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#1 posted 03-14-2013 01:38 PM

I did a lot of work in my old basement, with a concrete floor. I liked the floor because I didn’t have to worry about damaging it, but it did damage my tools and work. When things fall on a concrete floor they definitely get damaged (I had to make design changes to a project because a simple act of turning my head to look at something else caused the piece to fall and ruin a corner pretty significantly.) Don’t even think about dropping a chisel on a wood floor. That being said, my current shop is my garage – i put down pressure treated wood decking and used a RamJet to nail those to the floor, then put down OSB subflooring over top. I put a few coats of polyurethane over it and it looks great and feels great. Even better, my workbench has some of the white nail-on feet/pads that you buy at Home Depot and it slides really well on the floor. I have a small space and this allows me to move the bench to get to both sides of my projects.

Good luck – it is a tough decision because there are pros and cons to both sides

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