Flooring Options for Garden Sheds

Flooring Options for Garden Sheds


When buying a shed many people often ask what the flooring options for garden sheds are.

There are a few varying in DIY levels.

  1. Concrete Slab
  2. Pavers
  3. Steel floor kits
  4. Timber floor kits

Laying a Concrete Slab

Flooring Options for Garden Sheds- Concrete Slab

Firstly, most tradespeople and manufacturers will recommend you lay a concrete slab to build your garden shed on. This provides a permanent and secure foundation and if don’t properly, also level. However, it’s not always an option. For example, if you are renting or don’t have enough access to your property for a mixer truck.

Pavers & Bricks

Flooring Options for Garden Sheds- Pavers and bricks

Can’t get a concrete mixer to the location or not keen on mixing it yourself? You can opt for large concrete pavers or bricks. You will need to plan and measure out the dimensions of your area and take into account the inside and outside perimeter of the shed.

It’s a good idea to ask for the specifications and recommendations for the shed you are considering before buying so you can plan ahead. If you already have the garden shed, refer t0 your manual for foundation recommendations.

The downside of Pavers and bricks is it is difficult to include a rebate on the edge which will prevent water from getting in. You can overcome this with some sealer.

Steel Floor Kits

Luckily there are other flooring options for the base of your garden shed which may be more suitable for your needs.

PLEASE NOTE: Most floor kits need to be purchased WITH your shed and cannot be delivered as separate items. However, if you have ordered from Cheap Sheds we may be able to assist, please contact us.

A very popular option that is available with most steel sheds are Steel Floor kits!

Flooring Options for Garden Sheds- steel flooring kits

These steel flooring kits offer an attractive option to customers who are looking for a solution that elevates their shed off the ground, however, is not as permanent as a concrete slab.

Here are the benefits of choosing this option:

  1. Steel lasts for a lifetime
  2.  You will never have issues with rot or termites
  3. Steel kits can be moved around easily and offer a cost-effective flooring option
  4. These kits are quick and easy to put together

Popular brands with steel floor kits are Cheap Sheds Range and the YardSaver Range is the Steel floor kit.

We even have a step-by-step ‘how-to’ video on assembling the kit that you are welcomed to check out to see for yourself how easy they are constructed.

Timber Floor Kits

Another kit option available to you is Timber floor kits. You can find an easy design online as all you need is a base and floorboards. However, be sure to take the shed rebate into account which is usually in your manual!

If you are looking at buying a timber floor kit, we have a few sheds which offer them as an additional item,  Absco Steel Sheds and Stilla Timber Sheds.

Absco’s Timber floor kits

Flooring Options for Garden Sheds- Absco Timber Flooring kit

Absco timber floor kits are available with Absco sheds and made out of good quality timber. It is considered to be an environmentally friendly option because it is made from 100% Australian renewable plantation grown timber.

Here are the benefits of choosing this option if you have an Absco shed:

  1. This flooring kit elevates the shed higher than the ground to prevent water from seeping under
  2. It can be used as a temporary flooring solution or can be set as a permanent floor
  3. The timber is pre-treated giving continued protection from fungal, decomposition, and pests
  4. The kit can be painted or stained to give it a personal touch
  5.  It is a multipurpose product that you can utilize indoors, outdoors, above or underground, and even with immediate proximity to salt or freshwater
  6.  It is easy to assemble as it is cut to length and all screws are included

A single pack contains a pre-cut and pre-measured timber floor suitable for a shed measuring 1520mm x 780mm.

Stilla Timber Sheds

Stilla timber sheds are not complete without a matching timber floor kit.

When purchasing one of these branded sheds you can add a timber floor to your shed kit. They offer a rebated timber floor which is a great substitution for a concrete slab.

Flooring Options for Garden Sheds- Stilla Timber Flooring kitStilla recently upgraded the treated pine floorboards to the superior Yellow Tongue Flooring System. This is proving to be longer lasting than the previous system & doesn’t leave gaps between the planks as it expands & contracts with the weather conditions, making it vermin proof & easier to store on.

