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The Best 5 Dog Kennel Flooring Ideas

The Best 5 Dog Kennel Flooring Ideas: Price & Style

Top 5 Dog Kennel Flooring Alternatives

There are not too many types of flooring bound to be put to the test in the same way dog kennel flooring is. Just think about the kind of wear and tear dogs can manage. With claws, teeth, slobber, and an uncanny ability to pee in the most inconvenient locations, pups really have all it takes to do some damage.

Therefore, it is vital to choose dog kennel flooring that will stand up to the scratching, the biting, the dirt and mud, and of course the unwanted puddles. Because accidents and messes are unstoppable in a dog kennel, it is super helpful to choose flooring that is easy to clean as well.

However, as important as ease of maintenance, toughness and durability is in a dog kennel floor, it is just as essential to think of the safety and comfort of the dogs as well. Dog kennel flooring should be cushioned enough it is comfortable and safe for dog bodies, paws and legs.

Luckily, there are a ton of great dog kennel flooring options out there. These floors are the perfect alternatives to concrete, grass, and other basic kennel flooring choices. Check out a few of the best.

1. Indoor Price: Foam Mats Economy 1/2 Inch

If budget is a type priority, then Foam Mats Economy (1/2) is the top choice for an indoor dog kennel. At less than $1 per square foot, the price of these foam mats is nearly impossible to beat for an indoor dog kennel. Plus, time is money, and Foam Mats Economy take no time at all. Designed with a puzzle-piece interlocking system, tiles are ridiculously easy to fit together. They are lightweight enough that installation is a simple one-person job - which saves on extra costs of hiring help. Foam mats are a great investment for the long-term too. If one tile becomes damaged, there is no need to replace the entire floor. Instead, just the damaged tiles can easily be replaced for a low cost.

These economical foam mats are waterproof and easy to clean with a vacuum. Because they are so easily removed and reinstalled, they can also be taken outside to hose down if needed. The thatch surface is non-slip. You don't have to take our word for it; customers give rave reviews about Foam Mats Economy. Users describe this flooring as being a comfortable, cushioned area for pups to run around and lay on. Further, customers praise the way these colorful mats turn a cold, hard floor into a fun and inviting environment for dogs.

2. Outdoor Price: Patio Outdoor Tile

For the greatest value on outdoor dog kennel flooring, Greatmats suggests Patio Outdoor Tiles. Customer after customer agrees that this tile is an unbelievable product that comes at an unbeatable price. In addition to the very low upfront cost of tiles of about $2 per tile, easy maintenance also saves on time and money. With a simple, DIY connecting system, these tiles will save you from needing to hire out to create incredible dog kennel flooring. Tiles snap together for an easy, long-lasting installation.

The dog kennel tiles are perforated to allow for free water and air flow in wet environments. Plus, the tiles feature an anti-slip surface that will provide traction for feet and paws even when wet. Patio Outdoor dog kennel flooring tiles are simple to clean; just use a damp map and a common household cleaner. This dog kennel flooring idea comes in three attractive colors sure to make any space vibrant and inviting. It's plain to see why Patio Outdoor Tiles are one of Greatmats' most popular all-around products.

3. Outdoor Style: Artificial Grass Turf UltimatePet per SF

Real grass is time-consuming to maintain, especially with a bunch of pups doing everything in their power to make sure the grass does not carry on. However, there is something about the look and feel of grass that is hard to beat. Luckily, there is a way to have it all - the beauty and comfort of a lawn, without all of the hassle of one. UltimatePet Artificial Grass Turf yields the look and feel of a perfect lawn for an amazing natural, outdoorsy style. This dog kennel flooring is designed with UV inhibitors that guard each and every fiber from fading. In other words, the artificial grass stays vibrantly green. Artificial turf can be used both indoors and outdoors to enhance the feel and style of any dog kennel area. And no matter how hard they try, those dogs will not be able to dig a hole into this grass.

Not only does Artificial Grass Turf UltimatePet look amazing, it feel amazing as well. With a soft, cushioned and comfortable thatch, dogs will be excited to roll and run around on the pet friendly artificial turf. Further, each tile provides a 100 percent permeable backing that is guaranteed to drain cleaner than any other synthetic grass or real grass. An 8-year non-prorated warranty backs up the high quality of this dog kennel flooring idea.

4. Cleaning: Staylock Perforated Tile

Worried about puppy messes? Who isn't, really. Staylock Perforated Tiles will make that worry evaporate. These tiles are made of durable plastic material and designed for damp or wet environments. Tiles are super easy to clean and maintain. Because they are perforated, water drains right through the tiles while allowing air to flow underneath. These tiles also have an anti-fungal additive for additional safety and health benefits.

Staylock dog kennel flooring installs with a strong tab locking system that does not allow tiles to separate over time. These tiles can withstand the weight of furniture, playpens or dog crates. The non-slip surface provides traction when wet, and the anti-fatigue structure provides comfort for standing and walking. Plus, tiles feature an ATSM fall height rating of 20 inches, so you won't have to worry about rowdy puppy play. See the awesome things customers are saying about Staylock Perforated Tiles at Greatmats.

5. Durability: Sundance Mats 2x2 Ft x 3.4 Inch Interlocking Black

Last but not least, Black Punter Top dog kennel rubber flooring is some of the toughest on the market. These durable mats for dog runs are guaranteed to perform in harsh conditions. Designed for equine use, Punter Top tiles are made to stand up to heavy loads, dirt-prone environments and ongoing wear and tear. In addition to maximum durability, at 3/4 inches thick, tiles provide comfortable flooring to animals and handlers alike.

Despite the industry-strength status of these tiles, they are convenient to install. Tiles connect together with a straightforward interlocking connecting system that does not degrade no matter the number of installations. At 2 x 2 feet and 17 pounds each, these durable mats for dog runs are easy to handle and transport and if needed. These tiles need no extra care beyond hosing off or damp mopping with a neutral pH cleaner.

To Learn More

To navigate through even more outdoor and indoor dog kennel flooring ideas, check out Gym Rubber by Greatmats and get in touch with customer service. Friendly and supportive staff are on-call to help guide you through deciding between many incredible dog kennel flooring products.
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