Old Barn-Like Floor Over Concrete?

jennifer1October 5, 2006


We have a big detached garage with a concrete floor. I would like to put a wood floor over the concrete. I would like it to be like a barn floor. Has anyone ever done this sort of thing in a basement or garage? Also, what kind of wood is used besides genuine old barn wood? Old barn wood is highly expensive these days. Any suggestions or links to advice would be very appreciated!!

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Yes, I have done it before.

Here is the overview:
- Put builder felt (tar paper) over the concrete.
- Then you put pressure treated "sleepers" on hte floor and nail them into the concrete using a 22 caliber power hammer (or drill and masonry bolts)
- You can either put the barn wood over this, or but some plywood down, then the barn-wood.

If you ahve moisture problems with the floor, don't do anything until that is resolved.

    Bookmark   October 8, 2006 at 1:01AM
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RaceDeck now makes a plastic garage tile that looks like a wood floor. They designed it for shops where people restore vintage cars and want it to look more authentic.
I think it looks pretty good and will be very sturdy. If you really want true barnwood though, this may not work for you.
When you click the link see the video from My Classic Car TV show.
Good luck,

Here is a link that might be useful: racedeck floor

    Bookmark   October 17, 2006 at 1:40PM
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