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Old 11-17-2013, 08:29 AM   #1
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This is my first post and I would like to thank all of you in advance for your input.

My 30'x40' 2 story barn is being converted into my furniture making shop. We've installed a lp furnace for the cold winters in upstate NY and I need a TEMPORARY floor covering for the second floor.

My intent is just to slow down heat transfer from the first floor, where the heater is located, to the second floor which has planked flooring and considerable distances between planks, (in some cases up to an inch gap).

Until I can complete the second story insulation process, do any of know of or have any ideas of descent product to roll over planks...I was kicking around 30lb felt, but would love any input or insight that may help my decision.

Thank you again.. Please remember this is a temporary "fix" for just a few months.

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how about tarps ? then, when you do finish the upstairs, you have taprs to use for something else.

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Tarps is a good idea.

Another option is 6 mill plastic. Easy to tape down and you can get in in 20' wide lengths and roll it out as far as you want.
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if you are going to finish the upstairs. buy a bunch of drywall, and lay that on top of the tarps.
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if you are going to finish the upstairs. buy a bunch of drywall, and lay that on top of the tarps.
That might be messy. I think I would go with OSB over drywall. Should be just as cheap and can be reused. The drywall most likely would get destroyed of people started walking in it.
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Ultimately the second floor will be finished with T&V groove pine, Its a gambrel roof, so it will be mostly inaccessible at the sides. LOVE the 6 mm plastic idea but worry about tearing it up as I move across it.

Tarps might be a better way to go...(re-usable), and my original felt Idea would have been a mess to remove.

Any better ideas are welcome...and again THANK YOU ALL FOR HELPING US!!!!
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That might be messy. I think I would go with OSB over drywall. Should be just as cheap and can be reused. The drywall most likely would get destroyed of people started walking in it.
i was thinking that he wouldn't be up there much.

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