Floor Protection - Page 2 - Remodeling - Contractor Talk

Floor Protection

 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-21-2018, 12:57 AM   #21
Pro
 
Stunt Carpenter's Avatar
 
Trade: Carpentry
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Airdrie
Posts: 1,261
Rewards Points: 1,268

Re: Floor Protection


I use ram board on all my interior projects. Usually good for one job. I take it back to the shop and use it for painting keeps the floors clean and prevents dust from being kicked up. Small pieces also make nice garbage cans inside a trash bag. Holds it open and will usually stand


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Stunt Carpenter is offline  

Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. ContractorTalk.com DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!

   

Advertisement

 

Old 02-22-2018, 12:27 AM   #22
Pro
 
DLynch0009's Avatar
 
Trade: Residential Remodeling
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Northern Kentucky
Posts: 126
Rewards Points: 282

Re: Floor Protection


Last project I used ram board on. Customer had a floor newly installed before we were hired to step in for a contractor that the customer didn't agree with on covering his floor. Took 30-40 mins to cover the entire floor and there wasn't a single complaint .... Yet

Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
DLynch0009 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to DLynch0009 For This Useful Post:
Tom M (02-22-2018)
Old 02-22-2018, 09:23 AM   #23
Member
 
Pangdev's Avatar
 
Trade: general contractor
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Edgewater New Jersey
Posts: 81
Rewards Points: 194

Re: Floor Protection


ram board for the low traffic areas

To protect from move severe impacts we use 7/16 osb or 1/4" sheets.
Pangdev is offline  
   
 
Old 08-18-2018, 08:28 AM   #24
Pro
 
Mike-B's Avatar
 
Trade: General Contractor
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 320
Rewards Points: 738

Re: Floor Protection


Used ram board for the first time yesterday. I had a couple rooms of tile to get ready for paint. Taped off all the baseboard to floor junctions. Brought in the ram board. It wanted to curl up. Folded the ends back so it limited the curl. Taped it down to the tape on the floor.

Come in today and see the ram board curled up and pulled a lot of the masking up with it.

Not a great first impression.

Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
Mike-B is offline  
Old 08-18-2018, 09:00 AM   #25
edward trowelhands
 
Golden view's Avatar
 
Trade: Diplomat
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: PDX
Posts: 4,051
Rewards Points: 5,240

Re: Floor Protection


Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike-B View Post
Used ram board for the first time yesterday. I had a couple rooms of tile to get ready for paint. Taped off all the baseboard to floor junctions. Brought in the ram board. It wanted to curl up. Folded the ends back so it limited the curl. Taped it down to the tape on the floor.

Come in today and see the ram board curled up and pulled a lot of the masking up with it.

Not a great first impression.

Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
Install it upside down, or reroll the whole thing in reverse before install. Not as easy as it should be.
__________________
Half of all people are below average.
Golden view is offline  
Old 08-18-2018, 09:31 AM   #26
Pro
 
avenge's Avatar
 
Trade: Remodeling
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Not here
Posts: 2,828
Rewards Points: 116

Re: Floor Protection


Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike-B View Post
Used ram board for the first time yesterday. I had a couple rooms of tile to get ready for paint.

Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
You ever hear of drop clothes?
avenge is online now  
Old 08-18-2018, 09:47 AM   #27
Pro
 
VinylHanger's Avatar
 
Trade: I'll do that for 500 bucks.
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Oregon
Posts: 8,887
Rewards Points: 8,500

Re: Floor Protection


I haven't had Ramboard roll up, but the other brands do. Ramboard usually lays pretty flat. The Trimaco stuff is crap, it rolls up even if you put it upside down.

Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
__________________
Your emergency does not constitute a problem with my Constitution.
VinylHanger is offline  
Old 08-18-2018, 01:59 PM   #28
Pro
 
rblakes1's Avatar
 
Trade: Remodeling
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Central NJ
Posts: 1,047
Rewards Points: 2,204

Re: Floor Protection


I usually only have curl issues when I get towards the end of the roll, but then I just do the crease or reverse roll and it's all good.

Are you guys that have issues getting the thin stuff from a box store, or the heavy duty version from a lumberyard?

Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
rblakes1 is offline  
Old 08-18-2018, 08:03 PM   #29
Pro
 
Mike-B's Avatar
 
Trade: General Contractor
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 320
Rewards Points: 738

Re: Floor Protection


Quote:
Originally Posted by avenge View Post
You ever hear of drop clothes?
Sure. I drop my clothes every time i take a shower.

I use drop cloths quite a bit when painting. However, in this situation i was looking to protect the floor since there is still construction going on in other rooms and this room will be seeing some traffic.




Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
Mike-B is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Mike-B For This Useful Post:
Bainbridge (08-20-2018)
Old 08-18-2018, 08:08 PM   #30
Pro
 
Mike-B's Avatar
 
Trade: General Contractor
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 320
Rewards Points: 738

Re: Floor Protection


Quote:
Originally Posted by rblakes1 View Post
I usually only have curl issues when I get towards the end of the roll, but then I just do the crease or reverse roll and it's all good.

Are you guys that have issues getting the thin stuff from a box store, or the heavy duty version from a lumberyard?

Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
Mine is ramboard purchased from a big box store.

Creasing it seems to do the trick.



Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
Mike-B is offline  
Old 08-19-2018, 10:20 PM   #31
Pro
 
DLynch0009's Avatar
 
Trade: Residential Remodeling
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Northern Kentucky
Posts: 126
Rewards Points: 282

Re: Floor Protection


I've found that normal masking tape doesn't hold it down. The ramboard tape or like a cardboard packing tape seems to hold it much better.

Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
DLynch0009 is offline  
Old 08-20-2018, 02:29 AM   #32
Hack
 
asevereid's Avatar
 
Trade: Carpenter
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Kamloops, B.C.
Posts: 2,542
Rewards Points: 12

Re: Floor Protection


Quote:
Originally Posted by DLynch0009 View Post
I've found that normal masking tape doesn't hold it down. The ramboard tape or like a cardboard packing tape seems to hold it much better.

Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
This.
The extra expense of the Ramboard tape is worth it.
I've been on two jobs where Ramboard was utilized in the last two months... One with the proprietary tape, one without.
The tape definitely works as a part of the system... And... No residue leftover after three weeks of being applied.
The other job didn't even make it past the point of attempting to put the board down with masking tape.

Sent from my SM-G530W using Tapatalk
__________________
How to figure your pricing:
http://goo.gl/Il8c2
L+M+O+P/ Pricing, Estimating, And Success
Charging tree fiddy per lineal BOB
asevereid is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to asevereid For This Useful Post:
sparehair (08-21-2018)
Old 08-21-2018, 07:22 PM   #33
Pro
 
Mr_Stop's Avatar
 
Trade: Remodeling
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 119
Rewards Points: 302

Re: Floor Protection


FYI Ram Board tape instructions say it should not be taped directly to finished floors and surfaces.

Just removed some board from a job yesterday that was held down by 3M blue painters tape. It definitely pulls up the finish. Good thing I was pulling it up for the floor finishers!!!
Mr_Stop is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Mr_Stop For This Useful Post:
SmallTownGuy (08-28-2018)
Old 08-21-2018, 08:51 PM   #34
Pro
 
DLynch0009's Avatar
 
Trade: Residential Remodeling
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Northern Kentucky
Posts: 126
Rewards Points: 282

Re: Floor Protection


Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr_Stop View Post
FYI Ram Board tape instructions say it should not be taped directly to finished floors and surfaces.

Just removed some board from a job yesterday that was held down by 3M blue painters tape. It definitely pulls up the finish. Good thing I was pulling it up for the floor finishers!!!
I did have some residue left in the corner of a hardwood floor. Found a small scraper with a plastic blade and some water took it up cleanly.

Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
DLynch0009 is offline  
Old 08-26-2018, 04:27 PM   #35
Member
 
PC&R's Avatar
 
Trade: General Contractor
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 32
Rewards Points: 122

Re: Floor Protection


I use Ram Board. Just finished a 7 month whole house remodel where I saved the original floors.
I put Ram Board down at the beginning of the job. I taped it directly to the hardwood floor as they would be refinished.
In a few locations during demo a few small rips happened. Just cut them out a tape down a patch piece.
When I pulled the covers 6 month later the floor looked great.
If i need to cover finished floors for heavy work, I will use rosin paper around the perimeter with the 3M orange tape for wood floors. Then I will roll out the Ram Board for complete coverage, and tape the perimeter to the rosin paper and the field to its self. Anything I can do to keep dirt from getting under the floor protection.
PC&R is offline  
Old 08-28-2018, 04:22 AM   #36
Pro
 
Big Shoe's Avatar
 
Trade: Carpentry,drywall,trim. Part time painter.
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 4,405
Rewards Points: 1,886

Re: Floor Protection


I use Thermo-Ply a lot. Silver side up. Can re-use most of the time. Also my local flooring supplier’s paper is way thicker than the big box store garbage. Also my suppliers carry 4x8 sheets of cardboard.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

Advertisement

__________________
Expect the Unexpected
Big Shoe is offline  


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Join Now... It's Fast and FREE!

I am a professional contractor
I am a DIY Homeowner
Drywall Talk is for
PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTORS ONLY!

At DrywallTalk.com we cater exlusivly to professional contractors who make their living as a contractor. Knowing that many homeowners and DIYers are looking for a community to call home, we've created www.DIYChatroom.com DIY Chatroom is full of helpful advices and perfect for DIY homeowners.

Redirecing in 10 seconds
No Thanks
terms of service

Already Have an Account?