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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:36 pm 
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It's very high humidity in a tub house/shed. Not realizing the implications, I at first put down carpet tiles that had a rubber backing. The floor is concrete. The result was green mould growing really well on the carpet tiles.
I solved the problem by chucking away the carpet tiles and putting down EVA foam mats. They are comfortable to walk on, water on the floor can evaporate and mould doesn't grow on them. They interlock, can be trimmed to fit odd corners and easy to lay, no adhesive required. Definitely a perfect solution, and cheap.


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That looks good, thanks.

is it the same as these..


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Leisure-Black-Padded-Eva-Foam-Floor-Mat-Tiles-for-Awnings-Tents-Gyms-amp-Marquees-/262287247203?

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Exactly these.
I think I got them quite a bit cheaper.

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i wouldnt over think it really :lol:
wood will only rot at around a constant 19% moisture
soaking wet ok
wet ok
dry ok
constantly fluctuating ok
constant 19% for months on end can be a problem
i would suggest just go for it and and suspect the worst will be the need to replace between 1 and 3 planks every few years :dunno:

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Thanks big-all, I never knew that, very odd :)

Thats one thing i'm not looking forward to - my one mistake (i think) was to build the walls on top of the floor, I should have designed/built the floor frame so the floor can be fitted/removed after the walls went up i think. This would have made floor repair a doddle instead of a tricky job. It can still be done of course but harder.

OTOH, we have decking step thats been outside for about 8 years now - no treatment at all and its still ok, looks rough but still structural, I guess if this lasts 8 years we will be ok i think :huray:

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Just to give you an idea of what it looks like..


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Nice :)


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