STEP FOUR: TRIMMED OFF EDGE PLACEMENT. Click trimmed off edges onto another mat with locks to create another straight edge.
Place trimmed off edges on another mat with locks to create another straight edge. DON’T discard offcuts. Your Equimats are incredibly durable and can be re-fit to a future location if desired. If area is larger simply adding more Ultimats of same thickness. See testimonials for Equimats still performing well in third location – 16 years later!
NOTE:We recommend leaving a one to two inch gap around outside edge of your installed mats to allow for expansion. The formulation of rubber and EVA (like foam in your running shoe) creates a product that is soft, yet non-abrasive and amazingly durable. Over time your Equimats may “relax” with the rubber slightly expanding once in place and your horse walks about on them. We suggest the gap around the outside upon installation to allow for this. If your mats have been installed to fit snugly from wall to wall or have expanded slightly to that point over time (see Testimonials where customers state they have enjoyed continuous use of their original purchase for over a decade), you may get a slight lift or bulge in the stall flooring. THIS IS EASILY FIXED. Simply use a sharp hardware blade to trim mats edges along one stall side to the point where the stall mat flooring once again lies flat. Check to see if you need to trim the stall mats running along the front or back stall wall as well. If you take your stall mats up for any reason, or re-install in another horse stall, we suggest you mark them so your installation will be as the original arrangement for the best re-fit.