Guide to Epoxy for Pet Friendly Flooring Areas

pet friendly flooring

Epoxy resin is ideal for residential and commercial premises that cater to dogs, cats and a whole host of other domesticated pets that need pet friendly flooring. Clawed paws can cause significant damage over time, and this sort of high-wear environment needs tough flooring to handle the day to day scratches, impact and mess from animals – particularly dogs - pacing, running and walking across it.

Epoxy flooring is ideal in commercial premises such as:

  • Veterinarians
  • Animal shelters
  • Dog kennels
  • Catteries
  • Pet grooming salons

It’s also a great choice for residential properties that have either a lot of four-pawed friends or very active ones.

We recently worked with our friends at Barkin Beautiful to install epoxy flooring for their new grooming studio in Capalaba, Queensland. We couldn’t be more chuffed with the results – a good looking, hardwearing and practical solution that will stand the test of time (and paws), so we thought we’d share with you some of the key benefits of having epoxy flooring in pet-friendly premises.

No lingering smells with this particular resin

paw safe floors

One of the biggest benefits of epoxy for pet friendly flooring is the durability and strength properties the resin has… but not just any resin. Keep in mind…resins ain’t resins and it’s important to know what is fit for purpose. In these circumstances, as with most of our work, we needed to use a product that produces little to no smell as this smell can linger for months and be harmful to anything that can breathe… including the dogs.

Epoxy is extremely durable and hard-wearing, which makes it ideal for floors that see very high-wear and impact, such as vets and other industrial and commercial properties. And, because the epoxy is poured over a mechanically prepared concrete floor, it can be an economical option for businesses both big and small.

As an added bonus, epoxy coatings are available in a range of finishes, to suit any design aesthetic that you can think of, from mono colour to flake to artistic marbling.  We can even incorporate your own images or logos if you want something completely unique. Pawfect.

Waterproof and easy to clean

Epoxy for pet friendly flooring is a great solution for minimising the impact of indoor pet related messes, both residentially and commercially. Messes like:

  • Pet urine and faeces
  • Vomit
  • Food and water bowl spills
  • General dirt, mud and debris that gets tracked in on paws

Concrete is porous, which means any liquids that are spilt (or otherwise applied) can seep into it over time, causing damage and a biologically hazardous breeding ground for nasty germs.

The professional application of an epoxy coating over the concrete base not only extends the life of the floor, but also creates a much more hygienic, non-porous surface that’s easy to keep clean with a mop and broom, or with a more specialised sanitation regime as required.

Slip resistant for precious paws (and human feet too)

pet epoxy floor

Having professionally applied epoxy flooring creates a safer surface for both paws and feet; removing the more obvious trip hazards that may be present in standard, not-always-entirely-level concrete.

Animal-friendly premises such as vets, pet grooming salons and shelters generally have a high number of visitors, so it’s important to protect not just the four-legged visitors but the two-legged ones too. Removing potential slip hazards can be as easy as applying a special slip-resistant coating, which makes the flooring much safer for everyone, even when it’s wet. The slip resistance also helps add life to the floor by acting as a protective barrier between the traffic going across the floor and the floor itself.

Epoxy flooring that you can rely on

Epoxy flooring is a durable, hard wearing and safe option commercial, industrial and residential sites. Talk to us today about the best epoxy flooring solution for your premises, and to achieve the results you’re looking for.

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About Euan Bennett

A self-confessed epoxy flooring nerd and dog lover, my great team and I just love transforming an ordinary floor into a thing of beauty with a carefully applied epoxy finish.