Question about a outdoor heavy bag.

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  1. RMMaryport

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    I'm thinking of hanging a heavy bag outdoor, with some sort of small shelter over it to protect it from weather damage, it's going on a small lawn.

    My question is, what would I be able to put down for the floor underneath, the grass and earth will be removed, and I was wondering what would be suitable to go underneath, some sort or rubber type material?

    Anyone who has done this, could you please give me some suggestions on what you've used.

    Thanks.

    EDIT: Not sure if this belongs in standup, or the equipment forum, please move if it is, apologies also.
     
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    Why do you need to put anything under it?
     
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    The weather, we get a lot of rain in the UK, and this stays in the soil for days on end, hence having some sort of surface to quickly sweep and dry after a short spell of rain etc;
     
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    For approx. $100 U.S. you can do a really good flooring project.

    Qty=2 4'X8' 1/4" Roofing panels, a .gal of waterproofing stain, approx. 2 1/2 boxes of very cheap laminate wood flooring, wood glue.

    First prep the ground and make certain it is flat and level. Then, You stain the wood and bottom of the flooring, glue the flooring on, and it will be a lot like a traditional dojo floor. Most flooring places, even Home improvement places, will have leftover/discontinued (enough for your project) laminate wood flooring, that is too small for most projects. You can get it for almost nothing per sq.ft..

    Alternatively, you can glue any surface you like to the ply wood. It will be stable, solid, and is mobile with the help of a friend.
     
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    edit: oops, I thought you were just going to put it in the middle of the yard
     
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    Thanks, this is one way to go, I suppose with enough staining it could work, and if enough weather damage does occur, it wouldn't be that hard to replace the laminate flooring, as it's available everywhere lately.
     
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    ssullivan80 see....what had happened was

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    hmmmm, that is a cool idea, makes sense.

    I have used the cheap puzzle mats from any local sporting good store outside as well. They usually hold up pretty well if you make sure to tape up the seams on top and bottom. Technically there not "weather proof" but they don't warp and hold up well for several months outdoors, then need replacing. But it is an option. Not as permanent as mentioned above, but another idea.
     
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    A 6'x6' will cost less then
     
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