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The best materal for a working floor
long pasageway in the Ell of my 1860 house, where
Readers; Behold, a live review! This writer used rubber mats under his horses for decades, they outlived the horse! So, when I was looking for flooring to go into the wash room, I thought of rubber mats. I already had mats on the front porch and steps(works great)so this was an easy pick. The ordering was easy, the shipping was ″OUCH″, and I had to chase down the 18 wheeler bring it home in the back of a truck. Two rolls are HEAVY. Don't try to put them in the back of an ″Unfit for Two″ auto! To install the mat, I unrolled it in the driveway, to get flat. I then used a length of white chalk to mark the cutting spots[ this room has five doorways and two short interior walls]. I made a blueprint of the dimensions needed, and cut the flooring with heavy scissors. Beware, once cut, you can tear then flooring by hand. Once cut to sizes, I rolled the rubber mat, tied it off, loaded onto a hand truck, and trundled it into the house. I then unrolled it, jostled it into place, and got it settled. The 2nd piece need to reach from wall to wall was done the same way. Once down, I ran a sponge mop over it with a few squeezes of a 'mop and shine product. That does brighten the colors a bit. The rubber flooring works great. It is snow, rain,dog proof. it is DARK. The 'colours' are so obscure as to not be worth the notice. So, if you have a small room with little light and dark walls you will need a flashlite at noon to see where you are.It works for me as the walls are light and bright, with good electrick lighting. This is not something you would use in the Best Room of the House. But for a utility room, workshop it is fine and good. The bright coloured ones are priced beyond sense. They may be options for YOU that cost less. Do your homework. But for a long lasting, waterproof floor, in a location that is not 'in the publick eye' this is the best for this writer.