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Old 08-02-2007, 06:18 PM   #1
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I've built a shed to do some woodworking. It's all wired and now I'm wondering what to cover the floor with(if anything). The floor is 4x8 sheets of plywood. It's not on a concrete pad. I have some machines on wheels which need some friction for the wheels to turn. I'm all ears !!

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How about a commercial grade 12"x12" linoleum tile. Cheap to buy, easy to clean, easy to install, looks pretty good, and has some traction.

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Ron's idea of linoleum is a good one but only if the temperature remains fairly stable in the shop and it doesn't get cold in there. Else, the linoleum gets brittle, cracks, separates, whatever. In other words, linoleum doesn't like wide temperature swings.

In my storage shed with 3/4" plywood flooring I put a good coat of primer down then followed up with 2 coats of gray porch enamel. If you need some grit then you can add some of that material that they use for garage floor stain. I know Sherwin Williams has something called "Shark's Teeth" that they add to their H&C stain to give the floor a little "tooth".
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Yeah,Squirrel,I was thinking along those lines. I'm in an area where the temp goes from a high of plus 34C down to minus 25C. Thanks for your input,guys.
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