When purchasing pet confinement solutions, it is vital to make sure that the surface that they are going to be on is as comfortable and sanitary as possible. While it may seem that the best thing is what mother nature provides is good enough, dirt turns into mud and grass harbors parasites to which you do not want your pet exposed. There are a ton of flooring options out there. You want to get the right flooring for your pet’s needs. If you are going to use an indoor system, you are going to want a cover that will function well in that environment. You may need a whole different setup for indoor versus outdoor use. The top ten kennel floorings have been collected here for your convenience.
10. DuraGrid DT40GRAY Outdoor Modular Interlocking Multi-Use Deck Tile
This flooring is designed to hold up well to UV lighting and high traffic areas. It is easy to set up, requiring no tools as it simply snaps together. It is slip-resistant and is anti-microbial. It resists mold, mildew, as well as most chemicals. The tiles allow you to decide how the area will look. Maybe you prefer a diamond shape versus a square. These versatile snap-together tiles can do that for you. Its best feature is that it is self-draining, which makes cleaning it a breeze. Just spray it down with a hose.
9. Groomer’s Best Floor Grate
Three inches high, this grate floor allows for substantial water drainage. The floor is made of High-density polyethylene plastic with stainless steel fasteners. A material made for grooming, this floor is good to use in areas that have a lot of moisture as it will allow for proper airflow, providing both comfort and cleanliness for your pet. This grate would be a perfect fit if you are setting up an area to groom your dog or are thinking about using out of doors. Some geographic areas are so humid that this would be an excellent fit for a shady place in a humid environment.
8. Open Top Pet Kennel With Grate Flooring, Tray, and Casters by Homey Pet
A pet kennel that can be moved on locking metal casters, this is perfect for use on solid floors indoors. This enclosure is made of steel and a removable plastic grid floor. The top comes off, making it ideal for small dogs. Some times small dogs have a problem with their nails catching on grid floors, and they experience discomfort on the grid floors. The tray can be placed inside of the kennel for increased comfort for the pet. It can also be placed outside the kennel for ease of cleaning. The steel used in the construction of this kennel has been coated with non-toxic hammer spray, which prevents rust. These kennels are also stackable. If stacking them, keep in mind that you should not stack the enclosures more than three high. The higher you go, the more risk of instability you run.
7. Guardian EcoGuard Indoor Wiper Floor Mat
This flooring option is eco-friendly. It is made of recycled plastic and rubber. The carpet side is made from recycled water bottles, and the backside is made from recycled tires. This bi-level design will trap dirt and debris below the surface to keep your pet comfortably clean. The cleaning of this floor is super easy. Just shake out, vacuum, or hose off. The carpet is very absorbent. A one year warranty covers this flooring for workmanship and materials and measures four feet by six feet.
6. Upgrade Non-Slip Dog Pads
These pee pads are 72 inches by 72 inches. They are reusable, washable, very absorbent, and waterproof. They are very porous, holding up to eight cups of liquid. They kill odors and have no leakage leaving puppies dry all night. The non-slip rubber backing makes sure the potty pads stay in place. These pads are reusable for up to 300 washings. These pads will hold up to the puppy chewing phase. The light grey color will fit right in regardless of most paint choices you have now and in the future.
5. Open Top Pet Kennel With Grate Flooring, Tray, and Casters by Homey Pet
A pet kennel that can be moved on locking metal casters, this is perfect for use on solid floors indoors. The kennel is made of steel and a removable plastic grid floor. The top comes off, making it ideal for small dogs. The tray can be placed outside the kennel for ease of cleaning. It can also be placed inside of the kennel for increased comfort for the pet. All of the steel used in the construction of this kennel has been coated with non-toxic hammer spray that prevents rust. These kennels are also stackable.
4. Rubber-Cal “Tuff-N-Lastic” Floor Runners
These rubber mats are ⅛ inches thick and 48 inches wide and come in eight lengths to accommodate most needs. They are waterproof and can hold up well outside with constant exposure to sun, rain, and snow. Indoor, they mitigate damage to high traffic areas. This is an easy do it yourself solution to your needs for pet flooring. The pebble top makes it a non-slip surface on surfaces that deal with excessive moisture frequently. These kennel floorings are also eco-friendly because all of these mats are made with reclaimed rubber from used tires.
3. Rubber-Cal “Diamond Plate” Rubber Flooring
This kennel flooring comes in 3mm x 4ft x 3ft rolls. This flooring solution is very impact resistant. It has a raised diamond design that allows for easy drainage for liquids, and aids in traction. It is very easy to install. These mats are made of 100% synthetic rubber, and when a double-sided adhesive is used, they remain nicely in place. They can be used outside or in. They are the right choice if you are planning on having kennel space inside and out as it will give your pets an area that they can use to get dry before coming into the house.
2. Rubber Floor Tiles
These are green interlocking tiles. They are 11.75 x 11.75 and ideal for frequently wetted surfaces. They whisk away liquids lessening the possibility of mold or mildew forming where your pet is. They require no tools for setup and can easily be moved and cleaned. They are dishwasher safe, so sanitizing them is a breeze, which is essential if your pet has been sick, and you need to disinfect their area. These tiles allow excellent airflow so your pet can cool off better in the summer, and dry off faster in the winter.
1. Rubber Floor Tiles
This is a set of nine tiles that interlock. They measure 11.5 inches x 11.5 inches and are 15mm thick. They can be cut to fit anywhere. If your kennel area is odd-shaped, this would be an ideal solution. They provide excellent traction in areas that are frequently wet. These tiles need no tools to install, are UV resistant, and are weatherproof if you need to use them outside. They are also dishwasher safe for easy sterilization should the need arise that you might need to disinfect them.