What are your recommendations regarding safety and fire
protection? Do I need to rip out the carpeting and lay tile, or is
there some type of mat which I can place under my work area?
One of the best removable and replaceable suggestions I’ve seen for
this purpose is the concrete backing board that is sold for tile
underlayment. It’s cheap, and surprisingly tough, and definitely
fire resistant. I wouldn’t play a torch directly on it, but it has
no problem with hot metal splatters and the like.
Ron Charlotte – Gainesville, FL
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