Floor - under or inside?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by CrazyBirdLady, May 28, 2010.

  1. CrazyBirdLady

    CrazyBirdLady In the Brooder

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    I have a large roll of linoleum or vinyl flooring that is probably going to be installed this weekend. Right now the coop consists of the base and floor - there are no walls up yet. So my questions is: should I install the flooring material before or after we put up the walls?

    My first thought is before. It's a very large roll, bigger than the dimensions of the coop, so it would be easier to lay it out and then cut around it. I wouldn't have to worry about any adhesives because the wall studs would hold it down.

    What do you think? [​IMG]
     

  2. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

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    I prefer to do it afterward because that linoleum will not last forever and will probably get replaced at some point. In about 5 years you are going to wonder why you put all that under the boards. As it gets old, wet or weathered it will not be as stable as just the floor would be and could cause other problems.
     
  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    We did ours before we framed the walls so that we didn't have to worry about the edges or anything...we felt it would be held down more securely this way.
     
  4. CrazyBirdLady

    CrazyBirdLady In the Brooder

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    Quote:How old is your coop? Is the floor holding up well?
     

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