When Maury County, Tennessee, was in preparation to build a new animal shelter, the top goal for the facility staff and county officials was to increase efficiency to better serve the animals as well as current and prospective pet owners. With more than 3,000 animals calling the shelter home annually, a sanitary and well-built facility was a must.
“The Maury County Animal Shelter isn’t just a place for abandoned or stray animals,” said Tnemec coating consultant Tiffany Goulet. “It also functions as a clinic with several operating rooms on-site, so there was a need for coatings that could sustain frequent washdowns and a lot of wear and tear with paws and nails on the floor.”
In the early stages of planning for the new shelter, the staff visited other clinics to see what was being done but weren’t overly impressed with the coating systems they found. When Nuber Architects approached Goulet, she recommended a system from Tnemec’s StrataShield line of floor coatings for the kennel area, operation and exam rooms and grooming areas.
Series 237 Power-Tread, a multi-purpose broadcast applied epoxy floor topping especially effective in protecting against abrasion, impact and mild chemicals, was installed at 1/8” thickness. A topcoat of Series 280 Tneme-Glaze, a durable, high-solids epoxy, was then roller-applied to the flooring area. When used together as a system, Series 237 and Series 280 have become widely known as ideal selections for the clinical areas of animal shelters.
“The staff loved the flooring system and wished it had been applied throughout the entire facility,” added Goulet. “The county officials remain very pleased with the end result, and we have since secured additional work with them due to their satisfaction with the performance of Tnemec products.”