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Title: Wood to cover floor
Post by: Burlington Spencer on October 24, 2021, 11:20:07 PM
I have very rough unfinished concrete in part of my house. Iíd like to put down plywood or something to ride on until the floors get finished. Any recommendations as far as thickness of wood, type, means of securing it? The floor is fairly level but not perfect, it has a few waves. Thank you!
Title: Re: Wood to cover floor
Post by: metalbmxer on October 25, 2021, 02:46:08 PM
Ive ridden particle board before and it was great. you can get the 4' x8' sheets at any home depot or lowes
Title: Re: Wood to cover floor
Post by: Burlington Spencer on October 25, 2021, 02:59:49 PM
Thanks!
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Post by: bhuffman on October 26, 2021, 03:43:12 PM
I used tongue and groove OSB board then used fasteners on the corners plus grip tape on the seams.
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Post by: Burlington Spencer on October 28, 2021, 04:10:26 AM
Thatís amazing! Thanks for the tip
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Post by: fltmutt43 on November 16, 2021, 07:40:05 PM
OSB BOARDINGS ARE COOL AND NICE TO RIDE ON ... yeah unfortunately as my backyard
is not big enough to put in a personal riding spot and so many riders are putting those in
now and they do not even have to leave their houses to ride!
Title: Re: Wood to cover floor
Post by: aliasdck on December 19, 2021, 06:25:16 PM
I used tongue and groove OSB board then used fasteners on the corners plus grip tape on the seams.

I've gotten some tongue and groove OSB board from Home Depot and it really seems like a great product for this once properly setup. Want to say: Thanks for the suggestion, I'm finally gonna have an indoor spot to ride in on rainy days now. So excited!

Now a question: One side of the OSB board is smoother and one side is rougher. Which side are you riding on? Doing research into OSB board, it is intended to be installed with the rougher side facing up so that there is more traction when walked on. I tried riding on both sides and I like the feeling of both, can't decide which I like better! If I had a large enough space I'd have a full section of rough and one of smooth as well. Unfortunately my riding area is only 16 feet x 16 feet (4.89 meters x 4.89 meters) so I must choose one. I'm thinking of going with the rougher side facing up, then I can also sand it smoother if so desired...
Title: Re: Wood to cover floor
Post by: bhuffman on December 21, 2021, 04:43:13 PM
It's been a few years - I think I ended up with the rough side down with the thought it would grip the concrete more and slide less. I like the idea of doing both.