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Old 02-15-2015, 01:39 PM   #1
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I am turning a bedroom into an art studio that may on occasion double as a guest room. The house is new construction and has engineered hardwood floors on a slab foundation. I am looking for something to protect the floor from spilled paint etc. I was told any floor covering I use should be "breathable" to allow the wood to off gas and any moisture to evaporate. I am wanting a hard surface like a roll out linoleum to use like an area rug but don't know if it fits the breathable criteria. I am open to other suggestions as well. Thanks for any recommendations.
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Linoleum would not fall into the category of breathable.

Something that is micro perforated would qualify but I would check with the paint supply places.

The canvass drop clothes will do a good enough job of blocking the paint as long as you scoop it up fast enough.
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If you can find them the rubber backed drop or butylene are a little safer the canvas ones will let paint soak thru if spilled. However for an art studio you probably won't be dealing with very large amounts.
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Just worried about the "breathability" of those backed style ones.
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