First let me thank everyone for all the advice. I have been reading for months. I had some difficulty posting recently We got our first goats in May - 2 pygmy kids- a doe & wether. ( wether finally became a wether - the banding was on for 5 1/2 weeks! horrible, never again. ). We are still working on the goat barn . We are in Michigan so need to finish before the weather turns cold again. The goat barn used to be a block piggery. Tore off the old roof, worked on the blocks, now we are working on the floor. My husband is trying to build a Taj Mahal floor. The old floor was cement and some dirt ( old groundhog problem). He has laid tar paper, heavy black plastic, a beam framework, and marine plywood for decking. It is beautiful platform - but what do I put on the plywood? Paint or polyurethane ? The goats have a smooth , raised , level floor , but what do I do to protect it? Thanks to everyone Chris P.S We will be looking for another pygmy goat kid next spring. Prefer a doe , needs to be born after January 1, 2006 ( 4 H project - showmanship).