Trailer Flooring Buying Guide

This Trailer Flooring Buying Guide will help you find the best type of flooring to fit your type of trailer. Whether you have a cargo, utility or livestock trailer or a mobile home, the best flooring will both look nice and hold up to your specific use. Use this guide to learn what kind of flooring works best for your trailer.

Trailer Flooring Buying Guide

Just bought a new trailer? Awesome! Before loading it up with dirt bikes, snowmobiles and other sports toys, it’s important to protect your trailer with a floor that is meant for the job. Find the most durable, weather-resistant flooring here in our Trailer Flooring Buying Guide.

Buying a new trailer to haul your sports mobiles is an investment in your adventurous life. If you’re spending money on a nice trailer, you want to make sure it holds up through years of use. Trailers see everything from mud to water to snow – the last thing you want is to see the bed of your trailer deteriorate after each use.

That’s why installing quality flooring is the best thing to do right after you buy a new trailer. While non-enclosed trailer floors are especially susceptible to deterioration under the beating sun, surprise rainfall and other harsh weather elements, an enclosed trailer floor will see plenty of wear and tear. Having a roof doesn’t save your floor from heavy rolling vehicles and sports mobiles.

What kind of flooring is best for your enclosed trailer? What will hold up over time and look cool? It’s a tall order, but plenty of trailer flooring options are up to the challenge. Let’s take a look at what qualities you need to look for in your trailer flooring and what floors work best for certain types of trailers.

How to Choose Trailer Flooring

FlooringInc Diamond Nitro Rolls installed as trailer flooring

When it comes to trailer flooring, it’s more than okay to be picky and make sure you’ve really found “the one”. Since these floors have so much work to do, they’ll need certain features to make sure they’re up to the task of hauling your heavy automobiles, cargo or livestock.

The main things you want to look for are durability, loudness, look, water-resistant properties, cost, maintenance and installation. It’s up to you to determine the priority for each of these – maybe you don’t care how loud your tiles are or maybe cost isn’t a factor for you. Every trailer is different and so is every person. Let’s dive a little deeper and discover what’s best for you.

  • Durability: Obviously, your trailer floor needs to be a heavy lifter to transport ATVs, motorcycles and other toys. You need a beefy, brawny, durable floor that can stay strong through heavy wear and tear.
  • Loudness: Some floors are noisier than others, but loudness isn’t always a make-or-break deal. If you prefer quieter floors, look for a softer flooring material (see vinyl rolls and soft PVC tiles below!).
  • Look: While functionality is most important in trailer flooring, a little style never hurt anyone. Most trailer flooring options come in diamond, coin or smooth patterns, each giving your floor a unique look. If you choose tiles, you have options of all kinds of popping colors and looks you can create.
  • Water resistance: With all the spills likely to happen in a trailer, water- and weather-resistant features help keep your floors strong and resilient. You don’t want to worry about mold or mildew growing in your trailer or a rotting subfloor! 
  • Cost: I know, I know – you just bought a nice trailer and now you have to buy flooring for it too? But paying this cost now will pay off in the life of your trailer, and trailer flooring does not have to be expensive. In fact, our favorite trailer flooring option happens to be the least expensive. Prices range from $1.52/sq. ft. to $3.98/sq.ft. At those rates, you’re look at between $250-$650 to cover a 160-sq.ft. trailer.
  • Low maintenance: This may sound impossible with trailer flooring, but the easier to clean and maintain the better! Check out how easy/difficult your floor is to clean and if it requires any special cleaners, tricks, etc. If you really love it and you don’t mind giving it a little extra TLC, then by all means! Otherwise, you may want to go with an equally sleek, less needy option.

A few extra bonus features to think about:

  • Chemical resistance: Your trailer flooring may see spills from all kinds of stuff. Chemical-resistant qualities will ensure that your trailer floor looks nice and has a long life.
  • Insulation: If you own a livestock trailer or mobile home trailer, you’ll want insulated floors so everybody stays warm and comfortable.
  • Slip resistance: This feature is essential for livestock trailers. Animals may get scared and uncomfortable if they fall during transportation. Slip-resistant flooring helps them get better traction.

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Trailer Subfloors

Subfloors are the tricky thing with trailers. We hear tons of stories of people buying used or old trailers, ripping up the floor and finding a rotting wood floor underneath. Rotting subfloors can lead to more damage throughout your trailer. No bueno!

This is likely because most trailer beds are built with plywood or raw wood subfloors. People today are still turning to plywood for their utility trailers because the stuff is cheap and easy to use. We get it – those qualities are hard to pass up.

