Floor for a shed...

Old 12-15-02, 08:47 PM
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Floor for a shed...


I'm building an outdoor shed, 10 x 12'. It will have electricity a insulated, I plan to spend time in it and I want it to look nice and last. I have the foundation (4x4 posts in concrete) and floor frame installed (joists & double headed). Next weekend comes the floor.

A friend who is a good builder & pretty finicky suggested I use a tongue & groove subfloor for my floor, complete with glue. I'm a bit familiar w/ T&G for the actual floor & some are floaters, some nailed down, some glue. Since I am nailing the floor to the joists & frame, is it necessary to use glue? Also is T&G a bit overkill?

Old 12-16-02, 06:22 AM
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An outdoor shed 10 x 12 - sounds like mine.

3/4 inch plywood is all you need. Forget the glue, screw it down, and it won't squeek.
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You might put some 6mil plastic under pressure treated floor joists on the ground and use 3/4" pressure treated plywood to help with the problem of ground moisture.

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