Dart boards should be mounted securely so that there is no movement of the board during play. There should be a dart board cabinet or a back board to prevent damage to the wall from stray shots. A square of cork, ceiling tile or soft wood covered in carpet or fabric can be used or a commercially available dart board cabinet. Hard floors can damage falling soft tip darts and soft wood or vinyl linoleum will receive many holes from falling steel tip darts. A runner of carpet or a rubber dart mat should be used between the shooting line and dart board to avoid these problems. The area should be well lit and away from other people and traffic to avoid risk of injuries. Rotating or flipping the board on a regular basis increases its life and allows used side a chance to heal.