Like with most things that don’t cost much up front though, your plywood subfloor likely won’t last for the long haul. If it gets wet, it will rot over time and deteriorate.

But you need a solid subfloor to survive the wear and tear of your travels. Here are a couple of awesome options:

  • Solid hardwood: Hardwood floor is more durable than plywood. Oak floors especially are popular for trailers due to their high strength, natural resistance to rotting and wear resistance.
  • Composite floors: Composite flooring is becoming more popular because these boards are lighter in weight. Comprised of natural wood with the incorporation of a glass fiber reinforced epoxy panel, composite flooring has the same characteristics as wood with even more strength, moisture protection and weight savings.

Whether you bought a trailer that already has a plywood bed or you’re starting with a composite floor, you’ll want to protect your trailer bed with a higher quality floor. Let’s check out your best options.

Best Trailer Flooring Options

Now that you know what qualities to look for in your trailer floor, let’s talk specifics. What are the best trailer flooring ideas? We’ve got a few favorites that hit the top trailer flooring marks and are getting rave reviews.

Vinyl Rolls

FlooringInc Diamond Nitro Rolls installed as trailer flooring

Vinyl rolls are our top pick for trailer flooring. Why?

Flooring rolls that are made of 100% premium grade polyvinyl, a.k.a. PVC, are perfect for a trailer floor. This proprietary blend ensures that the floor is flexible, durable and chemical resistant. The soft PVC material also makes for a quiet floor.

Buying your flooring in rolls ensures that it stays put while you’re loading and unloading your sports mobiles. Whereas with tiles, you run the risk of them popping out with all that movement. Tiles still come with plenty of pros, but if you want to make your travels with your trailer as stress-free as possible, consider going with flooring rolls.

What really makes vinyl rolls the best trailer flooring option? Along with the features mentioned, vinyl rolls are the most affordable floor for your trailer. Win, win and win!

Nitro Rolls

FlooringInc Coin Nitro Rolls with tools as trailer flooring

These PVC flooring rolls have it all: sharp looks, easy installation and maintenance, and superb durability. Check out the video below to see just how easy it is to install Nitro Rolls in your enclosed trailer:

With Nitro Rolls, you have the option to choose a coin-top pattern or diamond-plate pattern. They come in three neutral colors. If a sleek, minimalist look is what you’re after, Nitro Rolls will give you those style points while effectively preserving the life of your trailer.

Pros of Nitro Rolls as Trailer Flooring

  • Quiet underfoot: Soft PVC flooring is the quietest trailer flooring option out there.
  • Easy installation: Nitro Rolls are so easy to install, a child could do it. For real. They are a bit heavy/bulky and you may need to do a little cutting, but it is a very short DIY project. Check out our installation video below. 
  • Professional look: You’ll be proud to open your trailer door and see a sleek, stylish floor. Our Nitro Rolls come in diamond and coin patterns and three neutral colors.
  • Cost: Nitro Rolls are a true bargain for trailer flooring. At $1.52/sq.ft, you can cover a 160-sq.ft. trailer for less than $250.
  • 7-year warranty: These babies are virtually indestructible, designed to hold up to motorcycles, tools and much more.

Cons of Nitro Rolls as Trailer Flooring

  • Customization: Unfortunately, there is no way to make a custom design. You will always end up with a single pattern (coin, diamond, etc.) and a single color floor surface.
  • Replacement options: Although the material is chemical and stain resistant, what do you do if the roll does get damaged? Unfortunately, you may need to buy a replacement since you can’t just pop out and replace a section (like you can with tiles).

Where to Use Nitro Rolls

  • Utility trailers
  • Race trailers
  • Car trailers
  • Motorcycle trailers
  • Cargo trailers

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Soft PVC Tiles

Coin Flex Tiles with tools for Trailer Flooring

After vinyl rolls, soft plastic tiles are the next best option for a durable trailer floor.

These tiles are constructed with the same PVC material as our Nitro Rolls mentioned above, so you can count on your trailer floor being flexible, durable and chemical resistant. Additionally, PVC flooring provides anti-fatigue qualities similar to that of rubber flooring.

If you want to protect your trailer in a unique style, tiles are your best route. Whether you go with the soft PVC or hard plastic (see the next option), tiles will give you a bigger selection of colors to choose from. Soft PVC tiles also come in coin, diamond, textured and smooth patterns for different looks.

