Fitted Matting Onto Concrete Floor - Advice Please

15 Jul 2015
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Hi guys. I'm new to all this so please be gentle...

I plan to put some fitted barrier matting in my entire porch (wall to wall, about 2mx2m). The matting is the heavy duty ribbed type Polypropylene and has a rubber bottom layer. It's like this but from a roll rather than tiles:

The floor in my porch is level concrete. I planned to place a damp-proof underlay down, with the matting placed on top of this. Something like this:

Firstly, I want to make sure that I'm not making any huge mistakes. Secondly, I wondered if I should glue the whole lot down or use carpet grippers (glued to the concrete). Would grippers be effective with the bottom of the matting being rubber?

If anyone has any tips, suggestions or recommendations on any aspect of this plan then please chip in.
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There is no requirement to lay any type of underlay underneath the mat, lay it straight to the concrete. Once installed it's quite rigid, cut in tight to the wall's it shouldn't move, if you feel the need, a little spray adhesive will help hold it in place.

Carpet gripper is entirely inappropriate and not required.
Fantastic! Thanks very much for your advice. I'll give that a go. Cheers!
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I've just come across this thread which might well answer my question.

Can you tell me if this Coba system is obtainable for domestic use and if so are there recognised suppliers please?



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