Elite Dog Floor Options and Ideas from Greatmats Video

By Greatmats Staff Created: October, 2017 - Modified: July, 2021

Canine agility facilities require flooring that is built with the safety and performance of both the dog and handler in mind. At Greatmats, we are proud to offer a wide variety of dog agility mats which are ideal for any agility space. Agility mats are available in interlocking foam tiles and rubber mats. Designed for maximum comfort for trainers and dogs, Greatmats' dog agility mats provide a first-rate experience for both the animal and human.

When choosing agility flooring for your facility, you'll have three main options: foam agility tiles, rubber flooring, and artificial turf.

Foam tiles and mats are light and easily portable. They provide excellent cushion, making for a comfortable floor which you can stand and run on all day long. Foam flooring offers excellent shock absorption in the case of a slip or fall, and makes for a surface which is quite forgiving on the joints of both the dog and the handler.

Interlocking foam tiles are very easy to install - simply align the tiles and connect them together. The tiles fit together tightly, so they won't pull apart while in use. Foam tiles can be cut with a sharp utility knife for wall-to-wall installation, and installation is simple enough that it may be completed by a single person. Economical and practical, foam tiles are excellent choices for dog agility facilities.

Artificial turf also makes for an excellent agility mat. Artificial turf is eye-catching and creates a stunning flooring for both practice and competitions. Durable and slip-resistant, artificial turf gives you the beauty of grass without the maintenance. Artificial turf is available in both tiles and rolls, so you can choose the option that is best for your facility.

Rubber flooring is another popular option for dog training floor mats because of its excellent durability and strength. Rubber is a tougher flooring material than foam, so it won't show the wear that foam tiles may sustain from dog toenail punctures and scrapes. Rubber provides less cushion than foam, but still offers shock absorption to make for a comfortable and safe floor.