Undecided as to what is the best flooring option for your dog kennel and run? With the multitude of flooring options available these days, it can be hard to decide on this. Sometimes you will have to base your decision on your budget or in other situations the length of time your pet spends in the run may be the deciding factor.Below are 5 Best Dog Kennel Floorings Reviewed To Make Sure Your Pet Is Safe And Comfortable

1 .Grass and Dirt

If your a dog will spend a lot of time on the run, It’s advisable you just leave grass and dirt down. For one thing, your pet will soon run the grass down till you have large patches of dirt. Dirt gets wet and finally turns to mud. Or, in dryer climates, having large exposed sections of dirt will leave you with a real problem with dust. Not only does it look unsightly but it is pretty unpractical and hard to keep your dog clean. Dirt also is an excellent breeding ground for mites and fleas and other undesirable pests.

Dog urine is also very strong, and no matter how hard you try to keep the run looking nice and grassy it’s obvious there will be patches where ever the dog relieves himself.

2. Gravel

Pea gravel works quite nicely, and I have seen it used in some pens, even used it myself on occasion. There are a couple of cautions though, if you’re planning on having puppies in pen you might want to avoid using gravel as they can have a bad habit of eating the gravel and ending up with a blocked intestine. Even older dogs sometimes like to chew on things, so if that’s your dog avoid this material.

The gravel needs to be raked from time to time, as it tends to gravitate towards the outer edges of the pen or builds up in one spot. So, to keep it level you need to keep it raked.

It’s fairly easy to keep clean, and porous enough for the urine to go straight through it. So, it is a viable option for reasonably cheap flooring.

3. Cement

My favorite is cement. Why? Because it’s easy to clean and hose off, the dogs seem to like running on it, and if it’s sealed urine properly doesn’t seep into it. It can be quite cold for your pets in winter, so you might want to invest in some stable mats to lay down in areas where the dog rests, and have the original dog kennel flooring built up out of wood so they can rest up off the cold cement.

4. Plastic flooring – they are made of dense flooring crafted from plastic. Like the cement, fortunately, they are popular amidst dog owners all around the United Areas.

5. Instant Flooring – these are the least complicated flooring to install. This is also cheap. It offers your dog flooring in a jiffy. It’s comfortable, and also you could bring it anywhere.

Deciding on the best type of flooring for your pup is essential, depending on your finances and the sort of flooring that this individual needs. So you better choose it well.

Author's Bio: 

My name is Elaine and I'm a self proclaimed "do it yourself addict". I am the mother of the best 11 year old boy ever and my husband's not too shabby either