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Common Ramboard Questions Answered

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There are many times when you will be required to adequately protect your floors during a construction project. From painting and decorating to more in-depth tasks such as building an extension, there are several options at your disposal. 

One highly effective technique is to employ a material known as Ram Board. Let's take a closer look at this method before addressing some essential questions.

Who Invented Ram Board?

The unique selection of Ramboard products can trace their history back to 1999. Interestingly enough, this material was originally engineered for the movie industry in order to protect floors during filming. 

Due to its sheer versatility as well as its inherent cost-effective nature, it was not long before Ram Board became available to the average consumer. It is now heavily used within the construction sector although individual homeowners can likewise leverage its unique benefits.

Is Ram Board Waterproof?

One of the issues associated with some types of floor protection (such as rolls of paper and drop cloths) is that water can penetrate to the underlying surfaces. This will present a very real problem when dealing certain materials such as wood and carpet. 

The good news is that Ram Board is waterproof due to the inclusion of a proprietary system known as Exclusive Spill Guard™. You will therefore be provided with an additional level of protection against substances such as paints, water and solvents.

Can You Paint Ram Board?

Although this barrier is capable of offering a superior level of floor protection, it should also be noted that Ram Board can be painted if desired. However, we need to keep in mind that an initial coat of primer will likely be required so that the underlying colour is prevented from "bleeding through". 

Once this primer has dried, you can add one or more top coats (either latex or oil-based paints) associated with the colour of your choice.

If you have been looking for a heavy-duty form of protection when undertaking a construction project, you will not be disappointed with what Ram Board has in store. Please contact one of our representatives directly if you have additional questions.