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Old 2011-09-04, 7:44am
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Default Fire resistant flooring?

I'm in the process of re-doing my studio. I rather not do tile...
Any suggestions? Horror worked? Advice?
Thanks in advance!
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Old 2011-09-04, 7:46am
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No tile. Hmmm, cement? They have some amazing treatments for cement but if it is in house that would be difficult to pull off.
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Old 2011-09-04, 8:00am
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Cement is a possibility...studio is in basement. We were thinking of putting something over the existing indoor/outdoor carpet, but are toying with the idea of simply cutting out a portion of the carpet and exposing the cement beneath it.
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Old 2011-09-04, 8:21am
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I have sheets of concrete backer board on my floor. Easy and cheap.
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Old 2011-09-04, 8:24am
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I vote cement too. It's already there and totally fireproof and easy to sweep clean. Easy peasy!
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Old 2011-09-04, 8:38am
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Cement board,works like a charm.

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Old 2011-09-04, 8:42am
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I use cement,but hardee board works well also.

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Old 2011-09-04, 8:59am
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We got the floor in my basement studio acid stained. It's a two color process, and then a coat of poly. I love it!
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Old 2011-09-04, 9:00am
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Get ready to flame me, but I have carpet in my studio. Carpet now comes fire resistant, and I have a plexiglass shield around my entire torch table so any flying glass bounces back on the table anyway. I also have one of those plastic floor mats for desks under my chair, so if something hot flies at me it hits that. I've had this for over 5 years now and only have one potmark from a piece of glass that really went ballistic. I'm walking in my studio more than I'm torching, so I want the comfort.

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Old 2011-09-04, 9:19am
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I had indoor/outdoor carpet on top of concrete also for years. It came with the house and was a mess anyway. I just pulled it out after 25 years and am replacing it with laminate which I will NOT be torching on! I droped lots of things on that carpet and it smoldered but never caught on fire!!!
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Old 2011-09-04, 3:07pm
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If you are looking for a temporary solution, then use as suggested concrete backer board. Then to make it more durable, to a rolling chair place, some 12 x 12 inch tile on top. And it is easy to remove if the lampwork station is moved or the property is sold.
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Old 2011-09-04, 7:11pm
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Get ready to flame me, but I have carpet in my studio. Carpet now comes fire resistant, and I have a plexiglass shield around my entire torch table so any flying glass bounces back on the table anyway. I also have one of those plastic floor mats for desks under my chair, so if something hot flies at me it hits that. I've had this for over 5 years now and only have one potmark from a piece of glass that really went ballistic. I'm walking in my studio more than I'm torching, so I want the comfort.

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i have carpet in my studio too - i've set it on fire several times so i'm hazarding a guess that its not the fireproof type

it doesnt really burn though, it just melts and smells, one time i dropped a marble and it rolled under the table and behind a box, it took me a good ten min to find it, all the while DD in the background screaming "where's the fire extinguisher!!?" - er hon that big red thing on the wall but if you use it to put out a marble i'll kill you
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Old 2011-09-06, 6:23pm
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my shed I plan to use for my new studio is close to being done, and I was thinking concrete board too ;D. Good advice on the tiles on top for places that need to be extra tough.
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Old 2011-09-07, 8:12am
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I've got cement, the only problem is when you drop a bead it's always nicked and unsellable.
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I'd also go for cement, but make sure to rewire anything that runs through the floor. You wouldn't want to dig in cement in 2 years.
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