Horse Stall Mats
Getting Started with Horse Stall MatsHorse stall mats can be a great investment for your barn. Stall mats are designed to provide comfort, traction, and durability to horses and humans. They're engineered to ensure that horses remain safe and comfortable in their stalls and any other space where horse mats can be used.
These mats are designed primarily for stalls, but you could also lay them down in wash bays, aisles, and even trailers. Basically, anywhere you want to ensure your horse has a solid footing, and protection from cold or dampness, and a bit of cushion under their foot.
They provide shock absorption, reducing slips and offering a comfortable surface for your horses. They also help to keep bedding separate from sand or dirt, reducing waste and saving you money.
Types of Horse Stall MatsGreatmats offers horse stall matting in a range of thicknesses and coverage sizes, allowing you to match the size of the desired layout and the planned use case to the model of flooring you select.
Horse barn mats are ideal for placing inside a horse stall, as they provide a comfortable place for the animal to rest. Rubber stable or barn floor mats provide traction in wet conditions, too, which is perfect in an equine wash bay.
Horse Stall Mat Sizes and ThicknessesWhen you need a certain coverage size, we have products to meet your needs, all the way up to 12x24 feet.
Rubber mats typically range from 1/4 inch to 1 inch in thickness. Thicker rubber weighs more and costs more than thinner rubber, but it also supports more weight, such as from a horse or in an area where you will be using barbells with large weight plates.
Kits or Single Horse Stall MatsWe offer interlocking stall mat kits that work to cover the entire equine stall. These kits have a pre-configured size that’s ideal for larger spaces. If you have custom stall dimensions, we can also provide kits tailored to fit your specific needs.
Rubber Stall Kit Sizes:
- 10x10 Ft Kit Size
- 10x12 Ft Kit Size
- 12x12 Ft Kit Size
- 12x14 Ft Kit Size
- 12x16 Ft Kit Size
- 14x14 Ft Kit Size
We also offer large one-piece mats and smaller single straight-edge mats that work underneath an exercise bike or for a weightlifting area.
Installation OptionsThese rubber mats are typically about 4 lbs per SF of material at 3/4 inches thick, so the mats are a tad heavy (because of the durable material), with a bit of muscle and some cutting, you'll have them installed in no time. Ensure that your grade is level, lay them out, and interlock them like puzzle pieces.
Straight edge mats are simply butted up against each other, while interlocking mats are form fit together, which can eliminate the typical seems with straight edge mats. Interlocking kits can reduce the need for any cutting if the stalls are standard sizes. Installation can occur over various surfaces like concrete or crushed stone.
Horse Stall Mats Q&A
How thick should horse stall mats be?Typically, 3/4 inch is the standard thickness of horse mats, although a 1-1/4 inch thick mat will result in a heavier and more dense material which may help your mats from shifting.
What size horse should be in a 10x10 Ft Kit?A 10x10 horse stall is a common, manageable size home for an average-sized horse. If your horse is less than 16 hands high (generally under 1,300 pounds), it should be quite comfortable in a 10x10 stall.
Rubber or portable foam horse mats?Because rubber stall mats are extremely heavy, some people prefer a lighter option for transporting the mats for a horse show. We offer interlocking EVA foam horse mats that are ideal for temporary usage in a situation where you need a quick setup. Stick with rubber mats for a permanent installation, though.
Can you use horse stall mats for home gyms?Rubber interlocking stall mats are an excellent choice for creating a safe space in a home gym. These have the thickness to protect the subfloor from dropped free weights or from heavy exercise equipment. They also cut down on noise from the machines.
How do you cut rubber mats for horse stalls?Cutting rubber horse stall mats requires some patience. Lay the rubber stall mat across a 2x4 at the line you want to cut. Then make a series of shallow cuts with a utility knife, allowing the rubber to pull apart along the cut line.
What are the best economical choices for horse mats?Interlocking mats that are thinner than average, such as 1/2 inches or 3/8 inches, will cost less than 3/4-inch thick rubber stall mats for horses. However, the thinner material supports less weight than thicker options.
We hope this information helps you make an informed decision about horse mats. If you have any further questions or need additional assistance, please contact our knowledgeable service team.