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The Best Way to Cut Rubber Stall Mats

by Melissa Bajorek
Rubber stall mats are designed for use in barns.

Rubber stall mats are designed for use in barns.

Most stall mat manufacturers will provide you with cutting and installation procedures when you purchase mats. If you're trimming down mats to move them into a smaller stall or if you would like to use a new stall mat for a different purpose, such as a yoga mat, there are different cutting methods.

Small Jobs

A heavy duty utility knife is fine for single stall mats.

To cut a single rubber stall mat, use a utility knife with a straight blade. You'll need to slice at the mat several times to get the knife through. This is a perfect method for cutting one or two mats.

Multiple Mats

Use jigsaws or reciprocating saws when replacing all your mats.

For multiple mats, use a reciprocating saw or a jigsaw. Specialty blades are available for cutting rubber stall mats.

Custom Cuts

To make custom rubber mats, use a tape measure, straight edge, chalk and your utility knife. Stall mats should be tight-fitting. Measure your oddly shaped stall thoroughly, and use the chalk to mark out the template on the rubber stall mat, then cut.

About the Author

Melissa Bajorek began writing professionally in 2001. Her work has appeared online, in daily newspapers and on websites owned by Gatehouse Media, in monthly periodicals and for local and regional radio. She writes about a variety of topics, from new technology to animal husbandry. Bajorek has an Associate of Arts in business management from the University of Phoenix and holds certifications in marketing and advertising.

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