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4×6 Ft x 3/4 Inch Fitness Rubber Floor Mat Diamond Black

The 4×6 Ft x 3/4 Inch Fitness Rubber Floor Mat in Diamond Black from Greatmats is one of the most durable, reliable, and longest-lasting floor mats you can find. This4×6 ft black fitness rubber matcovers a large area, gives you outstanding durability, and can be used for a seemingly-limitless variety of spaces.

Thanks to outstanding service from the Greatmats team, you can use these 4×6 gym floor mats for your home, fitness center, horse barn or commercial area.

But first, let’s learn more about these amazing 3/4 rubber mats.

Built for Durability, Quality, and Consistency
You can find 4×6 rubber mats in 3/8 inch and 1/2 inch thickness, but if you want outstanding strength and durability, you should choose 3/4 rubber mats. At 3/4 inches of thickness, you get the best possible protection for flooring. Of course, the added thickness also means added weight, as these 4×6 rubber mats weigh 105 pounds each. You’ll want to keep that in mind when moving and installing the 4×6 gym mat; you may need help safely moving them.

These 4×6 rubber gym mats come in solid black and with 25% color fleck. All the black rubber material in the mix is made from a recycled rubber source. Rubber mats made from recycled material are extremely durable, and they are often less expensive than mats and rolls made from new rubber. In some cases, recycled rubber can be better for certain applications.

These 4×6 gym floor mats cover a total of 23 square feet. (The measurements are actually just under 4 feet and 6 feet, reducing the square footage.) This allows you to cover a wide area with very few mats. It also makes transportation easier, as you won’t need hundreds of mats to cover a large area. (Remember that they are heavy.)

These revulcanized rubber mats are non-absorbent, which helps protect against water damage, as well as mold growth.

The top of this 3/4 rubber mat uses a diamond pattern, which helps increase traction and reduce the chances of slipping. With this non-slip surface, you’ll have great reliability and safety. This can be especially important if using the mats in a work space, but it’s also important for workout areas, horse barns and more.

Because these mats are not UV treated and only they are not recommended for outdoor use. If you need an outdoor surface material, we have many other outdoor mats and tiles for you to choose from.

The edges on this rubber mat are trued, which means the tile has very straight edges that are precision cut on a water jet cutting table. They do not have an interlocking connection, but there is no special adhesive required for installation, as the mats generally lay flat, especially when fitted properly.

Uses for These Outstanding 4×6 Rubber Mats
Choose this type of 4×6 rubber mat when you need a single product for use under exercise and weight lifting equipment. This rubber mat is very durable and long lasting, and will stand up to exercise equipment, free weights and large animals.


Gym Flooring
You can place everything from weight benches to powerlifting stations over the mats with little concern of damage to the surface. They can withstand the impact of dropped metal weights, as well as the constant pressure from treadmills. With these 4×6 gym floor mats in your facility, you’ll have a durable, slip-resistant surface that holds up to constant pounding.

These 4×6 rubber floor mats offer our customers an economical rubber mat option for use under heavy workout equipment, treadmills, stationary bikes and steppers.

Because recycled rubber can have a strong smell, this mat is not recommended for individuals with a high sensitivity to smell. This is because the material is made with sulfur-based adhesives. Smells will fade over time.

They are great for commercial weight rooms and athletic fitness centers on military bases and more with large spaces.

These rubber floor mats are one of the most affordable and economical options when a durable and large single piece of rubber material is needed in weight rooms, workout rooms and gyms.

Equine Flooring
This rubber mat is excellent for equine applications in horse stalls and aisle ways. Whether a horse is shod or bare hoofed, these mats give superior traction, helping reduce the chances of slipping and injuries to your prized animals. While they do not display a particularly cushiony or springy nature, they are easy horse’s joints, giving them relief from hard concrete and making stall mucking much easier than dirt or gravel floors. Because they are 3/4 inch thick, the mats will hold up against the weight of even the heaviest horses.

Other Uses
Use this product on commercial walkways or any commercial location where a durable rubber flooring is required. They will lay flat when placed over a hard, flat surface while giving that surface superior traction. They can also hold up against heavy equipment while giving workers a slip-resistant work space.

Because they are easy to clean, you’ll have a material that enhances the quality of your facility. From homes to commercial centers, these rubber mats will give you years of quality and reliability.

