All slats, crates and penning need to be properly fixed to beams and walls at all times such that the sow may not lift or pull slats out of the floor.
Floors should be assembled in a moderate climate, hence, not while freezing or in full sun. To prevent damage of the slats, assembly should be cancelled when temperature drops below 4 degrees Celsius. Slats may contain a maximum opening in between of 10mm. With larger openings the risk of injury of piglet or sow increases.
Placing hot or sharp items or throwing the latter on the floor may damage the product. During assembly of the floors, the slats should be placed without force. Forcing the slats into to floor may damage the floor directly or on long term. The usage of a rubber hammer instead or an iron hammer is recommended.