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Losthwy
05-06-2007, 06:44 PM
I saw an ad at Entry Express for Nat's Mats, which are mats for dog boxes. Anyone who has used these mats what do you think of these?

Martha Lancaster
05-06-2007, 07:05 PM
I have Nat's Mats in my dog's wire crates. The mats are easy to clean, and have held up well for 3 years. I like them. :)

Ken Archer
05-06-2007, 07:16 PM
I've put wet dogs in a plastic Pet-Mate kennel with one of the Nat's Mats on the floor and, an hour later, the dog was clean and dry. All the moisture and dirt goes under the mat. I love them. They'd be a bargain at twice the price.

Rick Hall
05-06-2007, 07:18 PM
I have two of the hard rubber version: one in my indoor wet dog and puppy containment crate and another that spent the season on my blind's dog stand, so they'd not have to lay in cold water. Only had 'em since late last summer, but am pleased so far.

wenglish
05-07-2007, 08:30 AM
I have 4 in my pet mate kennels, they work great, easy to clean and keeps your dog dry.. What I did do was drill drainage holes in the kennels to drain the water...

Sunrise
05-07-2007, 11:25 AM
I have had them in all of my crates since they first came out. Still use the first one I bought, and they are all still in good shape. They really help the dogs dry off when you put them in the crate wet. Nice when you come out of the marsh and have to drive 4 hours back to the house.

Boomer
05-07-2007, 11:51 AM
Had them for about a year in my dog box and they are great

Eric Johnson
05-07-2007, 12:19 PM
You can get the same thing from Dri-Deck... http://www.dri-dek.com/

Eric

Tim West
05-07-2007, 03:15 PM
No, they are NOT the same thing.

I had dry dek and the material has hard nubs on them. The dogs chewed them up easily.

I have two Nats Mats which do much better and are a better product.

Eric Johnson
05-07-2007, 03:37 PM
I was going by the appearance on the web-site. Since I need a crate mat or two, perhaps I'll give then a try.

Eric

Ted Shih
05-07-2007, 03:39 PM
I am not sure whether I prefer Nat's Mats or rubber mats.

NM are lighter and so it is easier to pull them out and clean them. But, they tend to pull apart and need to be put back together. And I think they are slicker than the rubber when the dogs are wet.

I am not sure that they are worth the cost.

Polock
05-07-2007, 03:53 PM
I tend to agree with Ted, they may be a nice product but at $35.00 bucks a pop, just a little hard for me to swallow.

Prefer the rubber mats and at around $7.00 each it's alot cheaper to fill a trailer full of dawg holes, especially if ya need to replace any........... :)

Mark Littlejohn
05-07-2007, 04:01 PM
I've turned most everyone in our club on to the commercial kitchen floor mat material. You can buy a 3' x 3' square at Lowe's for $20. I've had mine for 3+ years. Made of thick rubber, it doesn't rot, tear, or chew. Easy to cut with a utility knife. Has holes for drainage, and a little bit of give. Also put it on the 4-wheeler instead of the diamond wire so the dog's toenails don't get hung. Best dog bargain I've ever found, so don't tell Lowes that this stuff has other uses!!!!

Here's the Lowe's listing: William Goodacre & Sons 3' x 3' Anti-Fatigue Industrial Mat.
www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=155419-20787-0516836&lpage=none

Charles C.
05-07-2007, 04:04 PM
I've turned most everyone in our club on to the commercial kitchen floor mat material. You can buy a 3' x 3' square at Lowe's for $20. I've had mine for 3+ years. Made of thick rubber, it doesn't rot, tear, or chew. Easy to cut with a utility knife. Has holes for drainage, and a little bit of give. Also put it on the 4-wheeler instead of the diamond wire so the dog's toenails don't get hung. Best dog bargain I've ever found, so don't tell Lowes that this stuff has other uses!!!!

Here's the Lowe's listing: William Goodacre & Sons 3' x 3' Anti-Fatigue Industrial Mat.
www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=155419-20787-0516836&lpage=none

I use one of those as a line mat. They're great. My dogs probably wouldn't chew it, but I can imagine some dogs would if it were used in a box or trailer.

FOM
05-07-2007, 04:14 PM
I use one of those as a line mat. They're great. My dogs probably wouldn't chew it, but I can imagine some dogs would if it were used in a box or trailer.

Same here - line mat....haven't had one chew one up yet ;) but then again if they did I'd have to reinforce sit-smack-sit with the heeling stick!

FOM

Angie B
05-07-2007, 04:50 PM
The anti-fatigue mats from Lowes I use for line mats. For my dog boxes I use the harder Nat Mats. Cattle/horse stall mats I too tried. Again the dogs would chew them, plus when they were wet and the temp was hot some dogs would break out in a rash from them.

The best for me are the nat mats.

Angie

Losthwy
05-07-2007, 06:23 PM
I ordered some from www.duragrid.com . The look soft like rubber and cost a bit less.

Polock
05-07-2007, 06:31 PM
Exact same mat I use as a line mat........perfect size.......perfect price... :wink: