Housing the animals in your veterinary clinic is an important, often-messy job. Whether they are there for a couple of hours or are your overnight guests, spills, accidents and emergencies can leave your kennels covered in biological material that can cause infections in other patients.
It is vital that you choose a kennel floor covering that is easy-to-clean, durable and has your four-legged friends in mind. There are a variety of great epoxy, polyaspartic and urethane kennel floor coverings. The question is: Which one do you choose? This little guide will give you the inside tips on which kennel floor coverings and sealants are most beneficial to have in your veterinary clinic.
Epoxy Kennel Floor Coverings
Epoxy kennel floor coverings, like Prime Armor 3611, are designed for durability & clean-ability. A kennel floor epoxy system is designed to be the all encompassing floor covering providing an attractive floor, that holds up to the constant wear of the kennel environment while being easily maintained.
In addition, kennel floor epoxy is specifically designed for flexibility and gentleness on animal paws. Specifically, Prime Flex 4611 and Prime Flex 4612 have been engineered to provide a soft walking and working space in addition to providing a no-slip surface. The flexibility and elasticity of a kennel floor epoxy easily covers cracks in the substructure where germs might infiltrate. This makes epoxy a perfect choice for kennel floor coverings where a clean working area is vital to patient health.
Urethane Kennel Floor Coverings
Urethane kennel floor coverings are perfect for areas where beauty is just as important as functionality. The benefits of using a urethane floor coverings are the hardness, scratch resistance & UV Protection. Urethane coverings can to applied as an additional top coat to our Prime Cast 2611 system. The natural UV-protective layer provided by a polyaspartic kennel floor sealant makes it a good choice for rooms where there is direct sunlight throughout the day.
Kennel Floor Paint
Many veterinary clinics choose to save time and money by investing in a kennel floor paint rather than a urethane or epoxy flooring system. Although kennel floor paint seems like an easy, do-it-yourself method of sealing your floors and keeping out germs, it can end up being very costly in the end. Trying to seal concrete floors with paint or sealant alone can result in peeling, cracking and subsequent water damage and bacterial infections. Even a professional installation of kennel floor paint will require yearly repainting, and sometimes more.
Rather than choosing a cheap kennel floor paint, it is always a better choice to go with a slightly more expensive kennel floor covering. High quality products like urethane and epoxy are designed to provide the anti-bacterial strength, flexibility and clean-ability that kennels need to remain safe. Although it might cost a little more up front, it will last longer and provide a better environment for your animal patients and your veterinary clinic staff.