Floor System

34 Comments | Jan 07, 2014 |  Get To Know Tuff Shed

Our floors are so innovative and durable, they set us apart. TUFF SHED revolutionized the shed industry by incorporating 2″x6″ hot-dipped galvanized steel floor joists, ensuring the building’s solid foundation for years to come. And better yet, this floor system comes standard on our Premier and Premier PRO Series buildings.

We’ve added LP SmartFloor Plus, a sturdy 3/4″ thick tongue and groove material that’s treated to resist insect and moisture damage, and comes with a high-tech resin overlay that looks great, adds traction and eliminates splinters.

Stomp on it and FEEL the strength!

34 thoughts on “Floor System

  1. My son just bought a house with what appears to be a tuff shed in the backyard. It’s really nice, but it has a crowned floor. I’m hoping someone could shed some light on why this is (pun intended)…
    Larry

    1. Hi Larry, we appreciate the pun! As for the floor, we recommend giving your local office a call, they’ll be able to better determine what is happening with the flooring and what they can do to help. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

  2. I too bought a house with a tough shed in the back yard. It appeared to be in good shape but after having plastic bins on the floor for a year I recently moved them and found mold under the bins. I think the floor system has settled into the ground below. I was hoping to see a print or something so I can plan how to remove the top of the shed and solidify the footing under the floor. The floor boards are pretty much ruined. I realize this is not Tough she’d fault I am just looking for some help. Thanks in advance.

    1. Hi Kurt, we’re sorry to hear about the issue with the flooring in your building. We recommend giving your local office a call as they’ll be able to provide the best advice for repairing the flooring. You can find the contact information for the local office on our website here: https://www.tuffshed.com/locate/. Please let us know if you have any other questions!

  3. I am a flood victim in League city and My garden shed sustained a lot of water .
    So my Question is what is typical cost to tear out floor and replace and framing underneath it
    Estimate for Insurance puposes

    1. Hi Tim, we’re very sorry to hear about the damage to the floor of your building. While we can’t provide an exact estimate here, your local Tuff Shed office would be more than happy to help. We recommend giving them a call and they’ll be able to help from there. You can find the contact information for your local office on our website here: https://www.tuffshed.com/locate/.

    1. Hi Mike, the steel floor joists at 24″ are rated 75 pounds per square foot (PSF) when continuously supported (i.e.- sitting on a concrete pad). If the floor is blocked up off the ground, the rating is 50 PSF. We hope this helps! Please let us know if you have any other questions.

  4. Hi, I have a 12’x 16′ Tuff Shed. The 16′ walls are load bearing. Can you tell me in lbs per foot what the load capacity is on these long members of the steel foundation.
    Thank you

  5. I’m going to make a Tuff shed bigger. Know I have a 8’ X 10’ I’m wanting to make it a 8’ X 18’ where can I get the 2”X 6” galvanized floor joists. I went to Home Depot and Lowe’s can’t find them . Does Tuff shed sale a 8’ X 8’ galvanized floor joist kit . If not where can I get the materials?

    1. Hi Doug,

      Thanks for reaching out with your question. We don’t typically sell the components of our building but we recommend contacting your local Tuff Shed team with your request. They’ll be able to provide the best advice for expanding your building and the materials to use. We hope this helps.

  6. I’m debating Between a Steel floor for my new Tuff Shed and a Treated wood floor.

    What is the load capacity per Sq. foot of a treated wood floor?
    Please respond ASAP.

    Thanks

    1. Hi Roger, great question. To provide the most accurate answer, we’ll need to know a bit more about the size of building you’re looking for and the base it will be installed on. If you could email our team at ccare@tuffshed.com with those details, our team will be in touch as soon as possible. Thank you!

  7. Hi,

    I am buying a house which has a beautiful Tuff Shed in the back yard, unfortunately it’s a super tiny yard and could be used better, if I could move the shed over just a few feet (to still keep the required easement from the fence). With the sturdy floor joists, is it possible to just jack it up and move it over on pipe rollers a bit, or might that damage it? If not, what other options are there? Paying several hundreds to movers seems like an overkill for a few feel of moving… Thank you!

    1. Hi Karina, thanks for reaching out. We recommend contacting your local team for the best advice in moving your building. They’ll be able to provide the most accurate advice per the building size and style. You can find all the contact information for your local team on our website here: https://www.tuffshed.com/locate/.

