HOW TO FIT A RUBBER STABLE MAT
You can fit a rubber stable mat by yourself, careful and easy. In order to do this, you have to follow a few instructions. Please note the fitting method for a rubber stable mat differs from that of an EVA stable mat and you do NOT fit EVA stable mats this way.
FIRST STEP: EQUIPMENT
You will need:
- tape measure
- piece of chalk
- straight edge
- jig saw/Stanley knife
SECOND STEP: FITTING RUBBER STABLE MATS
- cut the mats with a jig saw or a Stanley knife by supporting the mat firmly so that you will avoid excessive vibration.
- the first mat will be layed across the doorway
- any further whole mats will be left behind and then pushed up tightly together. “Pebbled” surface is the top.
- measure and cut the final mats.
- you need to remember to add almost a half centimeter to each measurement in order to get a tight fit.
- cut on the outside of the chalk mat
- the cut edge should turn up the wall
- this can be hammered down afterwards to tighten the joins.
- mark the mat the way that it will be laid
- always keep factory edges together.
HOW TO FIT AN EVA STABLE MAT
The fitting method is largely the same with 1 extremely important exception.
EVA mats will expand with the weight of an animal so you must NOT fit these mats tight to all of the walls. You need to leave a 1cm gap around at least 2 sides so that as the weight of the animal is dispersed over the mat so that when the mat expands it has a space to expand into. If you do not leave this gap you will find that the mats push against each other and lift and curl.