SkudoBoard is a heavy duty, synthetic, rigid board that provides superior protection under forklift and general construction traffic. Use wherever you would protect your surfaces with Masonite or plywood. Ideal for use under work stations – pipe cutting, finish carpentry, painting.
The textured surface of SkudoBoard is fire retardant, water resistant and resists curling and warping – reducing safety hazards on your jobsite. The high compression strength protects from dropping objects and spreads the load under forklifts, keeping your floors safe. It can also be used for vertical protection for surfaces like walls, balconies, and windows.
What is SkudoBoard
SkudoBoard is an engineered heavy duty, synthetic, lightweight rigid board that delivers superior protection from machinery like forklifts, material carts and general construction traffic inside or outside, fully exposed to the elements. SkudoBoard is also available in a Fabric Backed version ideal for protecting more damage sensitive surfaces.
Benefits of Use
Skudo products provide protection against:
- Machinery, carts, ladders, and lifts
- Scaffolding and shoring
- Impact from foot traffic and dropped materials
- Spills and stains, including paint, mortar, coffee, cola
- Mild solvents
- Mud, dirt, and debris
- Slip and trip hazards
- Mold & Bacteria (Select Products)
- UV (Select Products)
- Fire and welding sparks (Select Products)
- Water resistant, Test-proven slip resistance in wet conditions.
- Fire Retardant (ASTM E 648 Class 1, 16 CFR 1630).
- Extremely high impact resistance – spreads impact loads.
- Light weight, easy to handle and reusable.
- Protects surfaces from work station traffic, forklifts, material carts, and debris.
- Fabric Back version available for additional protection from surface damage.
Assessment & Suitability
SkudoBoard should not be used on unprepared, uneven ground.
SkudoBoard should not be used on freshly placed concrete unless that concrete will be later covered with another finishing product, such as tile, carpet, LVT, etc. Using SkudoBoard on uncured concrete can lead to curing lines where the boards are joined.
How to Apply
Before installing any surface protection system, make sure that the surface to be protected is dust and debris free.
Installing SkudoBoard is a simple and quick process. Like any other floor covering installation, it is best practice to take some time before installation to figure out the most efficient layout, minimizing small cut infills. SkudoBoard 4x8 can be installed stack bond or running bond (offset). Skudo recommends leaving an expansion gap of 1/16th “as boards can expand in extremely hot conditions. Tape the seams using a minimum 3” wide trafficable tape suitable for external and internal use; for larger projects, Skudo recommends a walk-behind tape dispenser be used.
Prepare the surface as above. SkudoBoard interlock is locked into place by pressing down the interlocking tabs, which will stay in place without tape when exposed to foot and small cart traffic. Taping the tabs will offer better stability where heavier traffic is expected.