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Flooring for kitchen and hall

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Claire Bostock, Aug 1, 2018.


  1. Claire Bostock

    Claire Bostock PetForums Newbie

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    I have two large lab crossbreed and one has already at aged 3 had a cruciate ligament operation and a fractured tibia they literally throw themselves around and although the best behaved dogs seem to lack any caution when it comes to their bodies. I’m struggling to find a suitable none slip flooring suitable for a kitchen many forums say that natural stone or wood is okay but I’ve known both of mine to slip on these surfaces. My lab poodle cross walks on his tippy toes more than the other and is prone to slip. I’ve thought about a sisal anywhere carpet but can’t find anyone who has used it with dogs. Any suggestions please?
     
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    kimthecat PetForums VIP

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    Ive not used sisal . It looks like it hasa good grip .
    Would an ordinary kitchen carpet be any good ? You can get them from carpetright. Perhaps not practical but they are replaceable.
     
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    NFC slave PetForums Senior

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    If you use carpet tiles they can be lifted individually for cleaning and the odd one can be replaced if necessary. Sometimes you can buy second hand industrial carpet tiles cheaply which are pretty good value and hard wearing
     
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    Good old lino is my favourite.

    It’s the only thing I’ve found that isn’t slippery and it’s easy to keep clean.

    You can get good quality, thick ones with either realistic wood or tile patterns.

    There is also special kitchen carpet called Floatex.
     
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    Lol i remember Flotex!! Like waterproof carpet tiles - don't they use them in nursing homes still?

    That would be ideal if you can still get it.
     
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