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Old 12-27-2010, 04:24 AM
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so I'm not sure if this is possible or not, but I need my concrete floor to be covered with something little softer but not anything that will fall apart. would urethane expanding foam work for this? if not I'll just have to get some mats or something but I figured this would be easiest since room is 16x20ft
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I recommend "horse mats" they aren't really cheap though, maybe $35 for a 4ft by 6ft at the fleet store

here's a 5ft by 10ft 1/4" rubber mat for $75;
Flexgard 60" x 120" x 1/4" Multi - Use Utility Mat - 100% Rubber (120") at Blain's Farm Fleet

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well right now it's not a room it's a pad out side but since I have around 6 years or more of construction experience I want to turn it into a gym so I can move my stuff out of basement. and a concrete pad with nothing on top will kill your feet after a while and freeze you to death in the winter. I will have 1.5" where it drops down that I want to get mats or foam. I can build it up to 2-3" before it will go over the door frame.

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not really, I was originally thinking 3/4" rubber mat without texture. which would work great for weights since you could drop them and not have shock or loud noise. but 3/4" is $$$$$
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yeah I just found out how much this floor is going to cost. the roof and siding is going to be cheaper. if it was for martial arts only would be much cheaper
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The foam would suck ass. Your benches and shit will sink into it and it will wear down after a while and fall apart.

They make solid rubber mats which aren't extremely forgiving and they make like a foam/rubber composite mat that the local park uses in their playground area that is forgiving enough to take impact but it is durable. They used it to replace the pea gravel.



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I'd put those on raised sections, I found some foam padding stuff though, but have to see how much it cost
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Well the expand foam would compress down when you walk on it and would eventually start breaking out in chunks. Or that's how I see it happening. I may be wrong.



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Well the expand foam would compress down when you walk on it and would eventually start breaking out in chunks. Or that's how I see it happening. I may be wrong.
thats what I was thinking to but they make hard stuff that you can't dent by hand thats why I was wondering
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