Another new shop - third time's the charm? #4: The Flooring Goes Down

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Blog entry by DrPuk2U posted 11-04-2019 07:09 PM 753 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Sheathing and Painting the Walls Part 4 of Another new shop - third time's the charm? series Part 5: Why Does My Shop Smell Like Turkey? »

This is the fourth in a series of posts. I intended to post as I went but the work was HARD and it was often all I could do to get the work on the shop done. Documenting? Sure, later… So now the shop is largely done (haha) and I’ll try to document how I got here.

So we finally get to the flooring. It was fairly straightforward since the shop floor was flat, dry concrete with little or no oil, paint etc. I bought a good quality vinyl plank laminate. It was 7 mm thick and included a pad. But even though it had a pad, we decided that a vapor barrier would still be a good idea so we laid down 6 mm visqueen.

Then laying down the laminate was pretty straightforward if a bit tedious. But it came out looking great.

We didn’t try to lay the laminate in a curve around the tank – we just left a rectangular area

The resulting floor has a nice feel and and an even better look.

I’m currently working on finishing (with GF polyurethane) the hickory baseboards which I hope to put in next week.

Everything is sort of on a fast track because my wife has requested that we host the Thanksgiving dinner in the shop as it has lots of space. Wait til I move the rest of the machines and the lumber-rack in!

-- Ric, Western Oregon, "Design thrice, measure twice, cut once... slap forehead, start over"

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#1 posted 11-05-2019 03:28 PM

Your shop is progressing nicely. It must feel really good to finally have the workbench in there. Lots of work to go but well worth the effort.

-- If I knew then what I know now, I'd have made a completely different set of mistakes.

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#2 posted 11-06-2019 08:33 PM

I just had my floor poured and have been debating Sheetrock or plywood. I think you helped me set my mind. TYVM

-- Measure with a micrometer, mark with a crayon, cut it with a chainsaw.

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