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ProtectorLok Rubber Flooring

ProtectorLok Rubber Horse Stall Mats

 
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Since 1985, ProtectorLok Mats have been the recognized leader in heavy duty matting for large and small animals alike. Ten years later we brought the interlocking Mighty Lite Mat to market for those people wanting the convenience and portability of light weight mats. Indeed, the market was ripe for “lightweight” mats, but as the response from the public clearly showed, “interlocking capability” was a smash hit, too.

ProtectorLoks were brought to market in early 1997, and their popularity is growing by leaps and bounds. The reasons are clear.

Because the interlocks fit very tightly (a hammer is usually required to knock them together), the amount of water or urine that can seep through a seam is absolutely minimized.

While interlocks provide a “virtual one-piece” stall floor, the individual mats, weighing 100 pounds each, can be adequately handled by one or two people, where larger pieces or rolls of rubber can be extremely difficult to handle.

Interlocked mats can be laid well within the walls of a stall and do not have to be trimmed to fit wall-to-wall, as may be needed with straight-edged mats. Interlocked mats don’t shift or separate, and horses can’t get them up. Their ease of assembly and use appeals to many people who don’t trust their “handyman skills.”

Use ProtectorLoks to build a complete aisle floor. Flip them over and use them as a pad around a phantom mare. They won’t shift, and the grooves will give the stallion greater traction. Use ProtectorLoks in shoeing areas, grooming areas, wash racks, run-in sheds or you name it. They hold themselves in place and don’t need surrounding walls to contain them. Take a closer look at ProtectorLoks. They might be exactly what you’re looking for.

Size: 47″ x 71″ x .725 ”

Color: Black
Profile: Roto Etch (top); Aerobi Groove (bottom)
Size: 46.5” x 70.5” x 11/16"
Net floor coverage per mat: 22.76 sq ft.
Weight: 
98 lbs.

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To determine how many mats you will need, measure the area you want to cover, then multiply the length in feet times the width in feet, and divide the result by 22.76.


Common Stall Sizes 

 

 

10' x 10 Foot  


4 each 4' x 6' mats
1 each 2' x 2' mat 
1 finishing kit to complete the outside edge. 

NOTE: The Finishing Kits are not the same material or texture as the ProtectorLok mats. They are made of the same material as the MightyLite mats (EVA Closed Cell Foam).
   
 

10' x 12'


5 each 4' x 6' mats
1 finishing kit to complete the outside edge. 

NOTE: The Finishing Kits are not the same material or texture as the ProtectorLok mats. They are made of the same material as the MightyLite mats (EVA Closed Cell Foam). 
   

12' x 12'


6 each 4' x 6' mats 
1 finishing kit to complete the outside edge. 

NOTE: The Finishing Kits are not the same material or texture as the ProtectorLok mats. They are made of the same material as the MightyLite mats (EVA Closed Cell Foam).

Your price: $41.95

Leveling Your Floors

No matter what type of floor you now have, if you want your mats to perform at their best, you must level your floors prior to mat installation. Concrete, asphalt, and wood floors are usually level at the outset and need little preparation other than a thorough cleaning. If your concrete or asphalt floors are lumpy and uneven, you can follow the recommendations below for leveling a dirt floor.

When a dirt floor or “natural base” is present, either in a new barn or one that is being refurbished, we recommend using crushed stone dust over the base. The stone dust should be at least four to six inches deep. So, start by cleaning all the old bedding (if any) out of the stall. Then add the stone dust and level it by dragging an old 2 x 4 (or something similar) across it. Tamp well, and water the stone dust to help it settle. If a low spot appears add another shovelful of stone dust. Remember, a well-tamped, level floor is the secret to success.

