The company I work for purchased an establishment. While they did an excellent job revamping the dining room, it's my first time transitioning from Sous to Chef... Needless to say, I was blindsided by several things. The KITCHEN FLOOR: I spent a week degreasing every wall, surface, nook, cranny, pulling cakes of grease off everything. I was told the floor was being acid washed, b4 painting. I wanted a textured floor, but what I got was a yellow enamel garage coating, I had degreased the bare cconcrete floor with ridiculous amounts of chemicals, daily prior to the painting, but I did not power wash. Pretty sure that was my first mistake. My dishwasher says grease bubbles up from underneath a second coating I put down while we were closed fOr a day that included silicon sand. This layer helPed immensely for 3 days until the degreaser I have them use ate away enough of the enamel for the silicon sand to dissipate. I want to lay down a large amount of larger industrial sand, and then double paint over it, but I doubt there's enough time between close @10:30 on a week night until the opener shows up @ 9 am... The fatigue mats slide like banana peels across this floor that is a problem I'd like to nip in the butt so I can focus less on avoiding employee scull fracture & more on the FOOD
Does anyone have some solid advice on the best options for kitchen floors? Should I try & sand, chip, strip the floor back to concrete? Or lay sand on top of the current situation, or are there better options? Thanks.