Finishing a plywood woodshop floor?
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Hi,

I have a heated space above a garage that I'm going to use as a wood shop. The floor is OSB. My first thought was to leave it unfinished, since it's just going to get dinged up anyway. But one person has suggested polyurethaning it or the OSB would "disintegrate" and another has suggested Rust-oleum's Restore paint.

Is it worth finishing this floor? If so, how?

Thank you,
   Bob
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  Re: Finishing a plywood woodshop floor? by BAlex (Hi, I have a heat...)
The OSB won't disintegrate.   It is hard to sweep clean.

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  Re: Finishing a plywood woodshop floor? by BAlex (Hi, I have a heat...)
(07-17-2017, 05:59 PM)KC Wrote: The OSB won't disintegrate.   It is hard to sweep clean.

This. My shop at my previous house had an OSB floor over the plywood subfloor. It did just fine, but it was hard to sweep, if you care. I rarely swept so didn't care. Big Grin
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  Re: Finishing a plywood woodshop floor? by BAlex (Hi, I have a heat...)
I think I would hate an OSB floor in the shop.  I'd be tempted to put a smoother underlayment over top of the OSB.
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  Re: Finishing a plywood woodshop floor? by BAlex (Hi, I have a heat...)
I'd love to have a wood floor, but not OSB.
If you do finish it, I would use an epoxy paint.
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  Re: Finishing a plywood woodshop floor? by BAlex (Hi, I have a heat...)
(07-18-2017, 09:27 AM)Bill Wilson Wrote: I think I would hate an OSB floor in the shop.  I'd be tempted to put a smoother underlayment over top of the OSB.

I have osb in the shop addition and painted it with exterior floor paint a nice tan color I even filled the T&G gaps to even it out 

it is just fine without covering it up with anything else and when /if I retire and convert it to a man cave it is all but ready for floor covering
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  Re: Finishing a plywood woodshop floor? by BAlex (Hi, I have a heat...)
(07-18-2017, 12:06 PM)JGrout Wrote: I have osb in the shop addition and painted it with exterior floor paint a nice tan color I even filled the T&G gaps to even it out 

I did not paint mine directly. the overspray when I painted the walls (also OSB) took care of that. Laugh
Janus was a disaster, coming or going - K. L, McReynolds 07/01/2015

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  Re: Finishing a plywood woodshop floor? by BAlex (Hi, I have a heat...)
Any topcoat finish you add will make it slicker--especially with saw dust on it. However, any top coat finish will make sweeping up the dust easier. How's your footing? How's your time and do you want to spend more money? I don't see the durability being affected unless there will be fluids on it.


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