Decorating Restaurants: Performance and Beauty in Walls and Floors

If ambiance was all that mattered, redecorating restaurants and banquet halls would be just a matter of taste, but issues concerning sanitation, safety, labor, supply costs, and food quality all need to be considered when you call your painting contractor for that fresh new look. Moisture levels, heat variations within the building, OSHA regulations, and even public vandalism must all be well-thought-out before the first bucket of paint is opened or the new floor is installed.

The Ambiance Matters

Of course the appearance is also of utmost importance. Your diners want to feel comfortable and often choose restaurants based on their decor. Fine dining establishments often choose muted warm colors, natural wood stains, or comforting blends of blues and greens to create a relaxed atmosphere. Luncheon and fast food diners will often choose bright colors to create a fun but energized feel so people are comfortable but less willing to linger.

Interior decorators and restaurant designers often are invaluable when choosing the right look. Even if you have a general idea for your restaurant, it may be wise to consult a design expert.

Picking the Right Paint and Floor Coating

Maintenance considerations should always be considered when painting or resurfacing your restaurant. Issues concerning sanitation can’t be ignored. Ask your paint contractor about anti-mildew and scrubable paints. Anti-graffiti paints help you maintain your restrooms and save labor costs. Ask about zero Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC). These paints are almost odorless and have no harmful smells.

Polyaspartic and epoxy floor coating systems offer several advantages in both the kitchen and dining room. The ultra-dense concrete coating is fast and easy to clean. It can be cleaned with just soap and ammonia so you’ll save money on expensive cleaners and waxes. The surface resists micro-scratches so bacteria have no place to attach and it’s easier to maintain a sanitary environment. Polyaspartics can be applied as a clear coat or tinted to match the walls and decor.

Of course every restaurant has unique challenges so take time to ask your interior designer and paint contractor for suggestions specific to your establishment.

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