When buying a shed many people often ask what the flooring options for garden sheds are.
There are a few varying in DIY levels.
- Concrete Slab
- Steel floor kits
- Timber floor kits
Laying a 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
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!
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:
- Steel lasts for a lifetime
- You will never have issues with rot or termites
- Steel kits can be moved around easily and offer a cost-effective flooring option
- These kits are quick and easy to put together
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!
Absco’s Timber floor kits
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:
- This flooring kit elevates the shed higher than the ground to prevent water from seeping under
- It can be used as a temporary flooring solution or can be set as a permanent floor
- The timber is pre-treated giving continued protection from fungal, decomposition, and pests
- The kit can be painted or stained to give it a personal touch
- It is a multipurpose product that you can utilize indoors, outdoors, above or underground, and even with immediate proximity to salt or freshwater
- 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.
Stilla 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.
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.