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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:40 pm 
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Recently my grandfather had to have a metal ramp installed outside his door as he's disabled and sometimes uses a wheelchair. We noticed recently that his dog has been hurting its paw when running across it, getting its nail stuck in the small holes and, on one occasion, tearing it off completely. I've included a picture of the flat part of the ramp below, to the left of the photo there's a shallow gradient for another 3-4 metres (about 1 metre wide).

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I'd like to know if anyone knows of a relatively inexpensive thin material I can use to cover the entire ramp. I've looked at thin rubber, which would work out at a total of £50-60 minus the cost of securing it to the metal.

Any tips would be appreciated.


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Would stable or kennel rubber matting do they do sell on ebay for delivery you could cut to shape and then fix down with nuts bolts and washers if not cable ties or something
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Flat-Rubber- ... 2539869292

Think they sell horse box ramp matting as well not sure

I noticed Homebase a roll of rubber matting yesterday and they do sell outdoor play area matting which is heavy at about £20 you would have to go and look yourself to get an idea if you have one nearby they were offering 20% discount yesterday on outdoor stuff which would bring the price down chances are a row wouldn't need fixing in place
https://www.homebase.co.uk/outdoor-play ... cm_p375139

Marine ply with some battens across perhaps would require a bit more work I suppose

just a couple of ideas
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My first thought is Coir matting, although this may not prove cost effective.

http://ukmats.co.uk/coir-mats/?gclid=EA ... gLtc_D_BwE

Another thought is to try and determine the route the dog takes and to fix a path say 2 ft wide in
9mm exterior ply.

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Is putting a strip of rubber or coir through the middle San option? Enough for the dog to walk up, but leaving the mesh for the wheelchair tyres to grip...

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