The cleaning and maintenance of commercial kitchen floors (often eco-grip) is unlike that of the floors of most other commercial spaces, or any type of space, really. In most commercial kitchens, flooring is exposed to both high and low temperatures, grease, hot frying oils, food, beverages, water, chemicals, and many other contaminants. Combine all of these together with the laws of gravity, and you have yourself a substantial cleaning job on your commercial kitchen floor.
Enter eco-grip flooring. Most of the particularly difficult and dangerous aspects of a dirty commercial kitchen floor, including the risk of kitchen staff slipping and the damage to the flooring from day-to-day operations, are addressed by eco-grip flooring technology. Long story short, we recommend eco-gripping your commercial kitchen floors if you haven’t already, and here are three tips for cleaning and maintaining your eco-grip floors:
Tip #1: Eco-Grip Your Flooring
Let’s upgrade from a recommendation to a tip! Eco-grip flooring is made out of recycled PVC (polyvinyl chloride), and combines cohesive fibers with antifungal micro-biocide, which, according to industry experts, makes this type of flooring, “virtually indestructible.”
Eco-grip flooring is impact and puncture resistant, and easily deals with grease, as well as the common abrasive cleaning and degreasing chemicals that are used in the typical cleaning routines of and for commercial kitchen floors. Further, eco-grip flooring is slip resistant and maintains a safer surface for kitchen employees even when fats, grease, and oils are present on kitchen floors.
Tip #2: Add It LAST On Your Cleaning Schedule
Cleaning commercial kitchen floors is usually the last step in the curriculum, and this should be no different for commercial kitchens with eco-grip flooring. You certainly don’t want any grease, oil, other fluids, dirt, debris, and other common kitchen contaminants falling on your floors after they’re cleaned.
The beauty is the ease and smaller time requirement of the cleaning process of eco-grip floors. The cleaning instructions you can find here (bottom-left of page 4) and on most other eco-grip informational material is simple, and suggests the cleaning process shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes.
Tip #3: Lean On Your Warranty For Professional Service, If Needed
The good thing about eco-flooring is that the companies that provide manufacturing and installation are so confident about the product’s durability and longevity, that most companies back it with extensive warranties and offer free or low-cost additional maintenance needs (if and when needed).
What this means for you is that, in the event you come across some cleaning or maintenance issues that exceeds the ease and convenience of cleaning eco-grip flooring that is promised by just about every commercial flooring expert, then call your provider and let them take care of it. What such an issue could potentially be would require some imagination because eco-grip flooring providers swear on their lives of its durability and easy maintenance, but the expert support is there so don’t hesitate to use it!