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    Hi guys,

    I am thinking of buying a roll of astroturf to lay down on a rubberised floor in the gym downstairs to run sleds on.

    Anyone know how best to secure it to the ground?

    Does it even need securing to the ground?

    Would some strong tape run around the edge be good enough?

    The stuff i am thinking of buying is here: http://www.gymdirect.com.au/shop/gym...ack-red-green/
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    Take the sled to the park or footy field and do your stuff there.
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    Will they let you just install your own floor covering in a gym? ��
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    Since i live there, yes lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shrek View Post
    Take the sled to the park or footy field and do your stuff there.
    It's my mates gym, i want to add additional features to the gym, not draw people away from it :P
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    If others are potentially going to use it, you'd have to stick it down properly, not just tape the edges. If someone does themselves a mischief on there because the floor moved, it could open up your mate to all kinds of problems. Would depend greatly on how thick/heavy the stuff is though. If it's just like carpet then it may need something heavy duty, if it's thick rubber based and has a lot of weight then it may be fine.

    That link says carpet tape for more permanent applications, so possibly look in to that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Headley View Post
    Hi guys,

    I am thinking of buying a roll of astroturf to lay down on a rubberised floor in the gym downstairs to run sleds on.

    Anyone know how best to secure it to the ground?

    Does it even need securing to the ground?

    Would some strong tape run around the edge be good enough?

    The stuff i am thinking of buying is here: http://www.gymdirect.com.au/shop/gym...ack-red-green/
    Go to a Floorworld and see if they have some second hand carpet.
    if it works and you like it, you can then buy that Astro turf, but I think carpet is a better option


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    Quote Originally Posted by White_Lie View Post
    If others are potentially going to use it, you'd have to stick it down properly, not just tape the edges. If someone does themselves a mischief on there because the floor moved, it could open up your mate to all kinds of problems. Would depend greatly on how thick/heavy the stuff is though. If it's just like carpet then it may need something heavy duty, if it's thick rubber based and has a lot of weight then it may be fine.

    That link says carpet tape for more permanent applications, so possibly look in to that?
    I don't believe you'd need to stick it or anchor it down, unless the rubber is very soft or of a low density


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    Might give the shop a call today and ask them about it
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    here is headley testing a lighter sled at nearby park

    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...3208&FORM=VIRE
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