Coop Flooring Thickness and Type

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by tsmith1499, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. tsmith1499

    tsmith1499 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 9, 2011
    Mount Airy, MD.
    Going shopping tomorrow for the start of the new coop. What thickness flooring are you all using? I see most people are using OSB for floor and walls and are painting it. One question. Would you paint the floor before applying Linoleum or glue it to the bare wood floor. I know if I search long enough I caould probably find these answers, but I am at work and in a hurry, Sorry from a newbie!! Thanks, Tom
  2. amydzek

    amydzek Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2010
    we are doing our coop this weekend or next, the plan is to put plywood floors down and then put peel and stick vinyl tiles
    on top...
  3. smokinjay

    smokinjay Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 11, 2011
    I used 3/4 osb with a good coat of paint.
  4. fireguy56

    fireguy56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2010
    Slidell, Louisiana
    Tom, Ditto on the 3/4" osb . If floor joists are on 24" centers won't be a prob. Can paint if ya see fit......I didn't, just put congoleum over raw osb, no prob's. to date. Good luck
  5. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    We used 3/4" tongue and groove plywood sheathing. We painted it and will lay linoleum over that and secure it with molding strips around the perimeter.
  6. airmechreed

    airmechreed Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2011
    Colorado Springs
    I used floor grade tongue and groove then over lay with glass board it's smooth and chicken poop slides right off easy to clean, however it runs about 45.00 per 4x8 sheet. My coop was 4x5 so one sheet was enough. But if you are building a bigger coop and can get expensive. It's worth it and it's what a lot of professional pre built coops use.
  7. Hauntedyards

    Hauntedyards Out Of The Brooder

    May 12, 2011
    I used 1/4 inch fibercement coated with roll on rubber shower liner screwed to 1/2" osb.
  8. simplynewt

    simplynewt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2011
    My Coop
    I used a pallet that has close slates on it (view it on my BYC Page). I am then going to comeback with 2 coats of KoolSeal that will be left over from painting the roof. I read on here that that was good to use for ease in clean up. Once that is dry and chickenable - I plan on getting some loose linolium to throw on top of the Koolsealed floor for better ease of cleaning. I hope it will be as easy as just pulling out the linolium, hosing it down and throwing it back in the coop again.

    Can someone backup the Koolseal theory?
  9. CupOJoe42

    CupOJoe42 CT Chicken Whisperer

    Apr 11, 2011
    Quote:One tip on using the vinyl tiles... use a blow dryer and or heat gun and heat the glue side of them up until they just start to become pliable (they bend a bit) and THEN apply them to the surface. They will stick better and be less likely to peel up on you after a time. We did this with our small bathroom tiles and it worked great!

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