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Old 05-12-2010, 12:33 PM   #11
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Re: Horse stall mat question

I have the same-I hesitate calling it a problem-issue. My garage cement floor is smooth, almost glossy. Like a previous poster stated, maybe you can just plan on adjusting them. Of course if they slide around 1/2" or more for every move or jump you do then you've got a problem.

Have you every thought of applying that garage floor texture, the one with speckles in it. I bet that would provide enough grip to keep the mats in place. But this solution involves a whole lot more money than rubber mats.
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Old 05-13-2010, 09:38 PM   #12
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Re: Horse stall mat question

Just saw an infomercial that made me think of this post. It's for a product called "u glu". It looks like some sort of strong double-sided tape. But it should definitely solve your problem (assuming it works anywhere near as well as it says it does). The website is www.getuglu.com (wfs). $10 for like 150 different pieces of the stuff.

I hate those infomercials, and the only reason I watched it was because it reminded me of this stall mat problem.

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Old 05-17-2010, 07:52 AM   #13
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Re: Horse stall mat question

Try aerosol hair spray on the underside. $2.00 and all you need to do is hose it off to get rid of it.
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Old 05-26-2010, 12:23 AM   #14
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Re: Horse stall mat question

Any preference as to the width of the horse stall mat? I've seen them at 1/2" and 3/4". Does it matter? I know the 1/2" mats weigh about 45# each, whereas the 3/4" mats weigh close to 90#.

Any thoughts?
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Old 05-26-2010, 12:24 AM   #15
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Re: Horse stall mat question

Oh, and as regards the slippage problem, you might try one of those rubberized non-slip mats you put under carpets to keep them from slipping. That might solve your problem.
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Old 05-26-2010, 05:56 AM   #16
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Re: Horse stall mat question

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Any preference as to the width of the horse stall mat? I've seen them at 1/2" and 3/4". Does it matter? I know the 1/2" mats weigh about 45# each, whereas the 3/4" mats weigh close to 90#.

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A mat 1/2" wide might be a little narrow. You'll probably find it difficult to keep your balance on that.

However, 1/2" thickness isn't too bad. Personally, I go for the 3/4" thick mats. Yep, they're heavy, but they're worth it.

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Old 05-26-2010, 08:21 AM   #17
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Re: Horse stall mat question

I had the same issue in my garage. Wash the floor with liquid soap for washing dishes. The problem you are having is the dust isn't letting the rubber stick. Make sure both the bottom side of your rubber is clean and the floor is clean and dust free. Us a little more soap than you need and it leaves a sticky surface when not rinsed all the way off. This should help our your problem. It's just like when you wash the kitchen floor and walk on it with gym shoes and your feet kinda stick.
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