The floors in restaurant dining rooms ensure the facilities can operate smoothly while still creating an inviting atmosphere for guests.

In order to facilitate smooth day-to-day operations, restaurant dining room floors must provide adequate stability and slip-resistance. However, this cannot come at the expense of visual appearance.

Additionally, in refit or renovation situations, the floors need to be able to be coated quickly so they can return to service and the restaurant can start or resume operations on schedule. CFI offers six floor coating systems that are ideal for restaurant dining room floors that we’ll explore in more detail below.

Quick Return-to-Service Floor Coating Systems

Being able to quickly replace the floors in restaurant dining rooms while minimizing its impact on diners’ experience is imperative. For restaurateurs that need to be able to put their floors back into service quickly, we recommend the MP-4 and MTF-5 systems.

Both systems combine quick-cure polyaspartic in the mid-coat and a slow-cure polyaspartic in the top-coat. This ensures applicators have the time to get the look and consistency they want from their floor coating while still enjoying quick return-to-service.

The primary difference between these two systems lies in their presentation. The MTF-5 system utilizes microtech flake broadcast medium in the mid-coat to offer an understated, speckled look. On the other hand, the MP-4 delivers a more artistic look with a metallic pigmentation of its mid-coat.

Highly Durable Floor Coating Systems

Restaurant dining floors need to be protected from things like UV exposure, light foot traffic, dust, liquids, and chemicals (like wine and ketchup) if they want to retain their visual appeal and continue enhancing diners’ experience. We recommend the MP-3,MTF-4, and MTF-6 systems for this use case.

Both the MTF-4 and MTF-6 systems pair a quick-cure polyaspartic mid-coat with a clear polyester urethane topcoat to deliver quick return-to-service and supreme color retention in high UV settings. This combination also provides a high degree of resistance from the abrasion caused by foot- and light wheeled traffic.

The MP-3 system differs from the previous two in its formulation and durability. The MP-3 system utilizes a low-odor, UV stabilized epoxy mid-coat. The use of epoxy provides a higher film build and also offers remarkable resistance from degradation caused by chemical spills or liquids. This mid-coat is then topped by a polyurethane coat for maximum protection from abrasions caused by foot-traffic or light-wheel traffic.

And whereas the MTF-4 and MTF-6 systems rely on a microtechnology flake in their mid-coats to present a subtle, speckled appearance, the MP-3 system’s epoxy mid-coat boasts a metallic pigment beneath a glossy polyurethane topcoat.

However, you can’t expect to find a one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to floor coating systems. In reality, every floor has its own age, uses, history and other requirements.

That’s why we’re proud to help CFI’s customers select the best floor coating system for their use case. When you need help with your floor coating project, tell us about it. Our Customer Support team will get back to you to help you specify the right system.