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Top 5 Horse Stall Mats on a Budget

Mat Your Horse Stall Floor Without Spending A Fortune


By Cara Walters

Three things matter most when deciding what type of flooring to use for horse stalls: comfort, safety and health. Investing in quality flooring can pay dividends when you consider the money saved on replacing bedding and the time saved on mucking dirt stalls. Poor flooring can result in a low quality of life for your horses as well as extra money and time for you. Whether you are outfitting a home farm, a small business or a commercial operation, Greatmats has rubber and high-density foam horse stall mats that come straight-edge or interlocking to fit within any range of budget.

Comfort
Adult horses can weigh anywhere from 1,000 to 1,500 pounds, meaning horse stall mats should have a little give, while still delivering strength and stability, to provide comfort for their legs, joints and tendons. Reduce hock sores and other arthritic issues with a durable, yet comfortable horse stall mat.

Safety
The slip-resistant surface of rubber stall mats can help prevent injuries from slipping and falling on any sort of accumulated moisture or urine. Waterproof rubber horse stall mats with proper bedding are great for keeping the surface area of the mats clean and free of moisture in many forms.

Health
Unless diligently cleaned, barns without horse stall mats could cause debilitating health issues from frequent dust and unsanitary conditions. Rubber horse stall mats are the most effective way to prevent dust build-up in the air and clean ammonia-rich urine residue, which could lead to respiratory issues such as pneumonia and heaves.

Greatmats top five horse stall mats for those on a budget are:

1. Rubber Horse Stall Mats, 4 x 6 ft x 3/8 in, Black

(Approximately $1.75/sq. ft.)

Greatmats' rubber horse stall mats are American-made from high-quality, recycled rubber. These anti-fungal, antibacterial and non-porous rubber horse stall mats provide a safe environment for your horses by being durable, flexible and easy to clean. A neutral pH cleaner and a hose will remove any harmful ammonia residue.

The straight edge 4 foot by 6 foot x 3/8 inch rubber horse stall mats provide strength and stability under any size horse, providing the foundation needed to properly care for your horse's legs, joints and tendons. These mats work with any type of horseshoes and are resistant to abrasions caused by pawing and swaying. The diamond surface provides the traction required for foaling stalls, wash bays and cross-ties. They are guaranteed not to roll, buckle or curl.

The installation is easy, and allows for growth and expansion when you need it and can be configured to cover any size area. These rubber horse stall mats are also suitable for outdoor environments and can reduce clean-up time and bedding costs.

Greatmats' non-porous stall mats guarantee a waterproof barrier in all regions where there is freeze and thaw conditions and provide excellent traction even when wet. This product has been tested and approved by the American Ferrier Association (AFA) to be used for all hot or cold shoeing processes, and our mats are used at all AFA shoeing competitions.

To learn more about these rubber horse stall mats, visit Greatmats Rubber Horse Stall Mats product page.

2. Rubber Interlocking Horse Stall Mats, 4 x 6 ft x 1/2 in, Black

(Approximately $2.75/sq. ft.)

Rubber interlocking horse stall mats have all of the benefits of the straight edge rubber stall mats and can be customized to your specific stall or temporary situation, in a easier to install form that will not separate. They provide excellent traction with a USA-made recycled and re-vulcanized antibacterial and anti-fungal rubber. Rubber interlocking horse stall mats are easy to move, configure and set with their puzzle-like edges. These horse stall mats also make expansion into aisle-ways or larger stalls more achievable.

The puzzle-like edges also allow for expansion and contraction within the configuration to prevent the horse stall flooring from shifting. These stall mats will deliver high-performance horse stall flooring and the ultimate in care and protection.

To learn more about these rubber horse stall mats that interlock, visit Greatmats Interlocking Horse Stall Mats page.


3. Portable Horse Stall Mats

(Approximately $2/sq. ft.)

For traveling events, trailers and temporary installations, the high-density EVA foam horse stall mat is an excellent alternative to heavier and thicker rubber mats. These portable horse stall mats are intended for use in temporary situations and are not recommended for permanent installations.