With PVC tiles, the options are endless and there is something for every budget. They’re built to last, and are easy enough for any DIY-er to install on their own. Let’s narrow down the selection with the best options for your trailer floor.

Coin Flex Nitro Tiles

Coin Flex Nitro Tiles for Trailer Flooring

Coin Flex Nitro Tiles are made of the same durable, soft PVC material as our Nitro Rolls, but come in a variety of colors and offer more flexibility in terms of appearance. The coin pattern offers a unique look, and you can mix and match colors to get a classic checkered pattern or whatever your preference. Maybe you want a color pattern that complements your snowmobile – nothing is stopping you!

Pros of Coin Flex Nitro Tiles as Trailer Flooring

  • Durable: Our Coin Flex Nitro Tiles are backed by a 15-year warranty, which speaks to vinyl’s durability. Vinyl holds up well to stains, dirt and heavy use.
  • Sound and warmth: Soft PVC tiles are quieter and warmer than hard plastic tiles.
  • Look: Coin Flex Nitro Tiles come in a variety of colors and a professional coin pattern, allowing you to customize your trailer however you want.
  • Easy maintenance: Maintaining vinyl flooring is super simple. All you need to do is sweep or hose off the flooring as needed.
  • Resistant to most chemicals: The main chain of the polymer is made by single bonds of carbon atoms, making PVC an excellent floor for chemical resistance.
  • Easy to install: Snap the locks together and go. What could be easier?
  • Cost: Coin Flex Nitro Tiles are middle-of-the-road price wise, but it’s a great deal for the quality.

Cons of Coin Flex Nitro Tiles as Trailer Flooring

  • Stain resistant but not stain proof: Street tar can cause staining to light colored tiles and in most instances, this staining can be remedied with a cleaner called Purple Power. For a race car trailer or utility trailer floor, you may want to go with a darker tile.
  • May see more movement than with rolls: Unfortunately, interlocking tiles are more likely to pop out or come undone than flooring rolls. Usually the weight of the finished floor is enough to keep the tiles together, but you can always apply double-sided tape around the perimeter to ensure the tiles stay together.

Where to Use Coin Flex Nitro Tiles

  • Sports utility trailers
  • Race trailers
  • Cargo trailers
  • Storage trailers
  • Motorcycle trailers

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Smooth Flex Nitro Tiles

FlooringInc Smooth Flex Nitro Tiles in dark grey as trailer flooring

Smooth Flex Nitro Tiles come with the same trailer flooring features as the Coin Flex Nitro Tiles. The difference here is the smooth top surface. This is ideal if you want a floor to easily roll carts, automobiles or other items with wheels or casters.

Pros of Smooth Flex Nitro Tiles as Trailer Flooring

  • Durable: Our Smooth Flex Nitro Tiles are backed by a 15-year warranty, which speaks to vinyl’s durability. Vinyl holds up well to stains, dirt and heavy use.
  • Great for rolling items with wheels and casters: Smooth-top tiles make it easier to load and unload.
  • Sound and warmth: Soft PVC tiles are quieter and warmer than hard plastic tiles.
  • Easy maintenance: Maintaining PVC flooring is super simple. All you need to do is sweep or hose off the flooring as needed.
  • Resistant to most chemicals: The main chain of the polymer is made by single bonds of carbon atoms, making PVC an excellent floor for chemical resistance.
  • Easy to install: Snap the locks together and go. What could be easier?
  • Cost: Smooth Flex Nitro Tiles are middle-of-the-road price wise, but it’s a great deal for the quality.

Cons of Smooth Flex Nitro Tiles as Trailer Flooring

  • Less variety in colors: Smooth Flex Nitro Colors come in black and two shades of gray, but you can still create a custom checkered look from the black to light grey and the smooth top looks sleek and professional.
  • Stain resistant but not stain proof: Street tar can cause staining to light colored tiles and in most instances, this staining can be remedied with a cleaner called Purple Power. For a race car trailer or utility trailer floor, you may want to go with a darker tile.
  • May see more movement than with rolls: Unfortunately, interlocking tiles are more likely to pop out or come undone than flooring rolls. Usually the weight of the finished floor is enough to keep the tiles together, but you can always apply double-sided tape around the perimeter to ensure the tiles stay together.

Where to Use Smooth Flex Nitro Tiles

  • Utility trailers
  • Race trailers
  • Cargo trailers
  • Storage trailers
  • Motorcycle trailers

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7mm Textured Flex Tiles

FlooringInc 7mm Textured Flex Tiles with sports helmet

What stands out about these PVC tiles? The 7mm thickness gives them more points in the durability category. No need to worry about storing heavy automobiles and equipment in your trailer, this floor is built for the job.

