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20 March 2011 @ 07:08 pm
DO NOT USE BUILDING 19 rug underpading it will react with some finishes and destroy your finish as I found out the hard way. Now to at least make them take it as a return.

EDIT: I emailed them a complaint, they sent the following:

I have made several phone calls to trusted people in the padding industry. I know that you are not supposed to put anything down on newly polyurethaned floors for at least 6 months to let them cure. Unfortunately, there is nothing written on the pads, and nothing written in any of the stores that sell these pads (not just Building #19, but Home Goods, Macy's, Bloomingdale's, etc) about that fact. All of the padding people say that the person who polyurethaned the floors should have told you. Even if you put a rug down, the color will change because of the difference between light and dark (under the rug). Maybe some policy should change in the padding industry. I'll see what I can stir up.
Of course, you can return the pads. If you have any problem, have the store call me.
Current Mood: angryangry
mathhobbitmathhobbit on March 20th, 2011 11:32 pm (UTC)
Oh no! I'm so sorry!
Erik: thoravacon on March 21st, 2011 01:57 pm (UTC)
That's unfortunate. :-(
Was this at the old or new place? What sort of finish did it damage?
Someone I am is waiting for my courageforgotten_aria on March 21st, 2011 02:28 pm (UTC)
New place. You know how some plastics react to each other and melt into eachother? it was doing that with the finish, so there are little dots all over the floor now. I got it early, so it's not too bad, but I'm still annoyed.
unintentionally intimidatingcoraline on March 21st, 2011 07:22 pm (UTC)
ew! i'm sorry :(
eub on March 22nd, 2011 04:47 am (UTC)
1) What the heck are you supposed to do with your house for the first six months after polyurethaning the floors?

2) Yes the store and the padding docs should both talk about this.

3) Six months? They can't be serious.