Wooden floor

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by worms7, Sep 4, 2016.

  1. worms7

    worms7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking of putting floor covering on my wooden floor
    but can i paint it instead and partly up the walls and what paint
    cheers Phil
     
  2. Dmontgomery

    Dmontgomery Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Linoleum or something similar over your wooden floor would be easiest to clean but wouldn't let the wood "breathe" and could cause rot quicker in a damp environment. Painting the wood with a gloss finish exterior paint would still be easier to clean than bare wood but would eventually stain with poop or whatever, over time. I assume you are talking about a plywood floor.
    How high off the ground is your coop area?
     
  3. worms7

    worms7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It will be railway sleepers then
    a shed on top
    cheers Phil
     
  4. Dmontgomery

    Dmontgomery Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    That wouldn't leave a whole lot of room underneath for circulation then either. Unless you were stacking them 2 high. I would probably go with the paint idea, simply because I would worry the ground moisture would rot the flooring if it were covered with plastic. We live in a very wet, humid environment here.
     
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  5. worms7

    worms7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would bark chips be ok or shavings
    cheers Phil
     

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