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Basic old 10x12 shed floor, 3/4" pressure treated ply. It is 7 years old, so the bare plywood is stained and dirt marks......making it not possible to just throw a clear coating over it..

I currently have 2 year old vinyl flooring which is ripping, and a throw carpet in the middle. In a year, it will be insulated and AC/Heated. It is used for storage and a small work area/hangout......

What should I do with the floor? I want it to last more than 2 years care free :)

Carpet?
Stain it?
Paint it?

Thanks......
 

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I would put commercial vinyl tile, 12x12's. With a good coat of wax it will be good for several years. And then just stripe and wax it again, as needed.
 

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I would put commercial vinyl tile, 12x12's. With a good coat of wax it will be good for several years. And then just stripe and wax it again, as needed.
Probably would have to put down 1/4" plywood underlayment to get the tile to stick. It won't stick to a dirty maybe oily floor.
 

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Okay.....well, as long as no one else has any objections...........I rather not go vinyl since it is slippery and rips easily....

I'm going to sand the floor smooth, clean it well, stain the floor, and polyurethane the floor. I'd like to stain the ply a nice natural oak wood color.

A few questions.

1. Oil or water based stain?

2. Oil or water based polyurethane? And which may cause the floor to be more slippery? Which one would last longer?

Thankyou!
 

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I would do an oil based stain and an oil based poly. However, if you are really concerned with it being slippery you might consider doing the oil based stain, a coat of oil based poly, then 2 finish coats of anti slip bona traffic water finish. Using this combo would be sure to not be very slippery and it would be very durable. The only downside would be buying all of this different stuff and the Bona traffic is $100 per gallon. Although, 1 gallon would easily do multiple coats.
 
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