? about using linoleum in coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by slurrywidow, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. slurrywidow

    slurrywidow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all. I am just starting out on this venture into the world of chickens. I've been reading and reading posts and MANY of my questions have already been answered by looking over old posts. So thank you all for all of the information here on BYC. [​IMG] I drew up plans and am starting to build my own movable coop and I have a question about when to apply the linoleum that I'd like to cover the floor with.

    Is it better to cover the floor with linoleum and THEN attach my wall frames? Or should I attach my wall frames first and then fit the linoleum to the inside of the wall framing?
     
  2. eds500

    eds500 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For me, I frame first then add the flooring. I understand why people do it the other way but I think for ease of replacement, repair and otherwise not having it under the frame is the way to go. Having under the frame does keep it flat and keep the edges from curling since it's sandwiched. Which, if you frame first, could be solved by using floor trim.

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  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I did the same. Wall framing first, then vinyl.
     
  4. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's how we did it, but if i had it to do again, i would put the vinyl down and then the wall frames. We ended up having to use boards inside the coop, to keep the edges of the linoleum down, and it the coop would be much easier to clean without those boards around the edges.
     
  5. Cargo

    Cargo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One nice thing to do is run the linoleum up the wall a couple feet.
     
  6. kbu

    kbu Out Of The Brooder

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    we did frame work then put down the flooring (shower stall panel) and then the plywood for the wall to hold it down then caulk around the edge to make it better for cleanning.
     
  7. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    If you do walls first, you can get a much better seal between wall and floor, making it far less likely you will get water damage at the bottoms of the walls.

    I like the suggestion of running the linoleum up the walls a ways; much easier to clean that way.
     
  8. JimWWhite

    JimWWhite Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Yeah, we did it this way too with linoleum tiles and some of them came loose. But with a little of the glue I was able to keep them down. I probably would do it differently the next time and go ahead and put the tiles down while the entire floor pan is exposed that way when I frame in the walls they will help keep the tiles in place, especially along the edges.
     
  9. Cargo

    Cargo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, we did it this way too with linoleum tiles and some of them came loose. But with a little of the glue I was able to keep them down. I probably would do it differently the next time and go ahead and put the tiles down while the entire floor pan is exposed that way when I frame in the walls they will help keep the tiles in place, especially along the edges.

    Linoleum squares are not water proof so not a good choice if you want to be able to hose it out. A solid sheet of linoleum is much better IMHO.​
     
  10. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Quote:You can do it either way. My preference is to do the framing, THEN put in the subfloor and linoleum. Because it is easier to repair/replace someday. However I suppose that realistically this is not going to be a big issue for most peoples' coop planning [​IMG] so really I don't see any big reason not to do whatever you please [​IMG]

    Good luck, have fun, welcome to chickens [​IMG],

    Pat
     

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