Simple to Install in Any Location
At Greatmats, we believe that specialty flooring should be easy to install when at all possible. You should not have to deal with unique tools, special adhesives, or advanced connectors, and you certainly shouldn’t need an engineering education to place the mats together.

Fortunately, these 3/4 inch rubber mats are simple to install, and nearly anyone can figure out the installation process, which requires no special adhesives or tools. The mats press up against each other tightly, forming a virtually seamless connection thanks to the trued edges.

Cutting the Mats
Cutting could be required if you need to fit the mats to specific areas. While they are made from a strong, resilient material, the mats are actually easy to cut. A sharp utility blade will be able to cut the mats quickly, but be sure to use extreme caution to avoid injury. (Tip: Placing a 2×4 board under the mat will help separate the cut, reducing friction with your blade and making cutting easier.)

Another option to make cutting with a utility blade easier, you can spray a small amount of WD-40 on the knife edge. This helps lubricate the blade and makes for smoother cutting. (Once again, use extreme caution, as the blade will cut with minimal resistance, increasing the chances of slipping.)

Jigsaws and reciprocating saws can also cut the material.

The mats are a loose-lay product, and no adhesives are needed to place the mats.

When the mats are in place and you move the first equipment over the flooring, you may notice some slight movement. While movement may be more noticeable with thinner mats, the 3/4 rubber mats may still move slightly. Don’t worry about shifting. Once the equipment is in place, the mats will lay flat and there should be no further movements.

Easy Cleaning and Maintenance
When you install these 4×6 rubber mats, you’ll have a product that is easy to clean. In almost all cases, sweeping and vacuuming is all that’s required to keep the mats clean. A beater brush vacuum works best for lifting dirt, dust and debris from the surface of the mats. If you have stubborn dirt and grime, you can remove it with warm liquid and a mild cleaner.

In some cases, you may notice an odor after initial installation. However, this odor can usually be reduced by cleaning the mats after installation. Pine-Sol, Simple Green or even highly diluted bleach (about 1 cap per gallon of water) will help eliminate the smell.

In all cases, be sure to test your cleaning method in a small corner before applying it to the entire mat. This is especially important when using cleaning chemicals and powerful vacuums. Never use petroleum-based cleaners.

5 Years of Reassurance
Because they are made from high-quality recycled rubber, these are some of the most durable and long-lasting mats you can find. To give you even more confidence in your purchase, the 4×6 rubber mats come with a five-year warranty.

This warranty ensures the mat is free of defects in both the material and workmanship. The limited warranty runs from the date of the original purchase. If a defect is found, the customer has 15 days to contact us. If applicable, we’ll help you repair or replace the material as soon as possible.

Rubber Mats for a Wide Range of Purposes
Greatmats has a wide selection of top-quality mats that you can use for nearly any space. From workout facilities to commercial applications, you can find the right surface for your unique needs.

Contact us today or check out our full selection of high-quality mats!

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Greatmats Pavigym Weight Gym Floors

PaviGym Endurance SS Gym Flooring

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PaviGym Endurance S&S is a perfect option for use in Free Weight rooms, or any gym that has the unique need of flooring that can withstand high impact weight routines, as well as absorb sound. PaviGym Endurance S&S Interlocking 3×3 ft Fitness Gym Tiles are designed for use in standard free weight rooms. The extra thickness of the tiles gives more protection against the repeated impacts and loads of the weights. Our PaviGym Endurance S&S products provide great looks and durability for free weight and powerlifting area. The increased sound levels in these areas leads them to need flooring with the ability to absorb sound and vibrations. PaviGym Endurance SS flooring offers protection for the subfloor below, an essential characteristic of any flooring option that is to be used in weight rooms. The tiles also offers improved noise and vibration absorption, while still being able to take the impacts from free weights and powerlifting.

 

Royal Interlocking Carpet Tile

When you are looking for a high-quality interlocking carpet tile that you can use for residential or professional areas, this is the perfect product for your needs. These decorative and durable tiles give you a professional, clean appearance with easy installation and convenient maintenance. From home basements to trade show booth floors, if you need a comfortable surface that looks fantastic, these interlocking carpet tiles are the tiles you want!