As for the type of stone to use, some common types around the country are limestone, blue stone, granite, and caliche. Use a stone size of 1/4" and smaller, all the way down to dust. It’s the combination of dust and stone that will make for a well-compacted floor. There are many names for this kind of stone dust. Some of the more common names are “crusher run”, “quarter inch minus”, and “screenings”. Your local quarry will steer you right if you carefully explain what you need. If your quarry doesn’t have a stone dust of 1/4" and smaller, you can get away with a larger stone. In this category, “DG” (dense grade) or “road base” will work if the others are not available. After leveling “DG” in a stall you will need to remove any large stones that may still be on the surface. Important: Never use sand to level a floor unless it is “dead” sand, meaning that it’s very heavy and compacts very firmly. Common sand will not compact properly, and mats will move when placed over such a shifting base. Also, never use clay to level your floor unless you are intending to then cover it with stone dust. Clay does not drain urine well, and you will be displeased with the results. Never use pea gravel, either.

Trimming to Fit

Stall Mats are very easy to install. All you need is a utility knife (Stanley 10-399 or 10-100 are good, inexpensive choices) a piece of chalk, a tape measure, and a straightedge. Make sure you have several replacement blades since rubber tends to dull a sharp blade rather quickly.

1. Draw your stall floor plan to scale on a piece of paper. Using a properly scaled drawing of a 4’ x 6' mat, decide how to best lay the mats. This will help a lot when you are actually doing the work.

2. Clean and prepare your floors as recommended above.

3. Oftentimes it is easier to cut your mats in the aisle rather than in the stall. Prepare your work area so that you have plenty of room for dragging mats around and getting on your hands and knees while you are cutting.

Tip #1: Rubber mats are heavy and awkward to move. Here are some tips on how best to do it. If you have some Vise Grip “C” Clamps, you can clamp them onto the mats so that the “C” becomes a handle. This is a very good way to move mats. However, if you don’t want to go to the expense of buying these clamps (two would be enough), here’s how to “drag” them. Kneel down at the 4' end of the mat, and grab both corner edges on the 6' side. Stand up. The mat should now be sagging at the middle and hitting you in the knees. Using your knee, kick the center of the mat’s edge away from you while bringing your arms in closer to your sides at the same time. The center of the mat’s edge should now be bulging away from you. You can now drag the mat without the edge of the mat scraping your shins. If you have someone to help you, both of you should do as just described. The result will allow you to carry the mat easily slung between you.

4. Bring the first mat into the stall. We suggest that this mat lay across the doorway, as shown in the illustration below, in order to make sure that there is no seam in the doorway. We suggest you trim the mat around the posts which frame the doorway so that the mat covers the threshold area and extends all the way to the back edge of the door. By doing this, a nervous horse will be unable to get his hoof on the edge of the door way mat and paw it up.

5. Bring in each successive mat. Lay them in place, trimming if necessary. Continue in this fashion until the stall is complete.

Tip #2: Any mat edge that you trim should be placed against the wall. This will guarantee that only good, “square factory edges” will always butt up against each other in the floor area.

Tip #3: Measure twice, cut once!

Tip #4: Trimming and cutting is not hard. Using a knife and straightedge is the easiest way to accomplish the task. Measure for your cuts (remember, the pebbled side of the mat is the top side; the grooved side is the bottom side) and make chalk marks on the mat accordingly. Span the distance between the marks with your straightedge. Holding the straightedge in place with one hand and one knee, draw the knife along the straightedge thereby scoring the mat. Keeping the straightedge in place, score the mat three or four times. Then set the straightedge to one side, grab the edge of the mat next to the beginning of the scored line, and lift the edge one or two inches off the floor. (You can even place a board under the mat to help suspend the edge.) The scored line will “break apart” slightly. Simply keep running down this scored line with your knife until you cut all the way through the mat. Just drag the knife with some pressure applied; do not attempt to “saw” with the knife.

Tip #5: Using a circular saw is not easy nor is it as accurate as using a knife. It can be done however if you follow these suggestions. 1) Saw through the mat in at least two, if not three, passes. A blade will quickly bog down and make the rubber “gummy” if you try to cut too much in one pass. 2) Use soapy water on the blade or mat to help lubricate the action. Don’t use a silicone spray as this will tend to make the mat surface slippery for your horse until it wears off. 3) There will be a lot of smelly, “rubber smoke” as you use the saw. Ventilate the workspace well. 4) There will be a lot of “rubber dust” (just like sawdust) during the job, too. Clean up carefully as thin layers of rubber dust can cause hydroplaning, plus you don’t want any on the ground where a horse might be able to eat it.

