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    Craigslist, eBay and yard sales!!!! Feel free to PM with questions.

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    Seems we've gotten off on how to raise them. Anyone have experience with ceramic tile being used in the puppy areas? I'm concerned about keeping the grout lines clean.

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    I really like Scotty's speckled flooring. I believe its non-porous, has traction for pups, and very easy to clean.
    I could be wrong, but I feel as though most ceramic tile is too slick.
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    Has anyone ever had any issues whelping pups in a laundry room or in the same area as washer/dryer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamee Strange View Post
    Has anyone ever had any issues whelping pups in a laundry room or in the same area as washer/dryer?
    Nope, that's where my very first litter was raised. I would be aware of covering any hazards or small gaps they could wedge into if they escaped the whelping box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Maddox View Post
    I really like Scotty's speckled flooring. I believe its non-porous, has traction for pups, and very easy to clean.
    I could be wrong, but I feel as though most ceramic tile is too slick.
    I've seen tile with some texture to it and in my mind, it can't be much worse than slick concrete. Just concerned that the grout would become a time killer trying to keep clean. And I think it looks very nice from a customer standpoint.

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    I agree that a nice tile would look very nice. I think that you can buy a really good seal for the grout.
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    That's what I need to search out...a GOOD sealer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad B View Post
    That's what I need to search out...a GOOD sealer.
    Use a colored grout........maybe a cream/tan shades of tile with chocolate colored grout then seal. Just make sure surface is not too slick. Pups need to get good traction.

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    Since I don't have a room, what I do is use a vinyl remnant from Lowes. The one's I like best are those that are not textured for easy cleanup. I get a new one for each litter. Ceramic would be great, but how slick is it going to be? That said, the kennel floors are concrete with stain over them and they do well with them....
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