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Horse Stall Mats: Do you have one in your booth?

 
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nick
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:40 pm    Post subject: Horse Stall Mats: Do you have one in your booth? Reply with quote

I looked at horse stall mats today and they were displayed outdoors. Even outdoors, I could smell the rubber. It was pretty strong.

Does that odor go away? I don't want that smell in my booth.

Do you think that this off-gassing is just annoying or do you think that it is possibly dangerous to one's health?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pardon my ignorance, but what's the main objective with putting one of these in the booth? Posture health? deadening, cutting out vibrations?
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nick
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, all of those things.

More comfortable to stand on than a hard floor.
Helps isolation and damping vibrations in the floor.
Thinking of putting one on the roof of the booth as well.
A 4'x 6' mat at 3/4" thick weighs around 48 lbs. or at least the one that I am looking at does.
And it sells for only $40.

That's a great deal... if the smell goes away!

https://www.calranch.com/northwest-rubber-stall-mat-4ft-6ft-3-4in-1202220.html
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Nick. I used two of those stall mats as a replacement for heavy MLV in my booth build to beaf up the density between my room inside a room (so the mats themselves are inside the wall and I never smelled them after sealing that up). HOWEVER, I did have some scraps from needing to cut the mats and those sat in a box in my office for like 2 years (I clean up really frequently...) and I remember the smell disappearing quite quickly. I let them sit in the garage for a couple weeks before I installed them. I think, like any new rubber thing, the smell is strong at first but will go away.

If there is a tractor supply near you:
https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/4-ft-x-6-ft-x-3-4-in-thick-rubber-stall-mat?cm_vc=-10005
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Jason.
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