Question on glassboard flooring in coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by dekel18042, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm getting glassboard flooring in my coop and will put shavings over it. Should the glassboard be covered with tiles or mats to protect it or would that defeat the purpose of getting that kind of flooring?
     
  2. The Lazy L

    The Lazy L Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Covered? In my humble opinion, no.

    I did throw wood shavings on mine but they soon have it piled in heaps.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    What is glass board and what is it's purpose?

    I used monolithic sheet vinyl to protect plywood flooring from dampness, then covered it with wood shavings.
    It was slippery at first.
     
  4. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure if glassboard flooring and fibreglass are the same thing, but glassboard is offered as an option in many coops. It protects the plywood flooring, is waterproof and easy to clean. I hope.
    It is similar to some of the panels sold at Home Depot,
    I've come to the opinion that putting mats or coverings over would defeat the purpose of getting it in the first place, but some people do.
     
  5. MoonShadows

    MoonShadows The Jam Man

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    Tiles/Mats: defeating the purpose.

    Glassboard: waste of good money for a coop floor (walls, ceiling, etc.). Not needed.
     
  6. Deb N Chix

    Deb N Chix New Egg

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    I've had prefer flooring in my 4x6 coop and love how easy it is to clean, I had used pine chips and it was ok, but prefer koop clean because it composts faster and my girls love to kick around in it.
     

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