Flooring for Vets

Vet with dog

Over the course of the last five years we not only been growing as a business we have also been learning as we go. We have had the pleasure of working closely with Hannah Capon at Canine Arthritis Management as well as leading manufactures in the flooring industry. FFP have been involved in numerous new build and refurbishments of veterinary practices and even more exciting for us we are also finding ourselves specified in these types of projects.

What do FFP do differently?

FFP offer a complete flooring solution for your veterinary practice which can be tailored to match your individual requirements. We understand not every practice is the same, some offer surgical or specialty services others focus on general veterinary practices; there is also the broad spectrum of both large and small animals to consider. FFP have four ranges of flooring each with its own key properties, however all of them offer a waterproof, low VOC emissions, stain resistant, easy to clean attractive flooring covering with a 10 year commercial warranty. Floors for Paws have approved subcontractors throughout the UK who are able to carry out all subfloor works required and fit the flooring, alternatively if there are flooring contractors’ onsite we are happy to liaise with them about the installation process.

Floors for Paws Wood Effect (Luxury Vinyl Tile)

This is the most popular range, it comes in planks (1200mm x 180mm x 2.5mm) the top surface has a deep grain and a double PU wear layer. The deep grain gives your dog the ability to grip, push themselves up from lying down with ease and walk with confidence. LVT of some kind is found in most domestic settings therefore something your animal is probably familiar with; having this in a reception area instead of a safety flooring they rarely come across may reduce stress levels.

Areas: Reception, consultation rooms
Properties: Waterproof, hardwearing, scratch resistant to claws

Floors for Paws Stone Effect (Luxury Vinyl Tile)

This range comes in tiles which are either 458mm x 458mm or 305mm x 610mm depending on which colour you opt for. The texture is almost sandy as the flooring has an anti-slip aggregate running through it. This flooring has a low risk slip rating in both the wet and dry and a double PU wear layer.

Areas: Reception, consultation rooms
Properties: Waterproof, hardwearing, scratch resistant to claws, good anti-slip properties in wet and dry

CAM Endorsed – Paw Safe Commercial Flooring

This range is a cushion roll vinyl which CAM has endorsed; it has a low slip risk and a softer feel. This flooring has a 0.7 wear layer and comes in 2 meter widths; it is hot welded at joins and usually run up the wall to form a skirting using a cap and cove system.

Areas: Surgical suites, kennels, radiology and imaging rooms
Properties: Waterproof, hardwearing, enhanced slip resistance in wet and dry, can withstand heavy duty washing down, very good electrical resistance

CAM Endorsed – Paw Safe Domestic Flooring

This range is an LVT however it is not a rigid back LVT, the backing is felt which makes it cushioned so is softer. This flooring has a 0.6 wear layer and comes in planks which are either 1000mm x 125mm or smaller planks which are 500mm x 100mm (these are suitable for herringbone and parquet styles.) It comes with a 10 year commercial warranty.

Areas: Reception, consultation rooms
Properties: Waterproof, hardwearing, scratch resistant to claws, enhanced anti-slip properties in wet and dry, kinder to joints

Please find below just a handful of projects we have done in various practices throughout the UK.

Mulberry House Vets – https://mulberryhousevets.co.uk/

Mulberry House vets opted for the Whinfell wood effect Floors for Paws, using the planks to form a skirting.

Fauna Vets – https://www.faunavets.co.uk/

Fauna vets opted for the Pawsafe Commercial throughout in Delamere

“We’re happy with the look of the flooring and the animals are very comfortable on it”

Guildford Vets – https://www.theguildfordvet.co.uk/

The Gilford vets opted for the Pawsafe Commercial throughout in Mercier

“The flooring is excellent, does exactly what it says on the tin – dogs move very comfortably on it and don’t slip around, it looks great and was well installed – highly recommend”

Christian Grey – Owner

Caerphilly Vets – https://www.caerphillyvets.com/

Caerphilly vets opted for the Epping wood effect floors for paws in the front of house areas and the Mercier commercial PawSafe in the back of house areas

“As a busy Veterinary Clinic, when it came time to replace our flooring, we had a few criteria that had to be met. We needed to make sure our four legged visitors would be safe on a non slip floor, but we also wanted the floor to look amazing and less clinical that standard Veterinary flooring. It also needed to be durable! Dogs do have accidents!

We found Floors For Paws and knew they would be the team to work with. From the initial enquiry, to receiving samples, deciding which floor for each area, arranging a site visit and work starting, their communication was excellent!

Such a professional and efficient company!

Everything went smoothly, the floors look fantastic and we’ve had really great comments from our clients.

Our reception doesn’t look clinical anymore, instead it’s warm and welcoming while being a safe place for our fluffy visitors. It’s completely transformed the space and we love it! So much so, that we’re planning to have more Floors for Paws next year because our new reception has put our other reception to shame!

Thanks so much from all of the team and pets at Caerphilly Veterinary Clinic”

Mandy James – Practice Manager

Magnolia Vets – https://www.magnoliavets.co.uk

Magnolia vets opted for the Floors for Paws in their reception area and consultation rooms in Greenwood

Ferndown Family Vets – https://ferndownfamilyvets.co.uk/

See our endorsement from Hannah Capon and CAM below;

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