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Best Type of Flooring for a Restaurant Kitchen

When it comes to looking for a flooring type for your commercial restaurant kitchen then there are many things to consider. Your kitchen flooring will need to withstand the heavy footfall, hot temperatures and moist most likely brought on from the steam. With this in mind, it’s essential that you find something that caters for all of the above.

Here at Superior Finish, we are not only qualified commercial flooring contractors, but we have also listed the main types of flooring that we feel will be the best suited for your restaurant kitchen floor.


Often referred to as Safety Flooring, commercial vinyl flooring is probably the most common type of flooring for a busy restaurant kitchen setting. Because of its hardwearing nature, this type of flooring can withstand lots of footfall – as it’s built for heavy impact and volume. Vinyl is very durable and strong, but is actually also very soft to walk on adding a dimension of comfort for the staff who will put in the hours.

commercial kitchen flooring

Vinyl has many other benefits including being resistant to high temperatures, which makes it very flexible to the working area. Vinyl / Safety flooring is probably the most common choice because it ticks all boxes and is very cost effective.

Ceramic Tiles

Ceramic Tiles are another popular choice for restaurant kitchen flooring but also for restaurants in general. What makes ceramic so unique is that its stain resistant – and this is important in a restaurant setting where the public will be eating and drinking.

Ceramic Tile Flooring

Just like Vinyl, ceramic tiles can withstand the fluctuations in temperature and water. However, the key difference is the variety of styles available with ceramic tiles. Ceramic tiles can be made available in a wide range of colours, patterns and contours. This type of flooring combines safety, practicality and design all in one – which makes it that little bit more expensive – but still an excellent choice for commercial kitchen flooring.

Stone Flooring

Natural stone flooring is often viewed as a more luxurious type of flooring because of their rare and unique nature. There are a variety of different types of stone flooring, each with their own unique properties to make them more appropriate for kitchen usage.

Natural Stone Flooring

If you’re doing research into any form of restaurant kitchen flooring, then we hope that you’ve found this blog useful. If you have any more questions or queries, please do get in touch with us. We’ve provided many companies with industrial vinyl flooring and have much experience within this area.

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