Dog kennels are a godsend for families and individuals who need a place for their pets to stay when they need to travel for extended periods of time. Kennel services offer boarding, food, and general care for dogs and other animals on behalf of their human companions. Better yet, these facilities are often under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian. Dogs spend hours, days, and even weeks in dog kennels where they eat, sleep, mingle, and play. As such, these facilities are expected to be safe, clean, and secure.
Why Flooring in Dog Kennels is Important
Dog boarding facilities are carefully designed to ensure that the surfaces, structure, and layout of the building are conducive for both human and animal use. In most kennels, dogs are allowed to play and run. Being curious and active creatures, it is likely they will also claw at and scratch the floor. Over time, the scratches on the surface will affect the texture and aesthetic appeal of the floor.
Breaks on the flooring surface make it easier for dirt, grime, oil, and other matter to become embedded. This allows harmful microorganisms to grow on the surface and increases the likelihood of diseases developing among the pets being housed in the facility. By using a reliable material to coat the floor of dog kennels, the surface will be easier to clean and maintain. It also helps eliminate problems with sanitation and safety.
Why Choose a Polyurea-Polyaspartic Floor Coating
Polyurea-polyaspartic floor coating has been the surface coating of choice for many years because of the number of benefits it has to offer. Polyurea is a type of polyurethane that cures easily to a hard, scratch-resistant material. It is more flexible than other popular resins such as epoxy, making it the ideal material as a filler and spray-on bed liner.
Polyaspartic, on the other hand, is one of the types of aliphatic polyurea that extends the cure time of products such as polyurea. This characteristic helps promote a better application procedure that results in high-quality results. The final product is a floor surface that is even, easy-to-clean, and aesthetically pleasing.
Dealing With Chips and Cracks
Polyurea-polyaspartic floor coating is applied onto an existing floor surface. If there are chips and cracks present, a chemical compound called a mender may be applied to the concrete. When it bonds with the concrete, it creates a durable base that will keep its shape and texture. Even after the finished coating is applied, the area where the chips or cracks are will not crack again.
Another key advantage of a polyurea-polyaspartic coating is that unlike the commonly-used epoxy floor coating, it will not fade or turn yellow. It is also more flexible, so cracks are not likely to develop over time. Since polyurea-polyaspartic floor coating also cures easily, the flooring can be prepped and coated in just one day and be used the next. In fact, it is possible to walk on the finished floor surface just 4 to 5 hours after the application is completed. Note that polyurea is used as a base coat to create a solid surface while polyaspartic is used as a top coat, combining strength and flexibility in one application.
Worried about appearances and safety? Polyurea-polyaspartic floor coating leaves behind a shiny surface that is safe for both humans and animals because the material itself is slip-resistant, regardless of whether it is wet or dry.
Is a Polyurea-Polyaspartic Floor Coating Right for You?
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