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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:50 pm 
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I would be grateful for any advice about fixing a rubber threshold ramp to a tiled kitchen floor against a wooden "threshold". The threshold ramp is just 12 mm high at its highest point and made from 100% recycled rubber compound. It is designed to slide up to the threshold.

http://www.theramppeople.co.uk/rubber-threshold-ramps-up-to-1-25mm-height

I am keen to secure the threshold ramp securely so it doesn't become a trip hazard and defeat the whole object of installing it. The threshold will be crossed by an elderly friend who uses a walker with a wheel at the front.

The retailers have suggested using 3M™ 904 Acrylic Adhesive Transfer Tape, Thickness 0.05mm however, I am wondering if a type of glue/adhesive would be stronger or very high bonding double sided tape. I've been searching online and found a bewildering myriad of adhesives. The following 2 look potentially good to me:

UniBond One For All Universal
http://www.unibond.co.uk/en/diy-adhesives/one-for-all/universal.html
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UniBond One For All Super Grab
http://www.unibond.co.uk/en/diy-adhesives/one-for-all/super-grab.html

Any advice would be appreciated as I am not familiar with these sorts of adhesives. Many thanks in advance. I've tried to attach a photo of the "threshold" (not sure if it will work).


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I can understand your desire to make this absolutely slip proof (my wife uses a variety of walking aids so I know where you're coming from) but have you tried it just as it is? It does say it's non-slip and rubber on ceramic should grip fairly well.

If I was going to stick it, I think I'd first try Gorilla Double sided tape.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/GORILLA-304410 ... B01CIQILCC

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Many thanks for your understanding and advice about using Gorilla Double-sided tape Ayjay. Much appreciated. I'm about 80 miles away from where my friend lives and was looking at a photo I'd taken of the floor/threshold which made me think the floor had ceramic tiles. My friend has now told me the floor is either vinyl or lino. Sorry for my confusion. Would you think Gorilla Double-sided tape would still be the best bet? As I'm not close to where she lives, unfortunately it won't be easy for me to nip round to re-fix it, if it starts to become loose.


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If the floor is either sheet vinyl/lino it opens up the possibility of putting the rubber ramp in between the vinyl and the subfloor, (still use the tape).

If the floor covering is stuck down and you have to put the ramp on top, the Gorilla tape is probably as good as anything.

As with any jobs relying on glue, preparation of the surfaces is paramount.

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Many thanks again Ayjay. I really appreciate your help. All being well I shall be attempting this next weekend.


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