View Full Version : what flooring for shed shop


s mcfall
09-02-2016, 07:47 AM
i got a amish made shed, well its more of the cottage type that is going to be my shop, what kind of flooring should i use being that there will be blade grinding going on....i was thinking of vinyl plank..any ideas would be great - thanks!

SVanderkolff
09-02-2016, 08:14 AM
I would stay away from the vinyl. Hot sparks will melt into it and I am not sure of the flame resistance. I would go with a pressure treated plywood with a couple of layers of good thick industrial paint over top.

s mcfall
09-02-2016, 08:27 AM
good point....it has the 3/4 plywood...but the industrial paint sounds pretty good.

jimmontg
09-03-2016, 07:45 PM
Yes it' vinyl, but the kind with what looks like a paper backing is actually 30% asbestos. You can tell by tearing a small piece and look for crystal fibers. The stuff would make cleanup easier. Oh and if you ever decide to remove it, just keep it wet.

Talk to a flooring store about non flammable alternatives like cement board for tiles and there is a cement like floor leveling mix as well that you would trowel on. Many options out there with the new polymer cement-stucco type stuff.