Flooring & Floor Covering
Sep 24, 2009 3:20 pm
I've got my timber floors going in now (spotted gum 14mm overlay boards) and want to try and protect them as much as I can until sanding/polishing while other trades are happening (namely tilers, plumbers etc)
I was thinking of putting a few sqm of carpet at the doors and maybe 1m wide strips between rooms to reduce the chances of damage. Theory is that if I have carpet at the doors at least then the majority of rubbish under their boots will be greatly reduced.
One idea suggested was getting a roll of rubber underlay (2m x 10m) for about $100 but I don't think that will act as much of a rug.
So thought of some cheapo rough carpet and essentially making giant welcome rugs. Cheapest crap at *** is ~$8 sq/m
Gotta goto bunnings later so hopefully they have something but any ideas where else to go, or am I being over protective of the floor?
Re: Cheap carpet to protect raw timber floor during construction2
Sep 24, 2009 3:23 pm
i just left my floors fully exposed. I have drop everything on them from paint to mud etc.
Sander came in yesterday and started to sand it away. It dissappeared in one take.
I have 19mm board (structial) not to sure if you can get let the 14mm overlay naked.
Perhaps other can confirm.
Re: Cheap carpet to protect raw timber floor during construction3
Sep 24, 2009 3:28 pm
Interesting. I was told the 14mm board has the same "meat" to sand as a 19mm board, the only difference was 19mm was required for over joists.
I haven't been told that I need to cover the floor just that I had to ensure no silicon touched the timber and that any water spills were immediately cleaned up.
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