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Old 03-23-2012, 06:34 AM   #1
Joseph Vaughn
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Rough Floor and Rubber Mats

I have been looking at spaces, and the one I like best has a semi-rough floor. The floor is flat, but sort of bumpy (1/8 inch or less).

Think this will cause problems or un-evenness with the rubber mats?

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Old 03-23-2012, 10:03 AM   #2
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Re: Rough Floor and Rubber Mats

I highly doubt it would if you are using the 3/4in mats. You could always rent a commercial sander and fix that.
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Old 03-24-2012, 02:14 PM   #3
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Re: Rough Floor and Rubber Mats

You will most likely have areas where boxes will wobble a little depending on the type of box.

It does look pretty rough to me. I would bring in a stall mat and check it out.
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Old 03-24-2012, 04:28 PM   #4
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Re: Rough Floor and Rubber Mats

JV,

Depending on the size of the space and lease terms you may want to consider rolled rubber flooring. If the lease allows for it I would see if you could get an estimate from a local installer. Long term it might be worth the extra expense up front to have a safe and level floor. If this doesn't work I would second Brian's suggestion of renting a commercial sander. You want to put the rubber flooring on as smooth and stable a surface as possible. If you go right over the existing surface all that sealant is going to come loose over time. I'd be concerned about the headache of having to pull up the flooring after the equipment is in and having to do it right the second time.

Good luck with everything.
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Old 03-25-2012, 07:07 AM   #5
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Re: Rough Floor and Rubber Mats

you will be able to feel it if you are barefoot or in minimalist shoes, weve got some rough spots but its no big deal really.
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Old 03-25-2012, 08:01 AM   #6
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Re: Rough Floor and Rubber Mats

Thanks guys! I am going to buy a few mats and test them out in a few spots.... hopefully it will turn out okay.

Still in the negotiation process with the lease.

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