Case Study | Ecore Intl Rubber & Turf Install

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We installed Ecore Rolled Rubber and Rage Turf at Anytime Fitness in Jamestown, North Dakota in summer of 2023.

Prepping the Floors

Floor Prep Was Crucial

Before we could start installing either the rubber or turf floors, we had to do relative humidity testing using Wagner Rapid RH test probes. Unfortunately, the RH test results came in at 99% and the Egrip III adhesive was only rated for 85% RH. Thankfully, our friends at Ardex saved us with their MC Rapid Moisture Vapor Retarder. 

Floor Prep Steps: 

✅  Perform RH testing to comply with ASTM F710 and F2170.

✅  Sand floors of contaminants and fill cracks.

✅  Apply Ardex MC Rapid Moisture Vapor Retarder to concrete substrate. 

Once this work was done, we could continue with the installation of the Ecore International Rage Turf and Rolled Rubber Flooring at the Anytime Fitness in the Buffalo Mall. 

Prepping the Floors

Floor Prep Was Crucial

Before we could start installing either the rubber or turf floors, we had to do relative humidity testing using Wagner Rapid RH test probes. Unfortunately, the RH test results came in at 99% and the Egrip III adhesive was only rated for 85% RH. Thankfully, our friends at Ardex saved us with their MC Rapid Moisture Vapor Retarder. 

Floor Prep Steps: 

✅  Perform RH testing to comply with ASTM F710 and F2170.

✅  Sand floors of contaminants and fill cracks.

✅  Apply Ardex MC Rapid Moisture Vapor Retarder to concrete substrate. 

Once this work was done, we could continue with the installation of the Ecore International Rage Turf and Rolled Rubber Flooring at the Anytime Fitness in the Buffalo Mall.

Ecore rolled rubber and rage turf installed at Anytime Fitness Gym in Jamestown, ND Buffalo Mall

The Finished Rubber & Turf Flooring

Once all the floor prep was done, we could proceed with the installation of the Rage Turf and Motivate Rolled Rubber Flooring for Anytime Fitness.

Challenges in Installing Rubber & Turg: 

✅ The rubber rolls are heavy and require multiple people to safely move around the jobsite.

✅ The rolls of turf are not only heavy, but at 6′ wide, they were harder to maneuver than the rolled rubber.

✅ The Egrip III adhesive has a short open time and is rather difficult to trowel to those used to spreading carpet or lvt adhesive. We had three guys spreading glue per 60′ run of rolled rubber.

✅ Lowering the rubber or truf into the adhesive requires a team effort, as you have to carefully lower the material into place to avoid trapping air in pockets. Given the short working time, ensuring the seams will line up and having everyone understand what to do is paramount. 

This was our first large rubber and turf job and it turned out great. Team work was crucial, we had 7 guys present and were able to install over 2,500sqft of rubber and turf in under 6 hours. The staging and delivery took almost as long as the installation itself. 

If you read this far and would like a quote on this or any other Ecore Product, let us know you read this and we’ll get you the best price we can! We do this to know it’s worthwhile to write these blog posts.

The Finished Rubber & Turf Flooring

Once all the floor prep was done, we could proceed with the installation of the Rage Turf and Motivate Rolled Rubber Flooring for Anytime Fitness.

Challenges in Installing Rubber & Turg: 

✅ The rubber rolls are heavy and require multiple people to safely move around the jobsite.

✅ The rolls of turf are not only heavy, but at 6′ wide, they are harder to maneuver than the rolled rubber.

✅ The Egrip III adhesive has a short open time and is rather difficult to trowel to those used to spreading carpet or lvt adhesive. We had three guys spreading glue per 60′ run of rolled rubber.

✅ Lowering the rubber or truf into the adhesive requires a team effort, as you have to carefully lower the material into place to avoid trapping air in pockets. Given the short working time, ensuring the seams will line up and having everyone understand what to do is paramount. 

This was our first large rubber and turf job and it turned out great. Team work was crucial, we had 7 guys present and were able to install over 2,500sqft of rubber and turf in under 6 hours. The staging and delivery took almost as long as the installation itself. 

If you read this far and would like a quote on this or any other Ecore Product, let us know you read this and we’ll get you the best price we can! We do this to know it’s worthwhile to write these blog posts.

CLIENT
TESTIMONIALS

“The task that LaValle Flooring took on was huge. The floors throughout the home needed all kinds of care in order to put down new flooring.  They did so with great care and my home is reflective of their hard work. It is truly beautiful and I’m very glad I chose to have them do the work.”

DEANNE F. | GOOGLE REVIEW |

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

“The task that LaValle Flooring took on was huge. The floors throughout the home needed all kinds of care in order to put down new flooring.  They did so with great care and my home is reflective of their hard work. It is truly beautiful and I’m very glad I chose to have them do the work.”

DEANNE F. | GOOGLE REVIEW |

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