For years, horse stall mats were used as flooring in barns and stables. These mats were popular with the equine community because they gave their horses a comfortable, warm area to lay. But over time, there has been a shift in where these mats are primarily used. As humans, we have become more and more obsessed with our bodies, and these mats have found their way into our homes and gyms. With so much focus on high impact workouts, these mats have become the go-to floor for gym rats around the world.
Horse stall mats are still used by the equine community to provide a comfortable place for their horses to walk and lay. These mats are sold in various sizes and are non-porous. Most of the rubber stall mats we sell are actually several rubber tiles that fit together to create a solid rubber floor mat, making it easier for the consumer to install and replace when a part of the mat gets damaged. These tiles interlock very tightly so that liquids will not penetrate through to the subfloor, which is typically not an issue since most stables and barns are outside. But hey, you never know, if your name was Caligula and you saw your horse as your best friend, you might have them in your house. Maintenance of our rubber mats is very simple, needing only a hose and a shovel to get rid of all that crap.
Most of our stall mats are kits made up of interlocking rubber tiles. So essentially, installing your floor will be like putting together a giant jigsaw puzzle. With each kit, there are installation instructions included that will help guide you as to where each tile should be placed. So don’t treat this like an IKEA furniture project - keep that install paper handy.
Two products that are not sold in kits are our 1” Horse Stall Tiles and Rubber Pavers. Both of these are sold as individual pieces and are installed differently than our kits.
Our 1” Horse Stall tiles are very easy to install. You’ll use dowels to interlock each tile together. These dowels are similar to the pegs that you find on furniture. Since these tiles do not lock as tightly as our interlocking tiles, we do recommend the use of some seal sealing glue. This will help to keep liquids from penetrating to the subfloor surface.
Our Paver Tiles are installed using glue. If these rubber pavers are going over a concrete subfloor, you will need to do a full spread glue install. This would entail using a polyurethane adhesive and a trowel. Once the glue has cured and the pavers have been placed, we recommend using a rubber mallet to tighten their bond to the glue. These pavers also don’t interlock, so the use of a polyurethane seam sealer is recommended to help prevent liquid from penetrating to the subfloor. If these paver tiles are going over a dirt subfloor, we recommend applying seam sealer glue between each paver. You would also want to use a rubber mallet to ensure a tight bond between each paver.
Horse stall mats used for gyms are typically 4’ x 6’ mats of either ½” or ¾” thickness. These mats have become very popular over the years because they are inexpensive and readily available. All anyone has to do is go down to their local pet supply store and they will have many on hand. So the real question here is “why would I want a horse stall gym mat?” Let’s weigh out the pros and cons.
Outside of your standard horse stall mats, we also offer a range of tile options that gain their inspiration from our range of mats. Our Rubber Gym Tile series of mats feature the same non-porous surface found in our Horse Stall Mat kits. These tiles are geared towards home or commercial gym applications, but can be used as flooring in horse stables as well. These rubber tiles are interlocking tiles and are very easy to install. They do interlock very tightly as well and can be made into custom mat sizes with beveled edges.
Our Mega and Extreme series of rubber tiles were inspired by our horse stall gym mats. They are actually made from those rubber mats. That means these tiles are either a ½” or ¾” thick and feature an unfinished bottom. These are interlocking tiles and install just like a jigsaw puzzle. They are porous like our rubber mats, and thus are not best suited for horse stables and barns.
Our horse stall mats are heavy and most orders ship via freight delivery. For more information on freight delivery, please contact one of our sales representatives to get the low down, as it varies on a case by case basis. Don’t worry though - you will not be asked to take your new horse stall mats off the truck. We cover the cost of lift-gate and curbside. You are only responsible for getting the mats to your new gym or barn and enjoying them!
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