Shane Jimerfield

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Dang dude! I forgot what the orig question was. You’re obviously not married :D! Nice space. 

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Now I have to show the wife and let her know what her options are:ph34r:! Nah, I’d probably be typing my next post from Motel 6. 

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Interlocking rubber tiles would be great in that space. Run them right from wall to wall. The ones I'm thinking of are solid rubber & not too squishy so that heavy bench would be no problem.

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5 hours ago, drzaius said:

Interlocking rubber tiles would be great in that space. Run them right from wall to wall. The ones I'm thinking of are solid rubber & not too squishy so that heavy bench would be no problem.

https://www.rubberflooringinc.com/interlocking-tile/8mm-strong-rubber-tile.html I have these in my shop. I don't have any equipment sitting on them but my roubo does and as you can see after more then a year no noticeable dent. FYI make sure you use a coupon code if you go this route they have 28% off a lot.

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5 hours ago, drzaius said:

Interlocking rubber tiles would be great in that space. Run them right from wall to wall. The ones I'm thinking of are solid rubber & not too squishy so that heavy bench would be no problem.

I see that type of flooring a lot in the weight room in gyms.  They stand up to some pretty heavy equipment with steel legs/feet, so I imagine it would work well in the studio.  Also will have a little bit of "give" to it, so might be easy on your back.

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8 hours ago, pkinneb said:

https://www.rubberflooringinc.com/interlocking-tile/8mm-strong-rubber-tile.html I have these in my shop. I don't have any equipment sitting on them but my roubo does and as you can see after more then a year no noticeable dent. FYI make sure you use a coupon code if you go this route they have 28% off a lot.

 

 

Looks promising. How's the off gassing? I'm kind of sensitive to smells. I can't even go into a tire store, or Walmart for too long before I get nauseous.

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BTW, they accepted my offer. We open escrow tomorrow. This is gonna be a nice shop space. I feel all giddy. :wub:

I'll be able to work in the winter too and not have to worry so much about humidity messing with my projects!

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17 hours ago, Tom King said:

Put brown "builders paper" down on a clean floor, then put whatever you want for flooring on top of that.  Whenever you take it up, the floor will be just like new.

This would be a very good idea under that rubber. You never know if staining might transfer to the flooring over time.

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15 hours ago, Shane Jimerfield said:

Looks promising. How's the off gassing? I'm kind of sensitive to smells. I can't even go into a tire store, or Walmart for too long before I get nauseous.

They definitely had a smell when I took them out of the box but it dissipated very quickly. The TSC rubber mats I recently cut up for my basement project smelled much worse but again dissipated within a week or so.

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I'm convinced the women are just better at holding it in and waiting to go somewhere else. My horse stall mats took almost a month before the tire store smell dissipated.

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I’d look out for a gym or fitness center remodeling. The good quality rubber flooring is crazy expensive. I covered my basement using a few big 4’ rolls of it from a gym that was relocating. it’s 3/8-1/2” thick and very durable. I moved heavy machines all over it during my reorganization without ripping or tearing it. I think the felder is barely compressing it and that machine weighs 1500-1600lbs. Actually, probably closer to 1700lbs with the feeder on it. 

 

Would be a a shame to cover your entire floor though. I like the look of my rubber floor, but it doesn’t hold a candle to nicely finished hardwood. Awesome workspace. 

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2 hours ago, Pwk5017 said:

I’d look out for a gym or fitness center remodeling. The good quality rubber flooring is crazy expensive. I covered my basement using a few big 4’ rolls of it from a gym that was relocating. it’s 3/8-1/2” thick and very durable. I moved heavy machines all over it during my reorganization without ripping or tearing it. I think the felder is barely compressing it and that machine weighs 1500-1600lbs. Actually, probably closer to 1700lbs with the feeder on it. 

Would be a a shame to cover your entire floor though. I like the look of my rubber floor, but it doesn’t hold a candle to nicely finished hardwood. Awesome workspace. 

Interesting idea, but I'm not sure if there are enough gyms within 200 miles to warrant that strategy, and I wouldn't even know how to monitor for such a thing.

Yes, i'd really rather not cover the floor, but seems prudent. I may just do under and around the bench. Not sure yet, I'll have to spend some time in there before I settle on just where things will go permanently.

Thanks for all the suggestions folks - I think I've got a good idea of what I should do.

 

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