Your advice is invaluable
as we are in the process of renovating our barn. You mention using 1/16 inch FRP
walls for your wash stall. Can you be more specific with a product name and/or
Thank you, Lori
is an excerpt from our book, Horse Housing, where we talk about wall materials:
reinforced plastic (FRP) is a type of fiberglass that is much less brittle than
the type used for siding and roofing. It is available in flat panels (sold as
"bath panel" in some home improvement stores) usually less than 1/8" thick. Panels
have an embossed surface and come in a variety of colors. FRP is extremely tough
and when applied over a sturdy sheathing panel can take the direct kick of a horse
We purchase the
FRP for our wash stall at our local building store. We glued it to the 3/4"
OSB (oriented strand board) sheathing that makes the walls of the wash rack. After
15 years of washing horses we've never had a problem with the FRP and it looks
as good as the day we put it in !
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