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Old 09-23-2008, 08:27 AM
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See my other thread - I'm building a workshop in half the garage.

I know a lot of people put furring strips and plywood down on basement floors to make it a little warmer and easier to walk on.

Wondering if I could do something like that in the garage for my workshop on the half that won't have car traffic. Or maybe that dricore stuff (garage slab is not moisture-proof).

I'd like something I could take back up when we move in case the next owner sees the workshop as a detriment.

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You might want to look at horse trailer rubber mats or stall mats. They usually come in 4X6 and are heavy but would work very well for your work shop. If you google "horse stall mat" you,ll see plenty....
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Old 09-24-2008, 07:44 AM
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Thanks 327Nut,

Those look like a great idea.

My wife used to ride, so I'm sure she knows some local suppliers - shipping for those things from online retailers is 3x the price of the mats.
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The mats may be a good alternative for you. However, I would not recommend putting in a false floor. Even though the shop might not get actual car traffic it will, if you do any sort of mechanical fabrication or repair, be subjected to all sorts of chemicals, potential fire hazards and abuse. Most localities require by code that any garage floor be made of a material impervious to those sorts of spills and/or fire hazards like welding or torch work.
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