Applications

Durable ceramic tile in commercial kitchen spaces is a recipe for success.

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Advantages

  1. Resistant to mold, mildew, and bacteria
  2. Easy to clean for proper sanitation
  3. Options that withstand repeated freeze-thaw conditions (for walk-in freezers)
  4. Slip-resistant options
  5. Does not burn, melt, or give off toxic fumes when exposed to flame
  6. Durable and long-lasting in high-traffic areas

Room Type

Cook up the ultimate commercial kitchen space when you use ceramic tile.

Commercial kitchens require the appropriate floors, walls, and countertops to promote proper sanitation, safety, and efficiency.

Where food is stored and prepared, hygiene should always be the top priority. Ceramic tile is inhospitable to the growth of bacteria; antimicrobial options can suppress and even destroy harmful microorganisms, such as mold, fungi, bacteria, and viruses. The low-maintenance benefits of ceramic tile mean cleaning is as easy as wiping with water. For commercial kitchen cleaning protocols that require specific cleansers and disinfectants, ceramic tile will not fade or become damaged by the use of cleansers. If deep cleaning becomes necessary, ceramic tile can be cleaned with a pH-neutral or mildly alkaline detergent to handle even the worst kitchen messes.

Commercial kitchen surfaces can be exposed to constant moisture and humidity from cooking and cleaning throughout the day. Some commercial kitchen state regulations require flooring options that will not absorb water, grease, or other liquids. Many types of ceramic tile with low water absorption, such as quarry tile and porcelain tile, make them ideal for areas exposed to moisture, as well as freezer conditions.

A commercial kitchen should be built to promote employee safety. Ceramic tile offers slip-resistant options that businesses can choose to make it easier for employees to walk across a wet floor. Ceramic tile is also nonflammable. Tile surfaces, such as a countertop, backsplash, flooring, or walls, will not burn or emit toxic fumes when exposed to flame and because ceramic tile does not promote the spread of fire, a tile surface may provide a safe and clear exit path during a fire.

Heavy appliances, kitchen spills, and falling pots and pans are no match for ceramic tile’s strength and durability. The scratch- and stain-resistance of ceramic tile maintains its high performance in high-traffic areas, such as busy commercial kitchens. The design versatility of ceramic tile colors, shapes, styles and layout is just icing on the cake.

Building GREEN? Specifying ceramic tile in a commercial kitchen may add credits to your green building certifications such as LEED and Energy Star requirements.

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