Our high-quality interlocking carpet tiles are durable, waterproof and easy to maintain. The tiles can be vacuumed, or simply taken outside to clean on a regular basis. They install quickly, with minimal steps and no special adhesives.

The top of these tiles is laid with a plush durable carpeting. This carpet is bonded to a durable foam base, providing a strong tile that can withstand foot traffic, home furniture and more. Each tile is 2-feet by 2-feet wide, allowing you to cover a large space quickly. To hold together, the edges of the tiles are cut into a precise puzzle design, creating a firm hold with minimal seams. They come with border strips included, so you’ll have everything you need to complete the flooring. If you decide to relocate the carpet tiles, simply stack them together and take them with you. At just under 1.5 pounds per tile, and 2 feet in width Royal carpet tiles are easy to carry.


One of the top advantages of these tiles is that they are completely non-absorbent. This means the interlocking carpet tiles will not absorb water or other liquids, which can be a major concern, especially when placing interlocking carpet squares in a basement. If water seeps into your basement, if you have spilled drinks, or if there are accidents from pets or young children, the tiles will not absorb liquids, which helps keep down mold and bacteria.

Comfortable to walk on, and available in five colors, these interlocking tiles provide excellent cushioning over your basement floor.

Carpet Installation is Simple and Easy!
If your project at hand calls for a lightweight, easy to install material, the Royal Interlocking Carpet Tile may be just what you need. The waterproof tiles require no adhesive or carpet pads to install. This is a simple, do-it-yourself installation project. The interlocking tiles can be cut with a sharp utility knife to fit wall to wall. Place the tiles directly over any flat, hard surface, including, concrete, wood, and ceramic flooring. Its universal interlocking design allows you to interlock the tiles in any direction.

To start the process, you must first clean the subfloor so there are no dirt, debris, grease, water, or obstructions of any kind underneath. Next, start in one corner of the room with a carpet tile firmly against the wall and add tiles down the wall. Continue to add tiles, making sure to follow the directional arrows at all times. When you approach the opposite wall, you can cut the tiles to fit the rest of the room. Leave a gap of about 1/2 inch, allowing for expansion of floor tiles, which can occur with varying room temperatures.

Through the installation, adhesives are not required, which makes installation easier and more convenient.

Fast Cleaning of Carpet with no Special Tools
Do you have a vacuum, some rags, and a sink? Then you can handle all the cleaning for this interlocking carpet tile.

To clean these interlocking carpet squares, you can simply use a vacuum cleaner to remove dirt, sand, and debris from the surface. Any household vacuum will work, but it’s recommended that you test a small section of the interlocking carpet squares to make sure your vacuum will not damage the surface. With simple vacuuming, you’ll remove most of the dust, dirt, and crumbs that can damage the carpet top.

For set-in stains, you can use a damp rag to gently remove any spills or liquids. For added convenience, you can even remove the carpet tile from the floor and wash with warm running water in a sink or tub.
Carpet Surface Colors
You can choose quality colors for your surface when you purchase this interlocking carpet tile. There are five different color options, giving you choices for each specific area. For a straightforward, professional look, you can choose dark charcoal, dark grey, or light grey. However, if you want a little more color and character, the tan tiles are always popular. For even more color, the blue tiles deliver a high-quality appearance while maintaining a great look. No matter which interlocking carpet squares you choose, you’ll get a durable product with a fantastic carpet top.

The 5/8-inch Royal Interlocking Carpet Tile is thicker, with a carpeted top that is softer and more abundant than most other carpet tiles. Available in five different colors, each tile includes two border strips which allow them to be used as a center, border or corner piece. Whether they are used for work or relaxation, these carpet squares are eye-pleasing and easy to walk on. Our interlocking carpet tile can add warmth and comfort to any living space.


Interlocking carpet tiles for basements have become common in today’s market, and you’ll find that Greatmats can provide a much softer carpet tile than most. The plush carpeted surface is similar to what you might find in a luxury vehicle. In terms of comfort and quality, this is a far nicer material than common fibrous, burlap-like carpeting. Interlocking carpeted tiles are a convenient option, and are easy to install; not even tape is necessary! Interlock the tiles together and cut with a sharp utility knife to fit the area of the room and you have a wonderful surface that lasts for years.

