Begin by sweeping garage floor clean of debris before unrolling the Garage Floor Protector. Wipe up any oil and chemicals from floor. In most cases, the product is rolled on a PVC or paper core. The product will initially have curl marks—this is normal.
Product Rolled on Core: The warmer the conditions, the quicker the curl marks will straighten out and lay flat. Using a wide push broom, push air out from center and work your way outward side-to-side and length-to-length. Repeat if necessary. Place on garage floor when desired and repeat broom out.
Placement On Garage Floor: For best results, start unrolling process at the garage entrance; finishing at the back of the garage. Using a wide push broom, push any air out from center and work your way outward side-to-side and length-to-length. It will take some time for most curl marks to lay flat. In cool to cold conditions, it may take 72+ hours before all curls have relaxed. Depending on the temperature, product may expand or contract somewhat during process. It is OK to park your car on the Floor Protector during this time.
Trimming & Seaming: For custom fit, allow product to relax in place before trimming around edges and corners. In exterior and commercial applications, we recommend securing our materials to the floor using G-Floor Multi-Use Adhesive. After product has been allowed to relax in place, if you choose to hold down edges or seams between two floor protectors, we recommend using G-Floor Seaming Tape or 3-M® brand 80 Rubber & Vinyl Spray Adhesive to hold edges in place.
Interior, Exterior, or Commercial Use: If product is used under extreme heat, such as direct sunlight, the product may expand or contract a small amount after laying flat. For custom fit, allow product to relax in place before trimming around edges and corners. When installing a vinyl product with adhesive, it must be an acrylic-based product. SBR adhesives (rubberbased) will cause the vinyl flooring to contract. Acrylic-based products are the only adhesives BLT recommends.