Appanasha Pet Clinic
Located in Menasha, Wisconsin, Appanasha Pet Clinic opened its doors in 1963 and is the longest established small animal veterinary clinic in the Fox Valley, serving pets and their owners in the cities of Nina, Menasha and Appleton. The new facility, located just six blocks away from the original building, opened in January 2013.
When searching for a flooring solution to complete the construction on their new building, Appanasha Pet Clinic needed something that would be light, easy to clean, slip-resistant – especially for the older animals that come through their doors – and something that wouldn’t harbor bacteria. With Johnsonite’s iQ products, Appanasha Pet Clinic found the solution they were looking for.
“Being a pet clinic, we deal with bacteria of all kinds on a daily basis,” Dr. Murray Hurlburt, veterinarian/owner, Appanasha Pet Clinic, said. “Coveable flooring was really important for us because we can have any number of chemicals and medications spill on the floor on a daily basis. And because we are a pet clinic, accidents do happen so the fact that the flooring doesn’t harbor the bacteria is very important to us and to our clients.”
Johnsonite flooring was chosen based on on-site testing done in one of the treatment rooms at the clinic. “We took a piece of the iQ flooring and left it in one of our treatment rooms for approximately a year,” Dr. Hurlburt said. “This space sees more abuse than any other area in the clinic so we wanted to test the durability and stainability of the flooring and in that year we could not stain or damage that piece of flooring. So we knew the Johnsonite iQ products were the way to go.”
Johnsonite’s iQ Optima and Granit products are no wax, no finish for life and allow the pet clinic to clean the floors in minimal time with only a mop and neutral pH cleaner, which allows them to reduce the overall maintenance costs while also reducing the disruption to the patients in this busy environment.
“Overall we are very happy with the way the Johnsonite floors look and are performing,” Dr. Hurlburt said. “Simply put they are professional looking. The earthy tones in the lobby, the bright colors chosen for our patient exam rooms and the white tones in the treatment area really bring the whole space together and do exactly what we pictured.”
City: Menasha, Wisconsin
Type of Project: Pet Clinic New Construction
Installation Period: 2012-2013
Distributor: EJ Welch
Architect: Blue Design Group
Flooring Installer: Schiless
Total Flooring Surface Installed: 9,000 Square Feet
Products Installed: iQ Optima, iQ Granit