Why to choose epoxy flooring for animal daycare centers
The United States is a nation of animal lovers—with 38.4% of households owning a dog and 25.4% choosing a feline companion.* Many pet owners work long hours and use animal daycare centers as a way to keep their four-legged friends socialized and entertained during the working day.
If you’re the manager or owner of a pet daycare facility, you’ll understand the importance of providing a safe space where pets can enjoy lots of active play and stimulation. Of course, this means you’ll also need to create an environment that can withstand the constant abuse of paws and claws—and do so without showing signs of wear and tear.
To ensure that the animals in your care are kept safe and healthy, we recommend starting from the ground up. Here are a few reasons why you should choose epoxy flooring for your animal daycare centers.
Seamless, nonporous flooring
Even well-behaved pets can get overexcited and have the occasional accident or knock a water bowl over, so it’s important that the flooring in a pet daycare center is easy to clean and maintain.
Everlast® Epoxy provides a waterproof, self-containing surface with no seams or joints by which fluids can seep into the substrate. This means that liquids will sit on the surface until they are wiped away—unlike carpets, tiles, or rubberized floors—and won’t cause damage or bad odors.
The pourable and trowelable nature of epoxy flooring means it can even be applied to the walls, leaving liquids nowhere to go except the drain.
Antimicrobial and resistant to strong detergents
Our floors are also infused with an EPA-registered antimicrobial additive designed to restrict the growth of microorganisms. We disperse the formula through each layer of resin so that even if the floor is gouged, the layers below still offer protection against a broad spectrum of bacteria, mildew, yeast, and fungi.
By restricting the spread of microorganisms, there will be less odor from bacterial degradation, making it a more pleasant environment for staff working in the daycare center and a safer place for pets to enjoy.
Our floors give claws good traction
A slippery floor is a dangerous place for pets to play. Dogs and cats claws need traction, so a slip-resistant surface is a must when considering a flooring solution for a pet daycare facility.
The Everlast® Epoxy flooring system is manufactured using small, natural marble chips that create a textured finish that provides a comfortable surface with added grip for paws and claws, even in wet conditions.
And it’s not only the pets that benefit from the nonslip surface—the staff and customers will also feel safer as they move around the center.
Easy to clean for minimal maintenance
Epoxy flooring in animal daycare centers needs to stand up to the harsh disinfectants used for cleaning and sanitizing.
Many standard flooring options simply can’t withstand repeated use of strong detergents, and will start to show signs of damage from constant scrubbing after only a few short months. This level of cleaning is hard work for your busy staff to maintain too.
Everlast® Epoxy allows janitors to keep the floors clean with minimal effort using just detergent water and a squeegee. For stubborn ground-in grime or a deeper clean, our flooring is durable enough to withstand power washing.
We can also provide you with an Everlast® Floor Care Cleaning system that can keep the epoxy flooring in your facility sanitized and looking great.
Durable epoxy flooring for pet daycare facilities
Most flooring systems will look amazing when they are first installed, but they’ll often start to show signs of wear and tear in just two or three years.
Replacing a failed floor is expensive and can cause disruption to or the closure of your business while the new floor is installed. If you don’t want to risk your customers looking elsewhere for pet care because your floor needs to be replaced, consider epoxy resin.
Everlast® Epoxy flooring utilizes only the highest-quality epoxy available. Unlike other epoxies, which have a thin 60-mm layer, our epoxy is 160 mm thick, making it robust enough to withstand paws and claws without damaging the floor or leaving wear patterns.
Impress pet owners with a good-looking facility
It’s not just the four-legged guests your facility needs to impress—you’ll need to convince the owners that your daycare center is the right place for their pet.
You only get one chance to make a first impression, so our epoxy flooring will help to make it a good one. With a choice of 54 colors, there is sure to be a shade that matches the decor and branding of your facility and creates a welcoming environment.
If you are looking for a design that is a little more unique, our expert installers can even add your logo or branding into the flooring to provide a memorable focal point for visitors to your facility.
Install Everlast® Epoxy flooring in your pet daycare facility
Join the growing number of facilities that choose Everlast® Epoxy flooring for their animal daycare centers.We offer free samples of our commercial flooring and a no-obligation online quote. Our team is on hand to offer practical and knowledgeable advice—get in touch today.
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