I'm describing a shop floor. The total area is 8000 square meters, 2000 of which are ??

Is "covered" the right word? It doesn't sound right to me. What I want to say is that it's an indoor space with a roof on it.

  • It sounds like you are describing a dropped ceiling. – Mick Oct 10 '16 at 8:01
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    Why can't you just use indoor? – jera Oct 10 '16 at 10:55
  • Are the other 6000 square meters "covered"? Hard to imagine a shop floor out in the elements. It would help users respond if you describe your shop floor more fully. – Richard Kayser Oct 10 '16 at 15:10
  • I'm with @jera saying its indoors implies that it is covered. However more details on what the property layout is would help. – landocalrissian Oct 11 '16 at 18:27

What I want to say is that it's an indoor space with a roof on it.

Why not say roofed?

Google Books returns 3,140 results for "roofed space", among them:

Next, a roofed space is required to shield the family against excessive sun.

The medium bus stations will have 12 to 20 platforms with a minimum of 3,000 square feet roofed space exclusively for use by the passengers apart from additional space to commercial stalls and for administrative purposes.

… 174 square meters of space per inhabitant, which included an average of 8.9 square meters of interior, roofed space per person.

Some screen between the backs of the houses, some paved space and even a small roofed space may be desirable and very useful.

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