As an alternative, if you have a very uneven surface to build your shed on, you can opt for a Heavy Duty Floor Kit. These provide you a base and frame to use to level your shed before adding a floor and the shed.

Flooring Options for Garden Sheds- Stilla Heavy-Duty Floor kit

We even have a step-by-step ‘how-to’ video on assembling the Stilla floor kit>>

And that’s it for your foundation options! 

To find out more about these awesome floor kit options  visit Cheap Sheds Floor Kits

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to leave a comment or call our team.

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  • Thangavel says:

    Need timber floor for 2260X1520 garden shed.
    Please let me know the price.

    • Krisztian says:

      Hello there, you’ll require 3 sets of flooring kits for that size for the total price of $267. Please call us on 1300 920 219 if you wish to order them.
      Thank you.

  • Brett Williams says:

    Hi, We are purchasing a shed in the next week and we have a slab that is about 4metres by 4.5 metres. We are thinking of a 4 x 4 shed so could you recommend the flooring for it? Also, the slab is a little bit uneven with a crack in it. Will we be able to even this up somehow with the flooring and be able to completely water proof it at the base?
    kind regards

    • Chai says:

      Hi Brett, we don’t have a 4x4m shed however for the flooring kit options, depending on the model you would get, you can get either the steel frame or the timber flooring kit to waterproof the base of your shed. With these options, the shed sits on top of the assembled flooring kit. I hope this helps and feel free to let us know if you have any questions. Thank you.

      • Brett Williams says:

        Thanks Chai,
        Could you tell me how you would suggest levelling the floor if the slab was a bit sloping or dipping in spots?
        Also, do you have a shed that is reasonably close to those dimensions?

        cheers and thanks again,

        • Chai says:

          Hi Brett,

          I’ll get you more information to your email shortly. I’ll do a bit of research here so I can provide you with an accurate advise. Talk to you later.


          • Colin Spinks says:

            I have purchased an Absco shed.
            I need the wood panels for the floor.
            I have built the the frame and concreted the post in. The size of the floor is 4.5mx4.0 m.
            Can you help with this.

          • Chai @ Cheap Sheds says:

            Hi Colin, we don’t have wood panels that are sold separately. You may want to check with your local lumber yard and have them custom cut panels you need. I hope this helps. Thanks,

  • David W. Capper says:

    I have a 3×3 Metershed. I want to put a floor either a slab ,wood or metal. The ground
    Has a slight slope. I live in Mackay Qld and will need to secure to ground due to cyclone area. Would appreciate cost ,delivery and advise to secure to ground.
    David W. Capper

    • Chai says:

      Hi David,

      Thank you for your message. You will need to level the area and put a slab down. You will need to purchase a cyclone kit to go with the shed. The cyclone kit includes anchor bolts which are used to secure the shed to the slab. Will send you a quote to your email shortly.


  • wayne cook says:

    I have recently purchased a 6×3 workshop shed, and would like to put a floor in it. Could you please advise me as to the tpyes of floors available, and possible cost. the shed will already be mounted on a concrete slab

    • Mary says:

      Hi Wayne,

      Thank you for contacting us back.

      We’ve sent you an email with attachment of engineer’s plan to better help you on slab details and information. Hope this is of help to you Wayne.


  • Elliott says:

    Hi thinking of a steel flooring-kit. What sits between the kit and the ground? Does the kit still need to be anchored to the ground in some way or is the kit itself enough to keep the shed from blowing away?

  • Pauline Watson says:

    Hi I have a storage cage in my basement car park that I would like to put a floor in as the car park gets hosed out regularly and I don’t want my stuff getting wet. It is 2.6 metres long by .87 wide. Have you any suggestions and if so what would be the costs be please.

