How thick should rubber flooring be for dog daycares?

By Lisa Hobbie Created: January, 2020 - Modified: April, 2024

Dog daycares are great facilities that provide dogs and their owners a safe and fun environment when time away from home and owner are necessary. 

Boarding a dog may be stressful, but dog daycares are actually great for pets. They provide dogs opportunities for socialization with other dogs and humans, and they provide peace of mind for the owner who likely doesn’t want to leave their pet unattended or crated all day. 

Because these facilities provide different spaces for different purposes, flooring is also likely different in each of these spaces.

A perfect choice for dog daycare facilities is rubber flooring. The best thickness is 3/8 inch or even 8mm. For more protection, some dog daycares opt for 1/2 inch rubber flooring. Sometimes, 1/4 inch rubber flooring is used for lighter use.

Greatmats has numerous rubber flooring for dog daycare options, all of various sizes, designs, and thicknesses, with suitable options for each and every area of the facility.

⅜ Inch Dog Daycare Rubber Flooring Rolls

3/8 inch Thick Rubber Floor for Dog Daycare

Greatmats has a number of rubber flooring options that are ⅜ inches thick, such as the Geneva Rubber Rolls. These rolls have a low rubber odor and are designed for home and commercial gyms - making them extremely tough and durable. 

They are made in the USA from recycled rubber content. At this thickness, the rubber floor will lie flat and will not curl.

See how Rio Gran Training Boarding and Daycare uses the ⅜ inch thick rolled rubber flooring.

¼ Inch Thick Rubber Flooring for Dog Daycare

1/4 inch Thick Rubber Floor for Dog Doggie Daycare
Many rubber flooring rolls are ¼ inch in thickness. This is a budget-friendly option.

Rubber flooring rolls will stand the test of time and not become damaged by puppy paws or the inevitable accidents. When it does get wet, it still prevents slips, and cleanup is a breeze with the ability to simply sweep, mop, spot scrub, or vacuum as needed. 

This rubber flooring for dog daycares is very dense and durable, providing a firm yet forgiving footing for the dogs. It acts as a sound dampener and slight thermal insulator, too, making the environment more pleasant for everyone involved. 

Greatmats rolled rubber products are made in the USA of low odor, recycled rubber.

A rolled rubber flooring is relatively easy to install over concrete, ceramic tile, or any other hard and smooth surface. 

The flooring is simply unrolled and cut to fit the space using a utility knife and straight edge. Double sided floor tape or adhesive can be used to attach the rolls to the subfloor. Installing rolled rubber over wood can be done, but you'll generally want a protective paper underlayment between the wood and rubber to prevent chemical reactions with finishes on the wood. 

1/2 Inch Rubber Dog Daycare Flooring

Heavy Duty Rubber Mats for Dog Daycare Flooring
For a heavy duty rubber floor, the Rubber Rolls in 1/2 inch are an excellent choice. These deliver a high level of durability.

If you plan to use heavy equipment on top of the flooring or expect a higher level of abuse in this space, the 1/2 inch thickness is up to the challenge.  

They provide a great floor for a pen, crates, cages, or kennels that would be comfortable, yet, easy to clean.

Greatmats - Many Options for Dog Daycare Floors

There’s no doubt, when it comes to flooring for a dog daycare, rubber tops the list of the best options and you can choose the thickness according to your specific needs. It is comfortable for the pets and pet sitters, stain resistant, scratch resistant, slip resistant, waterproof, and easy to keep clean. Rubber is also very durable and able to withstand heavy traffic from relentless paws, toenails, and claws. 

Although rubber may seem like the obvious choice for dog daycare flooring, Greatmats offers numerous options that would be suitable for flooring in performance based areas of a dog daycare. From dog agility mats, foam mats, artificial pet turf, and so much more, the options Greatmats offers do go far beyond rubber. 

If you’re curious about the flooring options, including the pros and cons to each, give Greatmats a call and discuss your ideas with a friendly and knowledgeable customer service rep! Rest assured that when you purchase from Greatmats, you will be getting the best in quality, pricing, and service.