It is 100% possible to DIY your own floors using wooden pallets. And most of the time, you can find these pallets for free. But before you start ripping out your old carpet and driving around the back side of Costco looking for pallets, there are two important factors to keep in mind:
1. Beware of fungus. Find pallets that are dry. Fungus can be a definite problem on wet pallets. Also, the cleaner the pallet, the better. Because…
2. Pallets run the gamut when it comes to germs, bacteria, raw food leakage, dirty hands – all of it. You don’t know where they’ve been and you don’t know what’s been on them (e-coli anyone??). If you’re thinking of building a food container, table top, or picnic table – you may want to find cleaner materials.
That being said, recycled pallets make dang good flooring!