If you operate a veterinary clinic or animal service facility, “one size fits all” epoxy flooring systems will not deliver the performance you require. Each specialized area of your operation needs a flooring solution that provides superior value, efficiency, and long life.
Your Floor is a Reflection of Your Business
Everything you do is supported by your floor every single day. Your friendly “clients” and their owners expect a safe, clean, pleasurable, and sanitary environment. Let’s look a little closer at how specialized, epoxy flooring systems can really make your business shine:
|Floor Area||Unique Requirements|
|Operating Rooms||Slip-Resistance, Light-Reflectance, Cleanability, Animal Fluid Resistance, Chemical Resistance|
|Examination Rooms||Chemical Resistance, Animal Fluid Resistance, Impact & Abrasion Resistance, Light Reflectance|
|Wash Areas||Slip-Resistance, Thermal-Shock Resistance, Animal Fluid Resistance|
|Animal Holding Cells||Wear-Resistance, Chemical Resistance, Animal Fluid Resistance, Impact & Abrasion Resistance|
|Lab & Service Areas||Chemical & Wear-Resistance, Animal Fluid Resistance, Light Reflectivity|
|Kennel & Training Areas||Slip-Resistance, Impact & Abrasion Resistance, Cleanability, Animal Fluid Resistance|
|Animal Runs||Slip-Resistance, Aesthetics, Cleanability, Animal Fluid Resistance|
|Waiting Areas||Slip-Resistance, Aesthetics, Light Reflectance, Cleanability, Animal Fluid Resistance|
|Hallways||Slip-Resistance, Cleanability, Animal Fluid Resistance, Aesthetics|
Don’t Forget These Considerations for Your Floor
Epoxy flooring systems that are antimicrobial will not support the growth of various molds, bacteria, mildew and fungus. This is critically important in a healthcare environment. The most effective antimicrobial systems are manufactured, quality-control tested, and shipped with the antimicrobial properties intact. Simply put, this means these systems have been validated to perform as intended. Some manufacturers offer an ‘antimicrobial’ additive that is field-mixed into the coating just prior to application. This type of system is not guaranteed to perform as a cured system. Just because the additive is antimicrobial, this does not necessarily mean the finished floor coating has antimicrobial properties intact.
You want your floor to look great for a long time. So consider including an extremely hard, angular abrasive media, to your floor coating, that will provide that ultimate degree of wear and scratch resistance.
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Concerns:
Do you have digital radiology equipment, CTs and MRIs? You should consider protecting your sensitive electronic equipment from static discharge. Specialized flooring, which quickly dissipates static electricity, will protect your staff, “patients” and your expensive equipment. This important option can be easily built into your floor system.
Does This All Sound a Little Confusing?
Your floor coating manufacturer and the installer are a team. When you meet with them and explain your needs, they will be able to provide a custom solution that everybody will enjoy for a long time.
Contact us with your questions and share your stories. We would be glad to hear from you and tell you about our AnimalSpec Pet Care & Veterinary Floor Systems!
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