Gena Guthrie Flooring November 19th, 2018 - 02:57:00
The installation of rolled rubber flooring and our new garage gym and give you some tips to get it done well without driving yourself. Crazy rolled rubber is great for getting minimal seams, but keep in mind that it's heavy, I'm using 25-foot rolls of three-eighths inch rubber and each rolls about 210 pounds. If you can't manage that, you can get shorter rolls that are a lot easier to handle. Ideally, don't have the space full of gear, like I do make sure you measure correctly and order a little extra. You don't want to end up short a few square feet and have to wait to finish the job sweeping the floor.
Well before you start once the rubber is down, you won't want to move it and you don't want to end up in a princess in the pee situation. You'll also sometimes get fine dust working its way up between the seams. If you don't clean the floor, well always start laying the rubber along with a straight line. Usually, this is a wall, but keep in mind that walls aren't always perfectly straight or square so double check before you start I'm using the edges of these platforms.
As my straight reference line, because I know they're perfectly straight and square after laying them out with a chalk line, but also because I want to tight fit around them, remember that the ends of rolled rubber are not straight or square so square them off before you Start with each roll or you're going to have a bad time change your knife blade frequently at least with each new roll.
It makes a huge difference not only and how easily you can make your cuts, but how clean those cuts are, which will make your seams much tighter use a straightedge as a guide to make your initial few cuts pass, put the straight edge on the side of The rubber you're keeping so it will be protected in case your blade. Wanders make a series of light cuts and let the blade do the work, don't try to make deep cuts by forcing the knife into the rubber. Once you have your cut established slide something under the rubber to allow the cut to spread open.
Not only will this help the blade from wandering, but it will make the cuts easier by reducing friction on the blade, lay all the biggest pieces first and then you can use the scraps to fill in the smaller spaces. Don't hack up your full roles to fill small spaces right at the start, or you may end up with a big space that looks like a patchwork quilt without any of the charms, when you have to trim the long end of a roll to fit into a Space, you can use the first role as your straightedge, but be careful to hold that edge flat, not wander into it and use a fresh blade to get the smoothest and straightest cut.