Hi everyone - I have had trouble with my dogs slipping on my wooden hall floor and I think I've found a solution. I can recommend a very reasonably priced mat that is suitable for wooden floors. I bought it from www.doghealth.co.uk and is called a bed but it is more useful as a mat. I cut it in half to make two as it fits in the washing machine better. and as I have two dogs it works well as each dog has a mat/bed each. You can also hoover them if you avoid the edges. The only down side is the rather garish colours! Hope other lab owners find this useful.