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Old 06-05-2011, 07:27 PM   #1
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Guess what I'm using for insulation!

Guess what I'm using for insulation! The answer is in the pictures. What do you think of the idea?
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I like that!
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Looks good. ? What is it and where did you buy it ?


Seems easy enough to apply. What adhesive did you use ? How do you plan to finish it ?

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Old 06-05-2011, 08:52 PM   #4
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Is that insulation those 'jigsaw' mats? My daughter has some on her basement floor.
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Old 06-05-2011, 09:06 PM   #5
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It is EVA, high density, closed cell foam. Comes in 2'X2' squares, 3/8" thick. On "special", in Canadian Tire, I paid about $7.50 for a pack of four.
As long as you are dealing with flat and square surfaces it is easy to apply. It's very flexible but not really stretchable so... you have to do some magic (=elbow grease / cutting/fitting) to make the joints match on a wall of a trailer where nothing is flat nor straight...
Glue... I have no idea. I got it from my friendly neighbouring company. It's some sort of industrial, nearly odourless, safe for people, honey consistency, acting like a contact cement, honey consistency stuff. They use it on in/outdoor instalations of insulations and other stuff.
Finish? I thought that; since it is so colourful, other than having a stiff drink once I'm done gluing it on, it is finished...
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It is EVA, high density, closed cell foam. snip ....
Forgot to ad; we did few tests and it is not too hard to paint and it is not too mushy so, a decent quality water based emulsion does not crack / peel when pushed on. Still, we decided not to paint it... for now. As it is, it should be easy to clean and naturally, it is (supposed to be) mould resistant.
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Old 06-05-2011, 10:25 PM   #8
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That's the same stuff I am thinking about using to replace my carpet but not sure how to get it fitted correctly since as you said, nothing is flat or square. The old carpet I have is misfitted too, so not really a good template to use. You have come up with a great use of the product. Way to Go
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To get it to fit around curves/corners you could use a box cutter and make long slits on the back side of the mat that go about half way through the material. That should Let the back side stretch in the curves but keep the face intact. We are about to that stage of our restore and were thinking to use the same materials. Thought that might work but have not tested it yet. What glue are you using?
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That stuff insulates pretty well, I use it to line the floor and sleep on top of it for tent camping, down to below freezing temperatures. I've gotten packs of that stuff from Costco, $9 for 6 pieces 2'x2' except mine is all dark gray. Not sure if they still carry it any more, but I've also found it at home depot and lowes.
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To get it to fit around curves/corners you could use a box cutter and make long slits on the back side of the mat that go about half way through the material. That should Let the back side stretch in the curves but keep the face intact. We are about to that stage of our restore and were thinking to use the same materials. Thought that might work but have not tested it yet. What glue are you using?
Test it first... and after you get the compound corner or curve coered (a tile will comply even without slitting the back) try to match the jigsaw on the surrounding tiles... Mind you, with the shape of the Boler, you will have very few problems laying it nicely as compared to all the relatively sharp curves / steps in the Jubilee shell.
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Love the colours! I'm with you don't paint them.
I also used these same foam tiles (grey) for the flooring in my Trillium...they were easy to install and really nice to stand on. The only downside is when it gets really hot and the sunshines in the door they tend to swell up a bit but nothing serious...it goes back down when it cools down.
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To get it to fit around curves/corners you could use a box cutter and make long slits on the back side of the mat that go about half way through the material. That should Let the back side stretch in the curves but keep the face intact. We are about to that stage of our restore and were thinking to use the same materials. Thought that might work but have not tested it yet. What glue are you using?
I haven't started yet, still have to get the old carpet out (probably in pieces). Do you have a recommendation for the glue? Thanks for the hint about only cutting half way thru, it makes sense. I'm not sure how to handle the lump that is the band around the trailer maybe notch out or build up? I'm just about ready to start.
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Mix and match might look nice, too?

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