Project Spotlight: Brava Brio Restaurant Group Project
Restaurant kitchen renovations are challenging. Downtime at these active worksites can cut into profits and reduce employee hours. 1212 Flooring Solutions Inc., a family-owned nationwide flooring management service, has devised a way to totally renovate tile and grouting of a restaurant kitchen’s floors without closing the restaurant.
1212 Flooring Solutions recently accomplished this feat at four North Carolina restaurants operated by the Bravo Brio Restaurant Group. Utilising LATICRETE products, 1212 Flooring Solutions has developed specialised expertise addressing the critical needs of the restaurant and food processing industries.
“Over the past two years, Keegan Dinehart and his company have regrouted projects for me from Colorado to Maryland and Virginia and many cities in between,” said David Rader, Director of Facilities for Bravo Brio. “Keegan is a master of coordinating and managing the complexities of moving equipment, protecting adjacent surfaces, tearing out loose or broken tile and installing new leveling substrates.”
1212 Flooring president Keegan Dinehart notes “It’s always a challenge was to do a complete renovation of a kitchen tile floor system without disrupting a restaurant’s operations.”
“Every store presents unique challenges. Scope can change dramatically from one store to another. In some cases we have discovered that foundation work needs to be done after were ripped out broken tiles,” he continued. “Our clients trust us to assess the project scope and get it done.”
“This particular job consisted of grout repair on 1,800 square feet and replacement of 500 tiles. It was finished in four days,” Dinehart said.
“After initially utilising another epoxy grout for many years in our restaurants, we determined to utilise a better long term epoxy grout,” said Rader. “We now specify LATICRETE® SPECTRALOCK® 2000 IG.”
SPECTRALOCK 2000 IG is a stainproof epoxy based grout, ideal for restaurant kitchens. Easy to use like a portland cement grout, it outperforms cement with respect to colour uniformity, durability, and stain protection. Antimicrobial protection inhibits the growth of stain-causing mould and mildew in joints. Tough, durable, and crack resistant, it’s easy to maintain, cleanable to the original colour.
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