Instead of dragging those heavy black rubber mats out to clean your stalls, install these rubber tiles and clean by simply moving your bedding aside and using a hose or power washer to wash the dust and waste down the drain or out the exterior door. Once a month or so, you can completely rebed, meaning less bedding over time and a huge reduction in dust, ammonia, and other bacterial growth. Once the floor is free of soiled bedding – and without the burden and time of pulling up rubber mats – spray the tiles with an anti-bacterial product such as TekTrol©, sprinkle a little Sweet PDZ©, and rebed. And you won’t need a team of football players to help with the process – it can easily be accomplished by one person.
Drains are helpful, but you can wash down your stall floors and clean out through an exterior door (or for remodels without exterior doors, install a scupper – or opening – out the exterior wall).
Use DrainGrid in your paddocks, utilize the Versatile tiles in your stalls, and experience a dust-free barn in the summer and a mud-free paddock in the winter. Versatile is also a great solution for concrete walls in barns made with CMU.
Innovative Equine Systems sells a 2-part polyurethane adhesive called PU88 for adhering the tiles to concrete (see installation tips at right).
Please enjoy the photos below, shared by the owners of their new rubber pavers. Applications, specifications, and downloads are listed at right.
- Horse stalls
- Wash racks
- Barn aisles
- Groom and tack up areas
- Patios, porches and tack rooms
- Length: 24″
- Width: 24″
- Thickness: 5/8″ (also available in 7/8″ and 1-3/4″)
- Weight: 10.4 lbs. ea.
- Each piece = 4 s.f.