Tip #6: Installing 4’ x 6’ stall mats is exactly like installing tile, just larger ones. Use our suggestions and your common sense and you’ll have no difficulty.

Group Summit Warranty Information

Summit Flexible Products, Ltd. warrants that all mats will carry a pro- rated limited warranty from date of purchase against defect in material or workmanship. This warranty is for the exclusive benefit of the original retail purchaser and is not transferable.

Should a defect in material or workmanship be discovered within this limited warranty time period, Summit Flexible Products, Ltd. will replace or credit the mat(s) following the listed pro-rated amounts, based on the original purchase price.

In the event the mat has been used for a purpose other than that for which it was designed and sold, or if the mat is damaged by willful abuse, negligence, or improper installation, this warranty is null and void.

Summit Flexible Products, Ltd. does not provide any warranty on any ** EVA product which is;

• Stored or used outdoors in excessive sunlight or heat
• Installed over dirt, gravel, clay or sand
• Installed over heated floors
• Installed in areas which experience extreme temperature changes

Any warranty representations, or statements which differ from the foregoing are unauthorized by Summit Flexible Products, Ltd., and become the warranty solely of the party making them. Summit Flexible Products, Ltd. will not be liable for any indirect, incidental, consequential or special damages including lost profits, loss of use or other economic loss, and Summit Flexible Products, Ltd., liability under this limited warranty will, in no event, exceed the amount paid by the customer for the product.

Protector/Protector Lok Mats (aka Gorilla/Gorilla Lok, Kennel Safe/Kennel Lok, and BoviTrax)

Note: Placement of an order constitutes agreement of our delivery acceptance terms below. Please read before completing your order.


Will Call (Warehouse Pick-up)

If you choose to pick up your mats at one of our warehouses:

  • Call ahead to get directions, hours of operation, and to schedule an appointment.

  • Rarely is a warehouse open on weekends or holidays.

  •  Usually mats will be ready the next business day after your place your order. It is possible, but not probable, that they will be available the same day.

  • Our warehouses are typically large industrial operations with many trucks and rail cars to handle every day. They are NOT retail stores or showrooms. Warehouse personnel do not have product information, samples, prices or installers. This information must be obtained directly from us.

  • Call for your mats in a suitable vehicle, one that can safely handle the weight you have purchased and that can be safely and efficiently loaded. The warehouse will bring the mats to the loading door where you have been directed to park.

  • Typically our mats are packed on wooden pallets and vehicles that can accept a pallet will make the job of getting your mats easier and faster.

  • It will be appreciated if stock trailers have been swept or sanitized before coming to the warehouse.

  • If ropes or tarps or tie down straps are required, bring them. The warehouse will not have any.

  • Warehouse personnel will make a cheerful and reasonable effort to assist you, but their task essentially ends when they bring the pallet/mats to the loading dock. Discuss your needs for loading assistance when calling for the appointment.
     


Delivery by Common Carrier or Factory Truck

Many of our mats are heavy, some weighing 100 lbs (45 kg) and are commonly 48" x 72"  (122cm x 183cm). For our largest mats it will be best if you have two persons to handle them.


Common Carrier

If the mats you purchased are being delivered and the carrier is anybody other than UPS:

  • If the mats you purchased are being delivered to you by a "Common Carrier" (a licensed over-the-road commercial trucking company), the size of the delivery vehicle can vary widely. Usually, the truck will be approx. 1/2 the size and weight of a "factory" truck. Summit has no way of controlling Carriers, but we make an effort to specify trucks that are more maneuverable.

  •  Common Carriers typically, but not always, have pallet jacks and power lift gates to facilitate deliveries to destinations that do not have loading docks or material handling equipment. However, the driver's obligation is limited to getting the mats only to the rear of the truck or onto the ground. IF YOU NEED delivery inside your building or if you are in a major metropolitan area there will be delivery surcharges! And they can be substantial.

