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Anyone with a wood garage floor?

I'm looking into a pre fab garage for my Chevelle, they come with a wooden floor, and have a 2,000 lb per square foot load capacity. Just wondering if this would hold up being used as a normal garage like working on the car too. To pour a slab for it might be a lot of money.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old Aug 9th, 19, 7:15 PM
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Re: Anyone with a wood garage floor?

13.8 pounds per square inch. I bet a car on jack stands would put divots in your floor. I think you need a stronger floor unless you are just parking your car in there.
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old Aug 10th, 19, 4:17 PM
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Definitely jack stands would require some kind of large board under them to spread the load. Same goes for a jack, too.
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How about a few sheets of Diamond plate to spread the load , if you need to use jack stands. Terry
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Re: Anyone with a wood garage floor?

A wooden floor in a garage would be more trouble than it is worth. Think I would rather have a compacted gravel floor than wood. However I would just pour the slab and not look back. I would most likely try to do the floor myself. If you can scrape up 3 or 4 laborers you could probably hire just a finisher for a day.
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old Aug 29th, 19, 10:36 AM
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Re: Anyone with a wood garage floor?

I am also considering moving and might have to have a prefab garaged dropped on the lot. I would want concrete, as much for strength as for less moisture retention comparted to gravel or wood. I cannot get anyone local to call me back on getting a quote on a pad, maybe 12x18 or so. Internet suggests that $4 sqft tops, does that sound right? If I go wood floor, it would be basically a "temporary shed" and it is more likely it will be approved though.

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Re: Anyone with a wood garage floor?

My grandparents had a wood floor in their old (circa 1940's) garage. However it was 2X6 tongue and goove. It splintered around the joints at times so no bare feet. But it was solid as a rock.

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Re: Anyone with a wood garage floor?

My parents had a wood floor garage, served them well for the 50 or so years they were there. It was in an area where road salt was used and at the time wood floors were more resilient to salt than the concrete of the day.
As I grew up and started to use the garage for working on my cars I found the floor had just enough flex that it was difficult to use a floor jack and an engine hoist, and moving underneath with a creeper was next to impossible.
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This thread reminds me of the time that the left front wheel of dad's old Plymouth fell through the wood floor of the garage and wasn't very easy to get it out.
I wasn't much help in 1941.

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Termites? Plywood Weevils?

I wouldn't be enthused about a wood floor.

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Save some more $ for concrete, here in Fl. fiber reinforced concrete is a big thing but you don't want to lay on it, my home garage was built when they were allowed to use sea shell in the mix LOL MC kickstands dig that right up and the addition added to the side in the 50's has a wood floor that critters like to dig under and drive my dogs nuts, concrete!...concrete!


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Re: Anyone with a wood garage floor?

In my small one car Garage all I do is use it for Parking/Securing my Chevelle and spare Parts/Tires/Tools
as my Driveway is my Workspace

the Driveway and the Floor of the Garage is Pavement/Asphalt
when I Lifted the Garage to put a Foundation under the Walls I noticed the Pavement/Asphalt Floor was sweating in the Hot July Weather

So after Raising and putting the Foundation in I used/put the 2"Thick x 10"Wide x 16'Long Boards,
that I used to Raise up the Garage, on Top of the Pavement Floor
then 4' x 8' Sheets of 1/4" Ply Wood to Tie them all together

No moisture/Dry as BONE under the Car, even when it sits for 6 months in the Late Fall/Winter/Spring

So might be/would be a good idea to looking into the Cost of doing a Floor that has Pavement/Asphalt
and then the Wood on Top, just 1/2" Ply Wood !?

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