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Old 08-15-2012, 09:45 PM   #1
Adam Will
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Suggestions on keeping stall mats from moving

As the title says I am having some issues keeping my stall mats together. I have 4 of the 4'x6'x3/4" thick mats from Tractor Supply. They are all just laid against each other. I find when doing burpees, cleans, etc the mats tend to separate from each other. Are there any small "braces" at a hardware store that would keep them from moving or just deal with it?
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:09 PM   #2
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Re: Suggestions on keeping stall mats from moving

Screw them down. If you don't want to screw into your concrete put plywood under them and screw it to that.
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Old 08-16-2012, 03:56 AM   #3
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Re: Suggestions on keeping stall mats from moving

What we've seen done that works really well is to put a 3/4" Thick wooden strip 2-3" wide around the perimeter of your stall mats and screw that to the concrete floor. That wood perimeter will keep the mats tightly together. You could probably use a wood profile like a base molding to keep it from being a tripping hazard.
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Old 08-16-2012, 05:14 AM   #4
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Re: Suggestions on keeping stall mats from moving

I went to Home Depot and got wood truss plates, 3X6 with little metal spikes and put them under corners and that worked great. They are about a dollar a piece.
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Old 08-16-2012, 05:28 AM   #5
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Re: Suggestions on keeping stall mats from moving

Adam, if you don't mind me asking-how much are those stall mats at Tractor supply?
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Old 08-16-2012, 09:34 AM   #6
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Re: Suggestions on keeping stall mats from moving

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Adam, if you don't mind me asking-how much are those stall mats at Tractor supply?
Depends on your location. They are 39.99 a piece in my neck of the woods.
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Old 08-16-2012, 11:42 AM   #7
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Re: Suggestions on keeping stall mats from moving

Dang...I should have gone there. My stupid self went to an actual exercise place and paid like $69/ea for 3/8" ones...
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Old 08-16-2012, 03:19 PM   #8
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Adam, if you don't mind me asking-how much are those stall mats at Tractor supply?
I paid $38.99 for each one.
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Old 08-16-2012, 03:24 PM   #9
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I went to Home Depot and got wood truss plates, 3X6 with little metal spikes and put them under corners and that worked great. They are about a dollar a piece.
This seems like a great idea. Anyone else ever done this?
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Old 08-17-2012, 05:46 AM   #10
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Re: Suggestions on keeping stall mats from moving

My gym used the same wooden boarder that is the exact same height (3/4") as the mats. It has worked very well and there is no issue with the mats moving.
At the same time, they had to drill a screw through the wood and into the concrete ever foot or so-so that is something to think about if you do not want to have to drill into the concrete...
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