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New shed flooring

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Hi again guys, I am engaged in building a new shed and have chosen to mount it on treated pallets (?).

 

I need suitable flooring and had thought H3/4 plywood? The problem is the cost!

 

Can anyone offer advice? There must be a cheaper solution I hope.

 

I see in shed sales yards sheds on pallets but unless you purchase the shed from them they are tight lipped!

 

Thanks for any and all comments, Dave

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Re: New shed flooring

Hi @Daves880,

 

I've moved your post to make a new discussion so it is more easily seen by community members. Hopefully some Workshop users with flooring experience like @PJA will be able to assist.

 

Thanks,

 

Jason

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Re: New shed flooring

@Daves880

 

I don't really understand what you mean.  Do you want to lay pallets on the ground and fix the shed to them, or making the shed walls out of pallets?

 

I tried to search for this and couldn't find anything.

 

If these are just for the floor, treated pine decking may be an option but depends on area.  I am guessing that concrete is out of the question?

 

Cheers

Daryl

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Re: New shed flooring

Best I can come up with.

https://www.1001pallets.com/pallet-building/pallet-flooring/

I am going with a steel sub floor with Ekodeck as the site for my shed is neither level or dry. Pallet bearer spacing isn't great which anyone who has put their foot through a pallet top would know.

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Re: New shed flooring

I used Structafloor (waterproof particle board flooring) for an area along the side of my carport where I have my Miter Saw setup. The end of this is subject to rain and weather and has stood up very well for over 4 seasons. I think it cost about $35 for a sheet 900mm x 3000mm. It also features yellow tongue strip to join to another adjoining sheet.
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I don't think you can go past putting down a concrete base. Not very difficult!

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Re: New shed flooring

Timber or laminate flloring with underlay is a bit kinder on your feet than concrete.

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Re: New shed flooring

Hi Daryl and thanks for your reply. I understand your confusion having reread my post, I intend to use the pallets as a foundation for the shed, however I need to cover them with suitable ply or similar (even looking at cement fibre), and I will build the shed on top. Does this clarify it a bit? Thanks because I am struggling:grin:

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Re: New shed flooring

Thanks very much Wayne! I had never even considered it, will be looking tomorrow. May I ask where you ordered it? TVM again, Dave

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