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I have a shed/bunkhouse at my recreational property. It is

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I have a shed/bunkhouse at my recreational property. It is more of a seasonal campsite. The shed is a bit musty and has probably taken on some water/moisture in recent years. I was planning on giving the inside a quick paint job and replacing the carpet floor. What flooring would you recommend. I could easily replace the carpeting for cheap or lay down some vinyl flooring product. I'm not really versed in laying lino. This is a seasonal thing, so the shed/bunkhouse is not heated. So it will be very cold in there in the winter. I live in Canada.

Rick :

Welcome, my name is XXXXX XXXXX I will do my best to help you with your issue

Rick :

Given your description your best bet is probably peel and stick vinyl tile

Rick :

It's pretty easy to install and won't harbor mold or moisture like a carpet might

Customer: Will drastic change in temperature effect the performance of the tile? Will it lift?
Customer: Or buckle or lose adhesion
Rick :

Temp changes should have little effect. It won't lift as long as it's set on a clean, sound surface

Customer: Hmmmmm ok. Perhaps I should put down a plywood subfloor?
Rick :

new 1/4" plywood underlayment is best

Rick :

What's under the carpet now?

Customer: There is probably one down already under the carpet. I'll have to check
Customer: Thanks Rick
Rick :

You're welcome!

Rick :

One other option if this is little used and mostly storage would be to just paint the floor.

Customer: For sure, yah that would work too. There is a vinyl product called Allure. Have you heard of that?
Customer: It's got adhesive ends and sticks together. It is very good quality. Not sure what its like against cold temps.
Rick :

yes but it's a bit pricey for a shed

Customer: Very true. Lol
Rick :

Once it's down it acts much like vinyl sheet goods (lino)

Customer: Ok. I'm gonna scout out stuff at lowes today. Thanks
Rick :

My pleasure

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