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    Flooring for concrete basement

    I am looking for suggestions regarding a durable rubber floor that will cover a concrete floor in my basement. I have read that the rubber stall mats at Tractor Supply have a bad smell, so I am looking for something that does not have a smell. The area will be about 15' x 15' or 225 sq ft.
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    My local Home Depot has a whole array of rubber floor mats to choose from. I'd start there to see if there's something that suits your needs.
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    The stall mat smell is not that bad. It goes away. Also look at the rolled rubber flooring
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    I poured floor leveler on my concrete floor and than used the tractor supply stall mats. They smelled for about a week. You can use a split cool system or something similar to clean out the air faster; as well as using a few swiffer wet with febreeze pads to clean off all the mats after the install.
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    I have stall mats in my garage. Some notes:

    1) Bigger is better, 4x8 > 4x6 as they tend to stay in place easier
    2) There is significant outgassing when you first put them in, for a garage this was no big deal as I could just open the doors, for a basement I'm not sure I'd be comfortable with that. It did die down after a few months.
    3) There will be gaps, they're not a functional problem but if you're OCD you won't like it.
    4) If you going to be staying in one place for a long time rolled rubber is probably a better choice, something like Regupol.
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    There are plenty of threads on this subject. I have stall mats in my basement garage and rolled rubber in a basement room. If possible you should do rolled rubber. It looks better and doesn’t smell.
    For stall mats you are going to need at least 10 by sq ft, probably more. Cutting them is not hard, but moving them around is a serious work out.
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    Rolled rubber++. I see left overs for sale pretty regularly on FB marketplace.
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    Originally Posted by EricAtl View Post
    There are plenty of threads on this subject. I have stall mats in my basement garage and rolled rubber in a basement room. If possible you should do rolled rubber. It looks better and doesn’t smell.
    For stall mats you are going to need at least 10 by sq ft, probably more. Cutting them is not hard, but moving them around is a serious work out.
    Agreed, having had stall mats for over10 years, I installed Regupol rolled rubber flooring and would not want to go back to stall mats.
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