A veterinary floor undergoes a lot of wear and tear. From scratches to water damage, the perfect veterinary floor covering needs to be durable, chemical resistant, water resistant and have excellent traction. When you are considering the perfect floor covering for a veterinary clinic, it’s important to keep these things in mind:
A Veterinary Floor Must Be Water Resistant
When an animal is in distress, it can lead to accidents that will damage your flooring. Feline urea can be especially harmful and leave long-lasting odors that require removal of the sub-flooring. Many veterinary clinics choose an heavy-duty epoxy floor coating like Prime Cast 2011. It has been specifically created to collect and flush water in areas where constant water resistance is needed, such as kennel areas and vivariums.
A Veterinary Floor Must Be Bacteria-Resistant
In a veterinary clinic, just as with a hospital, a clean operating environment is essential to ensuring the health of your patients. Because of this, the perfect choice for a veterinary clinic floor coating is a seamless flooring and wall system. Floor & wall systems work well in conjunction like the combination of Prime Armor 3412 & Prime Guard 1200, these systems are created to withstand vigorous traffic in addition to having a smooth finish that leaves no home for errant infectious bacteria to hide.
A Veterinary Floor Must Be Scratch-Resistant
Animal claws, nails and hooves can easily damage untreated floors. These microscopic abrasions in the floor can then be hotbeds for bacteria to gather. They can also build up over time, giving your veterinary floor covering a dingy, used look. In order to combat this issue, many veterinary clinics choose a durable veterinary floor epoxy coating designed for long-lasting beauty and scratch-resistance. For example, Prime Armor 3113 is a veterinary floor epoxy that includes a decorative flake coloring. This epoxy veterinary floor covering gives you complete control over color while minimizing scratching and wear over time.
A Veterinary Floor Must Be Shock-Absorbing
Not every floor can handle the full weight of a lunging, scared St. Bernard. In order to keep your veterinary clinic patients safe and secure, it is best to have a slightly flexible floor that will be soft on big and small paws alike. Prime Flex 4612 is a soft polyurethane flooring system that even includes an anti-skid surface texture that won’t harm your patients hooves or paws. In addition, it is soft enough to absorb even the heaviest animals in your veterinary hospital.
A Veterinary Floor Must Be Affordable
Not everyone can afford a full epoxy flooring and wall system for their veterinary clinic. That’s why it is wise to consider simple, economical solutions like veterinary floor paint or sealant. An epoxy veterinary floor paint or sealant can be applied directly to your underlying concrete or other substructure. This gives you the benefits of keeping your veterinary flooring bacteria-resistant without the additional cost of a full system. Although a veterinary floor paint or sealant is not as effective as full-system solutions, they are a great alternative if you are working on a tight budget.