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Shelf liner types

PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:26 am
by Trinityv
I’m currently preparing to get my first beardie and I noticed a lot of people use tile/shelf liners as a substrate. I found this shelf liner on Amazon, any input on whether it would be a good choice? The description says it’s textured (so there shouldn’t be any issues with slipping) and easy to clean. Thanks in advance!
https://www.amazon.com/Bloss-Non-Adhesive-Anti-Bacterial-Anti-fouling-Multifunction/dp/B07P93TKTJ/ref=pd_aw_sbs_201_1/130-7457829-1098312?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B07P93TKTJ&pd_rd_r=cc42677d-4a7a-11e9-accb-f1fa22a3ddc9&pd_rd_w=0Ez9m&pd_rd_wg=fVs32&pf_rd_p=aae79475-6dc9-4a12-80e8-27b63108fa72&pf_rd_r=EP4N2NDWH9PB8R7995XY&psc=1&refRID=EP4N2NDWH9PB8R7995XY&th=1

Re: Shelf liner types

PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:31 am
by KarrieRee
I dont use the liner but instead have the tile --- as long as its nonadhesive i would think it would be fine- some others that have the liner can weigh in more on this subject
Karrie

Re: Shelf liner types

PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:12 am
by kmwilson042182
I was using tile and just recently switched to shelf liner. I will not be going back to tile. Shelf liner is a lot easier in my opinion. It costs $5 for a roll and that is enough for one of my 4’x2’ enclosures so it is cheap to do also, not that tile is expensive. My experience with tile is everything gets under it and liquids seep into the cracks so it was a constant battle cleaning. Much easier for the daily spot cleaning on the shelf liner. I even found some that looks like sand and is textured. The other upside I see is it adds a little cushion when my guy jumps around so I would have to think that is better for his joints. The plus for the tile was it kept his nails filed down nicely. They both work well, but I think I’m gonna stick with the shelf liner from here on out.

As long as you get a non adhesive shelf liner I think it is a solid choice.

Re: Shelf liner types

PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:25 am
by KarrieRee
I also found out that the tile has the cracks or groves for the watery/ urate substance as well so to eliviate that issue I started putting paper towels under the tile for the watery /urate to be absorbed --- and it worked so no more issue w/ the tile--- I just pull tile replace paper towel and clean the tile w/ the vinegar/ water mix--
Karrie

Re: Shelf liner types

PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:33 am
by kmwilson042182
Yeah I actually started doing that from your recommendation on another post and it does make things much easier when using the tile. Was a border line nightmare before putting the paper towels underneath especially after he had his hornworm treats. The paper towel underneath is a must in my opinion if you choose tile.

Re: Shelf liner types

PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:43 am
by Trinityv
kmwilson042182 wrote:I was using tile and just recently switched to shelf liner. I will not be going back to tile. Shelf liner is a lot easier in my opinion. It costs $5 for a roll and that is enough for one of my 4’x2’ enclosures so it is cheap to do also, not that tile is expensive. My experience with tile is everything gets under it and liquids seep into the cracks so it was a constant battle cleaning. Much easier for the daily spot cleaning on the shelf liner. I even found some that looks like sand and is textured. The other upside I see is it adds a little cushion when my guy jumps around so I would have to think that is better for his joints. The plus for the tile was it kept his nails filed down nicely. They both work well, but I think I’m gonna stick with the shelf liner from here on out.

As long as you get a non adhesive shelf liner I think it is a solid choice.


Thanks for the input! The shelf liner sounds like it will be a good choice.

Re: Shelf liner types

PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:23 am
by Terry15
I like the non adhesive shelf liner, easy to clean, cheap & bugs won’t get under it. Its also good for putting tile on top. I have a few pieces of slate tile on top.