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Slippery walkways? Claw problems? The solution: KRAIBURG rubber floorings for healthy claws and slip

Walking & milking areas

Safety & healthy claws

20 years ago, soft walking in dairy cattle barns began with the KURA mat. Since then, the KRAIBURG walking area mats have been developed on a continuous basis and have beenspecially adapted to the natural needs of cattle: they are animal-friendly soft, improve claw health and sure-footedness. The cows respond with higher activity and better productivity. Lameness-free cows are more fertile and save a lot of work and costs. Animal-friendly walking areas pay off quickly!

20 years of soft walking: a lot has happened...

We look back at the 20-year history of our walkway mats: See how it all began and what is possible today. Come with us on a short journey through time, visit the rubber mat production as well as farmers who report on their experiences.

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Drastic reduction of claw damage


after 12 months on KURA S

(compared to concrete slatted floor)

Source: Benz, 2002

Due to improved walking comfort

ca. 3.3 % MORE MILK

per year

Source: Eelkema et al., 2004


on KURA rubber flooring


than on concrete

Source: Platz et al., 2007 

Walking distance covered

on KURA rubber flooring

4 km PER DAY

= natural walking distance on pasture

Source: Platz et al., 2007 


on KURA rubber flooring

39 days SHORTER

than on concrete

= Cost savings of almost 2 × return to oestrus

Source: Platz et al., 2007 

Costs for a lameness

= Ø 400 Euros

Source: Dolecheck, Bewley, 2018 

  • claw sinks in
  • hollow gives support
  • cow feels safe

KRAIBURG walking area flooring – advantages at a glance

Our mats, specially developed for the walking area are thought through to the smallest details and have already proven themselves millions of times in practice.

  • Animal-friendly soft & claw-friendly
  • Slip-resistant
  • Noise and stress reducing
  • Solid and thick mats
    › permanently stable in position and form
  • Puzzle compensates for natural thermal expansion
    › practically a jointless floor area
  • Easy to install
  • Compatible with vehicle traffic
  • Suitable for both new construction and renovation
  • The convenient product for every area in the barn
    › custom-fit puzzled mats for paved/concrete walking areas
    › tailor-made for slatted floors

The specialties – KRAIBURG walking area flooring can do more!

Claw abrasion & improved grip

Die Spezialität von KRAIBURG Stallgummimatten am Laufgang mit Korund: Klauenabrieb und verbesserte Rutschsicherheit

Klaue auf KRAIBURG Stallgummimatte am Laufgang mit Korund: für Trittsicherheit und Klauenabrieb im Rinderstall

Abrasive walking area mats create optimized claw abrasion, very similar to conditions in nature, where sandy constituents in the elastic soil ensure that horn formation and abrasion are kept balanced.

Walking area flooring with abrasive surface

With pediKURA, profiKURA and EMIRA the abrasive corundum is incorporated into the surface and thereby promotes gentle claw abrasion. The corundum also supports even better slip resistance with animal-friendly softness.

Abrasive corundum

› The second hardest mineral after diamond
› Does not react with acids and bases: best precondition for use in slurry environments
› Patented technology which has been well-proven in the KRAIBURG group for many years
› An exceptionally high level of sure-footedness has been proven in practice

After a few weeks in use:

The little corundum stones become visible and the abrasive corundum unfolds its full effect.

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Expert knowledge on claw abrasion

What makes walking areas slip-resistant?

Dry claws & emission reduction

Die Spezialität von KRAIBURG Stallgummimatte am Laufgang: Reduktion von Ammoniak-Emissionen und trockene Klauen

KRAIBURG Stallgummimatten am Laufgang können Ammoniak-Emissionen reduzieren und sorgen für trockenere Klauen

How can ammonia emissions be reduced?

  • rapid urine draining, thereby quick separation of faeces and urine, combined with
    frequent cleaning (at least every 2 hours)
  • minimizing of soiled surfaces, e. g. with elevated feed stalls
  • with structured exercise yards
Our solutions to reduce ammonia emissions

Paved / concrete floors

  • profiKURA P (for walking alleys on cross slope with urine-collecting gutter in the middle)

  • profiKURA 3D (with 3 % cross slope in the mat)

Slatted floors

  • KURA SB curved surface with 5 % slope towards the slit
  • EMIRA curved surface with 3 % slope towards the slit and 75 % slit reduction

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Emission reduction in the walkway

Dry walking areas

Explore the products:

Our walking alley mats for use with manure removal system ensure safety and healthy claws. They are animal-friendly soft and slip-resistant.

Our comfort mats for milking areas and crossing passages ensure safety and healthy claws. They are animal-friendly soft and promote better sure-footedness.

Our slat mats are individually tailor-made, animal-friendly soft and slip-resistant. They promote safety and healthy claws.