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    Darkroom floor

    Hi,

    I am going to redesign my darkroom because i bought a de vere 507 beast that needs space....

    What is the best floor to use? vinyl,marmoleum...

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    I use linoleum in mine - easy to clean and I picked up from someone who was renovating their kitchen for nothing. I also use a rubber mat (a car mat actually) to take the strain off the feet, which cost about $5.00.

    My floor is concrete and standing all day without the mat used to end up killing my knees; best $5.00 I've spent on darkroom gear!!

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    My galley-style darkroom is in the basement with a concrete floor. So I bought a nice, soft mat to run the length of the room.


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    Concrete with a good sealer and anti-fatigue mat at the sink in mine.
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    Mine is concrete and the mat I bought is for horse stalls - from tractor supply - big, thick and cushy!

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    Great idea Katie!! I am in the process of moving and my new DR has a concrete floor.
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    My floor is concrete with sealer and gloss painted. I covered the entire walking area with interlocking anti-fatigue mats that are about 12" (305mm) square and about 3/4" (20mm) thick. These mats have a matrix of 1" (25.4mm) holes open to the floor. There is no drain in the floor for spills, but when the first spill occurred - a slow leak when a gate valve inadvertently left partially open put pressure on a flimsy hose joint for the sink sprayer - most of the water was contained within the holes in the mats. Fortunately, I was at home at the time and was able to mop up before damage was done. The hose joint was then made much more substantial, and a dedicated mop/bucket have been placed in the darkroom. Incidentally, it's a good idea to have all cabinets etc high enough off the floor to allow mopping under them.
    Last edited by silveror0; 06-30-2012 at 01:37 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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    Concrete floor with gray floor paint.

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