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Re: Trailer Floor Coverings

Subject: Re: Trailer Floor Coverings
From: Donald H Locker <>
Date: Sun, 3 Nov 2002 23:37:04 -0500 (EST)
Have you considered carpet?  When it gets too tatty, pull it out and
replace.  28ft x 8ft would use 28 ft of a 9 ft wide piece, for a total
of about 28 square yards.  Shouldn't run more than 500$.  Or linoleum?
I don't know how much traction you want for your feet, though.

Of course if it's not a good idea, please let me know.  I don't want
to make a big mistake when it's my turn!

(no longer thinking, but outside the box, anyhow.)

> Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2002 12:02:51 -0800 (PST)
> From: Derek <>
> --- David Cole wrote:
> > I need some ideas for trailer floor coverings.
> Only one answer in my book - roll on some floor paint - normal interior
> floor paint (no need for epoxy) - one thin-ish coat to soak into the
> plywood, then a thicker coat. You can still see the wood grain but oil
> and water can by wiped up.
> Looking at other similar trailers I'd stay away from floor tiles - they
> always seem to lift. Maybe if you painted first they'd stay down - but
> if you've painted you don't need the tiles!
> Since your car is a dragster I presume your tires are cold before you
> roll the car back in. In my case (road race car) they sometimes pick up
> a bit of wood surface bits from the floor plywood - if it bothers you
> you can use loose floor mats or small bits of aluminum tread plate
> where the tires go.
> You talked about oak cabinets - even if they are almost free to you
> they still weigh a ton. Use wire shelves and 1" straps or bungies.
> You can see the interior of my trailer by clicking on the main picture
> at - "";
> Good luck - Derek

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