Advice on tile flooring

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ItchyChick, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. ItchyChick

    ItchyChick New Egg

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    I have some left over tile from a house remodel project. I was planning on using the leftover tile in my chicken coop (floor is 4X4 feet). Has anyone had any experience using tile as flooring?

    It seems to me it would be easy to clean.
     
  2. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    If you mean 'tile' tile, like porcelain or slate or whatever, as opposed to the vinyl-y ones that you glue on, won't the grouted grooves between them be hard to clean?

    Just thinkin',

    Pat
     
  3. Smitty's Farm

    Smitty's Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2007
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    What kind of tile? Is it ceramic? If it is, it may be to hard on the little chickens feet & legs when they jump down from the roost. I'm not sure if it would be any harder on them than the wood floors covered in linoleum or the solid cement floors. I guess it would be ok if you really cushioned it with wood shavings to help break their landing. I am no expert, so I hope a more experienced person will come along and answer.
     
  4. ItchyChick

    ItchyChick New Egg

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    Yes, Ceramic tile. Keeping the grout clean wouldn't be an issue for me (Its not like the chickens care!)

    Also, their would be pine shavings on top of the tile. I just thought that ceramic tile would be easier to hose off.
     
  5. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Buy the urethane grout sealer. It puts a hard clear coat over the
    grout. You have to paint it on with a little finger nail sized brush.
     

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