The hotel and serviced apartments offer a homely environment as well as several amenities to guests, including an on–site restaurant. With the hotel consisting of 338 units of suites, the busy restaurant kitchen required a refurbishment to replace a failing floor and create a safer and more sanitary space.
With the kitchen’s original tiles cracked and the build up of dropped food, dirt and bacteria causing unappealing odours, the client decided to overlay the tiles in the kitchen and cold rooms with 350 m2 of the temperature resistant and antibacterial Flowfresh SR from Flowcrete Asia.
For the production kitchen, 50 m2 of the equally antibacterial Flowfresh HF from Flowcrete Asia was applied at 6mm. Thanks to its greater thickness and hardwearing properties, this flooring solution was well adept at supporting heavy cooking apparatus and the likelihood of dropped pans, utensils and kitchen equipment.
Both polyurethane resin systems are ideal for use in busy kitchen environments thanks to the combination of high chemical resistance and a seamless finish, meaning that natural sugars and acids present in dropped foodstuff will not affect the floor’s surface, and can be easily cleaned away without falling into joints in the floor. The textured surface of both systems means that the flooring also has increased slip resistance, helping to maintain a safe environment even when floors are wet from cleaning.
The installation took two months to complete, and the kitchen reopened to full capacity.