Restaurants cafes bars

Top tips for flooring in restaurants cafes bars

In the food and hospitality sector floors can take a knocking. They have to look stylish and yet remain hard-wearing. With waiters pacing up and down restaurants cafes bars, people scuffing chairs, tables being moved and food being spilt they need to stand up to a lot.

On top of that, you don’t want them to become slippy and create a hazard. So what flooring solutions should you consider for your business?

At LK Flooring we’re experts in commercial flooring solutions and we help business owners create the perfect look and feel for their business, whilst ensuring the floor stands the test of time.

Laminate Flooring in restaurants cafes bars

Restaurants cafes bars - laminate flooring by the commercial flooring experts LK Flooring Cheltenham

Laminate flooring is one of the most popular flooring solutions for food and hospitality businesses and it is a good option for high traffic areas, such as main seating zones.

It’s non-slip, hard-wearing, allergy-friendly, durable and easy to clean. But it also comes in a range of finishes, including authentic-looking wood-effect and more modern styles.

This means you can achieve the look you want whilst ensuring safety and cleanliness at all times.

Vinyl or vinyl tiles in restaurants cafes bars

Restaurants cafes bars - laminate flooring by the commercial flooring experts LK Flooring Cheltenham

Today you can get high quality vinyl on a roll or as tiles in a very wide range of styles and effects – some that look very similar to real tiles or wood laminate.

Much like laminate flooring, it is easy to clean, non-slip, hygienic and anti-allergy with anti-static properties. Unlike natural stone, vinyl requires no waxing, polishing or aftercare other than cleaning.

You can find patterns such as wood, slate, marble, herringbone and mosaic, even. It’s a good solution for public bathrooms and toilets, being easy to clean and non-slip.

Safety flooring in restaurants cafes bars

Restaurants, cafes and bars - laminate flooring by the commercial flooring experts LK Flooring Cheltenham

Safety flooring is a particular type of vinyl flooring that is specifically designed for commercial settings. It’s a hard floor which comes on a two-metre-wide roll and the seams are welded so there are no gaps for dirt to linger.

Safety flooring is slip resistant (bare feet and shoes) and commonly used in all commercial kitchens to meet health and safety standards.

This type of floor needs to be fitted by experts to ensure it meets regulations. Once installed, safety flooring will last, it is very tough and easy to clean – so your investment will be well-worth it.

Carpets in restaurants cafes bars

Restaurants cafes bars - laminate flooring by the commercial flooring experts LK Flooring Cheltenham

Whilst you may think carpets are not a good idea for bars, restaurants and cafes, it is still a reasonably popular choice for some establishments. For instance, cosy snug areas with sofas can benefit from the look and feel of a carpet. Or perhaps you have a child-friendly area where you want some soft flooring?

Whilst carpets are susceptible to stains, if you’re quick enough most can be removed with the right cleaning formulas. Equally, commercial carpet is very durable and hard-wearing, a good hoover will remove dirt each day. Make sure you speak to an expert to ensure you’re getting a good enough quality commercial carpet that will last.

To summarise; restaurants cafes bars are prime businesses that need well thought through flooring that will last the duration. We will work with you to find the best flooring solution for your business. We have done many commercial flooring jobs over the years and have lots of very happy customers who regularly use us. Visit our blog to see some of our projects.

At LK Flooring we can come and visit your business premises and discuss the best flooring solutions for you. We can measure and give you an accurate quote. Our fitters are professional, efficient and get the job done as quickly as possible to minimise disruption to your business. Call us today to arrange a visit.