Altro Flooring and Walling met the brief for a flooring solution required to be installed in a commercial kitchen at the Edgewater Lake Wanaka hotel in New Zealand.

Located on the shores of the beautiful Lake Wanaka, Edgewater is a hotel, conference and wedding venue. When the hotel’s kitchen needed to be refurbished and expanded, their commercial kitchen appliance supplier recommended Altro Stronghold K30 as the best safety flooring solution for them.

Commercial kitchen floors can get slippery over time with a build-up of grease, oils and fats. A wet floor, common in kitchens, can become treacherous and a slip hazard for employees. Floors in commercial kitchens, canteens, and food preparation and service areas need to have a surface that would help the staff do their job safely. The Edgewater hotel, therefore, sought a flooring solution that was durable, easy to clean, attractive and safe.

Altro Stronghold 30, which was installed in Edgewater’s commercial kitchen, achieves Altro’s highest rating for slip resistance (TRRL≥55, R12) and is designed to minimise risk in wet and greasy conditions for the lifetime of the flooring. Additionally, the safety floor with its 3mm thickness, controls noise and helps reduce staff fatigue by providing comfort underfoot.

Jonathon Brown, general manager - Edgewater Lake Wanaka:

“Our busy commercial kitchen needed a complete overhaul. The existing flooring had lost its non-slip properties and had become slippery. We were using rubber mats to assist with slip resistance but these were proving to be a trip hazard. We needed to remove the existing flooring and replace it with a long lasting, easy to clean and safe new flooring.

“Through a strong recommendation from our kitchen appliance supplier we chose Altro’s Stronghold K30 R12 safety flooring in colour Dolphin for our new kitchen. The result has been fantastic. The 3mm thickness of Stronghold K30 is not only proving to be extremely durable but it is much more comfortable and less fatiguing on our staff who are working on it all day. It is also proving to be extremely easy to clean and the lifetime slip resistance guarantee provides me with the assurance that my staff and suppliers will remain safe at all times. For these reasons, I would strongly recommend that you consider using Stronghold K30 on your commercial kitchen floors.”