  • We will ask the Carrier to call you for a Delivery Appointment. This will automatically delay delivery 24 hrs to establish the appointment. Discuss your needs and/or limitations, if any, with the dispatcher calling for the appointment.  If you do not return a dispatcher's call, expect a delay in your delivery.
     

Factory Truck

  • If the order is coming on one of our "factory trucks" (usually 100 or more mats), these are very large, long tractors and trailers such as you typically see on highways. The "rigs' are often 75' (22+ meters) in length. Factory trucks are vans, not flat bed trailers. They need a 100' (30+ meter) area to turn around. They are heavy- as much as 75,000 lbs. (34,000 kg) and can get easily stuck in soft ground or can damage driveway pavement that is not commercial grade. DO NOT expect the driver to back the truck more than 1/8th mile.

  • They DO NOT have pallet jacks or power lift gales on board. Many over-the-road drivers are Spanish or French Canadian speaking and may have limited English language ability. Their job is to get the mats to you safely and on time. It is your lob to unload them from the truck.

  • If you do not have a loading dock and/or material handling equipment such as a lift (fork) truck or a pallet jack, you must notify us NOW! The driver will allow one hour to unload the truck. If it takes you longer we will pass along to you the US $60/hr. Driver Wait Time assessed to us. Likewise any costs as a result of you being late for the delivery appointment and/or rescheduling charges due to inadequate receiving conditions at your farm or business will be charged to you.



Delivery Acceptance

We cannot accept financial responsibility if damage or shortage is not noted at time of delivery!!

This means if an item is damaged and you do not note the damage on the freight bill, you will be responsible for filing the damage claim with the freight company and if they do not honor the claim, we cannot help you. 

Make a note on the freight bill of any shortages or damage - it will make a big difference if a claim is filed at a later date for hidden damages!
 

 

Order & Shipping Details

All orders are processed immediately. Most shipments are made within 10 working days after receipt of your order. Personalized items, shortages of raw materials (e.g. steel) or transit strikes may occasionally alter production and/or shipping schedules. If changed schedules affects the shipment of your order, you will be notified.


Important Notes:

  • Cancellations: If you wish to cancel an item and it has NOT shipped, we will gladly cancel the order and refund your purchase amount.  If the product has shipped, we will contact the trucking company and have the item returned to the manufacturer. You will be responsible for the shipping fees incurred. They will be deducted from the refund amount. 

  • If your property is not accessible by motor freight, we cannot be responsible for any additional charges incurred to deliver the freight. 

  • Drivers are NOT required to offload equipment.  Please make sure that you have the equipment or manpower necessary to assist in delivery. 

  • If you require a lift gate service to offload the equipment, they may charge you from $75 to $150 extra. The extra charge is your responsibility. 

  • We do not guarantee delivery dates!  We have a very good record of getting motor freight shipments to you in 10 to 14 working days, but there are times when it will take longer.  If you HAVE to have an item by a certain date, tell us when you place your order.  If we feel we cannot get it to you by the specified date, we will notify you and cancel your order.

 

Installation


The most critical part of installing mats is in the preparation of your sub floor or base. Read and follow our instructions carefully. Ask us for guidance or refer to our considerable literature. Take your time; do not hurry the task or you will be dissatisfied.

* When cutting mats, use sharp blades and a steel straight edge for best results. Safety first!

* Most room dimensions are not as true as our mats. Take animal stalls for example: seldom is a "standard" 12' x12' box stall a true 12' x 12'. Frequently you will have to trim mats or mats will not cover the room area exactly as you anticipated. Trimming and fitting mats is not a difficult task but takes some care and planning. Measure twice; cut once.

* If you ordered interlocking mats, be sure you understand the type and location of the edge tabs. Unless otherwise specified interlocking mats will have tabs on all 4 sides for maximum flexibility and so you can add mats in the future if the room expands or you put them in a new location.

* An interlocking mat loses dimension everywhere it is zipped (connected) together. Compared to mats with straight edges, the finished size will be slightly smaller.

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