They also come with a 25-year warranty, so know that these tiles will be with you for the long haul.

The 7mm tiles come with a textured surface which is smoother than the coin-top pattern, but the surface is still slip-resistant and easy to clean.

Pros of 7mm Textured Flex Tiles for Trailer Flooring

  • Durability: These babies are long lasting and extremely tough, designed to hold up to your biggest adventures.
  • Sound and warmth: Soft PVC tiles are quieter and warmer than hard plastic tiles. The material provides excellent thermal and acoustic insulation.
  • Easy maintenance: Maintaining vinyl flooring is super simple. All you need to do is sweep or hose off the flooring as needed.
  • Resistant to most chemicals: The main chain of the polymer is made by single bonds of carbon atoms, making PVC an excellent floor for chemical resistance.
  • Easy to install: Snap the locks together and go. What could be easier?
  • 25-year warranty: These tiles are virtually indestructible, designed to hold up to motorcycles, tools and much more. That’s why they’re backed with the longest warranty you’ll find for trailer flooring.

Cons of 7mm Textured Flex Tiles for Trailer Flooring

  • Cost: A trailer floor with this level of quality will come with a higher price, but you can be confident knowing you’re protecting your trailer with a strong floor that will last.

Where to Use 7mm Textured Flex Tiles

  • Utility trailers
  • Race trailers
  • Cargo trailers
  • Storage trailers
  • Motorcycle trailers

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Hard Plastic Tiles

FlooringInc Diamond Grid-Loc Tiles Installed as trailer flooring

Hard plastic tiles are another great trailer flooring option because of their durability, easy installation and stain-resistant properties. The drawback to the hard plastic, however, is the noise. These tiles are going to be louder than a floor made of soft PVC material, but if the clankety-clank isn’t an issue to you, there are plenty of good qualities about installing hard plastic tiles for your trailer floor.

First, their durability comes from a high-quality, impact-resistant polypropylene construction. This material also ensures their chemical resistance, a nice quality to have in a trailer that stores automobiles and such.

Second, they’re perfect for creating a customized look in your trailer. If style is what you’re after, hard plastic tiles come in a variety of colors to choose from. We’ve seen tons of customers get creative with their trailer floors.

And last but certainly not least, hard plastic tiles make for inexpensive trailer flooring. The products we’ll show you are all well under $3/tile.

Nitro Tiles

FlooringInc Nitro Tiles installed as trailer flooring

Nitro Tiles are one of the toughest garage flooring products that also lends well to utility trailers. With nine vibrant colors to choose from, you can create a custom look in your trailer for a good price. Our Nitro Tiles are fairly inexpensive at just over $2/sq.ft.

The real cost, however, comes in terms of sound. Hard plastic tiles will be noisier than other trailer flooring options. If sound is a big issue for you, flex tiles or trailer floor rolls will be your best bet for a really quiet floor.

Pros of Nitro Tiles as Trailer Flooring

  • Durability:These are the most durable hard plastic trailer tiles on the market. Vinyl tiles and rolls typically hold up better than hard tiles, but these bad boys do an excellent job holding up under cars, sportsmobiles and more.
  • Easy installation: Nitro Tiles are among the easiest trailer flooring to install. A little time consuming maybe, but easy peasy.
  • Professional look: Nitro Tiles come in diamond and coin patterns as well as a variety of colors. This is your opportunity to get creative with cool floor patterns and colors in your trailer.
  • Cost: At only $2.05 per tile, Nitro Tiles will help you cover your trailer floor without breaking the bank.
  • Chemical resistant: These tiles are made to resist staining from oil, gas and other chemicals.
  • Easy to clean and maintain: A simple sweep and damp mop with gentle cleaning solution after each trip keeps these tiles in good shape.

Cons of Nitro Tiles as Trailer Flooring

  • Loud: Hard plastic tiles are louder than other trailer flooring options.
  • May see more movement than with rolls: Unfortunately, interlocking tiles are more likely to pop out or come undone than flooring rolls. Usually the weight of the finished floor is enough to keep the tiles together, but you can always apply double-sided tape around the perimeter to ensure the tiles stay together.

