Plastic flooring for dog kennel


Plastic flooring for dog kennel

I am looking to upgrade to plastic tile flooring, but am wondering what is in the recommended plastic flooring and which type will last the longest and give the best finish in the long run. I was thinking 4 by 8 tile type, or similar, for the dog run area.

I live in a mobile home and would rather not use carpet, if possible, if that is the most durable type. I am pretty experienced with floors and know the importance of the installation, which is why I did not use carpet for my garage flooring.

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I like the look and feel of tile. It is also very durable.

I'd also look for hard plastic tile. Vinyl is nice too, but it's more fragile than hard plastic tile and if the dog chews at it, you will see scratches in the vinyl. You won't see scratches on plastic tile.

Some other suggestions: I like the look and feel of concrete tile. It is similar in appearance to a traditional stone tile. Concrete tiles have the advantage that they can be stained like a concrete floor. This is especially nice if you plan to stain your floor later.

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The only reason to use plastic flooring is if you are going to stain it. If it's to be bare, vinyl or concrete tiles are the way to go. If it's going to be a place where the dog walks a lot, then it needs to be either of the two mentioned above. My suggestion would be to use either vinyl or concrete tile.

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I have a couple of areas in the house that are concrete tile and one that is carpeted. The carpeted area is where our dog sleeps and runs around a lot. If there is a high volume of traffic through the carpeted area the concrete tile under the carpet is worn. In my mind there is nothing wrong with concrete tile and I like the look. However, I think that you would be more comfortable with a hard surface. For example the floor under the carpet in our house is vinyl flooring.

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I would just check with your local pet store as well. There is a lot of different makes and models of tiles there. They are probably going to have better information than a bunch of strangers on the internet.

If you have an open area, concrete tile is very durable, especially if you make sure to have no loose dirt around. However, it does not look as nice as vinyl tile. A lot of manufacturers produce carpet tiles. Many will even allow you to custom cut them to fit. The advantage of carpet tiles is that they tend to be very dense. The price is usually about the same as vinyl. A lot of stores will have it available at the time you are looking.

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i agree with you. you need hard surface. vinyl is not a great option if you are going to be running it over like a floor. I had a friend with an older dog who had a concrete floor and the dog wore right through it (which you don't notice unless you walk around it). my friend just replaced it with linoleum.

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I've been looking for a good hard surface under the tiles for my doberman and I found a good place.I was going to have them place some concrete flooring in for that area to protect it from wearing through.I'll post a picture when it's installed.

It seems in the end to be the right solution.I just did not know where to get the concrete flooring in a small area.And if you have a good one where they cut it by the number you need. And you'll need it cut too.

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Originally Posted by doggonepaw

I've been looking for a good hard surface under the tiles for my doberman and I found a good place.I was going to have them place some concrete flooring in for that area to protect it from wearing through.I'll post a picture when it's installed.

It seems in the end to be the right solution.I just did not know where to get the concrete flooring in a small area.And if you have a good one where they cut it by the number you need. And you'll need it cut too.

When you have the concrete place it on a pallet (like the ones with the pallets on them) and put the pallet on there and set a block on top of it. Then when it is installed place the pallet on the floor when it comes time to change the tiles.

It will hold up well to the dogs, and if it needs to be replaced you can use the same pallet.

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Thanks for the help, that gives me a great idea. I'm going to do that tonight.

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Originally Posted by doggonepaw

When you have the concrete place it on a pallet (like the ones with the pallets on them) and put the pallet on there and set a block on top of it. Then when it is installed place the pallet on the floor when it comes time to change the tiles.

It will hold up well to the dogs, and if it needs to be replaced you can use the same pallet.

I actually don't need a concrete floor, I am going to just put down a little padding.I did have a pallet laying around so it fits that as well. Thanks for the help.

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I just did a google search for 'durabond plastic flooring' and the best site I came up with was

I ordered a roll of the flooring from the link (the link is only for a particular brand, the rest were pretty poor, too thick, or thin, with too many holes in them, etc) that I received here in the USA. There's lots of good sites on the world wide web, I just searched for one of those words and this site is at the top of the page. The floor will be under the dogs, a little over 4 feet tall. I haven't heard of any problems with this plastic, they claim no pets get injured on it. I'll add more information as I get more info.

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I also do not want it to be something that will hurt the dogs when they shake, so another factor to consider.

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It will hold up well to the dogs, and if it needs to be replaced you can use the same pallet.

That is a great idea! The pallet will be about 4 feet long. I was just hoping to get the dog kennel up and running before I ordered the flooring.

But what you just said about the pallet being reusable, and the floor being under the dogs I am going to do some more research. The dogs are a mix of two different


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