The device of the wooden floor in the garage
Today, a garage is an integral part of the life of most families and car owners. In it, not only the car itself is reliably protected from many external factors, but also various tools are successfully placed, and locksmithing is carried out. That’s why garage decoration special attention should be paid. The floor, which must withstand significant loads, was no exception. One of the finishes is wooden garage floor.
- Basic garage floor requirements
- Wood flooring
- Recommendations for self-installation
Basic garage floor requirements
Due to the specifics of the room, the garage floor must meet a number of requirements, compliance with which will allow to obtain a durable and high-quality coating.
So, the floor in the garage should be characterized by:
- High degree of mechanical damage resistance.
- Chemical resistant.
- Fire safety.
- Good moisture resistance.
Choosing a particular floor for the garage, you should answer the following questions:
1) Is it possible to make the floor yourself?
2) Will it make it reliable and inexpensive?
3) For how long is this sex?
So, if you decide to opt for a wooden floor, then you must strictly observe the technology of laying it.
To perform a wooden floor in the garage, you need lags of 100×100 mm. With their help, a uniform distribution of the load on the flooring surface is carried out. Owners of garages should remember that a wooden floor is a fairly inexpensive option for a garage, but its service life is short – about 5 years. Even high-quality waterproofing is not able to increase it..
A large number of different chemicals “drains” the wooden floor, and the studded tires of the car violate the integrity of the coating. Despite the fact that these shortcomings do occur, the floor in the wooden garage is quite widespread.
So, starting to lay the floor, you need to take care of a solid and even basis. It will not allow the coating to sink from the severity of the machine. To date, it is customary to distinguish 3 options for arranging such a basis:
- Installation of small brick columns in the ground.
- Installation as the basis of concrete columns.
- Pouring a rough concrete base.
Due to the fact that it is quite difficult to install columns of the same level over the entire area of the garage, a solid concrete base is used.
Experts do not recommend installing wooden logs directly on the ground. A small layer of sand and gravel is made, covered with waterproofing. This is a mistake, because in this case the floor will turn out to be unreliable and will last no more than two seasons.
Recommendations for self-installation
The wood coating may be single or double layer. As a rule, a two-layer construction is used when the owner of the garage plans to insulate the floor. In this case, first a rough coating is laid, then a layer of thermal insulation material with a waterproofing coating and a finishing floor. Particular attention should be paid to vapor barrier.
However, to date, the most common, nevertheless, has received the usual single-layer design.
Mounted logs must be carefully treated with a high-quality antiseptic and dried. The permissible degree of moisture of the material is not more than 10%. Laying the lag is carried out with a certain step, which, as a rule, is 40-50 cm.
First of all, lighthouse logs are placed on the prepared surface. Their step is about 2 m. The correct installation is carefully checked using the building level. Fastening lag is carried out by using dowels at a distance of 50 cm.
According to a similar scheme, intermediate lags are laid. After fixing the entire frame, you can safely proceed with the installation of wooden floor boards. They are stacked quite tightly and perpendicular to the lags. Fastening is carried out using screws or nails..
Thus, the installation of a wooden floor in the garage is quite simple, and even a simple average man can do it. However, it is worth clearly deciding on the choice of floor option and follow the technology of its installation.
Is the wood flooring process complete? Do not forget about reliable, reliable entry into the garage..