The Right Product for Many Different Locations
The carpet bonded EVA and Polyethylene foam material is thick, soft, and comfortable to walk on, making our Royal Interlocking Carpet Tiles a great option for basement floors, theaters, trade show booths and even boat flooring.

Our puzzle style carpet tiles can also be a great option for retail installation spaces, where a long-lasting, durable carpet tile is needed, such as behind retail counters. The Royal interlocking carpet square is quality designed to last for years, so you have the perfect balance between elegant style and long-term reliability. You can also choose the interlocking carpet tile surface to meet your business’s style, such as black for a modern, sleek design or tan for a more natural or rustic appearance.

Royal interlocking carpet tiles are great for trade show booths, giving a professional look and a comfortable, energetic feel. This carpet tile is waterproof, stain-resistant, and works excellent on basement floors, providing comfort and warmth.

While tiles will withstand the weight of vehicles, you may find that indents will occur. For garage installations, it’s more appropriate to use carpet tiles interlocking together to make a lounge or social area. They can be laid out quickly, and if you ever want the space back for a vehicle or equipment, they can be disassembled and removed with little effort.

Anti-fatigue Makes Them Perfect for Work
If you are using these tiles for a commercial space, retail environments, or trade show booths, you could spend hours on your feet. Fortunately, our carpet tiles have a bottom structure that is a 1/2-inch thick foam material designed to provide anti-fatigue benefits, perfect for standing for long periods of time. You can create an interlocking rug for active workstations. The tiles are also strong enough to last under tables and chairs, however, like any cushioned carpeted area, heavy furniture left for long periods of time will likely leave indents without furniture coasters under the legs.


Have the interlocking carpet tiles shipped via ground service directly to your door? The tile is always in stock, and Greatmats can have them shipped in just a few business days, from the time you place your order. The Royal Interlocking Carpet tile is a great option for flooring projects that require a clean looking carpet with a padded anti-fatigue bottom. At Greatmats, we guarantee satisfaction with this quality designed flooring option. When you use basement carpet tiles interlocking, you get quality and longevity.

Please note:
Shade and color may vary from tile to tile within the same order and/or batch of tiles. This is common with this type of interlocking carpet tile.

For more information on this interlocking carpet tile product, contact the staff at Greatmats today. Whether you choose these or another flooring surface, we will be happy to help you choose the specific material, style, color, and design you need for excellent results!

Max Tile Raised Floor Tile

The Max Tile raised floor tile is a commercial-grade modular tile suitable for many applications. From portable dance floors to basement flooring to dance flooring, this multi-use tile is an excellent choice for countless projects.

Product Features
– 12×12 inch tile size
– .03 mm thick vinyl laminate commercial wear layer
– UV protective coating
– Durable polypropylene base tray
– Unique tile connector system for repeated installations and removals
– 5-year product warranty

These raised floor tiles are designed with excellent performance and durability in mind. This modular flooring is commercial-grade and is equipped with a low maintenance, high quality 3 mm thick vinyl laminate top surface. The surface comes in 8 designer textures, including wood grain, slate, and white, for a beautiful finish, and is designed so that the flooring looks great, year after year. The vinyl top includes a UV protective coating and is also scratch and wear resistant. These tiles will never need refinishing, minimizing the maintenance and creating a long-lasting surface.

These modular floor tiles are an excellent choice if you’re looking for durability. When used in a residence, this modular flooring’s wear layer is rated for 15 years. When used in commercial applications, the wear layer thickness is rated for 7 years. Additionally, the tiles come with a 5-year warranty so you can buy with confidence.
The base tray, made of durable polypropylene, is designed for repeated installations without degrading the tile connectors. The unique tile connector system is portable, strong, and stable, so you can use the floor temporarily and then pack it up again when you’re done. This is an ideal feature for temporary dance floors or other flooring that you may need to move and transport, but these tiles are also durable enough for permanent installation, too.

One of the major benefits of Max Tiles is that they make great raised floor tiles for basement use. These tiles allow both air and water to circulate beneath them, which can help to speed drying and avoid mold and mildew growth. These non-absorbent tiles are ideal for situations where water may be present, such as if your basement leaks after heavy rain.



With its durability, versatility, and excellent quality, this tile is one of the most popular modular flooring options on the market.

