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chefwong
12-04-2011, 06:48 PM
I'm googling the beejeezus but cannot see to find what this is.

I saw builders paper - stuff you use to tape on floor for temp protections, etc.
This one is really NICE. Kinda like the brown paper tapes -- meaning it's got the fiberglass strands running through it (just without the glue).

Anyone know what this stuff is called...

cacher_chick
12-04-2011, 08:10 PM
The stuff I am familiar with is called rosin paper.

hj
12-05-2011, 06:20 AM
quote;
The stuff I am familiar with is called rosin paper.


Same here and it is red.

jimbo
12-05-2011, 06:49 AM
The red rosin you find in the paint department is usually just used a floor protectant and underlayment these days. Look over in the stucco aisle of the hardware store for house wraps...anything from just 15 or 30 pound felt, to felt backed craft paper, to the Tyvek housewrap
http://www.beronio.com/pdfs/products/hardware/BldgPaperHouseWrapFlashing.pdf

chefwong
12-05-2011, 11:28 AM
It's not red rosin paper - or brown. Close but better....
It's slightly thicker but has the fiberglass running through it (similar to brown packing tape).

Hard to explain due to the ~glass~ but it's nice stuff

kreemoweet
12-06-2011, 01:09 PM
I google for "reinforced kraft paper" and get a ton of results.

mrchaos
12-07-2011, 11:35 AM
I use "standard dry sheathing." Usually found with the roofing materials. Costs under $15 for a 400 sq ft roll.

johnfrwhipple
12-08-2011, 05:43 AM
Sorry guys.

What you need is not craft paper, rosin paper, building paper or anything with paper in the name.

It's called "Ram Board (http://www.ramboard.com/index.php)" and the stuff rocks.

I have used it for years and have yet to damage a clients floors. In Vancouver I buy my rolls at Dicks Lumber.

http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz314/jfrwhipple/Ram%20Board%20-%20Vancouver%20Flooring%20Protection/FloorProtectioninVAncouver.jpg

http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz314/jfrwhipple/Ram%20Board%20-%20Vancouver%20Flooring%20Protection/RamTapeVancouverinstallations.jpg


http://youtu.be/gKYRLwOzDGA

Love this video. The Ram Board You Tube Channel has tons of great videos showing the uses for it. They have a great facebook page as well.

Here is my two cents on how to transport it


http://youtu.be/rnlxcumE5Ms

chefwong
12-08-2011, 06:12 PM
Thanks. Indeed it was reinforced kraft paper.

Ram Board looks interesting. What's a roll of that stuff running.
Moreso......what *protection* product do you use for tubs....temporary spray on solution.....
Been looking at the paint on temp tub protection

johnfrwhipple
12-08-2011, 07:28 PM
Ram Board is about $60.00 a roll for 317 square feet.

Well worth the protection it offers.

chefwong
12-08-2011, 07:32 PM
Too bad it's got all that crazy branding on the paper....

I've using the kraft paper to draw out where the furniture, appliances are. It's kinda like one big brown slate where I am making lifesize markups...without the branding all over the face....


$60 seems like a steal if it's truely somewhat waterproof-water resistent...

johnfrwhipple
12-08-2011, 07:57 PM
The back side has no branding.

The spill resistant feature is outstanding. Keeps the floors safe for a while from nocked over paints, coffee and such.

http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz314/jfrwhipple/Ram%20Board%20-%20Vancouver%20Flooring%20Protection/IMG_8306.jpg

JW

chefwong
12-09-2011, 05:55 AM
xcellent pic for followup. Thx

johnfrwhipple
12-09-2011, 06:47 AM
One thing to remember about using protection like this is any debris under the board can get ground into the floor. We sweep, vac and then wipe down the floors. By taping the entire floor off you run no risk of fading over extended periods os floor protection.

Also you would not cover a freshly layed floor since the wood finish would need to cure.

With a tile floor again there is a lot of moisture that wants to escape. Better to lay the protection down as needed and then pull it back up at days end.

chefwong
01-27-2012, 07:08 AM
Thanks JW for the link.
Ended up using a combo of both Ram and Reinforced Kraft.
Ramboard for areas where there is still WIP - Work in Progress.
The remainder just for general floor protection till the project is officially over.
http://www.pingable.net/images/diy/ram.jpg

johnfrwhipple
01-31-2012, 07:14 AM
You installed it the wrong way around! You need to make sure that Ram Board logo is right side up in any pictures. LOL

What did you cover?

Ramboard is water resistant so make sure your not trapping moisture under there. If you can don't tape the seems of Ram Board when using it over fresh tile.

Often we will lift it up at the end of the day.

Over hardwood floors and such no problem unless it is a glue down.

JW

chefwong
02-01-2012, 05:16 PM
It went over a fresh tile job but the tile has had time to breath and cure for a good 2 weeks. It's been grouted with Epoxy, so the only breathing edges it had prior to the protection is the edges at most...

The logos on my Ram Board state that while it's water resister, it's also Vapour Permeable which in theory, infers it can be laid over *green* mud unless I am misreading it.