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    Question Recycled rubber or polyprop boards?

    Has anyone ever used these? As stall boards, floors, kickboards on the area, etc?

    Any thoughts would be helpful!

    Thanks!
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    cutting polyprop using standard saws causes it melt as your cutting ... Half way through the cut is beautiful, then the stuff melts and rebonds to itself

    if you are wanting to go that way look at Rumber trailer flooring .... expensive but tongue and grooved ... and requires studding on 12" to a max of 15 inch centers for max support

    http://www.capleshaw.com/123.html

    What is wrong with 2 inch oak?


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    I used recycled plastic lumber for my stalls. I chose it because I did not want the horses to chew it, it looks similar to real lumber and can be cut with all regular wood tools. I love it so far. They don't chew it and it can be scrubed and washed down since it is impervious to water. It won't rot or mildew over time like traditional lumber.
    It is much more expensive than real lumber though so I wouldn't use it as arena kickboards.
    We used recycled rubber flooring in the alleyway. This you can not cut with power tools or it will melt. You can easily cut it with a utility knife which is what we did. This is a wonderful work surface for the horses.


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    Quote Originally Posted by clanter View Post

    What is wrong with 2 inch oak?
    Not easily available in Ireland, and very, very expensive. Thanks for the input!
    co-author of 101 Jumping Exercises & The Rider's Fitness Program; Soon to come: Dead Ringer - a tale of equine mystery and intrique! Former Moderator!



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