Uses for Max Tile Raised Floor Tiles 
Max Tile is a versatile raised floor tile suitable for countless uses. Consider Max Tile for the following potential applications:
– Basement flooring
– Portable dance flooring
– Court flooring
– Multi-use space flooring
– Aerobic & exercise flooring
– Bedroom, dining room, or living room flooring
– Trade shows
– Showroom floors

These raised modular tiles are versatile and durable enough to bring any number of projects to life:


Raised Floor Tiles for Basements
These modular floor tiles can help you to quickly transform your basement into an attractive, usable space. The tiles create a beautiful finish suitable for a living space, a workspace, or even a multi-purpose area.

Max Tile raised basement flooring tiles are ideal for use in areas where you need some air circulation beneath the floors. If your basement leaks or tends to hold moisture, these tiles can help to prevent the buildup of mildew and mold which can occur with other, more solid flooring types. These raised floor tiles for basements allow both air and water to circulate beneath them, rather than trapping moisture. Circulation promotes drying and a healthier environment.


When installing these modular tiles for athletic courts or on concrete floors, we recommend using a 2 to 6 mm rubber underlayment to provide shock absorption, increase comfort and muffle sound. The use of rubber underlayment for home installations over concrete may reduce the potential for clicking noise from the tiles touching the concrete floor. Home underlayment options feature the 2mm EZ Floor or 3 mm rubber underlayment. If you are installing tiles in an area where leaks may occur, then do not use an underlayment.

Dance Floor Tiles
This modular tile is a popular option for dance floors, both temporary and permanent. Because these tiles can be assembled and removed, you can create a portable, temporary dance floor for events, performances, and more. These tiles may be installed over carpeting, however, Greatmats does not guarantee that these tiles are suitable for installation over carpeting, as all carpet is different.

Alternatively, you can economically create a dance floor in the comfort of your own home.

These tiles are finished with a low maintenance, high quality 3mm thick vinyl laminate top. This highly durable surface is scratch and wear resistant, and even includes a UV protective coating. These tiles won’t need refinishing and despite hours of practice, they’ll still look great.


Court and Athletic Flooring
Create a professional looking athletic court with these modular tiles. The selection of wood finishes contributes to a beautiful, eye-catching finish suitable for indoor basketball courts, gym floors and more. This non-absorbent tile can even be painted with court lines.

The durable vinyl laminate top provides plenty of protection against scratching and wear so your new court will continue to look great despite rigorous use.

Additionally, you won’t have to worry about the costly investment of repeatedly refinishing the floor.

Because these tiles lock together tightly, they’ll hold together and will not separate like other flooring tiles tend to do.


General Room Flooring
Raised floor tiles make an attractive flooring for rooms both within your home and in public venues. Homeowners have used these tiles to floor bedrooms, living rooms, offices and more. These tiles have also been used to floor church halls, community spaces, public offices and other commercial spaces.

Because the tiles are waterproof and allow water and air to flow and beneath them, they’re ideal for bathrooms or kitchens, where frequent spills may happen. They create beautiful, professional floors for other spaces, like dens, bedrooms or hallways. With the available ramped edge pieces, you can create a clean, finished edge if you don’t want to do a wall-to-wall installation. And because installing these tiles is easy, you can floor your rooms yourself without having to bring in a professional.

These tiles are durable enough to withstand the weight of furniture, and their vinyl top is UV and scratch resistant, so you can confidently install them even in high-traffic areas of your home.

Aerobic & Exercise Flooring
These raised floor tiles can also serve as aerobic and exercise flooring. They’re easy to install and remove, so you can use them as either temporary or permanent flooring in your home. Because these tiles have a durable vinyl protective coating, they can easily withstand repeated use and will still look great.

When installing these floors for an aerobic or exercise use, we recommend that you add a 3 to 6mm rubber underlayment. This underlayment will add cushion and shock absorption properties for a more comfortable workout.

You can rest assured that these tiles tightly interlock, so they will not separate or start to pull apart no matter how hard your workout session.


