There are two types of flooring you can put in a dog kennel. You can either get instant flooring of some sort, and there are a wide varieties of types available, or you can put a cement floor down where you want the dog kennel to be. However, while cement may have its advantages in some situations, Instant kennel flooring has many advantages of its own and is a very popular item among dog owners. For one, it is economical to purchase. For another it is easy to lay down, and can be put down either right on the grass or on a cement floor (while a dog could just sleep on the cement floor, some dog owners like to put instant flooring on top of this to make it more comfortable for their pet). Yet another advantage is that if you move houses, or go to visit friends, or even if you just want to move the kennel to a different area of the yard, instant flooring can be simply picked up and put where you want it to go, or packed and taken with you.
Instant flooring is made either out of rubber, or a harder substance. In either case, the material should be self draining, which is good â€“ then you do not have to worry about keeping your kennel floor dry. You should watch out for this one, however, if you happen to be setting instant kennel flooring on a cement kennel floor â€“ the cement will absorb the moisture from the self draining tiles, which is not really very good for the cement. You can either buy this flooring as tiles, which you put together and set down, or as a flooring sheet made to certain specifications (it goes without saying that you will want to make sure to measure the floor area of your kennel before you purchase or order this). If you buy tiles and they are a bit too big, it is possible to simply cut them to make them fit the dog kennel floor area.
Once you have your instant dog kennel flooring, you simply need to put it down. Yes, it is actually just that simple, unless you have bought the type of instant flooring that needs pegs driven down at the corners which is also very simple to set up. On a separate note, if you have bought rubber flooring, the kind that comes as tiles in particular, you will want to make sure that your pet cannot get ahold of a corner, or any part of it, to get into its mouth to chew on. Dogs just love to chew rubber and if it can will wreak the rubber flooring in no time, although it is possible to set your rubber flooring in such a way that the dog cannot get ahold of it to chew on, and it does have the added advantage of being a bit more comfortable than a harder substance.