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What type of flooring do you recommend for your greenhouses?

What type of flooring do we recommend?

• Please do not put any greenhouse on a concrete slab. Standing water on concrete is dangerous, especially when it freezes over. 

• A greenhouse floor should be free draining.

 • Usually people will create some sort of path (i.e. flag stones) down the center of a greenhouse – to walk on. The rest of the ground might be covered with riverbed stones, pea gravel, or pine straw or a similar material.

 • Other drawbacks of a concrete slab: stays too cold in the winter and too hot in the summer (reflects heat back up – making things even worse inside). 

• We do recommend, removing all grass and weeds etc. from inside the greenhouse area before assembling the greenhouse. And to cover this area with a weed control mat.

 • You can put a greenhouse on a deck but be aware that this will allow cold air to blow in through the deck. We don’t recommend this.

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