Questions and answers
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.
Is there a danger that dogs get caught with their claws "between the mats"?
This has not happened in recent years. The serration is definitly tight enought that no claw injuries can occur.
Do the dogs have enough "grip" to do fast sports?
The ultimate test was made in DogFrisbeeSport where the dogs sprint, jump, 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 pleased with the DogSportFloors.
Important to know:
In new condition the mats are slightly "slippery". The more often they are used, the more grip they get.
Are the mats resistend to water and other liquids?
No. The mats do not store water and do not let it through - except slightly 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 fluids 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). As a result 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, some "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/surface 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 evenl 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).
Contact & Order
Do you have any questions, suggestions or would you like more information?
Would you like to order dog sports flooring?
We are looking forward to your Email: info_at_b4animals.de
Your call or your WhatsApp: +49 (0) 171/8320079
We would be happy to make you an offer to match your wishes (quantity, color, delivery location) and send it to you.
Would you like to hold a piece of dog sports floor in your hands?
Of course you can get a soil sample by post.