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Forum topic by Bieser posted 10-30-2012 03:32 PM 699 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-30-2012 03:32 PM

This is my first post guys, I have been lingering here for years but decided to sign up for some advice. I am in the process of building my dedicated shop. I am considering in putting laminate wood flooring, pergo style in the shop. I like the idea over concrete with the way the space is laid out I cant put sleepers in. Some of my concerns are slickness of the floor, it will be installed on a slope, and the concrete has a few low spots. I have installed a lot of this flooring. I just wonder if any of you have tried this and what pros and cons you would see.

Thanks Brandon

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#1 posted 10-30-2012 03:51 PM

doesn’t it get really skick when sawdust settles on it?

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#2 posted 10-30-2012 03:56 PM

I have CVT (composit vinyl tile) 12” x 12” in my shop. Inexpensive, easy to clean, water resistant, and an off-white floor is easy to live with in that dropped stuff (liquid or solid) can easily be seen.
A Pergo floor would scar up pretty easily IMO.


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#3 posted 10-30-2012 04:01 PM

+1 on the above concerns. Also if this is a slope wouldn’t the floor float downhill into the lower wall? Wouldn’t this cause problems with expansion and contraction? What about exoxy paint and rubber mats??

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#4 posted 10-30-2012 04:04 PM

I am also considering the epoxy paint. I like the looks of a wood type floor. I know the more comfortable the place is to work the more you will want to be in there. I think by the time you set some tools on the floor it wont move much as far as the expansion goes. I have read they they make some clear anti skid coating I could put on it… that may help with it getting slick but hard to clean. I am also thinking it might scar up easy also.

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