coop floor covering

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by del gallinero, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. del gallinero

    del gallinero In the Brooder

    Sep 2, 2011
    Been thinking how to waterproof the floor of my up-coming wooden coop. Not long ago I saw a posting that
    some had put linoleum down. Sounds like a plan. Have those who have done that used the glue on squares or
    laid down linoleum in sheets? Are the glue fumes over time a problem do you think when the chickens are "cooped up"?
    Would it be better to nail it down? Any experience to share? I have left-over tile from a remodeling job, but I think it
    might hold the cold too much in winter, so I don't think I'll use that. Looking for alternatives. [​IMG] Thanks.
  2. BairleaFarm

    BairleaFarm Songster

    May 3, 2011
    Georgetown, KY
    I havent done it but im sure youll want to use the sheets. It will be hard to clean the squares. Your going to want to let it air out for a few days before you add the chickens.
  3. ladyride

    ladyride Songster

    Apr 30, 2011
    East Tn
    we used 1 remanet sheet stretched & stapled into place, we didn't want to put glue in there. It's been easy to clean. Run it up the wall framing that way you can sweep it out a problem.
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2011
  4. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Songster

    Jun 25, 2011
    Milner, Georgia
    Unless you have an absolute flat and even floor I would not try the squares. I bought a piece of a roll from HD. The fumes are not a problem but I would suggest getting enough of the adhesive without a doubt. I ran to close and have a spot that for a professional job probably is not enough. But with the sand on top I feel it's set pretty good.
  5. del gallinero

    del gallinero In the Brooder

    Sep 2, 2011
    Thanks for the responses. Glad others have considered the glue issue too. I like the idea of running it up the sides, though
    I wouldn't have thought you could bend it without it cracking. From these responses, it sounds like nailing down sheet linoleum
    is the better way to go in the long run. Thanks [​IMG]
  6. CheekyMare

    CheekyMare Songster

    We didn't glue ours down at all. This is the cheapest we could find. People here usually put new linoleum down(in their houses) yearly at Christmas so it's not too pricey.


    What we did do was run the lino a foot up the sides of the walls.
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2011
  7. citychickx6

    citychickx6 Songster

    May 14, 2011
    I have linoleum in both of my coops. I use wood shavings on the floor and like it very much.
    I glued it in the large coop and nailed it in the small one. My large coop was already built (we converted a shed) and the small coop we made from scratch. VERY easy to clean and holding up well.

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