Your shed floor doesn’t’ have to be dirty, dingy and cold. There are many ways to upgrade your shed floor so it looks great and is comfortable to walk on. Your shed flooring needs to be durable, dependable and comfortable., but there is no reason why it can’t look good too.
Common Shed Flooring Problems
A cement slab on the floor will be cold to walk on and will likely make the rest of your shed feel cold as well.
You don’t want a shed floor that is too hard. If you spend hours working in your shed, your feet and back will begin to ache.
A slippery floor. When it rains, painted floors become very slippery and can land you on your back.
A floor that is not level might not seem like a big deal, but wait until your paint cans tip over all over your shed floor.
Here are some flooring options for your shed:
Epoxy Coating The best way to spruce up your shed floor it to use epoxy coating. This is a type of paint, often available in a wide range of colors, that dries to a shiny rock hard finish. They can get slippery, so make sure to buy the non-slip additive prior to plying it to your shed floor.
Timber Flooring Timber flooring can be used in just about any type of shed. It looks good and is very comfortable for your back and feet. The timber does not get as cold as cements to it helps your shed stay warmer in the winter. As wood is susceptible to rot and damage from critter, it is important to keep it sealed.
Carpet No matter what type of existing flooring you have in your shed, carpet is a good option. Scope out the places where you will be spending most of your time and place some old carpet down. This will keep the shed much warmer and will be much more comfortable on your feet. Here are some design inspirations for carpeting your shed
Rubber Mats Rubber mats are very useful in relieving the strain on feet and joints often caused by long hours standing. Rubber mats are easy to clean and extremely durable. Good quality rubber mats can be a little expensive, but they are worth the investment.
Sandpaper A cost effective shed flooring option is sandpaper. You can buy rolls of sandpaper in a range of sizes. All you have to do is unroll the sandpaper, peel off the backing, and stick it to a clean surface. Sandpaper will provide a non-slip surface even when it is wet or oily. Sandpaper can fall apart when wet and has to be replaced more often than other shed flooring options.
Are you ready to upgrade the flooring on your outdoor structure? Let us know what you choose!