||Plastic Attic Flooring Panels
|A great way to increase the storage space
in your house is by installing plastic attic
flooring panels in your unfinished attic.
These lightweight, prefabricated panels can
quickly and easily provide a floor that turns
an unfinished attic into a safe place to
store those belongings you want to keep but
donít have room for elsewhere. Plastic panels
are easily installed by one person, they
fit through small attic entries, and can
be used in all or part of the attic. They
can be installed in small sections over time
as needed, or they can be used as a sturdy
pathway to gain access to hard to reach areas
of the attic.
If you are thinking buying plastic
panels for your attic, consider
- The panels are usually manufactured in 16
inch or 24 inch widths. They are installed
by screwing the panels to the attic floor
joists, so you will need to measure your
joist spacing before purchasing the panels.
- The panels are lightweight, so they can be
used as flooring in attics where materials
such as plywood panels would be too heavy.
- Check to see how much weight the manufacturer
specifies the panels can safely support before
storing anything heavy. Some panels will
hold up to 250 pounds.
Unlike other types of flooring, plastic panels
are also easy to remove. This is important
when access to electrical wires, plumbing,
or heating and air conditioning ductwork
may occasionally be required.