Posted on by Michael Hall

Fitting of Rubber Stable Matting

Our rubber stable matting is available in a variety of different sizes but can also be cut to your exact required measurements. From a 10x4ft single mat, 6x4ft single mat to a 8x4ft extra thick mat. Rubber matting of course has great grip and due to its weight it stays in place even with significant lateral pressure.

For simplicity and to avoid an aching arm you may want to use a jigsaw. If however you only have minimal cutting or don't want to spend on power tools, a Stanley knife will suffice.

The list below isn't necessarily needed in its entirety. It is likely dependent on the size of job and your ability with such tasks.

Tools Required:

  • Stanley knife or jig saw
  • Tape measure
  • Piece of chalk
  • Straight edge
  • Hammer

Fitting steps

  • Sweep the floor to remove any dirt, dust and pieces of debris which will prevent your rubber matting from being level.
  • Measure your surface to be covered and perhaps mark out a guideline with chalk or a marker.
  • Always cut your rubber matting slightly too large. Extra can always be removed but it can't be put back on unless you want to fill gaps with small cut offs.
  • Cut your rubber matting slowly and as neatly as possible. You'll want a snug fit for maximum insulation and coverage.
  • Due to the flexibility of the matting, slight excess on the ends can usually be hammered down to achieve a snug fit.
  • After the rubber stable mats are fitted, hoover any excess cut offs.
  • And that's it, your rubber stable mats are ready for your horses or other animals.