- Nov 1, 2017
I am in the process of building a new coop and run and have been evaluating options for easy maintenance coop flooring. The coop will be 6x6 and elevated 2 feet above ground with standard residential construction framing with two 24 inch wide doors for ease of access. I have considered laying vinyl flooring but would prefer something I can remove and hose off rather than crawling into the coop to mop. I am now considering painting and sealing all sides and edges of the plywood floor with multiple coats of an exterior washable finish and covering the floor with rubber interlocking mat tiles; example:https://www.amazon.com/BalanceFrom-...ncoding=UTF8&refRID=040TBR7NWN9DP6NJGEPC&th=1I considered stall mats but the weight would make them difficult to remove and since I want something I can easily pull out of the coop to hose off, the interlocking tiles seemed to be a better option. These would also allow addition cushion and insulation against the heat and cold not to mention cheaper and easier to install. If anyone has used something like this I would appreciate some feedback as to the pros and cons.