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Polishing stall mats

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  • Polishing stall mats

    I work for a wonderful family doing barn chores. The owner, when she moved in, noticed the aisle's mats looked pristine/shiny. She takes extremely good care of her place, its a gorgeous barn. There are only two horses, so they are not hard on the mats (literally just walked through twice a day). The mats have become dull, and shes looking for a solution to make them look nice again without making them slippery.

    We tried a rubber floor finish, and it really hasn't done much.

    I know this is not a normal request, so I might not get many answers, but there has to be someone out there that might have an answer!

  • #2
    Olive Oil. Seriously - it how to recondition rubber macs and wellies (boots), so why not rubber mats? Get the mats really clean and dry first (dish soap, good scrub with a mop, long rinse, let dry). Then put Olive Oil on a cotton wash cloth or towel and rub away...
    ~~ How do you catch a loose horse? Make a noise like a carrot! - British Cavalry joke ~~


    • #3
      Have they tried just power washing them? Might have to be a yearly thing.

      I power washed old and beat up mats a couple years ago and they came out looking new.


      • #4
        We have rubber pavers in our aisle and to restore them to "like new" I scrub them with a car wash brush (a scrub brush on a pole) using Method brand all purpose cleaner. Then I rinse with water using a hose with a nozzle on it (power wash might be faster but a regular hose/nozzle works well). I have found that warm/hot water works better. I would think this would work for rubber mats as well.

        Roseknoll Sporthorses