I currently have crumbling asphalt in my wash stall. What is the best thing to replace it with? Concrete-but with what on top? Rubber tiles? Rubber mats-too slippery. I don't like just plain concrete, too rough on their hooves. Any suggestions?
How about concrete with those "holey" rubber mats. lol I don't know how else to describe them. I'd say they're about 1/2-1" thick and have a patterns of hexagonal holes in them... which means no puddles and not thay slippery.
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I had the "holey" rubber mats (otherwise known as ring mats) and I hated them. They collected dirt in the holes and prevented the stall from properly draining. I now have textured rubber mats with a hole cut for the drain. I kept the "hole" and can plug it when grooming or to use as a vet or farrier stall.
It also now drains much better than it ever did with the ring mats or just the concrete.
We have concrete with regular stall mats that we leave about 2 inch gaps between. We like it. We started with just the concrete and some years ago had some mats to move when I added on to the barn. I just drug them in the wash stall and we have liked them enough that they haven't come out of there. The concrete is a consistent slope to the drain, so it drains well enough that you aren't standing in water. Very comfortable too. Bleach on the floor once in a while shot under the edges of the mat with water pressure keeps it plenty clean enough that I have rarely felt the need to flip the mats.
They are just the stall mats from Tractor Supply and they have never been slippery.
you might want to try a product like RubberDek. This is a product specifically made for resurfacing pool area decks.... it can be installed directly over the existing asphalt if it is in good condition. It would provide a soft surface that is not affected by temperature changes.