Vivarium floors and walls are an important part in providing a stable environment and ensuring the health of the animals contained there. The finishing touches of these floor, wall and ceiling systems participate as a barrier for vermin infestation and containments. Therfore picking the right solution is essential.   

Each environment has specific criteria that need to be met for the safety and health of the animals, visitors and staff, as well as for operational efficiencies and flexibility in space use. A well-designed system can actually improve the quality of care and outcomes, increase staff productivity and lower life cycle costs

Vivarium Lab Needs:

  • USDA and AALAC inspected
  • Controlled environment to eliminate variables in studies
  • Resist sanitization regiment, impact and abrasion
  • Incredibly tough yet maintain esthetics
  • Easy to repair with minimum disruption of operations

Some Things to consider when Choosing a vivarium system:

Each environment has specific criteria that need to be met for the safety and health of the animals, visitors and staff, as well as for operational efficiencies and flexibility in space use. A well-designed system can actually improve the quality of care and outcomes, increase staff productivity and lower life cycle costs.

Easy To Maintain and Durable

Floor surfaces in healthcare facilities are typically exposed to a wide range of stain-producing chemicals such as bodily fluids, hydrogen peroxide,cleaning detergents and sanitizing agents. When specifying floor and wall finishes, consider how effectively each product resists stains and damage from chemicals, as well as its resistance to scrubbing and other mechanical impacts.

Decorative and Colorful Options

Sika has decorative, color stable systems that can have nice esthetics for the researchers and technicians who work in Vivarium labs. Our seamless floor and wall systems are designed to your exact facility needs, where your research involves non-human primates or rodents.  

Cage wash floor and wall systems

Cage wash floor and wall systems need to withstand the most abuse in the facility. Choosing a seamless floor and wall system can help eliminate hiding places and breeding ground for bacteria or other contaminants.  

Moisture Mitigation

Whether your project involves new construction or renovation, you can be assured that Sika's systems can be withstand high levels of moisture in the top of the concrete slab. In fact, moisture tolerance can be designed into your flooring system and specifications, avoiding costly dollar adds in the late stages of the project when slab testing reveals high levels.

Critical architectural details won't be missed in the design stages. Our local Sika Floor and Wall System sales representative will work closely with your design and construction team to make sure all transitions and terminations are properly documented and installed in the field.