Working with a local
Loughborough based architectural practice, who have recently
completed a new building within the existing RSPCA centre on
Scudamore Road, Leicester. The building was commissioned to allow
for the unfortunate but increasing demand to accommodate
distressed, homeless and/or abused rescue animals. The base, which
has been in operation for a number of years, operates as a full
charity/trust needing £14,000 per week to maintain its vital
With that in mind, as part of the
brief we need to look at a solution that would offer them a cost
effective flooring option that would also be durable amongst the
sheer number of animals using the facilities. Initially we looked
at soft flooring because of the low cost it provides at the outlay.
However as a long term investment it wouldn't provide the
durability required under the constant rigor from the animals
staying in the building.
It was therefore recommended and
agreed to used hard tiles with varying degrees of slip resistance
that would offer the centre over 10 years worth of good use against
un-kept claws and digging in bids for freedom. Furthermore the
tiles chosen from Bedrock Tile's Technical 2 collection ensure ease
of cleaning, an important requirement to help guarantee the safety
of the animals using the facility.