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· Bog Snorkeller
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Hi Allen

I had the same idea about a year and a half ago and my advice is not to use them. They're quick and easy to lay but soak up pva by the gallon, just like blotting paper. They are also very fragile irrespective of the fact you intend soaking them in pva, and the edges fray with any knocks seemingly evident for ever. You cannot effect any form of repair other than to relay, which would be difficult if they're stuck down.

It is true that sound proofing is better than cork although only marginally and they do cause an awful lot of green dust - even when pva'd. Mine all went in the skip with the conclusion that these would be okay if sandwiched between the baseboard and a top surface, but not to use as the surface itself.

Have a go and see if you can obtain a better result than I did, maybe you can but to me, it was a waste of twenty of my hard earned pounds.

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