Hi, I was just wondering where people buy their lino or slate type flooring for leopard geckos from? And are heat mats still effective underneath these types of flooring? Thanks :2thumb:
Thermostats are absolutely essential irrespective of the substrate being used (indeed, they should be used for all artificial heat sources).Try b&q or some DIY/home wear shop. You might be able to get cut offs of Lino for cheap. Slate is brilliant but you MUST have your mat linked to a thermostat for slate. Slate conducts heat extremely well and can burn your reptile if not monitored, I'm speaking from experience as my Leo wouldn't go anywhere neat her slate when i didn't have a stat, I then touched the slate and it was to hot for me to even touch. So yea thermostat always!!
I use slate tiles too, I work on sites sometimes, so I can blag them easy, just wash, disinfect and sand the edges as mentioned aboveOP: I use slate roof tiles for my leo vivs, which I nabbed for free when a relative was having their house reroofed. It might be worth contacting local roofing companies to see you if can blag any surplus / broken tiles (for the latter, just make sure you smooth off any sharp / rough edges before using them).