Q: Wouldn't one or two large mats be better than several small ones?A: Large mats have draw backs! Large mats such as 6' x 12' are poorly designed for livestock use. Many of those mats may contain fillers such as nylon; rayon or other substances, that tend to shrink and curl as it ages. A mat this size weighs approximately 250 Ibs,, making it almost impossible to handle and properly install. Large mats eliminate your ability to rotate high traffic areas.