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Rocky
Feb. 3, 2010, 11:26 PM
I am thinking about a "remodel" for the washstall. Right now the floor is concrete, with a gentle slope and a drain in the center.

Although there haven't been any big wrecks....I would like to cover/replace this with a less "slippery when wet" floor that can be cleaned with a hose and broom...lol

Ideas please

dmalbone
Feb. 4, 2010, 12:00 AM
The best wash stalls I've had are the rubber ring mats. You can't really broom them, but a good hosing usually takes care of them. You have the rubber for traction, but holes for drainage.

Gloria
Feb. 4, 2010, 02:18 PM
I simply cover my concrete floor with rubber mats at wash bay, and cut an opening at the drainage hole. Works really good. I myself don't like the ring mats. They fill with poop and grime and are huge pain to clean.

Rocky
Feb. 4, 2010, 11:45 PM
Thanks...regarding the rubber mats, are they the same type which are used in the horse's stalls?

Has anyone used a spray on antiskid type of stuff, like the stuff they spray in as bed liners in pickups?

Creaghgal
Feb. 5, 2010, 08:02 AM
I have two of these (http://www.tractorsupply.com/equine/horse-stalls-accessories/rubber-matting/flexgard-multi-use-utility-mat-48-in-x-96-in-x-1-4-in-5040819) in my WS. I drilled holes in one for drainage. They are very thin but have held up well for the year I’ve had them in.

ChocoMare
Feb. 5, 2010, 08:04 AM
You can get the grease-proof, anti-fatigue mats from Sam's Club: http://www.samsclub.com/shopping/navigate.do?dest=5&item=148368

They connect together to be as big as you want, but come apart easily to move/clean under.

Leather
Feb. 5, 2010, 08:30 PM
What about having the concrete grooved?

http://www.cgicorp.com/dairy.htm

Gloria
Feb. 10, 2010, 03:08 PM
Thanks...regarding the rubber mats, are they the same type which are used in the horse's stalls?

Has anyone used a spray on antiskid type of stuff, like the stuff they spray in as bed liners in pickups?

Some people use the same type of rubber mats you use in the stalls but that is not necessary. The ones you use in the stalls are thicker because they need to take more abuse. We ordered our from Linear Rubber so we can get the right size to cover wall to wall. Just be sure not to get the converyor belt type. These get slippery when wet.

lilypondlane
Feb. 10, 2010, 03:45 PM
My wash stall floor is also concrete with a drain in the middle. I used TSC interlocking mats (about the same price as the Sam's Club mats) and cut out the area in the center for the drain. I also dislike the rubber mats with the holes -- I have a few in the aisle (also concrete) and they are a huge PITA to keep clean.