What are the benefits?
– 12×12 inch tile size is easy to handle and makes for a smooth installation
– 8 different finishes allow you to choose the exact appearance that you want
– Durable top commercial grade vinyl surface keeps this tile looking great for years
– Removable design allows for repeated installation and temporary use
– Tile design allows water and air to flow underneath, helping to prevent mold and mildew growth
– Tight fitting tiles stay secure; there’s no worrying about tiles pulling apart or gapping
– Optional ramped border edging creates a clean, finished edge
– Tile can be cut to fit for wall to wall installations

Installation
These raised floor tiles are a great option for a DIY project. They easily interlock together with no tools or glue required. To connect the tiles, place them on a hard surface. Then align the tiles with the nubs on top of the loops, and step on the tiles with your foot to lock them together. It’s easy, fast, and simple, and a single person can easily floor a room.

When assembling the tiles for a sport or court floor, we recommend using a 3mm to 6mm low-density rubber underlayment for additional cushion, comfort, noise and shock absorption. Avoid using an underlayment in areas where leaks or moisture may occur, like in basements.

Once assembled, these floor tiles make for a tight-fitting, secure floor surface. If using them for temporary purposes, you can disassemble the tiles and store them until you need them again.

Sundance Mat 4×6 Ft x 3/4 Inch Straight Edge Standard

The Greatmats 4×6 Ft x 3/4 Inch Straight Edge Standard Sundance horse stall product is the straight edge version of our very popular Interlocking Sundance Stall Mat. These incredibly durable and affordable 4×6 rubber stall mats work perfectly in horse stalls, weight rooms, and Cross Fit gyms, or wherever the smell of rubber is not a concern indoors.

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The 4 ft. x 6 ft. x 3/4 in. Straight Edge Standard Sundance Tile features a pebble like top surface for added traction to your floor. The stall mat weight of 100 pounds per tile means these tiles are not designed to be portable, but they’ll work great as a permanent type of surface installation in a horse stall.

Features of Sundance 4×6 Tiles

Here are some of the key features of our Straight Edge Standard Sundance thick rubber stall mat tiles.

Materials: The primary material used in making these tiles is recycled rubber.

Water resistance: Water or other liquids will not penetrate these horse stall mats.

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No-slip surface: Each tile offers a slightly rough, pebble like surface that prevents slippage. The surface is called a punter surface.

Designed to Stay Put: The stall mat weight per tile measures about 100 pounds each, meaning the tiles are not easily portable. And the 3/4 inch thickness of these 4×6 stall mats means they cannot be rolled up easily for carrying.

Easy installation: As long as you have a flat surface over which to lay the mats, you can install them relatively easily. Place the rubber mats over the top of concrete, dirt or gravel. Because the horse stall mat weight is 100 pounds per tile, at least two people should work together on installation.

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Cutting: Even though these 4 ft. x 6 ft. x 3/4 in. thick rubber stall mat tiles are heavy and have a sturdy construction, you can cut them to fit around the edges of the stall with a sharp utility knife and a straight edge. You then can bend the mat across a 2×4 and snap it before cutting the other side, just like a piece of drywall. Another option is to cut the rubber mat with a jigsaw or with an electric circular handsaw, but you’ll want some help to complete this process safely. Using a saw will also cause the blade to dull.

Benefits of Sundance Horse Mats

Although the traditional surface for a horse stall is firmly packed dirt, sprinkled with hay or straw as bedding, thick rubber mats, such as our Straight Edge Sundance mats, have quite a few advantages over using dirt in the horse stalls.

Lower costs: With heavy rubber mats installed, you’ll use less hay and bedding in the stalls. The horse won’t grind the bedding into the dirt, meaning less is needed.

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No More Muddy Floor: A dirt floor will soak up water and urine, eventually turning into a muddy mess. Our Sundance mats do not soak up water, meaning the floor of the stall remains easy to clean. Additionally, the sturdy rubber stall mat weight means it resists curling or buckling, so water cannot seep underneath.

No More Rutted Floor: Horses may cause ruts in a dirt floor, leaving it uneven for walking and unsafe. The horse stall mat weight allows it to remain in place, providing a smooth surface for the horse and for the owner.

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Mucking: Cleaning up after the horse becomes much easier with thick rubber mats installed. With mats, you don’t have to deal with muddy or uneven ground inside the stall that makes shoveling and sweeping difficult. You also won’t lose your gravel or other fill during the mucking process.

