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Porsche Crest Enclosed Race Trailer Flooring

Other than very expensive aluminum checker plate, what's out there for a durable, great looking floor for my enclosed race trailer????

When new, completely sealed the plywood floor per my tile dealer and installed a great looking black/white checkered tile floor. Within a year between the weather, oil drips and sticky tires the tiles started coming up.

Got tired of looking this mess, so this year I covered the floor with 1/4" exterior plywood and painted with exterior floor paint. Guess what, sticky tires now pulled up the paint and several areas of the plywood.

Would like ideas on what's out there???

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I've been thinking about truck-bed liner (liek RHino-liner) for our trailer floor. Seen a few trailers that used it, seemed to be golding up well.
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I just ordered a new trailer and am looking into the same issue. I was thinking about bed liner like Chris, or garage floor epoxy. I think I will try the garage floor epoxy first, it comes in a lot of different colors now.

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Discussed the garage floor epoxy with several floor coaters (U Coat, Behr). Not recommended.

These coatings are for concrete only.

Trailer floors expand/contract where a concrete floor in a garage is fairly stable.

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good point, so that's out.

Here is one bed liner available in colors

http://www.grizzlygrip.com/colors.asp
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Not cheap.

At $88 to cover 24 square feet that equates to about $900 to cover my trailer floor.

Trailer & beaver tail is about 250 square feet
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It says 50-55ft per gallon...

http://www.grizzlygrip.com/faq.asp

for my trailer it would be about 300ft. or 6 gallons for a rough $$ of 450. still not cheap. For cheap just buy linoleum flooring and glue it down.

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In our toy hauler that doubles as a race car carrier I have strips of deck tread material where the wheels roll on and square that is large enough where each tire sits when strapped down. I aalso have a piece that is sized to fit under the engine and trans to catch drips. It has saved the tile floor that is in there, but I usually try to leave the car outside to let everything cool down when finished for the weekend but there have been times when I rushed it.
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I have four pieces of diamond plate in my trailer located under each wheel. Figure out where the car usually sits in the trailer and get four pieces, two feet by four feet and screw down. Actually what I did was put down checkerboard tile, then screw down the diamond plate where needed

I've had this setup in my trailer for almost 10 years... no hot tires pulling up tiles etc
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http://www.kmtparts.com/catalog.asp?prodid=477952&showprevnext=1

Black and white one piece flooring, price is not too bad
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Called the source you provided-THANKS

Price is not bad and shipping to my zip code was $42.

Will be checking for a local CONGOLEUM dealer to see if they carry.

My problem now is how to deal with the painted floor. May need to rent a floor sander to remove.
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If the paint is down secure it should be fine, if it is flaky anywhere you should sand that though.
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Talked with an installer.

The glue does not stick well to painted surface. Suggested sanding to remove as much paint as possible.
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Greg Smith Equipment - look at their interlocking rubber tiles.
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Tiles or paint will be fine for most of the floor. Put down two lengths of diamond plate as runners for the tires to rest on. Mine has two runners or some sort of plastic or rubber (installed by PO) that have help up well. I make sure the car cools down some before putting it in the trailer. That will help as well.

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