A Closer Look at Summit Portable Buildings’ Commitment to Quality Flooring


A sturdy foundation for any portable building is crucial. The flooring, in particular, plays a crucial role in ensuring durability, longevity, and overall structural integrity. Summit Portable Buildings understands this fundamental aspect of construction, and a commitment to providing top-notch flooring options sets them apart in the industry.

Exceptional Floor Construction

Summit Portable Buildings prides itself on offering a variety of flooring options that cater to different needs and preferences. One standout feature is the 2″x6″ floor joists set into notched 4″ x 6″ ground skids/runners, providing added strength to the structure. This meticulous construction ensures that each building can withstand the test of time and various environmental conditions.


All buildings are equipped with 5/8” tongue-and-groove floors, an indication of their dedication to quality. This type of flooring not only enhances the overall stability of the structure but also creates a seamless and secure connection between the individual floorboards, preventing moisture from seeping through and causing potential damage.


For those looking for extra strength, an optional 3/4” tongue-and-groove floor is suggested. This thicker and more robust option, akin to a subfloor type, is particularly recommended for tiny homes where the floor may be subject to heavier loads.

Tailored Solutions for Every Need

Summit Portable Buildings understands that different structures have different requirements. The inclusion of 2”x6” Treated Floor Joists at 16” O.C. provides additional support, ensuring that the flooring can bear the weight of the building and its contents without compromising structural soundness.

 For garage models, a 2”x6” Treated Floor Joists at 12” O.C is favorable. This specific design allows for concentrated weight placement, ideal for areas where heavy items like loaded vehicles may be stored.

Additional Flooring Options

Recognizing the diverse needs of their customers, Summit Portable Buildings offers several optional flooring upgrades. A pressure-treated floor, available for an additional 4% cost, provides enhanced resistance to decay and insect damage, extending the life of the flooring.


Customers can also choose from a variety of ramps, such as the 12’’x48’’ Adjustable Ramp (Incl. Aluminum), 6’x5’ Treated Wood Ramp, and 9’x5’ Treated Wood Ramp. These options cater to different accessibility requisites and further showcase a dedication to providing tailored solutions.

12’’x48’’ Adjustable Ramp (Incl. Aluminum)

The 12’’x48’’ Adjustable Ramp is a cutting-edge addition to the range of options. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this ramp stands out for its adjustability, making it suitable for various building configurations. The use of high-quality aluminum ensures durability while keeping the ramp lightweight and easy to maneuver.

The adjustable feature allows users to modify the ramp’s height, ensuring a seamless transition from ground to building entry, regardless of the terrain or specific requirements. This is especially valuable for customers who may need to move the building or adjust the ramp to accommodate changes in landscape or accessibility needs over time.

The inclusion of aluminum in the construction not only enhances the ramp’s strength but also provides resistance against corrosion and wear, highlighting it as  a low-maintenance and long-lasting solution.

6’x5’ Treated Wood Ramp

In addition to the adjustable aluminum ramp, the 6’x5’ Treated Wood Ramp is a classic and reliable solution for those seeking a sturdy and traditional entry point. This ramp is constructed with treated wood, adding an extra layer of durability and protection against the elements.

The use of treated wood promotes longevity and resistance to decay. The treatment process involves applying preservatives that penetrate the wood, safeguarding it against insects, fungi, and rot. This ensures that the ramp maintains its stability, even when exposed to varying weather conditions over time.

Measuring at 6 feet in length and 5 feet in width, this ramp provides a generous and gradual incline, thereby allowing suitability for a wide range of applications.

9’x5’ Treated Wood Ramp

Completing the lineup of accessibility solutions, the 9’x5’ Treated Wood Ramp is a robust and carefully crafted entry option that combines generous dimensions with the enduring strength of treated wood.

Measuring 9 feet in length and 5 feet in width, this ramp offers an extended slope, providing a gradual incline that ensures ease of access for various building types. The larger surface area is particularly beneficial for accommodating broader entryways, enhancing its versatility  for structures with double doors or those designed for larger equipment and storage needs.

Crafted with treated wood, this ramp shares the durability features of its 6’x5’ counterpart. The treatment process not only fortifies the wood against decay, fungi, and insects but also enhances its resistance to the wear and tear of everyday use.

AdvanTech© vs. Plywood

Summit Portable Buildings goes the extra mile by using AdvanTech© instead of regular plywood as  flooring. AdvanTech© is an advanced engineered wood panel designed to outperform traditional plywood. It boasts superior moisture resistance, strength, and durability.

AdvanTech©‘s unique design minimizes expansion and contraction, ensuring a stable and secure flooring solution. This not only provides a solid foundation for the building but also protects against potential issues caused by changes in weather and humidity.

Ervin Stutzman, CEO of Summit Portable Buildings, emphasizes the significance of using AdvanTech©, stating, “Our choice of AdvanTech© reflects our unwavering commitment to delivering the highest quality structures to our customers. It ensures that our buildings stand strong against the tests of time and weather, providing a reliable space for years to come.”

A building is only as strong as its foundation. By prioritizing exceptional flooring options, the  commitment to quality, durability, and customer satisfaction is exemplified . If you’re in the market for a portable building that stands the test of time, reach out to Summit Portable Buildings today.

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