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Can I Leave a Bare Dirt Floor for My VersaTube Workshop?

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Can I Leave a Bare Dirt Floor for My VersaTube Workshop?

by VersaTube on January 11, 2019

Dirt flooring is certainly an option for your VersaTube workshop. However, it’s certainly not your only choice! In this post, we’ll discuss the different choices you have for flooring. There are pros and cons associated with each option, so make sure to choose the option that best fits with your current needs.

Dirt

Pros - dirt isn’t quite as popular as concrete, but it is by far the most affordable option. Whether you choose to use the dirt from your own land or to purchase enough earth to spread out, you’ll need to make sure that your workshop has concrete footings and piers for structural support.

Cons - remember that with dirt flooring you will experience quite a bit of dust. Dustiness will reach its peak during dry seasons, therefore, if you live in a dry and arid region, this may not be desirable (depending on what kind of projects you’ll likely work on). Another con to consider is that when it rains, your dirt floor will likely become quite muddy. If you live in an area that is subject to heavy rain and storms, this may not be the best choice.

Concrete

Pros - concrete is widely viewed as the “ideal” flooring for workshops and garages. It’s extremely easy to clean and upkeep, and lasts much longer than most flooring options. It is also very easy to repair!

Cons - although it doesn’t have many cons, some people choose not to use concrete because it’s quite hard underfoot and not very forgiving to dropped tools. This may also be a concern for a home with children or elderly who might have access to your workshop. It also develops cracks over time (although they are easy to hide).

Asphalt

Pros - asphalt is easy to install after laying down a concrete foundation for support. Some people opt to use asphalt because it is aesthetically appealing and long-lasting. It is less likely to crack than concrete, provides a smooth surface and significantly less expensive than concrete.  

Cons - you might need to use concrete for structural support before you can install asphalt. Other issues with asphalt are that it needs to be sealed regularly, and it has a shorter lifespan than some other flooring options.  

Gravel

Pros - gravel is more affordable than concrete and asphalt and it’s a useful, easy-to-install temporary option.

Cons - installation is similar to dirt flooring. You will need to use concrete footings and piers for structural support.

Choosing the right flooring option can be difficult, but armed with the right information, you are sure to make a good decision. Haven’t purchased your VersaTube workshop yet? Don’t worry, your custom workshop is only a few clicks away!

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