Wooden garage floors are a viable solution.
Please note that wood floors might not comply with local building codes. If that is the case, order your garage as a floorless model.
Customers often get surprised when we them our garages have wooden floors. It is understandable because it is not something many are accustomed to. Wood is very strong when it is used correctly.
We don’t skimp on the number of joists we use. The joists are placed every 8 inches. That limits the stress on the substraight from spanning too large of a gap. The sub straight is 3/4″ tongue and groove Huber PerformMax® 500 flooring.
Wood garage floors are cost-effective.
We can build our garages as floorless models for placing on a concrete slab or footing. While being very strong, concrete is costly. The option of an engineered wood floor system makes owning a garage a possibility for many.
We have sold hundreds of garages with our wood floor with great success, and we stand behind our products.
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FYI…If any of your garage products are placed in areas where building cods have been adopted, a wood garage floor is not acceptable. Section 309.1 of the International Residential Code states, “Garage floor surfaces shall be of noncombustble material….shall be sloped to facilitate the movement of liquids to drain or toward the main vehicle entry.”
Thank you for the comments.
This is true. Although a wooden floor has been proven tough many towns don’t allow it because it’s not fireproof, not pitched or impermeable to fluids. Having called the town I would be placing the structure they said I could do it if it was “a temporary structure”. I suppose it could be temporary for 20 years. Good to know MSC will build over a concrete slab.
As noted we offer floorless models to be placed on a footing. The wood floor is for those who can use it. It is the customer’s choice.
I have ordered a custom designed 12×28 garage as a storage unit for seasonal items like riding mower, lawn sweeper, snow blower, ATV, small plow, pressure washer, individual pontoon float boats, garden tools and lots of other “stuff” spread out between my two car garage and barn. I would like suggestions on what kind of paint is recommended to put on the 3/4″ PerformMAX flooring to preserve it and make it durable and good looking. In addition to the “flooring paint” would love to hear any other suggestions of how to maximize usefulness and longevity of the unit scheduled for delivery near the end of September. Looking for ideas and suggestions from customers or employees on the things I should consider before it arrives such as electrical wiring install for lights, outlets and storage shelving ideas like permanently installed or purchased movable shelving units. Thanks in advance for any first hand experiences and suggestions.
Thank you for purchasing one of our buildings. We hope you enjoy it for years to come. You probably want to check with your local paint store for the best paint for this product. You can show them this sheet. https://www.huberwood.com/uploads/documents/technical/literature/PerformMAX-Sales-Sheet-REV-3_18-SEC.pdf. Another possibility is to contact Huber to see if they have any recommendations. https://www.huberwood.com/other-products/performmax
Hi What size are the joints use in 8 inch spacing for 12 ft x 24 ft garage