Dog room flooring?

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  1. AgilityPup

    AgilityPup Agility freak!

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    Since we got all moved into our new place, and I have a whole room dedicated to the dogs, I am wanting to lay some flooring that will be better on them when they're laying and playing on it. Was thinking about the coloured puzzle mats from walmart... and was wondering if anyone had any ideas where to get them in bulk cheap? Thanks!
     
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    I was about to suggest those colored puzzle mats! We have them at the store where I work (dog store) in a small room, great because they are soft but super easy to clean/disinfect (hose em down if they are outdoors, swiffer/wipe down indoors)

    These are the exact ones we have (as I ordered them) http://www.amazon.com/We-Sell-Mats-Anti-Fatigue-Interlocking/dp/B0012KUDPE/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1400462711&sr=8-3&keywords=child+floor+mats

    As for cheaper I have no idea but I will tell you that at first, we tried the walmart kind (not sure which we just grabbed the least expensive ones) and the interlocking parts wore down with pulling up to clean...which made the pieces kind of stick up, messes got between the gaps, dogs got the idea it wasn't just floor and you could pull it up... and it sort of ruined the floors because we THOUGHT we were wiping up water but really it was seeping down and just kind of living underneath it was just not a good time.
    So just be careful with that!

    We have to pull them up nightly to clean them/floor under them because strange dogs come in/out, but I think you could easily get away with not doing that with clean pet dogs in a home. Just spot clean and perhaps check on it
     
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    watch out the colored puzzle mats are soft and some dogs like to chew them .....if you have a big dog he might tear them apart they are only good for small dogs. i use thick rubber mats used in gyms
     
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    Are you wanting something you can pull up or a more permanent flooring option?
     
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    If the room is fairly small I would go to an 'end of the roll' or equivalent and buy a Lino remnant, if you get the thick kind you don't glue it or roll it or anything, just lay it, cut it and it's done, and it can be removed just as easily.
     
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    I have the puzzle mats for my 'dog room' and they've actually worked just fine for us so far!

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    I got enough of the puzzle mats to do the room. Simi is very pleased lol
     

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