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Old 02-07-2018, 10:57 AM   #1
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What's your go-to floor protection for wet days outside when it has to be removed daily inside (eg. bathroom remodel)? Carpeted steps included. i get away with 4 x whatever canvas tarps, with extra thickness at the entry. Anybody use the thin rubber roll mats that movers sometimes use, or are they more a pain to keep clean?

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Slip on footwear. Leave them inside by the door on a cheap plastic mat. If I need footwear onside, I have a pair for that purpose as well.

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If additional floor protection is needed, I'll use cardboard, builder paper, ramboard. Drop cloths are too prone to snagging a foot on a wrinkle, IMO.
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Slip on footwear. Leave them inside by the door on a cheap plastic mat. If I need footwear onside, I have a pair for that purpose as well.
I've thought about bringing a chair to ease the swapping of footwear. Never done it, though.
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Carpet remnants.

On our current remodel, whenever we tear up carpet, we save some 3' wide rolls to use elsewhere for runners. Eay to roll up each day too if need be.
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I have a bunch of the red rubber roll mats that movers use. They work great and clean very well in washing machine without coming apart.

Some of the trimaco products look pretty interesting. Would like to see how their stair products work.
https://trimaco.com/products/heavy-d...ce-protection/
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Those are pretty cool, but I guess one manually pries them off. Have you used them?

If they had some sort of docking/undocking station, I'd be all in.
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How long of a project?
I use 2 types if a few days or more
The plastic type that sticks to the carpet or the felt type with plastic backing for hard flooring

I also have 5 rubber backed 2'x5' carpet runners that I use for shorter durations. Very good on all types of floors except for stairs
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Carpet remnants.

On our current remodel, whenever we tear up carpet, we save some 3' wide rolls to use elsewhere for runners. Eay to roll up each day too if need be.
Just have to be careful to put something under the carpet when placing on top of hardwood.
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Just have to be careful to put something under the carpet when placing on top of hardwood.
Yep, it can scratch the floor
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Just have to be careful to put something under the carpet when placing on top of hardwood.
That is true. On one of ours, they are keeping the hardwood, but are gonna sand and refinish it. We are just trying to protect it from harsher abuse during the remodel. I think if I was trying to protect the finish, I would go with ram board and then carpet over that.
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That is true. On one of ours, they are keeping the hardwood, but are gonna sand and refinish it. We are just trying to protect it from harsher abuse during the remodel. I think if I was trying to protect the finish, I would go with ram board and then carpet over that.
Did you find the carpet to be very slippery on the hardwood? I was on a job where the carpet was loose and real slippery when you went to step on it
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I've thought about bringing a chair to ease the swapping of footwear. Never done it, though.
Somebody just sent me a video on these on facebook. Look kinda cool if they work well.

http://www.thisisgoodgood.com/step-s...-step-snap-go/
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if its just to walk through and look, they are fine but to do any work ?
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Just have to be careful to put something under the carpet when placing on top of hardwood.
We've used carpet. We always put soft side down so it don't scratch hardwood.
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I have heavy weight boot booties. I saw some Best Buy installers using them and found them. Other than that, painter's canvas.

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