  • mary says:

    Hello Pauline,

    Thank you for our enquiry. We appreciate it. However, our flooring kits are all pre designed to work only with our shed models which are from Absco, Spanbilt, and Durabuilt. We don’t do custom flooring kits as of the moment.

    Please let us know if you have any other questions.


  • Leah says:

    Hi there,

    We have a garden shed 3x3x2 Pinacle Brand that we need to to install with a flooring timber. Can you please give a quote as to how much would that cost for a flooring kit from you? Can you please also include delivery?
    Do you have a store or wharehouse in Southside Brisbane?

    • Chai @ Cheap Sheds says:

      Hey Leah, thank you for your enquiry. I remember replying to this enquiry yesterday but it doesn’t seem to be showing up so not sure if you got any notification. Anyhow, the timber floor kit (1520mm x 780mm) cost $157/kit. You will need 8 kits for the shed you have and delivery will be $90. That will bring the total to $1346. We are 100% online-based and don’t have a store you can go to, sorry. Please feel free to let us know if you have any questions. Cheers, Chai

  • Allan Hamoudan says:

    I have a shed 3m x 10m already installed on compacted sand. Need to put a base so I can install shelving system. What do you recommend please.

    • Mika says:

      Hello Allan,

      Thank you for your inquiry. We recommend a custom timber floor from your local tradies. I hope that helps. Please let us know if you have any other questions.


  • Faith says:

    Hello I have just purchased a 3by 3 garden shed and I would need a flooring. I would like to know the cost for the two options of flooring .

    • Mika says:

      Hello Faith,

      Thank you for your inquiry. What type of shed do you have? Our flooring kits are available for Spanbilt or Absco made sheds and it’s designed to fit a certain shed. As of the moment we don’t have the timber floor from Stilla anymore. We recommend a custom timber floor from your local tradies. I hope that helps. Please let us know if you have any other questions.


  • Goran Angelkovik says:

    Hi, I need a steel flooring kit to suit an existing 3000 x 1520 garden shed. Please provide price and availability.

    • mary says:

      Hello Goran,

      Thank you for your inquiry, we appreciate it.

      We only supply floor kit for the shed models we have and we don’t have a custom floor.


    • Chai @ Cheap Sheds says:

      Hi Goran, thanks for your enquiry. We have the large floor kit suitable for sheds 2.8m x 2.8m up to 3.1m x 2.8m and should work for your existing garden shed. Floor kit is available for $265 and we can either have it delivered to your place for $80 or drop it off at the closest depot for jut $25 additional. Please let us know your postcode and we’ll check delivery options for you. For other questions, please feel free to let us know. Thanks, Chai

  • Grace says:

    Hi, I noticed that the Absco sheds have a size option 2.26 x 0.78 but their timber flooring options don’t seem to accommodate these dimensions. Any advice?

  • Kristina says:


    I just purchased an absco shed 3m x 2.26

    Am thinking of steel flooring

    Can you give me price please


    • Hi Kristina, sorry for the delay, we don’t normally get many enquiries over our blog. We don’t sell floor kits on their own as we ship shed kits direct from the supplier’s factories. So you would need to purchase a floor kit when you order the shed. Absco doesn’t really offer floor kits either which is a shame. So since you have already bought the shed I would recommend either using pavers as a foundation or DIY a steel structure with timber floor. Bunnings should have all the items you need and hiring a local handyman is always a good option if DIY is not your thing 🙂

  • […] You’re going to need to make accurate sketches, find materials, cut them to perfection, find good flooring options for garden sheds, make a roof, include windows etc. After all, why go through the trouble when you can just order a […]

    • Chai @ Cheap Sheds says:

      Hi, yes that’s what shed kitsets make it easy. Know the shed size you need and select from a vast range of kitsets. 🙂

  • Janice Greentree says:

    How much would you charge to assemble the floor and shed

    • Chai @ Cheap Sheds says:

      Hi Janice, I’m afraid we do not have assembly services. Most of our customers put the sheds up themselves or hire local handymen to do this for them. Thanks,

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