One of the most common complaints on hotel and restaurant review sites is an dirty restroom. Even if your food and guest bedrooms are of the highest quality, a dirty restroom will put off paying customers, who may start to wonder if the rest of the facilities are as unsanitary as the bathroom.
It can be a constant battle to keep guest facilities well maintained, hygienic, and free from unpleasant odors. Guests unknowingly bring a lot of bacteria into bathrooms; a report from Live Science reveals that there are 500,000 bacterial cells per square inch of bathroom surfaces within just one hour of normal use.*
Of course, regular cleaning of all bathroom surfaces is essential—more so than ever since the start of the coronavirus pandemic—but have you ever stopped to think that the real issue behind bad bathroom odors and bacteria could lie with the type of flooring used?
Read on to discover how epoxy flooring in restrooms can protect your floors from microorganisms and provide a sanitary solution for public restrooms or guest bathrooms.
Water-resistant, seamless epoxy flooring for restrooms
It’s not a pleasant subject, but toilets do develop leaks and create splashes when flushed. Sinks can become blocked and overflow and the moisture left behind from electric hand dryers can add to the humid conditions of a public restroom.
The last thing your restaurant or hotel needs is for spills to soak into the flooring and cause odors or damage to the subfloor. Everlast® Epoxy provides protection against leaks for your floors by a seamless surface that does not allow fluids to seep into the substrate.
Unlike tiles that have joins and rubberized sheet flooring and weak areas at the seams that allow water ingress, epoxy flooring provides a waterproof surface that allows you to simply wipe away spills.
Everlast® Epoxy is a self-containing surface that directs water to the drains—not the subfloor. It’s a trowelable, resin-rich substance that can also be applied to bathroom walls for the ultimate waterproof protection of shower cubicles too.
Slip-resistant for guest safety
You may be wondering just how safe epoxy flooring is when used in restrooms, and that’s a fair question. If water on the floor is not soaking away, it could leave the surface slippery and cause guests to slip or fall.
Our epoxy flooring for restrooms has a textured finish, which means it never becomes slippery—even in wet conditions. In some applications, such as a bathroom or shower cubicle, extra grit is added to the final glaze coat to give it increased slip resistance.
Guest safety is always the primary concern in the hospitality industry, and with Everlast® Epoxy you can minimize the risk of ending up with a costly lawsuit and a bad reputation on your hands simply by installing a flooring solution with slip-resistant properties.
Bathroom floors designed for heavy use
Hotels and restaurants need to keep their rooms and tables occupied, which means the restrooms are subjected to constant use. Having a floor that can cope with heavy foot traffic is a key consideration when installing or replacing a floor.
Inferior floors quickly develop wear patterns, which not only look unsightly and reduce the appeal of your facility but can also break down the protective coating and allow bacteria to thrive in the subfloor.
Everlast® Epoxy floors are designed for the toughest of environments and are custom formulated to form a vulcanized bond with the substrate that will not scuff, scratch, or cause wear patterns to form, no matter how busy your establishment becomes.
Easy-to-clean epoxy flooring
Your janitorial team is dedicated to keeping all areas of your facility clean and safe, but bathrooms often demand a little more attention to ensure they are hygienic and smell fresh.
Everlast® Epoxy floors are designed to be easy to clean with just a squeegee, detergent, and water—no mopping, buffing, or polishing required! Our floors have been rigorously tested with a wide variety of fluids, including urine, to ensure excellent chemical resistance.
Our floors are also formulated with an EPA-registered antimicrobial component that impedes the growth of odor-causing germs and bacteria, helping your team to maintain a sanitary service in all guest bathrooms and public restrooms.
Durable flooring that’s also attractive
A clean bathroom floor that is also aesthetically pleasing will help your establishment stand out and get those positive reviews flooding in. With over 50 shades to choose from, you can match the color of your flooring to the decor of guest bedrooms or dining areas.
Choose durable epoxy flooring for restrooms and reap the rewards of providing five-star service to your guests in all areas of your hotel or restaurant. Call our expert team at (800) 708-9870 to discuss your next bathroom floor.