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Old 01-16-2014, 01:48 PM   #1
Alex Bustrum
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Flooring for new box

So I'm going through the flooring options for my new box, theres the floating 4x6 stall mats, floating rolled mats, and glued down rolls. I really like the look and built in organization of the platform lanes that some boxes put extending out from their pull up rigs. How exactly would one do this? Just glue down the 3/4" plywood and let the mats float in between? I know that a whole floor done in mats can gain some gaps during the winter due to temp contraction, etc.

Does anyone have any experience with this and some details on how they did it?
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Old 01-16-2014, 04:06 PM   #2
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Re: Flooring for new box

If your floor is level enough you may not even need to glue the wood to the floor, just lay it down (seal the concrete slab first for moisture) and fit the rubber flooring around it. If your floor is not level, you can use a leveling fill in the gaps to get it nice and flat. Make sure that your flooring and the wood for the platforms are the same thickness though!
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Old 01-16-2014, 11:24 PM   #3
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Re: Flooring for new box

We put down strips of plywood with 4 corners dabbed with PL Premium (About a 2 inch circle in each corner) then lay the stall mats free floating between them. Its held up well. Great point to seal the floor first though - do that for sure =)
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Old 01-20-2014, 01:39 PM   #4
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Re: Flooring for new box

One question I have is pricing. Everything I have found is so expensive. Is it possible to purchase rubber flooring for a 3000 sq ft for under 5000 dollars. What thickness is recommended.
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Old 01-20-2014, 02:25 PM   #5
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Re: Flooring for new box

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One question I have is pricing. Everything I have found is so expensive. Is it possible to purchase rubber flooring for a 3000 sq ft for under 5000 dollars. What thickness is recommended.
Basic math.

A 4'x6'x.75" stall mat is 24 sq. ft.

3000 sq. ft. / 24 st. ft. = 125 stall mats

1 stall mat = (ballpark) $40

125 stall mats * $40 = $5000

Give or take, with local pricing and tax.

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Old 01-21-2014, 08:36 PM   #6
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Re: Flooring for new box

and if you are buying over a 100 mats you should be able to beat $40/mat We paid 34.95/mat buying 84 when we expanded 2 years ago
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Old 01-22-2014, 09:28 AM   #7
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Yeah I found some yesterday on Tractor supply's website 4'x6'x.75" for 33 a piece. Is 3/4 thick enough for flooring?
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Old 01-22-2014, 09:29 AM   #8
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Yeah I found some yesterday on Tractor supply's website 4'x6'x.75" for 33 a piece. Is 3/4 thick enough for flooring?
Those mats are more or less the standard for CF boxes, in my experience.

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Old 01-22-2014, 11:29 AM   #9
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3/4 stall mats are great I have some that have been heavily used for almost 9 years now and still going strong. if they are 33 at the feed supply you should be able to negotiate down further with a bulk purchase - esp if you pick up (it might be worth it to rent a cubevan for the day)
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Old 01-24-2014, 09:44 AM   #10
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$33…take it!
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