Floor Recommendations For Walk-Ins

The choice of flooring is very important when constructing walk-in refrigeration units. When selecting flooring material for a walk-in, it’s important to consider factors such as durability, cleanliness, slip resistance, and ease of maintenance. Here are some flooring recommendations for a walk-in:

  1. Epoxy Flooring: This type of flooring is a popular choice for walk-ins due to its durability, resistance to chemicals and moisture, and ease of cleaning. The flooring provides a smooth easy-to-clean surface that is resistant to stains, cracks, and bacterial growth. Epoxy floors are also available in various colors, which enable you to customize the appearance of your walk-in to match your organization’s brand identity.
  2. Vinyl Flooring: This type of floowing is another practical option for walk-ins because it is is affordable, easy to install, and offers good resistance to moisture and stains. Vinyl flooring comes in different forms including sheets, tiles, and planks. It provides a comfortable and slip-resistant surface, making it safe for employees working in the walk-in.
  3. Quarry Tile: Quarry tile is a durable and moisture-resistant option, commonly used in commercial kitchens and walk-ins. It is made from natural clay or shale, providing excellent durability and resistance to heavy foot traffic. Quarry tile is slip-resistant and easy to clean, making it a practical choice for walk-ins where spills and moisture may occur.
  4. Concrete: This type of flooring is a sturdy and cost-effective choice for walk-ins. Contrete flooring is highly durable, resistant to moisture, and easy to clean. However, plain concrete can be porous and susceptible to staining. To enhance the efficacy of concrete flooring, a sealant or epoxy coating can be applied on to it, which provides a smoother and more resistant surface.
  5. Rubber Flooring: This type of flooring offers very good slip resistance, cushioning, and walkablity. Rubber flooring is a safe and comfortable option for walk-ins of containing more fragile items because it absorbs impacts, which reducing the risk of breakage for dropped items. Rubber flooring is resistant to moisture, easy to clean, and available in various colors and patterns.

The type of flooring you select for your walk-in is very important, and we hope that out outline for the flooring types listed above will enable you to make a more informed purchasing decision. We highly recommend that you consult with flooring professionals or suppliers to ensure that the chosen flooring material meets the specific needs and requirements of your walk-in, such as temperature fluctuations, cleaning protocols, and maintenance considerations. Proper installation and regular maintenance will help extend the lifespan of the flooring and ensure a safe and functional environment for your walk-in operations. TKS Cold Storage Manufacturing & Construction are your trusted partners in the cold storage industry, and we welcome any and all discussions into understanding the importance of tile selection for your organization.

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