  8. I have been finishing my 12×12 Tuff shed with insulation, plywood inner walls and ceiling. It is to be a tv and exercise room next to the house. What can I do to make the floor more pleasant? You say vinyl tile is no good. Can I put in indoor/outdoor carpeting?

    1. Hi Gerald, your project sounds like it’s coming along great! As for flooring, it’s typically dependent on the climate your building is in. If you’re in an area without much humidity, outdoor carpeting would be a fine choice, but we do recommend speaking with your local Tuff Shed team to get the best advice. Since they’re the experts in your area, they’ll provide the most accurate recommendations.

  9. I’m contemplating purchasing a large (18×36) 2 story Tuff Shed as a shell for a single family home. What is the weight limit for the second floor? Can it support bedrooms (even if more supports are needed) or just for additional storage? Can this be built on a foundation with utilities?

    1. Hi Jessie, all great questions. The weight limits are dependent on the foundation for the building and your local Tuff Shed team would be a great resource for all the details. They’ll take a look at the design you have in mind and provide the best advice for putting together a building that fits your needs. We recommend giving them a call or stopping by the office to chat. You can find all the contact information for your local team on our website here: https://www.tuffshed.com/locate/.

  10. Not certain that this is the right place to ask the question, but I’ll try it here. I am considering a Tuff Shed that I would like to have fully insulated. I presume that the walls can easily be insulated post-construction, prior to installation of sheet rock. My real question is whether the floor can be insulated, as I presume this must happen during construction, prior to installation of the floor.

    1. Hi Rich, your local team would be happy to help put together a plan for insulating your floor. We recommend contacting them directly to discuss your plans for the building. They’ll help to design the ideal building for your needs while factoring in your insulation needs. You can find all the contact information for your local team on our website here: https://www.tuffshed.com/locate/. Happy building!

  11. We just bought a Premier Tall Barn, and I assume it has the LP Smart Floor Plus. We’d like to paint the floor to seal the seams and also protect the floor against water, because people with wet, muddy feet will be trekking in and out. What sort of material do you suggest? I’m asking partly because I don’t know if the high resin overlay will accept some materials better than others.

    1. Hi Jeff, congratulations on your new building. Since you already have the SmartFloor installed in your building, you won’t need to worry about muddy and wet feet damaging the floor as it’s designed to withstand wear and tear.

      1. The local factory rep suggested deck paint or patio paint. No? I really need to know if the floor surface will resist the paint or refuse to let it adhere.

    1. Hi Derek, the weight limits are dependent on the foundation your building was installed on. Your local Tuff Shed team would be a great resource for helping to determine the weight limit for your building in particular. We recommend giving them a call or stopping by the office to chat. You can find all the contact information for your local team on our website here: https://www.tuffshed.com/locate/.

  12. Good day,

    I recently purchased a Tuff Shed TB-600 10X12 and am in the process of putting in a concrete base prior to the installation of the shed. I’d like to build a concrete ramp so I can drive my tractor and other items into the shed. Would you know how high is the floor from the ground so that I can build the ramp and have the installation crew place the shed right up against that during construction?

    1. Hi Patrick, the galvanized steel foundation is 6.75″ high from the ground up. We hope that helps in the construction of your ramp!

  13. This may seem like a silly question. I have installed a12′ x 12′ x 4″ concrete pad. will your 12′ x 12′ shed fit on this pad?

    1. Hi Bill, good question. For a 12×12 building, your pad will likely be fine as our building base is exact. Your local team will also verify the size prior to installation to ensure that it will support your building.

  14. Hello. I bought a 16×20 Tuff Shed a few years ago. There was some settling when it was new, (it’s on blocks), but I’ve shored everything up. I poured some sizeable footings. Lately, I’ve added 100 amp electric service, insulated and installed a mini-split heat and air unit. I have installed 1/2″ plywood on the walls and ceiling. As for the building’s use, it’s my wood shop. Table saw, jointer, etc. I’ve always been leery about excess weight, and I didn’t intend, initially, to put so much in the building. But, things evolved. It’s been doing great, especially since I added the A/C. I’m at the point where I really need cabinets to store tools. Cabinets themselves are going to be heavy even empty, much less full of tools.

    How much is too much? I have no earthly clue how much the contents and plywood weigh. What are your recommendations? Weigh everything? Honestly, I believe I’m way under 16,000 lbs.

    1. Hi Joe, as long as each cabinet is less than 40 psf (pounds per square foot) they’ll be perfectly fine for use in your building. We hope that helps!

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