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Thought you like to see this. Turned out great. Unfortunately the barn wasn't square so I needed to cut all but three of the mats against the barn, which made for a lot of waste and grumbling. But it looks great. I have an hour of little bits to finish but super pleased.
I have been very impressed with the precision fit of these mats. As an aircraft mechanic, pilot and gunsmith, I am used to working to very close tolerances and these mats are cut with very acceptable precision. When we first got the mats, I tried several ways to cut them and the only one that works with great results is the use of a sharp utility knife (razor knife), aluminum T square as used in sheetrock work and a silver marking marker. It takes multiple cuts but the results look like the edges were laser cut. I can't even begin to estimate the hundreds of feet of mats that I've cut, but I bragged to Jennifer last night after the last cut that by the grace of God and a lot of luck, I avoided bleeding for the cause with a slipped knife blade. I'd rather be lucky than good.
I use the remnants of the cuttings for my two post car lift as spacer pads for the lifting arms for symmetrical lifting and other various uses in my shop.
Thanks for your help and the great mat placement diagrams that made putting them in place a snap. Loading, unloading and dragging them into position was also a great workout which I substituted for my regular workouts when I was installing them.
Jennifer is well pleased as well as me.
Take care, be safe and aware.
Now I just need to build a wall and a gate and my big girl has her own stall again! Thanks for your quick response on my questions and your attention to detail.
Good morning Will,
The mats are in and the fit & measurements were perfect. The horses also approve.
The interlocking tabs are a Godsend. We always had a problem with the equine moving the old mats around. Not so with these.
The thing I will say today is not only do the mats look good, sweeping them is really easy.
Thanks again for all your help.