Concrete Floor Installation for Restaurants
When was the last time you visited a restaurant that had carpet flooring, or tiles? It’s probably been quite a while because a quiet revolution in restaurant flooring has been taking place over the past couple of decades. Restaurants, cafes, and bars were early adopters of polished concrete flooring because of the many advantages it offers to their sector.
The hospitality industry makes unique demands on its flooring. Every day the footfall can run into hundreds of people, all of whom are wearing outdoor shoes and sitting at tables and chairs that are adjusted regularly. Our hospitality clients tell us that polished concrete flooring for restaurants is the solution the sector has been waiting for.
Restaurant Floors Must Be Tough and Durable
Concrete is one of the most durable building materials available, and the polishing process strengthens it further. A DirectStone polished concrete floor will last for decades, making it an excellent investment for environments that are notorious for wear and tear. The only upkeep required is sealant replacement every 2-3 years.
Concrete Flooring Complies With Health & Safety Regulations
The glossy appearance of platinum polished concrete may look like a slip hazard but in fact the risk of slipping is minimal – even when wet. The sealant applied as part of the polishing process ensures that spillages, if managed quickly and efficiently, won’t stain, and can be wiped up easily.
Best of all, for a sector that never seems to stop, polished concrete flooring doesn’t need specialist cleaning materials to stay spotless. The most important factor in your cleaning regime is to keep the floor dust free with regular sweeping. Follow this up with light mopping using a normal detergent.
A High Gloss Polished Concrete Floor Has the Wow Factor
Of course, the people the who really need to be impressed with your choice of flooring are your customers. The DirectStone team know from experience that a hand finished polished concrete floor transforms a bar or restaurant space. The range of custom design options are now immense, which means that we can create the ideal floor for your restaurant, bar, or café. Here’s just a few of the options we can offer:
- Types of Finish. Many of our clients love the high gloss, scuff resistant finish. Alternatively, we can create a satin, or matte finish if it’s more in keeping with your aesthetic.
- Adding Colours to Your Floor. We use innovative microcement flooring which is available in all standard colours, and we’re able to colour match any RAL shade, at no extra cost.
- Exposed Aggregates. Every concrete floor has a unique pattern determined by the materials that were used to form it. We can either grind back the surface paste to reveal this patterning or enhance the rich tones of the surface.
- Polished Overlays. Many of our clients have legacy concrete flooring which they want polished. If the original floor is contaminated with oil or grease, or is unsuitable for polishing, we recommend concrete overlays which provide the same effect.
Working With DirectStone
DirectStone is a family business with a passion for creating stunning, sustainable flooring. Our team of flooring specialists install, repair, and restore commercial polished concrete flooring as well as installing it. If you would like a free no obligation quote for a polished concrete floor, simply message us and we’ll respond promptly.
We work with restaurant, bar, and cafe clients throughout the UK mainly in London, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, and Suffolk.
If you would like to talk to us about polished concrete flooring for a restaurant, or you would like us to provide a no obligation quote, call DirectStone today on 01525 20863920