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Forum topic by sboyle posted 07-23-2009 07:10 PM 1100 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-23-2009 07:10 PM

I recently built a new shop in my yard. It is a beefed up 12×24 building. It has 3/4 pressure treated floor. I am looking for a way to clean it up a little bit. I thought about paint but am not sure. Does anyone have any ideas or experience with this? Any input would be helpful.

-- Hey, It will always make good firewood!!

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#1 posted 07-23-2009 07:43 PM

Tile? Linoleum?

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#2 posted 07-23-2009 08:02 PM

Here is how Dick Cain handled a portion of his shop floor. I don’t think that hardwood tiles would work for a lot of us but it sure makes a pretty floor.

Obviously paint would be the cheapest alternative. I put an epoxy paint on my shop floor but it is concrete and this type of paint is designed for concrete. But certainly, as Tom suggested, vinyl would be a relatively inexpensive alternative. I would be hesitant to roll tools around on it though after dealing with moving a refrigerator around in the kitchen.

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#3 posted 07-23-2009 09:10 PM

I have a lofted 12’x16’ that I use for a shop. Probably more in theory then in real practice, but I just put down some gray paint I got from Lowe’s for $5.00 a gallon from their mis-tint section. Grey is lighter color and reflects a little light making it a tad brighter.

-- Rick... A tree knows more about wood then I do.

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#4 posted 07-23-2009 09:13 PM

I have thought of both tile and linoleum. Both would make it tough to roll tools around. Linoleum tears too easy and is too soft. Tile would probably crack if I drop a wrench or something on it and put some echo into the shop. What about going over the floor with 1/4” hardboard and painting that with some sand added into the paint?

-- Hey, It will always make good firewood!!

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#5 posted 07-23-2009 09:50 PM

Is the floor currently plywood? I think I would go over it with pine tonge and groove boards and then stain it.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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