General Purpose (GP) Mat

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Durable Loose-Lay Protection System

Skudo General Purpose (GP) Mat is a durable and extremely versatile loose-lay protection system that can be used on various surface types, including polished concrete, tile, and hardwood floors.

Skudo GP Mat is breathable and offers sturdy protection against construction site foot traffic, carts, staged building materials, ladders, storage areas, spills, and splatter.

The standard version of Skudo GP Mat is available in two widths depending on your project needs. It is designed to protect surfaces from damage for up to six months.

General Purpose (GP) PLUS Mat

The Skudo GP PLUS Mat provides all of the above, but includes added durability for heavy-duty construction environments. It has UV protection so can be used for both internal and external projects.

GP PLUS Mat protects surfaces for up to 12 months.

Skudoboard hard floor surface protection

Fire/Flame Retardant

GP Mat (Standard): 16 CFR 1630
GP PLUS Mat: ASTM E 648/NFPA 253

Substrate Compatibility

Use over multiple surface types


Protection against bacteria and molds that cause infection. (ISO-20743)


Breathable protection layer

Spill Resistant

Protects the surface from small spills of water, paint, oil, and other liquids

Safer Working Surface

Slip-resistant surface that also protects from foot traffic, carts, and materials

How to Apply

IMPORTANT: As freshly placed concrete can be subject to hydration marks on the surface from inconsistent/uneven curing, it is recommended to wait a minimum of at least ten days before installation. Examples of variables that affect the covering timing are slab thickness, mix design, location, and weather. For assistance, please reach out to your local Skudo rep for clarification.

  1. Ensure your surface is clean and dry before you lay Skudo General Purpose (GP) Mat.
  2. Kick the roll out in a straight line to create the first row.
  3. When starting the second row, ensure to overlap the first row of matting, using the dotted lines as a guide.
  4. Tape along the seams to secure the mat to itself, preventing dust, dirt, and debris from getting in underneath. Do not tape the edges to the substrate. (*Note: Use Skudo breathable tape if protecting concrete or unfinished or oiled hardwood floors).
  5. Complete each row as above until your surface is covered.
  6. For additional impact protection, we recommend placing SkudoBoard over the top of the GP Mat. When placing the SkudoBoard over the GP Mat, run the boards in the opposite direction or in a brick pattern to not line up the seams with those of the mat.
  7. We also recommend sufficiently securing/weighing down the mat/board around the perimeter of the protected area to minimize the risk of displacement. (Note: Some builders install the GP PLUS Mat immediately before framing and frame directly over the edges, effectively holding it in place during construction.)
  8. When installing loose-lay over concrete, avoid excessive taping on the overlap of the matting, to minimize the possibility of hydration marks.
Floor protection during construction

Frequently Asked Questions

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Product Data

Skudo General Purpose (GP) Mat (Standard) 

6.5 ft. W x 123 ft. L
Coverage: 800 SF
Color: Emerald Green
SKU: GP-6.5-123
Weight: 70 lbs./Roll

3.3 ft. W x 123 ft. L
Coverage: 400 SF
Color: Emerald Green
SKU: GP-3.3-123
Weight: 35 lbs./Roll


Skudo General Purpose (GP) PLUS Mat

6.5 ft. W x 123 ft. L
Coverage: 800 SF
Color: Orange
SKU: GP-PLUS-6.5-123
Weight: 96 lbs./Roll