Where to Use Nitro Tiles

  • Utility trailers
  • Race trailers
  • Motorcycle trailers

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Octane Tiles HD

Trailer Flooring Buying Guide

Remember that beefy, brawny floor we talked about earlier? Well, this is the floor you want to do your heavy lifting. Octane Tiles HD are an even stronger version of our already strong Octane Tiles, but are now rated for commercial use.

Made of high-impact polypropylene, these interlocking garage tiles have one of the highest rolling weights in the industry at over 50,000 pounds. They’re also backed by a 10-year warranty.

Pros of Octane Tiles HD as Trailer Flooring

  • Durable: With a 6-loop interlocking system, these tiles are stronger than your average trailer floor. Also, they come with a 10-year warranty – that’s sayin’ something!
  • Professional look: Choose from 10 eye-catching colors to deck out your trailer floor. This is your opportunity to get creative with cool floor patterns and colors in your trailer.
  • Slip resistance: Octane Tiles HD come with a unique diamond pattern which offers superior slip resistance.
  • Chemical resistant: These tiles are made to resist staining from oil, gas and automobile fluids.
  • Weather resistant: This is the ideal floor for trailers that aren’t enclosed. Octane Tiles HD perform great under the most extreme temperature changes, making them perfect for any season.
  • UV stable: If your trailer isn’t enclosed, Octane Tiles HD are definitely a product to consider. Not only will your floor hold up to harsh weather, but it will keep looking fresh without fading under direct sunlight.

Cons of Octane Tiles HD as Trailer Flooring

  • Loud: Hard plastic tiles are louder than other trailer flooring options.
  • May see more movement than with rolls: Unfortunately, interlocking tiles are more likely to pop out or come undone than flooring rolls. Usually the weight of the finished floor is enough to keep the tiles together, but you can always apply double-sided tape around the perimeter to ensure the tiles stay together.
  • Cost: While Octane Tiles HD still aren’t terribly costly, they do cost more than our Nitro Tiles. Still, we’re packing a lot of muscle into each tile for only $2.29.

Where to Use Octane Tiles HD

  • Open trailers
  • Utility trailers
  • Race trailers
  • Motorcycle
  • Storage trailers

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Rubber Mats

FlooringInc 1/4" 4'x10' Tough Mats to use as trailer flooring

Rubber flooring is known for its extreme durability, a sought-after quality in trailer flooring. Not only can rubber protect your subfloor from heavy equipment and automobiles, but it holds up well against water and other messes.

This is why rubber flooring is also great for livestock trailers. Plus, rubber is comfortable and warm for animals, and the material allows them to gain good traction and footing.

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1/4″ 4’x10′ Tough Mats

FlooringInc 1/4" 4'x10' Tough Mats to use as trailer flooring

There’s a reason they’re called “tough” mats. These ¼” thick mats can withstand heavy equipment, automobiles and animals, which makes them great for both utility trailers and livestock trailers.

Our Tough Mats are made from recycled rubber buffing, the best recycled rubber material available, ensuring the highest quality floor product.

Pros of 1/4″ 4’x10′ Tough Mats as Trailer Flooring

  • Size: The Tough Mats are our largest size rubber mats and ideal for fitting utility trailers.
  • Slip resistant: Rubber trailer flooring provides good traction and footing for animals.
  • Comfort and safety: These mats provide a soft cushion for animals and keep them warm from cold subfloors.
  • Antimicrobial: That’s a fancy way to say you won’t see weird things growing in your floor.
  • Durable: Rubber is a highly resistant material that can withstand the weight of heavy equipment, sportsmobiles or animals, resulting in a long-lasting trailer flooring option.
  • Low maintenance and easy to clean: Rubber trailer flooring makes for the easiest cleanup. Simply hose off any dirt or debris after your trips to keep your animal mats looking nice.
  • Eco-friendly: The rubber in these Tough Mats come from recycled tires and other materials.

Cons of 1/4″ 4’x10′ Tough Mats as Trailer Flooring

  • Price: Rubber trailer flooring can be costly to start, but you’ll have a long-lasting, quality product that’s easy to clean and maintain. Our 1/4 “ 4’x10’ Tough Mats run $82.34 each

Where to Use 1/4″ 4’x10′ Tough Mats

  • Utility trailers
  • Cargo trailers
  • Storage trailers
  • Livestock trailers
  • Open trailers

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4’x6′ Premium Mats

FlooringInc 4x6 Premium Mats - This Trailer Flooring Buying Guide will help you find the best type of flooring to fit your type of trailer. Whether you have a cargo, utility or livestock trailer or a mobile home, the best flooring will both look nice and hold up to your specific use. Use this guide to learn what kind of flooring works best for your trailer.

