safety standards from various agencies like the USDA, FDA, and OSHA. This can add yet another layer of complication to the process of choosing the right concrete flooring system. It’s all worth it in the end when you hire a professional concrete floor coating specialist to overhaul your kitchen for safety, functionality and style. Using your existing concrete floor as the base for the finished product in a commercial kitchen is an option that’s more environmentally friendly and cost-effective than tile, vinyl, or other surfaces. Concrete floor coatings are becoming more and more popular in schools, new construction projects, factories, and government buildings, as well as kitchens. We here at DC Generals can transform your dull, boring concrete floors into a work of art using the various styles and materials available. We are happy to come and personally inspect the workspace, providing you with your options and surveying your specific flooring needs.


In a busy commercial kitchen, your floor is going to be exposed to chemicals, oil, salt, and other alkaline compounds daily. A good concrete floor coating offers a tough surface that can withstand not only the spills that could otherwise cause permanent damage, but it’s also resilient enough to withstand the abuse caused by chairs, tables, heavy traffic, and of course the harsh cleaners that are used in a sanitary environment. Your new floor coating will also come under stress from the ongoing extreme temperatures in a professional kitchen. Concrete floors offer the highest level of thermal shock resistance available in any flooring system, which is essential in a restaurant setting due to the heat emitted by the various appliances.


Concrete floors that have been sealed properly are non-porous, so there’s nowhere for pesky germs or food remnants to hide. This is also what prevents permanent staining, as there’s nothing for the stain to seep in and adhere to. A sealed floor is going to be food-grade and meet all of the various health department standards for a sanitary surface in a restaurant. Because of this, it’s going to be easy to clean and maintain your new floor for years to come.


For the safety of employees, vendors, and customers alike, OSHA mandates that any flooring surface in a commercial kitchen be certified as slip-resistant. A slip-resistant concrete flooring coating will help reduce accidents, and provides a far safer environment for those who traffic the kitchen. Grease, oil, water, and various other kitchen-related spills cause fall hazards, and it’s best to be prepared than deal with a hazardous environment.

DC Generals will work with you to determine which coatings you’ll want for your specific flooring needs. Polished concrete coatings are a great low-maintenance choice for high-traffic areas. For more information, contact us today!

Posted on Jun 2, 2020

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Fast Installations

Our chip flooring can be installed in as little as one day by DC Generals’ trained and certified flooring experts.


The vinyl chips can be custom-blended into nearly any color, allowing your new floor coating to match your existing décor!


Made up of small vinyl chips, this flooring system finishes with a light, orange peel-like texture, adding slip resistance and extra grip to promote safe use.


Unlike an epoxy garage floor coating our chip system uses polyurea—a material that’s much stronger and more flexible

Penntek is an industry leader in concrete floor coatings for a reason. Choosing a Penntek coating installation from DC Generals means you can expect faster installations, customized styles, safety, durability, and integrity.

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