September 2, 2020
Restaurant flooring is more important than you might think. Not only when it comes to being hygienic and functional, but it should also evoke the right ambience you want to portray to your customers.
When people are visiting a restaurant, they want to escape the responsibilities of their own households and lives by being wined and dined. They want to step into your restaurant and feel welcome, at home and relaxed.
In order to achieve this, we break down the best restaurant flooring solutions for you by area.
Timeless Restaurant Flooring
Polished concrete is perhaps one of the most popular choices for restaurant flooring due to its durability, making it perfect for the foot traffic restaurant flooring has to endure.
It is also rather stain-resistant – which, as you can imagine would be important in a restaurant space. It is also more like a “blank canvas” so that the décor in your restaurant can be adjusted according to trends without risking outdated flooring colour or design that clashes with your décor or dates your restaurant.
It can also be adapted to almost any commercial space – which is very convenient when your restaurant space is temporary or if you are renting it out. You might already have concrete floors in your establishment, which can then be further etched, sealed, or polished to upgrade your flooring space to look more modern and inviting.
Best Restaurant Flooring Solutions Per Area
Best restaurant flooring for your reception area or entrance
This is the first thing people will see when they enter your restaurant and will often influence their choice whether they decide to sit down or walk out to consider other competitor restaurants.
It therefore has to be aesthetically pleasing, inviting as well as offer some noise reduction so that they can feel like they are stepping into a relaxing space away from the hustle and bustle of the city outside. It also has to be able to withstand the high level of traffic passing through your entrance on a daily basis and be low maintenance in order to avoid having to shut down your restaurant for renovations.
The most popular choices for a restaurant’s reception or entrance include broadloom carpets and carpet tiles. When it comes to first impressions, broadloom carpet is the way to go as it can leave an impression on every person stepping foot into your restaurant. Not only does it create an inviting atmosphere, but it offers good acoustics while at the same time muffling other noises such as the phone ringing with your next table booking or someone dropping a plate in the kitchen. It is also durable and easy to maintain as it only requires vacuum cleaning on a regular basis.
Carpet tiles are ideal as they are low maintenance. If a certain section of the carpet needs to be replaced, you can simply remove and replace the affected tiles and this will greatly decrease the overall renovation time and cost.
Bar area restaurant flooring
The hustle and bustle and “vibey” part of your restaurant, the bar should draw people in by being aesthetically pleasing but in the same breath, it should be able to handle all the spills and foot traffic.
Concrete with an Epoxy topcoat is a good solution here due to its durability and timeless aesthetics.
Dining area flooring
Possibly the most important part of your restaurant flooring when it comes to being aesthetically pleasing. This is the area where your customers will spend the most time – year-round, regardless of the season or weather.
Naturally, Luxury Vinyl Flooring (LVF) is an excellent restaurant flooring solution for this space due to the fact that it is durable, water-resistant but – most importantly – can look like natural stone or wood with the right design, bringing you that warm, inviting aesthetic but at the same time being way more durable than the real deal.
Flooring for outdoor dining area
Practicality and aesthetics are what you are looking for here. Although the durable and practical aspect of it will certainly overshadow the latter in importance.
When it comes to your outdoor dining restaurant flooring, concrete is probably your best bet – provided that you seal it with the correct topcoat. Epoxy coating is without a doubt the most popular due to its incredible durability to scratches, and it can also last up to 2-3 years before it needs a new coat.
Restaurant restroom/bathroom flooring
Although your restaurant’s bathroom or restroom might not be first on your list of important flooring areas, you simply cannot overlook it. You need something that is, needless to say, hygienic, as well as durable, safe, easy to maintain and – possibly most important – able to handle the moist, humid environment that is a bathroom.
Luxury Vinyl Tiling (LVT) is a waterproof flooring solution, as opposed to timber or wooden laminate that are only water-resistant, making it perfect for bathroom areas.
Concrete is another good flooring solution – given that it’s sealed properly with, for example, an Epoxy Coating, in order to fight moisture and to allow for easy cleaning.
Kitchen flooring of your restaurant
Although this is the more ‘hidden’ part of your restaurant, it’s certainly the heart of your establishment. Not only should it be extremely hygienic and functional, but it should be low-maintenance and durable. “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen” certainly also applies to the type of restaurant flooring you select for your kitchen.
Contact us for all your commercial flooring needs
Whether you are looking for roll-on vinyl, broadloom carpet, carpet tiles or vinyl planks, we are able to supply and install all your flooring needs.
Jupps Floor Coverings Perth offers flooring solutions made from the best quality materials that are designed specifically for the Western Australian climate, ensuring that there is no expansion or shrinkage.
With over 40 years of experience, we know our stuff when it comes to commercial flooring solutions.
Our expert and accredited Installers and Consultants are located in Perth, Geraldton, Bunbury, Karratha, Port Hedland, and Ocean Keys.