Cushioning: Although our rubber horse mats are sturdy and provide a hard surface, they do have a little bit of give to them. This means they’re softer on the horse’s joints than concrete or hard-packed dirt or gravel. These rubber mats provide shock absorption and anti-fatigue benefits for large animals.

Warming layer: Having a layer of stall mat weight in the tiles provides a bit of insulation for the horse versus standing and laying on a cold dirt floor. A heavy horse stall mat weight works especially well for a horse with joint or arthritis problems.

Selecting the Right Horse Stall Mat

Each horse stall mat can support the weight of the horse as it moves around, as long as you select a high quality of mat. Some key features to consider include the following.

Thickness: Our 4 ft. x 6 ft. x 3/4 in. Straight Edge Sundance mat tiles provide a desirable thickness level. The 3/4 of an inch of thickness supports the weight of the horse extremely well, although thicker pads are available (usually up to 2 inches in thickness). However, installing mats thicker than 3/4 of an inch can be difficult because of the added weight they have. A 4×6 rubber mat that’s 2 inches thick will weigh more than 250 pounds.

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Straight edges: It’s extremely important to have mats that either lock together or that have straight edges that tightly fit together. Should gaps develop between the tiles, you may find water and urine leaking into the gaps and muddying the ground beneath. This may compromise the ground beneath the mats.

Interlocking mats: Although our 4 ft. x 6 ft. x 3/4 in. Straight Edge Sundance mats do not interlock at the edges, Greatmats does offer interlocking mats. An interlocking mat option represents a smarter idea for your horse stall mat choices if your horse likes to dig or paw at things in its stall. The seams of interlocking mats fit together tighter than straight edge mats, preventing damage from pawing.

Weight: Even though thicker and larger stall mat weight makes the tiles more difficult to install, heavier mats are more desirable. Heavier mats have less of a chance of slipping out of place or buckling under the weight of the horse moving around. Because of the weight of these rubber tiles, you’ll definitely want some help with the installation process.

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Construction quality: Selecting a horse stall mat weight of a high quality, such as our Greatmats Sundance 4 ft. x 6 ft. x 3/4 in. mats, is a must, which ensures the mat won’t shift around or curl at the edges. Lesser quality rubber mats may include non-uniform thickness or a thickness level that’s less than stated in the specifications, both of which could causes a failure of the mat through buckling. Cheaper mats won’t have perfectly straight edges either, meaning they won’t fit together.

Should you need a different size or thickness of horse stall mats than our 4×6 rubber stall mats, Greatmats carries several options. Just contact our helpful customer service center or look through the links on our site to see what’s available.

Preparation for Installation

Before ordering the thick rubber stall mat tiles, you will want to closely measure the area of the stall. Mats should go to the edges of the stall, just to ensure that there’s no chance of tripping over the edges for you or the horse. Figure out how many square feet you need.

The standard size of one mat measures 48 inches wide by 72 inches in length, resulting in 24 square feet per tile. Here are the number of tiles you’ll need for some standard horse stall layouts.

10 by 12 feet: 5 tiles
10 by 14 feet: 6 tiles
12 by 12 feet: 6 tiles
12 by 14 feet: 7 tiles
12 by 16 feet: 8 tiles

Before your 4 ft. x 6 ft. x 3/4 in. tiles from Greatmats arrive, you’ll want to prepare the stall area. Clean up the area, removing any manure, stray bedding and straw.

Make sure the area is level. The area doesn’t have to be perfectly level to the point that you use a bubble level to measure it, but it should be flat enough that the thick rubber stall mat tiles will lay flat.

Although you may install the 4×6 stall mats directly over a dirt floor, you may want to lay down a bed of a couple of inches of pea gravel. This provides a good base to ensure a flat area over which to place the rubber mat tiles.

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Other Uses

Beyond using the Straight Edge Sundance tile mats inside a horse stall, you could use them for an installation in a weight room. The thick mats will protect the floor underneath from any dropping of heavy free weights on the floor. Additionally, these rubber tiles will stand up to heavy exercise equipment without suffering damage.

However, these tiles do yield a rubbery smell, greater than that of other types of Greatmats flooring options. If you choose to use these thick rubber stall mat tiles indoors, you may experience some odor, especially in a room with little ventilation.

