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FITTING & CARE INSTRUCTIONS

Horse Mat fitting and care instructions


Fitting Instructions for EVA and Rubber Top EVA Horse Mats


Our EVA and Rubber Top EVA Mats are very easy to fit. If the mats require cutting, it is recommended that the cut mats are placed at the furthest point from the door.

 

To cut the mats, we recommend using a sharp Stanley knife or similar. Using a straight edge will give you the best finish.
This can be done by using the sides of another mat as a guide.

It is important that you leave A 10mm - 15mm gap around the outside edge of the stable to allow the mats to settle and expand in high temperatures. If you fail to leave a gap, you may experience the mats lifting up slightly. If this happens, you can trim the mats retrospectively. Please note that in very hot temperatures the mats may expand more than normal and may require regular trimming. In which case, please trim the mats to leave enough expansion space each time. The thinner the mat, the more they will be affected by the heat.

We suggest that the 22mm, 24mm, 25mm and 26mm mats are suitable for ponies and horses up to 15hh, the 34mm, 35mm and 36mm mats for horses up to 16.2hh and the 44mm mats for horses bigger than this. The thicker the mats, the more comfort there will be.

 
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Care of your EVA Stable Mats

  • Our EVA Comfort, Diamond, Rubber Top and EasiMats are durable, but due to their light weight nature can be damaged by studs, road nails or sharp spikes (hay forks). It is recommended that you use rubber matting forks that are available from  www.equineplus.co.uk.
  • The EVA Mats may expand and contract overtime. This is entirely normal due to foam composite.
    You may need to trim the mats from time to time to keep them flat and square.
  • Areas of heavy use (normally the door ways or places where horse paw the floor) may wear quicker than other areas. If this is the case, then it is recommended that you change the position of the mats to get the best life out of your mats.
  • If choosing EVA Mats, you will need to mat the entire stable as they will move more easily than heavier weight alternatives. The interlocking versions of the EVA and Rubber Top EVA Mats will reduce movement and are therefore recommended for more active horses.


Horse mats fitting instructions

Fitting Instructions for your Solid Rubber Horse Mats


Our Solid rubber stable mats are heavy and may take 2 people to fit. If the mats require cutting, it is recommended that the cut mats are placed at the furthest point from the door.

To cut the mats, we recommend using a sharp Stanley knife or a jig saw. Using a straight edge will give you the best finish. This can be done by using the edge of another mat.

Our solid rubber mats are very hard wearing, but do not offer the same levels of comfort as the EVA mats.