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The Different Properties of Waxed and Non-waxed Surfaces

Our pre-mixed riding surfaces come in two broad categories – waxed and non-waxed. Each category offers its own unique set of features which can help to inform your purchasing decision, based on your own riding requirements and personal preferences.

About Fibrewax™

Waxed riding surfaces do not need to be watered – making them the perfect solution for time-pressed yard owners who want a highly stable surface that can withstand the wear and tear of heavy use, without the need for intense maintenance regimes.

Fibrewax™ is an extremely low-maintenance surface that can be used immediately after installation. It’s a popular choice for private outdoor arenas, livery yards and training gallops due to its long-life span and excellent stability.

Carefully mixed at our dedicated facility, Fibrewax™ uses a combination of high-quality washed silica sand and synthetic Daytec™ stabilising fibres. The mixture is coated with precise amounts of wax to ensure that the finished footing provides the necessary stability and grip – allowing the horse to travel freely over the surface, rather than sinking into it.

The synthetic stabilising fibres also create a root-like structure within the surface – providing the horse with a highly stable footing, no matter what the chosen discipline.

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About Fibremix™

Non-waxed riding surfaces are ideal for any equestrian looking to upgrade their non-mixed arena surface. Easy to install, our pre-mixed formula arrives ready to use and only requires occasional irrigation to keep it performing at its best.

Our popular Fibremix™ is made from a combination of washed silica sand and Daytec™ fibres. The high-quality silica sand has a low clay and silt content, which helps to minimise dust and allows the surface to soak up moisture, whilst still allowing for free drainage.

Unlike surfaces that are mixed on-site, which either fail to incorporate the components adequately or risks tearing your surface membrane, our pre-mixed surfaces are thoroughly combined at our dedicated mixing plant, which ensures a higher ratio of fibres in the finished mix. This offers superior stability and longevity – all you need to do is maintain and irrigate the surface to keep it in optimum condition for your equine disciplines.

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Whether you choose one of our waxed or non-coated equine surfaces, you can be confident that your new riding arena will give you many years of enjoyment. Unlike on-site mixes, the synthetic fibres are combined throughout the entire depth of the arena surface – eliminating the risk of accidentally damaging the underlying membrane during installation and ensuring that there are no pockets of irregularity within the surface.