Enclosed Trailer Flooring Options...

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by TPLawnPro, Sep 21, 2006.

  1. TPLawnPro

    TPLawnPro LawnSite Senior Member
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    I am about to spend this weekend installing my Trimmer Trap equipment racks in my trailer. My biggest concern is what to do about protecting the flooring of my enclosed trailer. Right now, the floors are still just bare plywood.

    A friend of mine installed thin steel diamond tread plate in our last trailer. It worked very well, but now he is too busy with other work to take on the task again.

    I'm not too sure about having a spray-on liner put in? Please correct me if I am wrong, but it seems like it might be too permanent.

    On the other hand, I found a product through JNK products - BLT G-Floor "Trailer Floor Covering". Here's the link:


    Does anyone else have any altenative solutions for enclose trailer floor protection? If so, I would appreciate your suggestions or recommendations.
  2. Chop Stuff Up

    Chop Stuff Up LawnSite Senior Member
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    if it is just laying there it will probably move all around and curl up under your mower deck, tires, etc
  3. mr.we.mow.grass

    mr.we.mow.grass LawnSite Member
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    get you some shagg carpet and put in it! just joking! let me know I have a enclosed trailer as well I am thinking about installing something in it.
  4. Prestige-Lawncare

    Prestige-Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    I plan on having Line-X put on the floor of my new enclosed trailer when I get it this winter. I have it in the back of my truck and love it! So much better then having a plastic bed liner in the truck, and many, many times more protective and durable.

    The problem I see with the cover you linked to was that it would be just like a plastic bed liner. It's not sealed to the floor, therefore moisture and such can and will get under it, and then almost never dry out, causing the flooring to rot even faster then if it weren't covered at all.

    I read on another thread on here somewhere that many trailer warranties are void from gas and oil spills on the flooring.

    Spray on liner? The best choice as far as I can see.
  5. nt1

    nt1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    What about a second layer of sacrificial plywood? Maybe tongue and groove plywood and some screws. Then use it and abuse it and when it wears out, remove and replace it.
  6. TPLawnPro

    TPLawnPro LawnSite Senior Member
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    Check this out. Based on some of your ideas, I think what I am going to do is put down some 1/4" thin Hardi-backer board over the plywood, screw it down, and then maybe have the backer board floor surface spray-coated with Line-X.

    What do you all think about this option?

    Sounds like it might be a little expensive, but the Hardi-backer is highly moisture resistent, plus it adds strength to the existing plywood floor. Then the Line-X resists the wear and tear, and spills of gasoline,oil, etc.
  7. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,260

    I bought a garage floor 2 part epoxy for my trailer and it is holding up great. I could not justify spending 1200- 1500 for linex on my floor when the plywood for it proably only cost 200-250.

  8. CoupesCuts

    CoupesCuts LawnSite Member
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    Here's a bump for an old thread that I want to renew because I have the same question. I'm looking into different options for flooring my new enclosed trailer. I have looked into Line-X and Linoleum. Any other suggestions? I used a linoleum remnant from Dome Hepot in my old trailer and it's cracking and tearing. What did you use in your trailer?
  9. DoetschOutdoor

    DoetschOutdoor LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S. IL
    Posts: 1,818

    2 coats of the roll in bedliner available from any parts store. I got a new enclosed middle of last year, put the bedliner on the day I got it and its been holding up great since. The trailer has been used for regular mowing and other tasks and Im very happy with it so far. The roll on products are not as thick at the line x would be but then again it really doesnt need to be. I went about 2foot up the sides of the walls as well.
  10. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Posts: 4,785

    Are you ready to throw down some serious $$ for your trailer floor? I was quoted $2500 to get mine Line-X sprayed. I ended up priming it and then used an epoxy paint for wood decks and I think it turned out great. I bought a bag of sand and threw it over the wet paint on the ramp, and now I won't slip. I think I spent around $50 including sanding belts primer brushes and the paint. It ain't the toughest thing around but it sure looks good and its easy to touch up.

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