choosing the flooring for your lifestyle

The flooring that you install in your home should last several years before you even have to consider replacement. If your flooring isn't lasting that long, chances are, you aren't choosing the type of flooring that will fit into your lifestyle very well. This blog is all about choosing flooring that will fit into your lifestyle and last you many, many years before you have to rip it up and replace it. You will also find tips for keeping it looking like new as it survives the abuse that your family, friends and pets put it through during the course of the year.

Three Ways To Keep Floors Safe And Dry In Your Restaurant's Kitchen


Restaurant kitchens must actively keep things neat and clean. They must also keep floors clean and dry to prevent slipping and falling accidents. If you are just getting into the restaurant business and have never owned a restaurant before, here are all the ways in which you can keep the kitchen floors dry and safe for your bussers and waitstaff. 

Thick Floor Mats with Drainage Holes

Thick floor mats meant for commercial use are one such safety product for restaurants. These mats are typically an inch or so thick, very large, somewhat rubbery at times, and can easily be rolled up and hosed off outside. With all of their large drainage holes, these mats provide surer footing and better drainage of spilled liquids in the restaurant kitchen.

Floor Troughs

Floor troughs, if they are not already present in the restaurant's kitchen floor, may be installed by a professional plumber. The drains are connected to plumbing, which helps lead water and other liquids off the floor and out of the kitchen. If the floors are adequately sloped downward toward the floor troughs, all spilled liquids will easily travel downward toward the troughs.

If the floors are not sloped, your kitchen staff or kitchen maintenance crew can use mops to push liquids toward the troughs for a quick and easy cleanup. Using a dry mop to do this helps ensure a drier floor after the cleanup. Talk to a plumbing contractor if you need to install the floor troughs brand-new.

Dry-Mop All Spills

Keep a dry mop at the ready, using it to soak up a lot of the spills. At the end of the night, the cleanup crews can use a wet mop and soapy bucket to clean the floors. The dry mop, if it is still dry, is reserved for the next day. The dry mop may also be used at the end of the night to dry floors that have been freshly cleaned so that the floors are not wet.

If the dry mop was used for spills during the day, it needs to be changed and washed. If the dry mop was used to wipe up blood, it should not be used to wipe up anything else. The mop head should be removed and washed with bleach immediately. The person assigned to this task should be wearing gloves and PPE equipment to prevent bloodborne pathogens from being transmitted to him/her.


5 July 2018