Greatmats portable stall mats are made of a waterproof and easy to clean dense foam material that makes the stall mats lightweight and portable. This durable foam floor tile is made of very high-density material and will withstand the weight of a horse. The tiles are easy to carry, install and then transport. When needed the tiles are easy to separate, lift and move. Although not recommend, if this product is used in horse stalls on a permanent basis, they will last a few years in most installations.

Please do not expose this product to direct sunlight for extended periods. Portable stall mats will expand and deform if exposed to direct sunlight over time. EVA foam tiles are subject to expansion with dramatic changes in heat and cold, related to exposure to direct sunlight and/or significant increases in humidity, or throughout an annual freeze/thaw cycle in outdoor environments.

To learn more about where your portable horse stall mat can take you, visit Greatmats Portable Horse Stall Mats page.


4. Rubber Horse Stall Mats, Straight Edge and Interlocking Punter Standard, 4 x 6 ft x 3/4 in

(Approximately $1.80/sq. ft.)

The straight edge and interlocking punter top rubber horse stall mats are made from 100 percent recycled rubber with 3/4 inch thickness, absorbing shock and reducing fatigue for your horses. The non-slip punter top is designed to keep safety at the forefront by delivering unbeatable comfort and traction in horse stalls and barns.

This durable punter top rubber horse stall mat also reduces horse stall bedding costs by insulating against cold and damp conditions, keeping your horses not only warm, but healthy as well.

The net size of a standard mat is 48 inches wide by 72 inches in length with 24 square feet in coverage per tile. Configurations can be sized to fit your individual horse stall layout. The number of tiles needed to make the following horse stall size layouts are:

10 x 12 ft - 5 Tiles
10 x 14 ft - 6 Tiles
12 x 12 ft - 6 Tiles
12 x 14 ft - 7 Tiles
12 x 16 ft - 10 Tiles

These rubber horse stall mats with a punter top are a premier flooring choice with the best pricing through Greatmats. To learn more about rubber horse stall mats with a punter top, visit Greatmats Punter Top Horse Stall Mats page.

5. Rubber Horse Stall Mats, Straight Edge Pebble Top, 4 x 6 ft x 1/2 in

(Approximately $1.75/ sq. ft.)

The durable 1/2-inch thick rubber horse stall mats with pebble top are made from 100 percent recycled and re-vulcanized rubber from vehicle tires. The pebble top surface adds an extra layer of traction to provide a comfortable, non-slip surface while the fluted ribbed bottom improves drainage. These horse stall mats reduce back and leg strains that can lead to animal injuries. Such rubber mats provide a healthy natural environment while insulating against cold and damp conditions.

The net size of a standard mat is 48 inches wide by 72 inches in length. (24 square feet coverage per tile)

Number of Tiles needed to make the following horse stall size layouts

10x12 Ft - 5 Tiles
10x14 Ft - 6 Tiles
12x12 Ft - 6 Tiles
12x14 Ft - 7 Tiles
12x16 Ft - 10 Tiles

To learn more about rubber horse stall mats with a straight edge pebble top, visit Greatmats Pebble Top Horse Stall Mats page.

Greatmats is your first choice for horse stall mats and flooring to optimize your horse's comfort, safety and health. Proper horse stall mats can ease joint discomfort, optimize cleaning processes and maintain a long and healthy life for both your horses and their stalls.

With the time and money spent on caring for your horses, the last thing you would want to worry about is the bed they lay and rest in. Horse stall bedding is a great addition to horse stall mats, but used on their own, the clean up can be arduous and the dust, urine or moisture build-up could have devastating consequences.

Give Greatmats a call today. Our flooring experts will discuss the best options for your horse stall and your budget to keep your horses comfortable, safe and healthy. From permanent to temporary, straight edge to interlocking, there are many options to creating the best flooring for your horse stalls and barns.

See all horse stall mats. To learn more about outfitting your horse stall with the right mat, check out ''How Thick Should Horse Stall Mats Be?'' as well as ''Why the Fuss Over Horse Stall Flooring?''.
For more on this topic please review our Horse Stall Mats product page.