From veterinary offices to animal shelters and pet training facilities, settings that experience high levels of animal traffic need a flooring system that perfectly suits the unique demands of these facilities. Some specifications will depend on the types of animals housed in the facility, as well as the nature the business, but common themes include being hygienic and easy to clean, low odor installation, durable and safe for sensitive paws and flooring that helps inhibit the spread of microbes. Nevertheless, pet care goes beyond veterinary and shelter care. People tend to forget that the food they provide to their beloved pets needs to come from a professional processing operation; clean pet food manufacturing facilities with proper hygiene protocols are a must. At Tennant Coatings, we offer multiple formulations of epoxy and other resinous animal floor coatings that meet these criteria to keep both animals and humans healthy and happy and help pet food manufacturing facilities fight against bacterial growth and other pathogens.
Tennant Flake RB (Random Broadcast) is a three layer, cost effective, UV-resistant decorative flake system. A background color of epoxy is applied, followed by a broadcast of randomly scattered decorative vinyl flakes.
Tennant Heavy Duty Quartz is a six layer, nominal 1/4" decorative epoxy mortar system, used to resurface interior concrete floors. A quartz broadcast is applied covering the entire floor, providing a decorative and durable flooring system with texture. This UV-resistant system is available in either a gloss or satin finish. Choose from a wide variety of textures, solid quartz and quartz blend color options.
Eco-Crete SF is a two layer, nominal 1/4", cementitious urethane slurry system. The slurry is applied direct to concrete with a broadcast of silica sand that covers the entire floor, followed by a gloss finish topcoat. This moisture resistant system is used to resurface lightly eroded interior concrete floors in areas that require thermal shock resistance and slip resistance.
Eco-Crete SF Flake is a three layer, cementitious urethane slurry system, with a single broadcast of decorative vinyl flake. The slurry is applied at a nominal 1/4" direct to concrete with a broadcast of decorative vinyl flake, that covers the entire floor. Available in either a gloss or satin finish, this light stable, moisture resistant system is used to resurface lightly eroded interior concrete floors in areas that require thermal shock resistance and slip resistance.
Eco-Crete SL Quartz DB (Double Broadcast) is a three layer system with a double broadcast of decorative quartz. A cementitious urethane slurry is applied direct to concrete with a broadcast of decorative quartz. Next, a coat of epoxy is applied with a second broadcast of decorative quartz. This light stable system is used to resurface lightly eroded interior concrete floors in areas that require thermal shock resistance and additional texture for added slip resistance. It is available in either a gloss or satin finish.
Tennant Flake DQF (Decorative Quartz Flake) is a four layer system. This UV-resistant system includes one layer of a decorative quartz broadcast, topped with a layer of decorative vinyl flake. Both broadcasts cover the entire floor. Choose from a wide variety of solid flake or quartz colors and quartz or flake blend options.
Tennant Flake SB (Single Broadcast) is a four layer system with a broadcast of vinyl decorative flake that covers the entire floor. This UV-resistant system is available in either a gloss or satin finish. Choose from a wide variety of textures, solid flake and flake blend color options.
Tennant Heavy Duty Flake is a six layer, nominal 1/4" decorative epoxy mortar system used to resurface interior concrete floors. A vinyl flake broadcast is applied, covering the entire floor, to provide a decorative flooring system with texture. This UV-resistant system is available in either a gloss or satin finish. Choose from a wide variety of textures, solid flake and flake blend color options.
Tennant Metallic is a beautiful one of a kind decorative flooring system. Use one or multiple metallic colors to create a visual masterpiece with various effects, such as marbling, cloud formations, or bubbles. This show stopping flooring system is functional, durable, UV-resistant and available in a gloss or satin finish.
Tennant Quartz TQ (Troweled Quartz) is a five layer, nominal 3/16" system that uses a high solids epoxy mixed with colored quartz aggregate, which is troweled applied. This thick, UV-resistant system provides a beautiful and durable floor, available in either a satin or gloss finish. Choose from a wide variety of textures and troweled quartz color options.
Tennant Shop Floor DB (Double Broadcast) is a four layer, nominal 1/8" system, with a double broadcast of silica sand. This satin finish workhorse system provides additional thickness and more durability for high traffic and high abuse areas.
Tennant Wall DF (Decorative Flake), is a four layer, UV-resistant wall system. Colored vinyl flake chips are broadcast onto the wall. This system is both beautiful and durable and has a satin finish.
Tennant Wall TQ (Troweled Quartz), is a seven layer wall system. Colored quartz aggregate is mixed with an epoxy and troweled onto the wall. This creates a thick, durable and beautiful system, available in either a gloss or satin finish.
One key benefit of epoxy flooring and other fluid-applied resinous flooring systems is that the facility floor is virtually free from seams or cracks in the final surface. This helps to limit crevices where dirt, bacteria, and other microbes can gather and grow unchecked. Grout lines in tile floors and seams where panels meet in other types of flooring can provide an environment where potentially dangerous microorganisms can flourish. This can become an area of great concern both in sanitary pet food processing and in a veterinary clinic, where many sick animals pass through on a daily basis, bringing in bacteria, viruses, and other contaminants.
A seamless vet floor like those offered by Tennant Coatings is easy to thoroughly clean, and far safer for the pets being treated at the facility. Coated flooring makes it even easier to hose or scrub the floor, while properly sloping the floor towards the floor drain can expedite cleaning and ensure that disinfectants and animal waste are thoroughly removed.
Depending on the species of the occupants, animal facilities may experience traffic from claws, talons, hooves, paws, and horse shoes. The flooring in use should be a system that is scratch resistant, able to bear heavy loads if larger animals such as horses are housed or treated in the facility. In addition to ensuring the floor will withstand the challenges presented by nonhuman guests, it is also important to consider how the flooring will affect the experience of these visitors. Some degree of slip resistance is needed, to give animals and humans alike a safer walking surface, but care should be taken to ensure that surfaces are still smooth enough to be comfortable for sensitive paw pads.
Epoxy and other resinous flooring systems offered by Tennant Coatings can be installed to meet your facility’s unique demands of animal care or food processing. In the tradition of industry-leading Tennant floor cleaning equipment, you can expect cutting-edge technology and first rate service from our flooring division.
For some, practical features aren’t the only concern - you may also want a flooring system that creates a positive first impression. We offer our systems in a variety of colors, as well as a broad spectrum of decorative flake or quartz systems in solids or blends. Get in touch to find out more about how we can help with your animal flooring needs.
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