Our Premium Mats feature all the great qualities of the Tough Mats but come in a smaller size. Vulcanized from 100% recycled rubber tires, these mats are among the most durable, long-lasting mats on the market.

And if these mats do look a little rough after heavy use, simply flip them over! The Premium Mats feature a smooth finish on both sides allowing them to be reversible and extending the life of your purchase. Hello, brand new floor!

Pros of 4’x6′ Premium Mats as Trailer Flooring

  • Slip resistant: Rubber trailer flooring provides good traction and footing for animals.
  • Comfort and safety: These mats provide a soft cushion for animals and keep them warm from cold subfloors.
  • Antimicrobial: That’s a fancy way to say you won’t see weird things growing in your floor.
  • Durable: Rubber is a highly resistant material that can withstand the weight of heavy equipment, sports mobiles or animals, resulting in a long-lasting trailer flooring option.
  • Low maintenance and easy to clean: Rubber trailer flooring makes for the easiest cleanup. Simply hose off any dirt or debris after your trips to keep your animal mats looking nice.
  • Eco-friendly: The rubber in these Premium Mats come from recycled tires and other materials.

Cons of 4’x6′ Premium Mats as Trailer Flooring

  • Price: Rubber trailer flooring can be costly to start, but you’ll have a long-lasting, quality product that’s easy to clean and maintain. 

Where to Use 4’x6′ Premium Mats

  • Utility trailers
  • Cargo trailers
  • Storage trailers
  • Livestock trailers
  • Open trailers

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Carpet Tiles

FlooringInc Hobnail Carpet Tiles with plants

Carpet tiles are a great flooring for mobile home trailers and RVs specifically. They wouldn’t be our first choice for a trailer carrying sports mobiles, horses or anything else you’d typically haul with a utility trailer (although they are garage-floor approved, so still a viable option!), but for the motorhome trailer owner, carpet tiles make for a stylish, comfortable floor.

The carpet tiles we’ll feature here are durable and capable of holding up to heavy foot traffic. They come in over a dozen beautiful colors so you can find the perfect match for your motorhome or design a custom pattern.

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Crochet Carpet Tiles

FlooringInc Crochet Carpet Tiles in Espresso color

Crochet Carpet Tiles are our bestseller. Our customers love how easy the installation process is with the peel-and-stick backing, so if DIY is your thing, you’ll love creating your trailer floor with carpet tiles. Not to mention, they’re incredibly affordable.

Pros of Crochet Carpet Tiles as Trailer Flooring

  • Durable: Carpet tiles are meant to withstand high traffic and lots of abuse, and the Crochet Carpet Tiles specifically are stain, soil and wear resistant.
  • Easy peel-and-stick installation: Carpet tile installation is typically a DIY endeavor. All you need is some double-sided carpet tape or adhesive and a spare afternoon to spend in your trailer.
  • Easy to replace: Spill a glass of pinot noir? No problem-o! Just replace that tile, and your whole floor will look like new!
  • Cost: Just under $2/sq.ft., these make for an affordable way to cover your RV trailer floor.

Cons of Crochet Carpet Tiles as Trailer Flooring

  • Not as soft as other carpets: Carpet tiles lack the softness of broadloom because they aren’t as thick.

Where to Use Crochet Carpet Tiles

  • RV trailers
  • Motorhomes

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Premium Hobnail Carpet Tiles

FlooringInc Premium Hobnail Carpet Tiles laid out in room

If you’re going for a more earthy, sophisticated look, Premium Hobnail Carpet Tiles come in a variety of darker earth tones that make for a beautiful mobile home flooring. These are a more dense and larger carpet tile that are still easy to install and replace.

Pros of Premium Hobnail Carpet Tiles as Trailer Flooring

  • Easy installation: These carpet tiles are typically a DIY endeavor. All you need is some double-sided carpet tape or adhesive and a spare afternoon to spend in your trailer.
  • Style: Create custom patterns and textures using different colors or simply rotating the tile.
  • 5 year warranty: These carpet tiles are durable and will not fray, zipper, wrinkle or unravel under heavy traffic.

Cons of Premium Hobnail Carpet Tiles as Trailer Flooring

  • Carpet tiles also are mostly found in loop piles: Because it began as a commercial trend, you’ll probably find fewer options that feature plush-cut piles. Loop carpet, however, is more durable and hides dirt and wear and tear better.

