Installing Rubber Mats / Instructions:
Installing Pro-Tech mats for any flooring application including horse and livestock trailers is simple and easy. With a few tools and a little time you can make a job to be proud of.
Carpet or utility knife (or similar)
Chalk or chalk line
STEP 1 - Level the floor as thoroughly as possible, fill any holes and compact any loose areas. Stall mats may be installed on gravel or other loose material although concrete is recommended.
STEP 2 - Clean the floor thoroughly. For livestock applications the floor areas should be disinfected. Allow the area to thoroughly dry before installing mats.
STEP 3 - Measure the internal dimensions of the floor and determine the best fitting pattern for that area, try to cut as few mats as possible. Start the installation with the mats that do not need to be cut. For livestock applications place the button side of the mats down; this will allow the underfloor the breathe. For industrial and non-slip applications you may want to lay the bottoms facing up. For most applications the weight of the mats will hold them in place, no glue or adhesive is required.
STEP 4 - After placing the initial un-cut mats, measure the remaining uncovered area, mark the to be cut mat with chalk and cut to fit using a utility knife and the straight edge as a cutting guide. Allow approximately 3/8 inch oversize when cutting to ensure a snug fit. Always try to put cut edges along a wall.
- Always use a straight edge for accuracy
- Use a sharp knife or a new blade
- Do not try and cut all the way through the mat in one pass, usually 2-3 passes are required