If similar to a welcome mat or rubber car mat, then a utility knife and a metal straight edge. If in the 1/2″ th hard mat and above category, you get into band saw, jig saw, dual blade saw or mini circular saw territory for me.
Get some that are like 1/2 inch thick and screw them into the ground so the to lands just below the top of your stall mats. Then if you ever have to move your mat to clean or something you just lift it up. When my mats separate I lift the outside edges and hit them with a hammer to slide the mats back together.
What are Horse Stall Mats? Horse stall mats are made with high-quality recycled crumb rubber. While that may sound like the perfect prerequisite for gym flooring, remember these mats are designed for horses.
Rip Out That Carpet
It’s just not a good idea to put rubber tiles, rolls or even mats directly over your soft carpet. It’s not stable and you could seriously injure yourself. Imagine lifting weights on a wobbly surface, or running on a treadmill with a wobbly subfloor.
They are made for horses which are often over 1200lbs and balanced on four sharp-ish hooves rather than nice rubber tires. So as long as you are getting actual stall mats it shouldn’t be an issue. Of course parking a car on them will get them dirty which is annoying to clean up but other than that it should be fine.
Not only do you need a reliable surface to train on, but you also need to prevent damage to the floor below. Most home gym owners use one of two options: Horse stall mats or rubber flooring made specifically for gyms.
Horse Stall Mats vs Rubber Gym Flooring.Floor QualityStall MatsRubber FlooringAvg. Rating3.64.25
Plan accordingly when installing these mats. They are also 4×6 feet in size, which is larger than many people can handle on their own. We recommends 2-4 people to install these 12×12 Horse Stall Mats kits.