I will be building a 24' x 42' tractor storage barn & repair building over the winter. The concrete floor pour is a major expense since not only do I have the cost of concrete @around $105 per cu. yard, but I also have the labor for pouring & finishing. So I was thinking that maybe instead of concrete I could use 2"x6" sleepers & cover over with 3/4 pressure treated plywood tongue & groove also if I can find it.
But then when I think about bringing in a tractor with wet or muddy tires, etc. the barn floor would always be a mess & hard to keep clean. What I'm trying to do is reduce my flooring costs overall, but nothing seems to be as good as old fashion concrete with a clear sealer topcoat. Anyone have any suggestions or actual experience with alternate flooring materials. And here in the south, I'm not worried about ground heaving or freezing. More concerned with wood eating insects, high humidity & the occasional black snakes that love to nest between floor joists & have a talent for burrowing under grade boards, etc. Thanks