Where to Use Premium Hobnail Carpet Tiles

  • RV trailers
  • Motorhomes

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Best Flooring by Trailer Type

FlooringInc Diamond Grid-Loc Tiles installed as trailer flooring

The qualities you look for in your trailer floor depends largely on the type of trailer you have. Whether you have a livestock, cargo or utility trailer or a mobile home, the best flooring will both look nice and hold up to your specific use. Here are the best flooring products for specific trailer types.

Open Trailer

Any of the following trailer types can also be an open trailer, and a trailer that isn’t enclosed has its own list of flooring needs. You want a floor that is durable and weather-resistant, won’t fade in the sun or rot under rain. Here are your best flooring options for an open trailer.

Recommended Floor for an Open Trailer

  • 7mm Textured Flex Tiles: Backed by a 25-year warranty, these 7mm-thick PVC tiles laugh at harsh weather.
  • Octane Tiles HD: Octane Tiles HD perform great under the most extreme temperature changes, making them perfect for any season.

Race/Car Trailer

If you’re hauling vehicles in your trailer, you want a durable floor that’s similar to garage flooring. Chemical resistance is a nice quality, as well as the ability to easily load and unload. You might even want to support your ride in style. Here are the best flooring options for a race trailer or car trailer.

Recommended Floor for a Race Trailer or Car Trailer

  • Nitro Rolls: These PVC flooring rolls have it all: sharp looks, easy installation and maintenance, and superb durability.
  • Smooth Flex Nitro Tiles: Smooth-top tiles make loading and unloading an easier process.

Utility Trailer

You may use a utility trailer for a variety of purposes, hauling everything from motorcycles to ATVs to lawnmowers. With that in mind, you want a strong multi-use floor that can hold up to anything – heavy equipment, rolling automobiles, chemicals and liquids – whatever the adventure may be. Here are the best flooring ideas for utility trailers.

Recommended Floor for a Utility Trailer

  • Nitro Rolls: These PVC flooring rolls have it all: sharp looks, easy installation and maintenance, and superb durability.
  • Coin Flex Nitro Tiles: With all the same qualities as our Nitro Rolls, these tiles come in a variety of colors and a professional coin pattern, allowing you to customize your trailer however you want.

Cargo Trailer

For transporting cargo, you might not be as concerned about the look and style of your floor as you are about the ability to easily load and unload items, quietness underfoot, and easy cleanup and maintenance. Here are the best flooring ideas for a cargo trailer.

Recommended Floor for a Cargo Trailer

  • Nitro Rolls: Like I said, they’re our trailer floor all-star. These floors will stay put through heavy traffic. They’re also a quiet floor, super durable and easy to install and maintain.
  • Smooth Flex Nitro Tiles: These smooth-top tiles are great for rolling carts into your cargo trailer.
  • ¼” 4’x10’ Tough Mats: Also great for rolling carts, rubber is a warm, sound-insulating floor. Rubber’s antimicrobial and water-resistant properties make these mats perfect for easy cleanup and maintenance.

Livestock Trailer

Livestock trailer flooring is a whole other animal, no pun intended. Safety and comfort are the two biggest concerns for the animals, and for your sake, you’ll want a floor that’s easy to clean. Here are the best flooring options for livestock trailers.

Recommended Floor for a Livestock Trailer

RV Trailer

Motorhome and RV flooring should be comfortable, easy to clean and maintain, and, frankly, should be nice to look at. Style is a bigger concern for a trailer you’re living in, but you also want insulation and comfort underfoot. Here are your best flooring options for an RV trailer or motorhome.

Recommended Floor for an RV Trailer or Motorhome

Maintaining Your Trailer Floor

Trailer Flooring Nitro Tiles

Traveling with a trailer can be a dirty job. Spills, animal messes, mud, soil – trailer floors are susceptible to plenty of filth and grime. Low-maintenance floors can go a long way, but it’s still best to do some routine checks and cleanup.

Check regularly for soft spots

Whether from a leak in the roof or occasional spills, water on your trailer floor can lead to trouble. Soft spots on the trailer floor can lead to mold, rotting, and damage to walls and other aspects of your trailer. Check your trailer floor regularly for soft spots and replace your flooring as soon as you spot them.

Cargo and Utility Trailer Floor Maintenance

With cargo, sports and utility trailers, damage to the floor can happen when doors are left open and rainwater gets in.

It’s also important to think about how you’re loading and unloading materials and equipment onto your trailer. If you’re using a forklift rather than a pallet jack, take into account the combined weight of the forklift and the product being carried.

