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Anyone done wood flooring Or vinyl plank in their garage shop? 
 

I don’t park a car in my garage, mainly for woodworking but small section for dirtbikes which sometimes has dirt/oil drop. I’d like to do some kind of wood Or fake wood floor for the look but also seems like it’s easier on your joints than concrete. Thoughts or experience on this? 7BC3208D-50CD-44E0-92E9-BC29F8B9E827.thumb.jpeg.d69978af69941579c63a2972ff922d31.jpeg

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I’m getting ready to set up a garage shop as well and contemplated wood flooring, but ultimately abandoned the idea because I don’t know how long I’ll be in the house and don’t think wood flooring would be something someone else would want if they needed a garage for vehicles. So I guess I would ask how long do you plan to live in that space?

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Luxury Vinyl Plank can be taken back up, and used somewhere else.  It comes with all sorts of backings.  Not cheap though, but still less than framing for wood floor.

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If the concrete is flat, you might get away with just laying some tongue and groove plywood, sometimes known by the 'Sturd-i-floor' brand name, directly on the floor. Let it float from edge to edge, just pound the joints together between the sheets. The ply won't  expand appreciably, so you can even press in some wedges around the sill to keep it in place.

Probably needs a moisture barrier. Still comparable in cost to cheap hardwood (sans labor). And pretty simple to remove, no evidence left behind.

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22 minutes ago, wtnhighlander said:

If the concrete is flat, you might get away with just laying some tongue and groove plywood, sometimes known by the 'Sturd-i-floor' brand name, directly on the floor. Let it float from edge to edge, just pound the joints together between the sheets. The ply won't  expand appreciably, so you can even press in some wedges around the sill to keep it in place.

Probably needs a moisture barrier. Still comparable in cost to cheap hardwood (sans labor). And pretty simple to remove, no evidence left behind.

plywood plank floors look pretty cool, thats a lot of cutting and sanding though!

 

https://diydork.com/plywood-plank-floors/

 

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1 hour ago, drzaius said:

Just seems wrong to put fake wood floor in a wood shop B)

 

:lol: I was looking at that wood like expoy floor as well and thought the same thing 

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Are you in the Facebook Guild group? Someone put up a picture of your idea shop yesterday. T-11 walls stained light gray with some white on the top and wood floors. I can send you the pictures if you'd like but I don't want to post them up here without the person's permission.

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16 hours ago, legenddc said:

Are you in the Facebook Guild group? Someone put up a picture of your idea shop yesterday. T-11 walls stained light gray with some white on the top and wood floors. I can send you the pictures if you'd like but I don't want to post them up here without the person's permission.

No I’m not but would love to see it!

 

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3 hours ago, Coop said:

My wife would absolutely divorce me for desertion if I had any of the shops posted. 

She can keep the house and you keep the shop ? :) 

I lived in Greg Pennington’s shops loft for a bit and loved it! 
 

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I don't understand shops that are too pretty to work in. Except for that ridiculously large and suspiciously neat pile of shavings staged around the shave horse, I'd swear that space has never seen a raw stick of lumber.

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19 hours ago, wtnhighlander said:

I don't understand shops that are too pretty to work in.

I think it is really personal preference and most seem to be on one side or the other, I for one don't think there is a right answer as long as your getting into your shop and building something. For me I view my shop as another piece of my work so while no where near as nice as some of the shops above  I did try to make it nice. I like walking in and thinking wow this is a great space to work in. I'm the same way with my roubo I still put something underneath it when performing actions that might mar it I know a lot of folks that have benches that look like they have been through a meat grinder both work for sure, just different.

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42 minutes ago, Mark J said:

My apologies.  That space is so pristine I found it hard to believe it was a working shop.

Keep in mind that one is primarily a hand tool space which is way easier to keep clean 

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1 hour ago, pkinneb said:

Keep in mind that one is primarily a hand tool space which is way easier to keep clean 

definitely, the only power tools are small bandsaw, lathe and hand drill 

the power tool shop in the garage was quite the mess! but way less time was spent in there compared to the hand tool shop 

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