Neither the Malaysian nor Denmark national team use badminton floor mats at their national training center. Here is the training center for Denmark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfO2UCP-ejM I know money isn't the issue for Malaysia and Denmark because it's obvious both national teams can easily afford 4 floor mats. Is there some type of tactical/strategic advantage to not using floor mats? I'm thinking they want the training conditions to be a bit tougher so that when the players get to play on real mats at the tournament, they move a bit better. However, isn't training on wooden floors harder on the legs and body? Why would they want to possibly injure the players or subject the players to more physical stress by making them play on wooden floors?