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Old 08-13-2013, 11:01 PM   #1
Andreas Arthofer
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Rubber flooring Stall mats which surface - opinion!

Hey guys!

Which surface do you prefer for your stall mats in your crossfit box? What is your experience with your floor?

So far i have 3 quotes with 3 different surfaces. They are all 4'x6'x3/4'' and the same weight and also vulcanized.
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http://s14.directupload.net/images/130814/quzjvaja.jpg
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http://s7.directupload.net/images/130814/wnpyxfxk.jpg
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http://s7.directupload.net/images/130814/t44wms3l.jpg
http://s7.directupload.net/images/130814/mxs9vhym.jpg

With regards to surface, which one would you take and why?

Kind regards

Andi

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Old 08-14-2013, 12:05 PM   #2
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Re: Rubber flooring Stall mats which surface - opinion!

Number one in my opinion. Im 16 and have been using something similar to that for 4 years for my crossfit gym in my garage. Easy to clean and nice grip for those mountain climbers and pushups. I know a few times i have had those rainy days and i enjoyed that extra grip after running in the pooring rain. Hoped this helped, anymore question private message me or just reply!
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Old 08-14-2013, 12:34 PM   #3
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Re: Rubber flooring Stall mats which surface - opinion!

Are they all cut with the same precision? I got 1,200 sq/ft of stall mats from Tractor Supply but they were not cut square and ended up with a lot of gaps between mats. I ended up taping the seams with gorilla tape and that worked well for a while but will need to retape because only one side is against the wall and the others can move. Those are a pain to move and get into position. I would go with a little thinner rolls of flooring next time.

As for your question I like the last one.
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Old 08-14-2013, 12:45 PM   #4
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Are they all cut with the same precision? I got 1,200 sq/ft of stall mats from Tractor Supply but they were not cut square and ended up with a lot of gaps between mats. I ended up taping the seams with gorilla tape and that worked well for a while but will need to retape because only one side is against the wall and the others can move. Those are a pain to move and get into position. I would go with a little thinner rolls of flooring next time.

As for your question I like the last one.
Agreed, most rubber mats are heavy and a pain to move.. i couldnt imagine them not being cut correctly!
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Old 08-14-2013, 01:17 PM   #5
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Agreed, most rubber mats are heavy and a pain to move.. i couldnt imagine them not being cut correctly!
The stall mats aren't normally cut perfectly. But for the most part, they're still pretty close. And they're going to gap some anyway when they expand and contract with the temperature. The ones I have are the pebble looking texture, which I like, except maybe they're a little too grippy when it comes to sweeping, as opposed to something like the smoother diamond patterned ones. They look like this: http://horsestallmats.wikia.com/wiki...le-closeup.jpg (WFS). I'm guessing that the last pattern here would be the closest.

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Old 08-14-2013, 04:12 PM   #6
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http://www.rubbermats.com/images/stl_mat.jpg

This is the type of mat I have, the bottom one like diamonds pre cut from tractor supply but like you said we have gaps too. Do you find it beneficial to tape the mats or would it be easier to just leave them be?
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Old 08-14-2013, 05:37 PM   #7
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http://www.rubbermats.com/images/stl_mat.jpg

This is the type of mat I have, the bottom one like diamonds pre cut from tractor supply but like you said we have gaps too. Do you find it beneficial to tape the mats or would it be easier to just leave them be?
I don't see the point of taping them. They're not really going anywhere, and if they do, you can just move them back. It's not like the tape is really going to hold them in place any more than their own weight, and you'll just end up with sticky residue.
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I don't see the point of taping them. They're not really going anywhere, and if they do, you can just move them back. It's not like the tape is really going to hold them in place any more than their own weight, and you'll just end up with sticky residue.
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