What horse barn flooring is best for you?
Whether you are building a new barn or renovating an existing stable, the flooring your horses stand on every day is important for your horses’ health and your convenience down the road. Horse owners have many options when it comes to choosing the best material for horse flooring. Some options are less expensive than others, but many times those floors will not support the health of your horses and will cost you time and money for frequent repairs.
With the many options available for horse flooring, there are a few important factors to consider when deciding which floor is best for your needs:
Barn managers don’t have time to constantly be repairing the floors their horses stand and walk on every day.
Natural flooring surfaces such as clay and topsoil are a low-cost option for horse barn owners. While these options are fairly inexpensive and easy to lay, it is likely that your horses will kick these materials up.
You don’t want a material that will require frequent repair and re-leveling. This just becomes a major hassle for any horse owner.
Horses are valuable, beautiful, and majestic creatures. It is important to nurture them properly to support the long-term health of their body.
You want a floor that does not harbor dangerous bacteria, cause stress on your horses’ joints, or become slippery when it gets wet.
Arthritis, also known as Degenerative Join Disease (DJD) is the most common health problem in many animals, especially horses. A durable and safe floor is essential in order to reduce the risk of your horse developing this disease.
Comfort is another key consideration when choosing a floor for your horse barn. Not only is comfort important for your horses’ safety, but also for its overall well being. For this reason, more forgiving surfaces are generally preferred for horse barns.
Rubber flooring provides the most cushion, making it the best option for the health and well being of your horse.
If you are looking for the best surface for the health and safety of your horse, Abacus has the perfect equine flooring for your facility. Not only is it ideal for your animals, but it is also seamless, making it very durable and easy to clean… Making your life easier!