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Best floor covering for car hauler

Post by rskrause » Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:13 pm

When I bought my trailer I cheaped out on the flooring. I got bare wood and just painted it. It looked fine when fresh but is impossible to keep clean. So, I want to put in a floor covering. What are pros and cons of the various materials? Vinyl is appealing, but does it last? Is there some super tough industrial grade I can get? Diamond plate seems very slippery when there is any moisture and also seems hard to keep clean due to the uneven surface. Other options or opinions?

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Post by Alan Roehrich » Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:31 am

Black rubber coin flooring.

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Post by BCLS776 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:23 pm

Alan Roehrich wrote:Black rubber coin flooring.
I agree, but check out a sample before you buy the roll. I have seen good, grippy stuff and stuff that is so slippery when damp that you almost can't stand on it.
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Post by rskrause » Sat Apr 02, 2011 2:23 am

Thanks.

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Post by 582r10 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:35 am

rskrause wrote:When I bought my trailer I cheaped out on the flooring. I got bare wood and just painted it. It looked fine when fresh but is impossible to keep clean. So, I want to put in a floor covering. What are pros and cons of the various materials? Vinyl is appealing, but does it last? Is there some super tough industrial grade I can get? Diamond plate seems very slippery when there is any moisture and also seems hard to keep clean due to the uneven surface. Other options or opinions?

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There is a pretty good thread on the YB forum. Some of those guys have tried several different thing but the concrete epoxy concrete floor coatings look and work the best.



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Post by rskrause » Sat Apr 02, 2011 2:54 pm

582r10 wrote:
rskrause wrote:When I bought my trailer I cheaped out on the flooring. I got bare wood and just painted it. It looked fine when fresh but is impossible to keep clean. So, I want to put in a floor covering. What are pros and cons of the various materials? Vinyl is appealing, but does it last? Is there some super tough industrial grade I can get? Diamond plate seems very slippery when there is any moisture and also seems hard to keep clean due to the uneven surface. Other options or opinions?

Richard


There is a pretty good thread on the YB forum. Some of those guys have tried several different thing but the concrete epoxy concrete floor coatings look and work the best.



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Goitta link to that one?

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Post by uncle paul » Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:46 pm

We went to Sherwin Williams and got a good grade of floor paint then added in a cup of washed sand. The grit helps when the floor is wet and it is still easy to mop up.

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Post by rskrause » Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:39 am

uncle paul wrote:We went to Sherwin Williams and got a good grade of floor paint then added in a cup of washed sand. The grit helps when the floor is wet and it is still easy to mop up.
My problem with the paint is that it stains.

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