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Old 04-12-2013, 11:26 AM   #1
Helen Lawson
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Humidity moving floor mats

I know I've seen tons of threads about floor mats....but nothing about my specific problem:

We are in a cement block building that gets extremely humid. The 4x6 100 lb floor mats move by themselves a lot during the more humid months.

A member suggested a sheet of heavy plastic under the mats as a vapor barrier. I'd be willing to do it if I knew it would stop the mats from moving. But, it would take many hours to do the entire floor.

Has anyone else had this issue with humidity? Any known fix for it?
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:38 AM   #2
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Re: Humidity moving floor mats

From what I know about concrete, I'd say either a vapor barrier or sealing the concrete is about the best you can do - I'm thinking the barrier would be easier. As an added bonus, it's also going to prevent that moisture from festering on the bottom of your mats and causing mold issues.
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:32 PM   #3
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Re: Humidity moving floor mats

I would think that, being in an existing space; you'd be best off to seal it. Yes it's a bit of work, moving mats/equipment and such; but the last thing you want it a mat to move and someone get hurt or some mold to fester. Yuck!
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