Flooring solution for shed/office renovation


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Old 03-04-21, 10:59 PM
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Flooring solution for shed/office renovation

Hi,
we are turning our backyard raised shed into an office. The space is 7.5 by 10, is all drywall, has electric and a brand new roof.
Our issue is the flooring which is currently is painted plywood. We would like to add either peel and stick vinyl planks or click vinyl planks. The floor is not level in one part, there is too much of a level difference to install right on top.
what would be the best solution to level the floor?
we are not super handy and have a limited budget but willing to put the effort in to make it work.
is a self leveling solution a good idea?
could we use left over underlayment from the main house to try to make it somewhat level?
are there other more forgiving flooring types that still look and feel good?

thank you!
 
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Old 03-05-21, 08:00 AM
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Carpet would be the most forgiving. You need to pick a material and see what the manufacture requirements are for levelness/flatness and go from there.

Big question, what is the construction of the floor and thickness of the sub floor!
 
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Old 03-05-21, 11:15 AM
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Thank you, it looks like painted plywood. The shed is raised off the ground.





 
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Old 03-05-21, 02:57 PM
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Level and flat are 2 different things. Flooring needs to have a flat surface, as checked with a long straight edge. It does not necessarily have to be level, especially in a shed. (Although level is always nice). Most flooring will have specifications on how much tolerance is allowable. (Example: 1/8" in 6 feet or 3/16" in 10 feet.)

So perhaps if you can tell us if its flat or not, that might help.

If you are saying one corner drops off, then it might be possible that you could easily raise the shed on one corner with a jack and some shims.
 
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Old 03-05-21, 03:49 PM
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what is the construction of the floor and thickness of the sub floor!
Still need some details, what is the subfloor, 1/2" / 3/4" plywood?

What is the floor framing, 2 x ? on 16/24" centers?

If you have a "weak" floor it will have an impact on what you can install!
 
 

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