The Advantages of Stainless Steel Floor Troughs (And Why Your Commercial Kitchen Needs Them)

Commercial kitchen establishments can benefit greatly from floor troughs. Floor troughs come in a variety of prefabricated shapes &  sizes. Furthermore, they often have different features & capabilities. Most importantly, they are made out of many different materials. The best material for you might depend on your facility requirements & parameters. However, stainless steel is very hard to beat.

Stainless Steel Is the Most Durable Choice

While there are some cheaper & lighter materials like aluminum & plastic, these products don’t stand up to the wear & tear that some floors are subjected to. Many commercial troughs are not only walked over on a daily basis, but large wheeled equipment go over them as well. The weight of these heavy machines can definitely cost problems for light materials like aluminum & plastic. Remember, the individual grate openings are often quite thin, & if one wheel hits the incorrect spot, it can easily damage the trough.

The strength of stainless steel also enables the trough grates to be smaller & further apart. The extra weight of stainless steel also helps to keep the floor trough in place. It will not warp, bend, or crack, & you don’t need to worry about any misalignment after years of usage.

Stainless Steel Is Simple to Clean

Stainless steel troughs are particularly well suited for commercial kitchens. It is easier to clean & sterilize because it has a nonporous surface. The even surface of the stainless steel is simple to keep sanitary, whether you are just scrubbing the grates by hand, or spraying them out with a pressure washer & soap. To sum up, maintaining a clean commercial kitchen is much easier if you have stainless steel  floor troughs.

At IMC/Teddy, all manufactured floor troughs are constructed of Type 300 Series Stainless Steel. Type 300 Series S/S is well-known for its resistance to excessive corrosion, easy maintenance, & the ability to maintain strength at high temperatures. It also resists etching & cracking better than other grades of stainless steel. Ultimately, stainless steel is going to be the most reliable & long-lasting material for your commercial floor troughs. All IMC/Teddy floor troughs + gratings are NSF approved & made in the USA. For a complete list of our floor trough & grating products, click here.

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7 thoughts on “The Advantages of Stainless Steel Floor Troughs (And Why Your Commercial Kitchen Needs Them)

  1. Thank you for all this great information about stainless steel floor grates! One thing that I found interesting is that they are easier to clean! This would be nice for more commercial companies that need to clean often.

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  3. I’m glad you talked about stainless steel drains and how it comes with highly durable features! Recently, my sister said she’s interested in investing in a restaurant idea! My sister’s getting acknowledged with kitchen and restaurant equipment and materials, so I’ll be sure to share your tips with her! Thank you for the information on why it’s better to invest in steel drains for a kitchen!

    1. Hi Eli,

      Thank you for your cordial comment. It’s awesome to see the industry growing & expanding each day. Please feel free to contact us for any stainless steel equipment needs.

  4. It’s good to know that steel can withstand wear and tear due to how durable it is! My husband and I are wanting to look into getting supplies for our new restaurant kitchen we plan on opening in a couple of weeks, and I was wondering what material would be best to choose for the floor grates. I really appreciate you helping me learn more about the advantages of stainless steel grates.

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