13 Horse Trainers Compete for National Honor

Greatmats National Horse Trainer of the Year LogoMilltown, WI – They come from all different walks of life, but something these 13 horse trainers have in common is the fact that they are making a positive impact in their communities through their work with horses and beyond.

The following 13 horse trainers, representing 10 different states, have been nominated for the honor of National Horse Trainer of the Year, and award presented annually by Greatmats.

From Nov. 16 to 30, 2017, voting will be open to the public on Greatmats Facebook page as it weighs in on which two trainers will be named finalists for the award. The winner will receive horse stall mats, or a cash option, from Greatmats, which is in its third year of hosting the contest.

This year’s nominees are as follows.

 

California

Ashley Salter of iRide4U in Santa Ynez

Colorado

Justin Dunn of Justin Dunn Horesemanship in Guffey

Frances Carbonnel of Mariah Farms in Castle Rock

Kentucky

Kelly Murphy-Alley of Striking KMA Performance Horses in Willmore

Beth Harris of Walnut Way Farm in Simpsonville

Michigan

Bill Brown of Chase Lake Equestrian Center in Fowlerville

North Carolina

TR Potts of Potts Performance Horses in Fountain In

Tennessee

Chrystal Crispin of Crispin Unlimited in Jonesborough

Texas

Jeremy Dull of Jeremy Dull Horsemanship in Hempstead

West Virginia

Mike Hurst of Mike Hurst Horsemanship in Philippi

Wisconsin

Sharlyn Fellenz of Mytalisha’s Dream Riding Center in Eau Claire

Bryanna Larson of Pony Tales Refuge and Rehab in Colfax

 

Learn more about the 2017 National Horse Trainer of the Year Award and how to vote for your favorite trainer at https://www.greatmats.com/horse-stall-mats/greatmats-annual-national-horse-trainer-of-the-year-contest.php

As part of its 3rd annnual National Award Series, Greatmats is also presenting awards to to Martial Arts Instructors, Cheerleading Coaches, Personal Trainers, Dog Trainers and Dance Instructors. Learn more about the National Award Series at https://www.greatmats.com/greatmats-national-instructor-of-the-year-awards-series.php.

Dog Trainers of All Styles to Compete for National Title

Greatmats National Dog Trainer of the Year LogoJeremy Joseph BrownMilltown, WI – Whether training for law enforcement, entertainment, protection, agility, obedience or companionship dog training plays an important role in the quality of life for both the animals and their humans. And it doesn’t stop at training to make the world a better

Sara Carson

place. That’s why dog enthusiasts from across the country have come together to nominate seven of the top dog trainers in the U.S.A. For Greatmats’ third annual National Dog Trainer of the Year Award. The award, part of Greatmats annual National Award Series, is designed to recognize those trainers who have had a positive impact in their communities through not only their dog training skills but community service and inspiration.

The public will determine the two finalist for the award through a social media vote Nov. 16-30 on Greatmats Facebook page. Then Elizabeth BerryGreatmats will choose the winner of the award, who will also receive his/her choice of new dog training flooring or a cash option.

This year’s nominees, representing six different states, are:

 

Arizona

Two-time defending National Dog Trainer of the Year Jeremy Joseph Brown of The Complete Canine in Tucson.

Leigh SylvesterDee Hoult

 

California

America’s Got Talent finalist Sara Carson of The Super Collies in San Diego.

Rehoming specialist Elizabeth Berry of Four The Paws in Novato.

 

Connecticut

World obedience champion Leigh Sylvester of Paws ‘N Effect in Hamden

 

Jason Brodt

Florida

Inmate rehabilitation supporter Dee Hoult of Applause Your Paws in Miami

 

 

Minnesota

Law enforcement specialist Jason Brodt of the St. Paul Police Department.

 

Texas

International defense and law enforcement performance award winner Windy Pool of Corpus Christi

Windy Pool

Learn more about the 2017 National Dog Trainer of the Year Award and how to vote for your favorite trainer at https://www.greatmats.com/greatmats-national-dog-trainer-of-the-year-contest.php.

As part of the National Award Series, Greatmats is also presenting awards to to Martial Arts Instructors, Cheerleading Coaches, Personal Trainers, Horse Trainers and Dance Instructors. Learn more about the National Award Series at https://www.greatmats.com/greatmats-national-instructor-of-the-year-awards-series.php.