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Unread 09-25-2016, 12:03 PM   #1
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Ram Board

Have any of you guys worked with this product, and if so, what are your thoughts?

http://www.ramboard.com/
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Unread 09-25-2016, 12:03 PM   #2
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I use it constantly. Don't lay it print side down, ink can bleed into Stone

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Unread 09-25-2016, 12:28 PM   #3
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A ghost from our past? Nice to see you back, young fella.

I've used it only once and found it to be acceptable protection. I laid down builders paper first as I always do when using 1/8th" Masonite for long term floor protection. The Ram Board covers more area faster, but I still prefer the Masonite for the longer term.
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Unread 09-25-2016, 02:03 PM   #4
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Yep...Masonite for long term....but the Ram Board is great. Just finished a job where it was placed everywhere. Worked very well and repels even water!
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What CX said with taped seams on the masonite. If I really want to go the extra mile, we put a 6 inch flap of masonite around the edges for the trim guys.

Ram board is nice but pricy
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It's nice & fast for subs/helpers/painters protection. Shop around on price & buy big rolls.
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Curing grout and protective coverings

If one is to cover a floor that has been freshly grouted, you must cover the entire area with protection. Grout will cure differently and thus discolor.
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I use it often.It is easy to cut around a vanity and toilet if Im just tiling a shower.
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It's a pretty nice product for floor protection. The roll "memory" can be tough. Even with duct tape holding it down it can lift off the floor a lot of times.
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The roll "memory" can be tough. Even with duct tape holding it down
Ditto. But it is nice when no cab cardboard on a job.
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Unread 09-25-2016, 11:17 PM   #11
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Howdy, Mark!

Useful.

But when it doesn't wanna lay flat, it becomes more of a chore to use.

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Thanks for the feedback.

For those of you who use Masonite for long term use, can you explain to me why you do that? Better durability?

How do you all get the "curling memory" out of Ram board?
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Durability for me, Mark. In the case of stained concrete, for example, the floor might be covered shortly after the framing is up and remain covered until completion. Continuously being repaired and re-taped and such, but some of it takes a pretty good beating. Can't compare the durability with your Ram Board, of course, never having used them side by side, but I'd be more confident about my Masonite over builder's paper. Just because, eh?
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Unread 09-26-2016, 03:06 PM   #14
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Ramboard you can backroll the memory out easy enough.
I used to use it but have been buying moving boxes from depot lately. Much less expensive.
And the small ones are the perfect size for covering counter tops when doing backsplashes.
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Mark,

Main thing for me is that masonite can't be penetrated or gouged easily. It's reusable forever, almost. Nearly total peace of mind is the most important thing. Nothing is foolproof, but builders paper taped over a meticulously cleaned floor with masonite taped to the builders paper is as close as you'll likely get.
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