One-Step Temporary Surface Protection

Skudo Tack-Mat offers outstanding temporary surface protection that is easy to apply to a wide variety of interior surfaces, including tile, laminate, hardwood, LVT, stainless steel, cabinents, countertops, and more.

Tack-Mat features a unique self-stick surface – simply peel the backing paper and apply.

Tack-Mat can protect your interior commercial / residential projects for up to 12 months. It is available in three grades of protection: Heavy Traffic (HT), High Impact (HI), and Light Traffic (LT). (See Product Data for details on all available versions).

Benefits of Use

Skudo products provide protection against:

  • Machinery, carts, ladders, and lifts
  • Scaffolding and shoring
  • Impact from foot traffic and dropped materials
  • Water
  • Spills and stains, including paint, mortar, coffee, cola
  • Rust
  • Mild solvents
  • Mud, dirt, and debris
  • Slip and trip hazards
  • Mold & Bacteria (Select Products)
  • UV (Select Products)
  • Fire and welding sparks (Select Products)

How heavy is your expected construction traffic?

Skudo offers three grades of Tack-Mat:

  • HT (Heavy Traffic)
  • HI (High Impact)
  • LT (Light Traffic)

All grades offer the full benefits of peel and stick protection and the highest level of stain resistance. The difference in the grades is the durability of the top layer. For example, HT Tack-Mat withstands machinery (forklifts or man lifts) as well as shoring. LT Mat can handle foot traffic, carts and trolleys, and scaffolding, and High Impact takes that protection one step further by offering superior impact resistance for delicate surfaces.

Versatility in substrates, spaces, temperature

Tack-Mat is ideal for use on a wide variety of interior surface types*, including marble, stone, granite, tile, wood, metal, vinyl, rubber, concrete, epoxy, laminate flooring, and even glass. Tack-Mat can also be used on vertical surfaces, such as interior walls, elevators, doors, and cabinetry, providing the space is conditioned. The easy peel-and-stick appliation process makes it ideal for small spaces such as showers, tubs, counter-tops.

(*See Limitations Below)


Skudo Tack-Mat should NOT be applied to:

  • Concrete
  • Limestone
  • Rough/Textured Surfaces
  • Non-factory finished hardwood flooring
  • Raw or unfinished timber/hardwood

All Skudo Tack-Mat products are intended for interior use only and are not suited for areas that will be exposed to inclement weather and wind. If exposure to the elements is a concern, please consult with your Skudo representative for the best solution.

All adhesives have the potential to lift finished coatings or paint depending on the condition and age of the surface. Testing a small piece in a non-critical area will help you judge suitability for use.

If applying to hardwood flooring, only use Skudo Tack-Mat on sealed hardwood with a hard wearing factory finished surface (eg : Aluminum Oxide). If in question, please contact Skudo for suitability testing.

Tack-Mat can be applied to vertical surfaces. However, space must be conditioned as humidity can cause this system to release from the substrate.

Always consult with your Skudo Representative to determine which Skudo solution is best suited to protect your project.

How to Apply

All Skudo Tack-Mats are applied by aligning the Tack-Mat against the wall or surface edge, then peeling the release paper and pressing it down.

For best results, work in pairs and press the Tack-Mat in with a dry paint roller.



Peel back 3 to 4 feet of the release paper from the back of the mat. Fold this back underneath the Tack-Mat roll.



Align the roll to ensure a straight application. Attach the tacky side to the surface and press in the mat firmly.



When first roll is completed, begin the second row, overlapping the mat by 2 inches. On HT Tack-Mat and also for extra durability on LT and HI Tack-Mat, apply vinyl or duct tape to the overlap joints.



Continue installing until the entire area is protected. Tack-Mat can be lifted for inspection or to smooth out wrinkles and press back into place. Your surface is now protected.


Use on Vertical Surface

For use on vertical surfaces, simply peel the release paper and fully press the Tack-Mat into the surface to be protected. Please note that for vertical application, the space must be conditioned in order to prevent the mat from prematurely separating from the substrate.


Application on Stairs

Start at the bottom and pull the release paper up while moving the roll up the stairs. Press the Tack-Mat onto all the treads and risers.


To remove Tack-Mat, simply lift a corner and peel it off the surface. If desired, you can re-use Tack-Mat in another area as long as the back coating remains sticky.


Winner of the 2015 World of Concrete Most Innovative Product Award in the Concrete Construction Materials category.

LT Tack-Mat 2014 Honorable Mention for Most Innovative Product by the National Marine Manufacturer’s Association.