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We have a mudroom and the dogs have an indoor/outdoor dog run setup they use, so they aren't tracking mud/snow/dirt all over the place.

The kennel deck 'tiles' look like they'd be a perfect solution to saving the floors, making them more comfortable and reducing the smell factor vs. carpet. Right now not a huge deal as the floors are a disaster anyway, but the carpet isn't easy to keep clean and dry.

Anyway has anyone tried these? Comments? My one concern is if they do spill water or are wet, or pee (because walking the 12 feet to the dog door sometimes is too hard :wink:) or whatever, these would allow the liquid to drain, but I don't want it draining and then not being able to dry underneath....

What about other similar products? There's one that's less money but I'm not sure if it's as good....
 

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For wooden floors, I believe that there is a polyurethane (?) sealant that is tough enough for claws and waterproof.
 

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I'm not sure I'd use them indoors, because of the pee factor. Outside where it can be rinsed away by rain or baked away by the sun, no biggie. Indoors it'll really stink. Especially if there's carpet underneath. If they're easy to pick up for cleaning, maybe it would work.
 

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Right now the room is wood with two layers of stick on tile. In most places anyway. Between dog water spills and that room freezing from time to time the tiles are not holding up! We just replaced the windows so that's one problem solved, the roof was redone last fall and they are coming out to repair one leak as well. Next month the project will be to go under the room (it was a deck that they built a room onto, but not well) and jack the floor up so it's stable then insulate and then redo the floor. It will be lino but for the section the dogs are in and out of, we want to put down something that will be better - more padding and drainage than just the lino.

I'm also going to check out the composite deck products and see, if it's reasonable to build them a raised deck with something. Still leaning towards the tiles unless I find a great deal, since those would be easy to clean (I think they're six pounds for a 2x4 foot section, fit together and come apart without a problem, so I could in winter take them all into the bathtub and clean as needed) and I could in theory take some to use at dog shows to keep them clean as well.... hmm...
 
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