Here are a few tips to preserve your cargo and utility trailer floors:

  • Instead of power washing the floor, sweep or use air pressure to protect the subfloor.
  • Inspect the bottom side of floors to determine any damage from overloading.
  • Keep doors closed on the trailer at all times.

Livestock Trailer Floor Maintenance

These tips will help you keep up with the cleanup between road trips:

  • Remove manure, wet bedding and dropped feed.
  • Keep a bucket in your trailer or store a wheelbarrow near your trailer storage area to make it quick and easy to clean up after a trip.
  • Hose off rubber flooring. Pay close attention to the cracks where the floor meets the wall, joints at doors and other spots where your trailer tends to accumulate debris.
  • Allow the trailer to dry completely prior to restocking.
  • Once the trailer is dry, sprinkle baking soda on the subfloor before replacing the mats. This will help neutralize animal urine so it doesn’t do as much damage to your trailer floor.

Mobile Home Trailer Floor Maintenance

Help keep your mobile home floors clean with these tips:

  • Lay down an outdoor rug to help scrape dirt off shoes before they enter your living space.
  • Place small rugs throughout the trailer, especially in high-traffic areas.
  • Sweep daily.

Trailer Flooring FAQ

This Trailer Flooring Buying Guide will help you find the best type of flooring to fit your type of trailer. Whether you have a cargo, utility or livestock trailer or a mobile home, the best flooring will both look nice and hold up to your specific use. Use this guide to learn what kind of flooring works best for your trailer.

From cleaning and maintenance to getting the most out of your trailer floor, here are our answers to a few more common customer questions.

I’d like to install your coin flooring in my race trailer. The floor is wood particle board. Is it okay to glue down? If so, what product should I use?

Our Coin Nitro Rolls are super easy to install and are typically a DIY endeavor. Simply glue them down with a pressure sensitive adhesive.

When do I need to replace my trailer floor?

Whenever you notice a soft spot on your floor, you’ll need to replace it as soon as possible. Soft spots can lead to damage in the joists and walls, and if left neglected may lead to mold growing in your trailer.

What kind of subfloor is best in my trailer?

Solid hardwood or composite flooring is your best bet for a subfloor. These materials are more durable than plywood, and composite material especially provides a lighter flooring for your trailer.

Does rubber flooring have an odor? Looking to use as flooring on new cargo van and don’t want strong odors to ruin the ride.

Rubber flooring does have the smell of, well, rubber. Some rubber flooring products smell stronger than others, depending on the type of raw material used or how the flooring was made.

To help abate this, we recommend cleaning your floor with a mild soap and water solution and letting it air dry before installing. You may have to do this a few times to get rid of the rubber smell.

Trailer Flooring Reviews

Here’s what our customers are loving in their trailers:

This Trailer Flooring Buying Guide will help you find the best type of flooring to fit your type of trailer. Whether you have a cargo, utility or livestock trailer or a mobile home, the best flooring will both look nice and hold up to your specific use. Use this guide to learn what kind of flooring works best for your trailer.4×6 Premium Mats

Self-installed in motor home storage area floor
Anonymous from Everett, Wa wrote…
“Quality product and exactly what I needed!”

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Coin Nitro RollsTrailer Flooring Nitro Tiles

  • Self-installed in 6′ x 10′ cargo trailer
    Anonymous from Hayden, Idaho wrote…
    “This stuff worked great. I… got some pressure sensitive glue, spread it with a 1/16 x 1/16 trowel and it worked great. Product was received fast and in good shape, would buy again.”

 

  • Self-installed in food truck trailer
    Anonymous from Fayetteville, AR wrote…
    “We ordered the grey coin roll flooring for a food truck trailer. Flooring is easy to clean and very durable.”

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Get Started with Quality Trailer Flooring

It’s nice to finally have your own trailer to do your hauling, whether you haul ATVs and sportsmobiles or cargo and livestock. If you want to get the best use out of your new trailer and extend its life, it’s important to install high-quality flooring right away.

We’ve broken down the qualities to look for and the best products for your type of trailer, now where do you start? Order a free sample of any of these trailer floor products today to get a better idea before you buy.

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This Trailer Flooring Buying Guide will help you find the best type of flooring to fit your type of trailer. Whether you have a cargo, utility or livestock trailer or a mobile home, the best flooring will both look nice and hold up to your specific use. Use this guide to learn what kind of flooring works best for your trailer.

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Great post. Thanks for sharing the informative flooring guide.