A Day Without Beer...
A day without beer is like... Well fortunately we don't have to answer that.
It may be a travesty for some, but when you provide your local community with great food, and over 500 choices of beer to sample it can hurt your bottom line as well.
When Sedona Taphouse in Midlothian, Virginia was built they went with a beautiful concrete floor for the dining area. While this is functional, environmentally responsible, and certainly adds to the rustic Southwest ambience, it got a little slippery behind the bar and by the kitchen.
Dennis, called us looking for a solution. Typically for foodservice installations I recommend a urethane concrete due to its great wear charactersitics, resistance to thermal shock, impact, chemicals and enzyme cleaning solutions. I had every intention of recommending this system here as well, but when I met with Dennis and talked about his operation it quickly became apparent that this was not the best solution here. We needed to do everything in our power to keep him running, we couldn't afford to disappoint those depending on his vast collection of craft brews.
I called upon Jack Bracco from Flexmar Polyaspartic Coatings to help me come up with a good solution (we don't know everything, but we know people who do.) He recommended a high solids polyaspartic aliphatic polyurea with a full broadcast of slip resistant aggregate. This would provide an extremely durable, slip and chemical resistant, UV stable finish that could be returned to full service within two hours.
Our team was able to start work around midnight after the restaurant closed, fully prepare the floor, install a broadcast and finish coat, and be ready for the Sedona team to get back to serving up great beer, food and service before lunch. Sedona now has a new floor behind their bar and the most sure footed bartender in town.
Thank you Dennis, the staff of Sedona Taphouse, and Jack Bracco with Flexmar.