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07-22-2018 02:24 PM

Topic tags/keywords: shop floor level

After a 4 year hiatus it looks like I have the space for a shop again. The only thing is that it currently contains a floor that has similar to what you might find on a patio…. Large stone filled in with grout. It is pretty flat but I would prefer flatter for setting tools up on so they don’t wobble or need shimming every time they get moved. Any ideas short or ripping it up and laying concrete? It is about 19ft by 17ft.


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#1 posted 07-22-2018 11:02 PM

A picture or two would help. However, if you can’t live with this floor, you might consider putting down some sleepers and then make a new floor with 3/4” T&G plywood. I wouldn’t put any finish on it. Just use it as is. You will be dropping stuff and spilling stuff on it. So, why worry about a finish?

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#2 posted 07-22-2018 11:35 PM

Not the actual floor but very similar. When you mention sleepers, do you mean run some on the floor then put a wood floor on top of those?


A picture or two would help. However, if you can t live with this floor, you might consider putting down some sleepers and then make a new floor with 3/4” T&G plywood. I wouldn t put any finish on it. Just use it as is. You will be dropping stuff and spilling stuff on it. So, why worry about a finish?

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#3 posted 07-22-2018 11:40 PM

You could pour 4 inches of concrete right on top of it. It would be easier than taking out all the Stone. I must say tho that the stone looks pretty dang cool though. I’m not certain that I’d go with a wood floor but if you are really that unhappy with it then it’s an option

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#4 posted 07-23-2018 03:16 AM



You could pour 4 inches of concrete right on top of it. It would be easier than taking out all the Stone. I must say tho that the stone looks pretty dang cool though. I’m not certain that I’d go with a wood floor but if you are really that unhappy with it then it’s an option

- JCamp
It does look good it just is not that even so tools wobble. If I could just sand it flat it would be perfect.
I did think about pouring concrete over the top but I do not really want to sacrifice the overhead space. I’m thinking digging it out if I end up replacing is going to be the best way.


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#5 posted 07-23-2018 03:38 AM

“Not the actual floor but very similar. When you mention sleepers, do you mean run some on the floor then put a wood floor on top of those?”

That is a beautiful floor. Shame to tear it up.
Laying down some 2×4 sleepers on 24” centers and then plywood would give you a smooth surface that could be removed if you ever wanted to restore what you have. I would start with a vapor barrier of plastic and then screw down the sleepers with something like Tapcons. Be sure to screw those into the mortar joints so that the stones are not damaged. then screw or nail down the 3/4” T&G plywood. You could also add some ridgid foam between the sleepers if you think you need some insulation.

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#6 posted 07-23-2018 02:05 PM


You could pour 4 inches of concrete right on top of it. It would be easier than taking out all the Stone. I must say tho that the stone looks pretty dang cool though. I’m not certain that I’d go with a wood floor but if you are really that unhappy with it then it’s an option

- JCamp
It does look good it just is not that even so tools wobble. If I could just sand it flat it would be perfect.
I did think about pouring concrete over the top but I do not really want to sacrifice the overhead space. I’m thinking digging it out if I end up replacing is going to be the best way.


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#7 posted 08-02-2018 02:52 PM

Obviously, it is your shop and you know your situation better than I do, but that would not be my decision. Considering the time, effort, and skill in putting down that beautiful floor, I would put a wood floor over the top and preserve it. Also, consider the time, cost, and effort in removing it. Are a couple of inches of head room critical?

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