Grooming Tub Grates That Keep Animals Comfortable During Bathing
Prioritizing animal comfort during bathing and grooming can help to minimize headaches and improve overall efficiency for grooming operations and medical veterinary facilities. We’d like to talk about grooming tub grates that allow a groomer or veterinary staff the ability to minimize messes and improve overall animal and staff comfort during grooming and bathing procedures.
RACS offers two types of grooming tub grates that can help make these procedures more efficient and easier on staff and animals. Below we will highlight some of the benefits of these products and how they can be used in day-to-day veterinary or grooming settings. These grates may also be suitable for breeding operations or individual animal owners that need a high quality solution to bathing or grooming needs.
RACS offers Two Flooring options for Tub Grates
Two styles of grooming tub grates are produced as standard catalog items by RACS.
Bottom tub grates which fit inside grooming tubs atop legs, designed to fit inside curved corner style tubs easily, and Top tub grates which fit onto the edges of grooming tubs and drop down into the tub slightly.
Bottom tub grates are generally suitable for larger animals, while top tub grates help to make general tasks easier for smaller animals. Both achieve enhanced quality of life for the animals and the individual performing the procedures.
Bottom Tub Grates for grooming and bathing of larger animals
Two standardized sizes of bottom-style tub grates are offered by RACS. These sizes are as follows: 36 inches x 18 inches x 2.5 inches and 36 inches x 21 inches x 2.5 inches. RACS is also capable of building custom sizes for your specific needs. We have produced thousands of custom products over the years to help outfit many animal-centric businesses.
The bottom-style grates are perfect for large tubs with rounded interior corners. The inset legs on the grates give clearance of about 1.5 inches to accommodate these interior corners. Sitting on the grate’s legs allows the full weight of the animal to be distributed throughout the strong steel, polyvinyl-coated structure of the tub grate and onto the solid surface where the tub will be housed during the process.
The surface of these top style grates offer significant drainage to help dirt, soap suds, and hair drain through the openings into the bottom of the tub making cleaning large animals much easier. The surface is an expanded metal design. Because of the large size of these grates and how well they fit into large grooming tubs, messes can be contained and the anti-slip properties of the coating helps to ensure the safety of large animals that might be skittish around water or grooming tools.
Top Tub Grates for grooming and bathing of smaller animals
RACS makes top-style tub grates in 100% custom sizing. This is to ensure that your chosen grooming and bathing tubs can be integrated with the right style and size of tub grate to improve the maximum efficiency for your desired operation.
Top style tub grates make the work on small animals much easier because it allows the groomer or veterinary staff to to minimize bending down to reach smaller animals. Having the animal closer to the natural chosen height of the work for the employee improves ergonomics during processes that require these grates. This can be useful during surgeries, grooming when severe hair matting has occurred, or for preparation for surgery, or other veterinary or grooming needs.
The design of the top style tub grate still allows maximum containment of hair, dirt, water and cleaning agents because the tub grate dips down into the tub about 2 inches below the edge or lip area.
Benefits of using a Tub Grate for grooming or bathing of animals
There are many benefits to utilizing a tub grate made from solid steel and coated in plastisol. Here are a few examples of the characteristics and benefits of RACS tub grates:
- The surface style on tub grates allows for excellent drainage, large enough for hair, soap, water and dirt to drain through in most cases (expanded metal style)
- The design of both styles of table grates allows maximum containment of water and debris during bathing and grooming – the tub holds the waste, water and debris
- Sturdy architecture can handle the weight of larger animals, or provide a better ergonomic positioning to contain animals and assist with procedures
- The Plastisol coating forms a complete envelope around the solid welded steel and expanded metal structure so there will be no rust and maintenance is easy – these two tub grate styles are also autoclave safe
- The coating is mildew and mold resistant and has anti-slip properties – the grates are highly resistant to fungal growth and cleaning them is a breeze
- Smart engineering and design allows for use in common tub styles while custom sizing allows you to optimize your workflow and harmonize with existing infrastructure
The reasons RACS products are considered the Premium flooring option for animals
RACS is a leader in the veterinary, grooming and breeding segments of the animal services market. A long history of producing focused and top-quality animal-specific products to assist in these various arenas, paired with excellent quality control, premium materials and prioritizing customer service has helped to position RACS as a go-to supplier for day-to-day working products that help improve the quality of life for animals in veterinary clinics, at groomers and generally during their time at animal facilities.
The product designs and materials used to build RACS products are chosen because they make the most sense with regards to the safety and comfort of the animals. Because that has been a focal point over the years for RACS products we feel it has contributed greatly to our success and to our clients’ success in working with those animals.
Your partner in building a well thought out animal flooring system for your specific needs
If you are looking for a solution in your veterinary or grooming business or other associated animal-centric practices, RACS offers high-quality proven products that can help improve efficiency and focus on quality of services for the animals you work with. We invite you to reach out to our qualified team with questions about any of our products or to order custom items.
Our tub grates are available in standard and custom sizes, and we look forward to working with you to help outfit your organization to improve the efficiency and quality of life for your staff, and your animal visitors.