This may well be a topic which has been discussed; if so, please
forgive my redundancy and point me toward said references. I did a
search but may have failed to word it properly.
I find myself in the wonderful position of building a new studio, a
12 x 16 wooden structure situated up on posts overlooking a gorgeous
wooded hillside. (This will seem HUGE after my present 8 X 8 space!
The paneling is in and ceiling mostly up, but I haven’t decided what
to do yet about flooring, beyond the OSB decking that forms the
underlayment. I’m a fabricator, and will have separate dedicated
areas for my bench, soldering table, buffing and raising and
forming. My finances are limited, as we’re also building a house
What to do for flooring? A concrete pad or carpet are right out.
(I’ve had carpet before and that was dreadful – bits of metal and
broken saw blades snagged everywhere.) I’m considering vinyl
composite tile (the hard streaky stuff you see in cafeterias,
laboratories and church fellowship halls.) It lasts forever and
comes in wonderful colors, but is pricey and has to be
professionally installed. Our flooring contractor keeps telling us
that vinyl sheet flooring has to be installed over special
engineered underlayment and won’t hold up. Is this just a way to
jack up the bill?
So, you dear creative people, what flooring do you have in your
studios? What works well?
Walk in Beauty,
Jewels of the Spirit