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Hi Guys,

 

a food inspector recently took me to visit a restaurant where he had advised the owner on re flooring his kitchen.

 

On the inspector's advice the owner installed a white marble floor.

 

In use, it was found to be slippery so now they have rubber mats in the wet areas.

 

Also a large part of the floor cracked and now needs to be replaced.

 

The inspector seemed to be unaware that any mistake had been made, so maybe this was the best flooring after all.

 

True story.

 

I'd really appreciate some comments on this to check that it wasn't a bad dream of that i'm still sane.

 

J

 

 

 

 

post #2 of 8

I do not believe inspector told him this.  In what state asthis is against OSHA guidlines.

Chef EdB
Over 50 years in food service business 35 as Ex Chef. Specializing in Volume upscale Catering both on and off premise .(former Exec. Chef in the largest on premise caterer in US  with 17 Million Dollars per year annual volume). 
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Over 50 years in food service business 35 as Ex Chef. Specializing in Volume upscale Catering both on and off premise .(former Exec. Chef in the largest on premise caterer in US  with 17 Million Dollars per year annual volume). 
      Well versed in all facets of Continental Cuisine...

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post #3 of 8
Chef improver is from the United Arab Emirates, so probably not in the US.
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post #4 of 8

1) White floors in a kitchen are a nightmare--hard to kep clen as any dirt will show.

 

2) Any hard flooring (marble, quarry stone, glazed tile etc.) is highly dependant on the sub-flooring. If the sub-floor is soft and moves, then the tile will crack, if the sub-floor is uneven, the tile will crack.  The size of the tile wil also play a large role in cracking, as a larg tile has moe surface area and any sub-floor movement wil cause it to crack, smaller tiles will crack along the grout linesrsrr

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post #5 of 8

I detect the aroma of baksheesh.

 

BDL

post #6 of 8

The diner had white tile in the kitchen and it was horrible to keep clean.  We'd mop at least twice a day but still it was disgusting because stuff from outside was constantly being tracked through the kitchen.  They had a separate prep kitchen in the apartment above the diner that we had to access using the fire escape, so you can just imagine the junk that was coming through there.

 

We have a concrete floor that's got a non skid type of coating on it at work... it's good for the non slip coating but it is really hard on anything that has wheels on it, as most of our stuff does, so we constantly have nuts and bolts falling out of things...

 

 

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post #7 of 8

what do you mean he wasn't aware of any mistake made?

post #8 of 8

Par for course.

Chef EdB
Over 50 years in food service business 35 as Ex Chef. Specializing in Volume upscale Catering both on and off premise .(former Exec. Chef in the largest on premise caterer in US  with 17 Million Dollars per year annual volume). 
      Well versed in all facets of Continental Cuisine...

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Over 50 years in food service business 35 as Ex Chef. Specializing in Volume upscale Catering both on and off premise .(former Exec. Chef in the largest on premise caterer in US  with 17 Million Dollars per year annual volume). 
      Well versed in all facets of Continental Cuisine...

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