APF Flooring Meets High Demands in Commercial Kitchen
When bidding for a new flooring project at a Chipotle Mexican Grill, Western Industrial Technologies (WIT) reached out to APF for a system that met the restaurant chain’s existing specifications for a urethane cement flooring that provided durability, moisture control, and thermal-shock, chemical, and slip resistance.
APF submitted system data sheets for the CastorCrete RT-B System to the general contractor and architect, which provided a description of the system, performance characteristics and physical properties. Upon reviewing, they discovered the CastorCrete system met all the same requirements of the chain’s original system and it cost much less.
CastorCrete is a line of urethane-modified concrete designed for the most demanding food and beverage processing areas where high resistance to impact, abrasion, chemicals and organic food acids is required. It’s formulated with renewable raw materials and contains no VOCs, making it an ideal option for environmentally friendly projects. Additionally, CastorCrete offers exceptional thermal shock resistance and is available with an anti-microbial additive to inhibit the growth of bacteria and micro-organisms.
CastorCrete RT-B, which was spec’d for this project, is a heavy duty, flowable urethane mortar that is broadcast with colored quartz. It’s designed to resurface moderately deteriorated concrete and withstand extreme physical and chemical abuse, including steam cleaning, carts and heavy impact. CastorCrete RT-B produces a textured surface ideal for wet environments.
WIT installed CastorCrete RT mortar with an aggregate broadcast and CastorCrete Cove Base across the kitchen and freezer areas, which receive the most impact and exposure to cleaning chemicals. The entire area was then sealed with CastorCrete Urethane Topcoat, which provides a durable, chemical -resistant surface in a satin gloss finish. This system enabled the folks at Chipotle to clean the floor several times a day with a nylon brush, squeegee and water hose – without contributing to significant wear and tear.
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