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This task is somewhat similar to working with self-leveling concrete

The most common type of stable floor is concrete. However, many stable owners are covering their concrete floors with rubber, which offers a number of advantages:- Yielding. A concrete floor is very hard and can cause various types of injuries. For example, when getting up from a prone position, a horse can scrape skin off against the concrete. Also, if the bedding is thin, walking on the hard concrete can stress joints, potentially injure feed, or cause sore points where the horse lies down to rest or sleep. A rubber surface provides a softer and more yielding surface, which minimizes the rick of such injuries.- Warmth. Rubber is naturally insulating, which is more comfortable and healthier for horses, especially in winter.- Traction. Concrete and wooden floors can be slippery when wet; rubber provide better traction and thereby reduces the risk of injury to horses.- Bedding.

Rubber performs some of the functions of bedding Although one can partly compensate for this by periodically lifting the mats and cleaning under them, this takes a certain amount of time and is not easy (rubber stall mats are heavy).With liquid rubber, the floor is in a single piece and joins with the wall (in fact, one would normally apply the rubber onto the wall as well for a height of at least several centimeters). Consequently, there are no seams or joins which would allow the urine to enter. Furthermore, the rubber bonds with the concrete floor, so there is no space for urine or dirt underneath the rubber. This is a major advantage over stall mats, as it is not only healthier but also there is no need to periodically clean underneath it.An important advantage of stall mats is that they are not fixed to the floor, as they rely on their weight to hold them in place. Therefore, one can remove them and use them elsewhere. This makes them convenient if you are just renting a stall for a period of time. One would not want to use liquid rubber in a temporary stall as it bonds to the concrete floor and cannot be removed or reused. Another consideration is that rubber stall mats tend to be less expensive than liquid rubber.Consequently, liquid rubber is a superior solution for a permanent stall, while stall mats are Conical Twin Screw & Barrel外部リンク more appropriate for short to medium term installations.InstallationRubber mats are simply laid on top of a hard surface It is useful to have a 2-person team for this task, so that one person can mix and the other person focus on pouring and smoothing the mixture.

This task is somewhat similar to working with self-leveling concrete, so if you know someone who works in the building trade and has experience with producing smooth concrete floors, they may be a good person to ask.- Quality. Make sure that you purchase a high-quality product. In particular check that the rubber is 'non-porous' as porous rubber will allow urine to enter the rubber.- No second chances. The liquid rubber forms a very strong bond with the concrete floor and is extremely difficult to remove, to the point that removal may cause significant damage to the underlying concrete. Furthermore, the product is expensive, so from an economic perspective one does not want to have to redo it. The resulting saving in bedding, plus the associated savings in labour and storage, will over time pay for the cost of the rubber floor. Consequently, a rubber floor is not only better for your horse, but it is also economic over the longer term. The time it takes for the rubber floor to pay for itself will of course depend on your local costs for bedding and labour, as well as the percentage reduction in amount of bedding required.






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