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Rubber Mats?
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Horseowner    Posted 11-03-2003 at 12:27:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
I keep seeing where people suggest rubber mats for horse barns/stalls. What types are good for this application, affordable and durable?? How much money are we talking for a 30 X 15?


rhudson    Posted 11-03-2003 at 14:37:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
wonder if old conveyor belting from a local industrie would work. opps,,, sorry, noone has any local industrie anymore do they.


Ron in TX    Posted 11-03-2003 at 13:33:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
30-35 bucks for a 4ft X 6ft about 3/4 to 1" thick.

heavy as heck. Can cut it a circle saw or jig saw. The main thing is having dirt/sand below as flat as possible and tamped or compacted with vibrator to prevent settling and curling up of corners. Although they are expensive, they make cleaning a breeze, cleaner on the horse, and you will use less bedding.


Battleborn    Posted 11-03-2003 at 13:17:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Durable, yes. Affordable depends on your perspective. They range from 30-45 bucks each for mats that are 4' x 6'. That means your area would be $700.00 plus to cover. I started using them because the barn had concrete flooring, and the shod horses slip on the concrete. They are also very heavy, and need to be fit tightly into the space you are covering. They are a bugger to cut to fit as well. If you can find used heavy conveyor belt they would be way cheaper, but I couldn't find any here. If you use shavings for bedding, they will save you a lot of shavings in the end.
Paul.


Paula    Posted 11-03-2003 at 12:51:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Rubber mats are pretty much the most expensive
footing I can think of for a stall. Sorry can't give you a
quote off the top of my head.

Paula


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