Create the right floor in the tool shed

The floor in a tool shed can consist of concrete, tiles, wood or compacted soil. Sufficient frost protection must be ensured for stored goods such as machines and liquids and damp substances. In most cases, point foundations are ideal for fastening. The best floor depends on how it is used.

Four common variants can be selected

Several options are possible for the floor of an equipment shed. When building a tool shed, it is primarily the stored goods that determine the necessity. Relatively insensitive objects and objects such as potting soil, planters and rough garden tools can be stored on a compacted soil without any problems.

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All devices, substances and tools sensitive to moisture and frost should be protected by a closed and paved floor. The following floor coverings are available:

  • Ceramic or natural stone tiles
  • Concrete slab
  • Concrete foundation
  • Wooden floorboards or boards

The type of soil can be critical to whether or not planning permission is required. If only punctual foundations are poured as fastening points, the soil is not necessarily sealed. Under a concrete slab or wood, the ground can remain "open", which is assessed differently in terms of building law than full foundations and permanently laid tiles.

Personal approach to care and cleaning

The nature of the floor in a tool shed also has to do with one's own sense of order and cleanliness. Often moist and crumbly residues arise from earth, grass, leaves and sand. While some gardening enthusiasts do not mind at all, others prefer to dispose of it thoroughly. Therefore, the decision in favor of the floor should also be made dependent on the attitude towards care.

Functionally, equipment details speak for a suitable floor. When setting up an equipment shed, shelves and cabinets must be straight and stable. It doesn't matter to hanging devices like hooks. Even a three-legged grill or a lawnmower does not care about the nature of the ground, including its evenness.

In your own planning, uneven stand areas can be leveled out with leveling wedges if shelves and cupboards are secured against tipping over with wall mountings.

Tips & Tricks If you have placed your tool shed on compacted soil, you can lay out loose concrete or stone slabs at a later point in time for better fastening and greater evenness.