What kind of flooring will work in the attic?

storkladyAugust 5, 2011

We are going to create an office / guest room in the attic. I have no idea what kind of flooring will work there. We currently have plywood down becuase we've used it for storage. I know for sure I don't want carpet or sheet vinyl, but i'm open to anything else. Is it possible to tile in an attic? I don't want to spend the money on a wood floor. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Assuming you'll be insulating and adding heating/cooling I think the better question is not type of flooring you can do, but rather what kind of subfloor have / plan on building? You can certainly put tile above grade (as well as just about any flooring), but the real question is if your floor joists and subfloor are stable enough to support your desired flooring. Tile is certainly possible, provided the proper structure exists.

Personally in an office I would prefer carpet, wood, engineered wood, or laminate. But another option to tile would be is vinyl tiles.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2011 at 6:39PM
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Tile will normally be more than a wood floor. Laminate is the way to go based on your comments.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2011 at 12:56AM
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Thanks to both of you. The house is solid...floor joists will support anything.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2011 at 8:30AM
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