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  1. #1
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    Default Mats for wash stall with center drain

    If you have a wash stall with a center drain, do you have mats?

    My thought was to measure and carefully cut a hole in the rubber mat to accommodate the drain.

    Seems like a simple solution, so am I missing something? Is there a better alternative? I really want to add something for traction, rather than just having bare concrete there.

    Thanks.



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    That's exactly what I did. We cut a square out over the drain and kept the square. I can plug it when the farrier comes (does three at a time, so one in the wash stall).

    I originally had ring mats and hated them. They collected dirt in the holes and I had to pull them out every couple of weeks and clean. Now I just pour some bleach under the mats every month or so in the summer.

    The wash stall actually drains better with the mats. Love it!



  3. #3
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    We have heavy rubber mats that are in a mesh pattern so they drain and provide traction. Dirt and debris still tend to accumulate under them but they drain well and provide traction. They are about 4' x 4' so they are easy for one person to move and clean under as well.



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    That's what we did, and it's worked out well. Only thing that we did wrong was ours fit so snugly they're a pain to pull up to put bleach underneath every so often. So give yourself a little wiggle room.
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