Cage Floors Used in Veterinary Hospitals and Clinics

Ridglan Animal Care Systems raised veterinary cage floors are widely used in veterinary hospitals and clinics. Standard sizes are available to fit manufactured cages such as Shor-line, Suburban Surgical, VSSI, Dirk,and Snyder.  Most sizes are in stock now and can ship immediately.  Furthermore, custom sizes are available for lengths up to 10 feet in aluminum or steel prior to coating.  We can also make custom RACS cage floors for the fiberglass cages that have tapered sides.  Three styles are available:

  • Original Cage RAC
  • Punched Steel Comfort RAC
  • Coated Aluminum RAC-Lite

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Snyder Mfg. Purchasing Director
Gary Montoya

I am the Purchasing Director for Snyder Mfg. and work with hundreds of vendors who assist in creating our wonderful product. With the growing economy and relentless production schedules that so many of us are experiencing, I have found that RACS is one of the more reliable vendors in terms of meeting (or beating) lead times, superior quality and their customer service is second to none. 

A special thanks to Courtney and Brittany for getting our recent order shipped so quickly! 

Three Standard Cage Floors

Original Cage RACS

The Original Cage Floor, now used by veterinarians for over 40 years, is designed to be lightweight, durable, and easy to clean. Use papers and bedding, if desired, and change them without disturbing the animal in the cage. The specially made legs are similar to sled runners in appearance and are bent according to the size of the cage floor. If used in larger cages, a center support is also welded to the platform. These raised floors remain popular for two reasons.  First, they have a lower cost. Second, when using a cage dryer after bathing there is excellent air circulation.

The Original style cage floor has an expanded metal surface and is coated with glossy brown plastisol.

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Comfort RACS

The Comfort RAC Floor has a perforated steel surface. The perforating process produces a flat, comfortable surface for the animal. At the same time, it retains the advantage of the plastisol (poly-vinyl) coating which keeps animals warm, dry, and comfortable. The openings in the perforated surface are appropriately sized for the animals that will be using the floor and will allow most fecal matter to fall through to the floor below

A glossy hunter green coating of plastisol covers the entire raised cage floor. There is no exposed steel and rust will never be an issue.

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Aluminum RAC-Lite

The Aluminum RAC-Lite floor was developed in response to requests for even lighter cage floors.  The RAC-Lite is 35% lighter than a coated steel floor of the same size.  The height of these floors is 2-1/4″ from the floor to the top of the mesh.  This allows almost two inches additional headroom for the larger dogs.  As with our Original Cage Floors, the larger cages have an extra pair of legs in the center.  They are popular due to their shorter height, lesser weight, and ease of handling.

A glossy brown plastisol coating covers the entire raised aluminum cage floor.

All our cage floor styles pair well with the Poly Pet Heat Mat which is available in three sizes.

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Benefits for Animals and Caregivers

Both our coated aluminum and coated steel cage floors are designed to hold the weight of the animals that will fit in the appropriate size cage floor.  They are not made to put into runs or resting platforms for large-sized animals, or for where human weight might be applied.

Cleaning the plastisol coated animal flooring is simple and efficient, eliminating bacteria buildup. Most customers are pleased with how our flooring cleans with a pressure washer. If dried feces remain after the initial cleaning, wait five minutes so it can soak and then make a second pass with the washer. RACS mesh is designed to accommodate the smallest foot while having openings as large as possible for easy cleaning. Each hole in our mesh is tapered like a funnel. Therefore, once feces clear the narrowest point of the “funnel” the openings get wider (like an inverted funnel) minimizing stuck fecal issues.

All RACS flooring is autoclave safe.  In addition, RACS coated veterinary flooring relieves animal stress by staying dry and never feeling colder than room temperature.

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