Do the dogs burn their paws?
In the past few years this has not been the case with any of the dogs. Neither with the Frisbee dogs, nor with the other dog athletes.
How high is the danger that dogs get caught with their claws "between the mats"?
This has also not happened in recent years. The teeth are so tight that no claw injuries occurred.
Do the dogs have enough "grip" to do fast sports?
The "endurance test" was made in DogFrisbee. Here the dogs sprint, stop and turn extremely to get to the Frisbee slices. At major animal events, DogDancer, THSler, Hoopers fans, trick doggers and JAD athletes also used the floor and were very enthusiastic about the properties of the mats.
The mats are brand new "slippery". The more open they are used, the easier they become.
Are the mats permeable to water?
No. The mats do not store water and do not let it through - except minimally at the connecting edges. So far, this has proven to be very effective, since "accidental pippis" do not pull into the ground and provide a permanent source of odor, but can be wiped off.
How can the mats be cleaned?
Wiping, scrubbing and also high-pressure cleaners are possible. The use of "sharp" cleaning agents is not possible as this will damage the material.
Do the mats fade due to sunlight?
Yes, if the mats are permanently exposed to the sun, the color loses its luminosity. However, solar radiation does not harm the material itself.
Are the mats weatherproof?
Yes, to a certain degree. We deliberately stored a mat outdoors for one year (wind, sun, snow, rain, ice, heat and cold). After that, the mat was paler, but the material was still in very good condition.
Can I also train on the mats when they are wet?
Who e.g. works with the mats outdoors, will not enjoy the mats in the rain. Wetness makes the mats slippery and dog paws no longer find a grip. Dried ("flitsche", wiper, mop), however, the mats can be played directly again (and clean).
How well do the mats withstand dog claws?
If the mats are used heavily, one or the other "scratches" cannot be avoided. However, these are usually max. 1 mm deep and will not damage the mat. However, permanent and serious "digging" or even "gnawing" on the mats should be avoided - they cannot withstand them.
What should the floor be like on which the mats lie?
The floor should be dry to avoid mold / mildew under the mats. The floor should also be as level as possible. What the flat floor is made of is irrelevant (= smoothly shaken gravel, paving stones, tar, concrete, tiles, laminate, carpet, etc. is best suited).
Fitting a meadow area with mats is not recommended because the ground is too soft and has too many bumps, so that the floor becomes "spongy" and the meshing of the mats is not optimal.
Laying the mats on sandy ground is NOT recommended. Sand on the mats make them very smooth (similar to roll splits when driving).