Founded in 2010, New Beginnings Animal Rescue is a non-profit, no-kill, cat rescue facility focused on providing the best possible care for the cats in their care, while they work towards finding them new adoptive homes. Originally started as a pet food pantry and foster home advocate, New Beginnings opened a new adoption center in Royal Oak, MI in 2013 to better serve the cats in their care and provide a gathering place for those in the community.
In the fall of 2018 New Beginnings began the search for new flooring options for their facility as their current coating was showing a lot of wear and tear. The floor was full of scratches and had worn through down to bare concrete in areas. Additionally, the anti-slip aggregate included in the coating made cleaning the floors exceedingly difficult, adding to the already difficult job for those volunteers who work at the rescue.
One of the biggest challenges with this project was finding a flooring product that could be applied overtop of their existing floor coating and one that could cover up the anti-slip aggregate that had been causing them so many issues. It was very important that the new floor address the cleaning issues they had with the old floor coating and provide a smooth finish. Additionally, they wanted a floor with some character, something colorful with a high-gloss finish that would help to accentuate the overall look and feel of their facility.
After stopping by UCoat It’s showroom and speaking with a representative about their options, New Beginnings chose a custom metallic floor coating for use throughout their adoption center. After scuffing the previous coating UClad-LS was applied; this high-build primer was used to cover up all the previous anti-slip aggregate and provide a smooth finish to build from. UDecor Metallic additive was then mixed with UGlaze-SB topcoat and applied in a decorative fashion to not only provide an exceptionally beautiful and colorful finish, but to also provide a high-gloss and chemical resistant one as well.