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.
I would not have concrete floors - slipping risk is increased. I would also take it one step further and recommend mats that have tread on them; I searched high and low and found The Rubberman (they are on Facebook too). Will was extremely knowledgeable. Great company to deal with and fair pricing. We have foals yearly and I can now rest easy.
I wanted to personally thank you for the excellent customer service and the help you gave me in selecting the right rubber mats for our foster dog / kennel needs. These have been exactly what I needed and hoped for. My resident dog, Tully, has made them his new place to lounge, and being able to clean them so easily has been a godsend (he’s exceptionally furry!)
Having your help on the front end online was great - the online chat tool is something we’re thinking of implementing on our product website, so thank you!
I know how much we enjoy hearing about a good experience, so I really wanted to pass that on to you, too. On a funny note…these rolled mats aren’t all that light…The day they were delivered, the new little, lightweight, UPS guy was on my route! What a sight!
We are delighted and impressed with your rubber mats. They were excellent to install, and we were impressed at the very tight fits that makes them very secure.
I hope to be able to order more mats for more stalls soon.
Just want to say they are all down and it looks great. We have just a very few spots that we need to deal with but overall nothing but great comments from the clients on how good the barn looks. That darn old cement is all covered up and the mats really smoothed the floor out amazingly well. I can’t thank you enough for your attention to what I needed and being there to answer the questions we had. I just really appreciate you taking the time to work with our project so we could get it done. There are several companies out there that will sell their products but you were the one to step forward and help me to get it done.
Just wanted to drop you a line and thank you for your advice on the phone on going with the platforms. I got them today and they are absolutely the perfect fit for what I needed in this space. If I ever need anything rubber related again, you guys will be the first people I call.
Got the 2 stalls concreted and your mats installed. Laid them out on the barn floor first and measured a lot. Thanks to your good advice, we were able to cover the floor wall-to-wall (10'6" square). Wanted "drainage" to go toward the rear door, so we laid them with the little underside grooves pointed in that direction. That necessitated a joint in the doorway and the grooves might not make a difference, but that's how we did it and it's been nearly a month with nothing but good results. Thank You again for your help.
Got the mats today as promised. Put them down and they look great. Thanks for your help.
Thanks so much for your help we finally got them installed Sunday afternoon and they look great! Our mats sure came in handy when this girl hit the ground Tuesday morning… easy to clean up and kept her off the dirt… we LOVE them!!! Thanks for your help! As you can tell the dogs put them to use immediately I can't find a good photo before we layered them with Straw!!
Hey Will, thanks again for all your help. Truck got pallet here today and was a great delivery person. We got the mats all installed, don’t know what happened but the big mat was about 8” too long. Wasn’t a problem, we got it cut and laid down nice. I thought there would be a really strong rubber smell to the mats but there really isn’t. We are sooooo happy to have these in the stalls. My wife is happy and her horse is happy and that makes me happy. Thanks again Will, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to All!
I wanted to say thank you for assisting me with ordering my horse trailer mats. They arrived this afternoon. I am so happy with the mats. The quality is amazing.
The process of ordering, shipping, and delivery was extremely fast. I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate all of your hard work. I know my horses will love their new nice, soft floor.
Have a wonderful day.
I received the mat yesterday and the driver Bill was fantastic! He really helped me as much as he could with the off loading! I will be installing the mat tomorrow. I appreciate your help with everything and answering my many questions! I will let you know asap about the bigger 10'x20' or another 10'x10' mat.
The 12x16 one piece mat arrived yesterday by truck freight. We unloaded it with a Bobcat T-300 and a 2” square pole inserted into a trailer moving receiver plate. The 12’ pole bent slightly but we had good luck getting the mat out of the truck and later into the building.
Thank goodness the mat was cut precisely, square and to exact length, we made all of our cuts to fit, ahead of time, and the piece unrolled exactly to our measurements. We are very pleased with the products and the service was most timely.