Snowmobile Shed Flooring Ideas
Kyle Schurman // 2021
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- What Are the Most Important Considerations for Snowmobile Shed Ideas?
- What Are the Best Snowmobile Shed Ideas for Rubber Floors?
- What Are the Best PVC Plastic Floor Options for Storing Snowmobiles?
When it’s time to store a snowmobile for a week, for the summer, or just the trailer ride home having the right flooring material in the shed is a must. Some of the best materials that will work as snowmobile shed ideas and floor installations include rubber and PVC plastic.
Both materials provide a reasonable level of traction for the vehicle, as well as a cushioned surface that protects the floor from track studs and skis of the snowmobile while it’s in storage.
Any snowmobile shed flooring ideas must take the studded rubber tracks on the vehicle into account, as well as the skis that contact the ground on the front. The flooring should not consist of rough materials. The floors should protect the existing floor from damage from studded snowmobile tracks while driving the machine into and out of the snowmobile garage.
What Are the Most Important Considerations for Snowmobile Shed Ideas?Without some form of protective flooring inside the garage, shed, or trailer, the studs on the tracks of the snowmobile could damage the floor, including a cement floor.
Many people prefer a type of flooring that they can disassemble and place into storage at any time. Having interlocking mats available as a snowmobile shed floor means customers can order a few extra tiles and install them in the bed of a trailer too, providing a safe means of transporting the snowmobile.
Additionally, snowmobile shed ideas for adding a floor need to have some protection against ice, water, and snow dripping off the vehicle when the customer stores it after using it. Good air circulation throughout the shed and garage helps with drying melted snow and ice as well.
Should the customer want to be able to work on the engine inside the shed, the flooring must resist damage from oils, fuels, and brake fluid. PVC plastic works better for resisting these types of harsh chemicals than rubber, so some customers may choose to overlay a rubber flooring base with a smaller island of PVC plastic tiles to catch oils and fuel from the snowmobile engine. Many PVC floor tiles designed for garage, workshops and warehouses, can serve to cover the entire floor as well without the need for rubber.
Rubber is a desirable flooring option for snowmobile shed ideas because it has a heavy consistency that will not slide out of position as the customer rolls the vehicle over the top of it.
Finally, the materials should be cost effective, giving customers the option for a large coverage area at a reasonable price per square foot.
What Are the Best Snowmobile Shed Ideas for Rubber Floors?
The kit has an overall coverage of almost 12 by 12 feet, consisting of six 4 by 6 foot interlocking mats. By using a series of smaller mats to create the larger coverage area, it’s easier to move the mats into place versus using a single large piece of rubber. However, each mat still weighs about 100 pounds, so more than one person should be available for the install.
These interlocked mats also measure 3/4 inches in thickness, providing the durability customers are seeking when storing a snowmobile. They have dimensions of about 2 by 2 feet with the puzzle style edges. When interlocked, each tile will provide about 3.67 square feet of coverage.
What Are the Best PVC Plastic Floor Options for Storing Snowmobiles?PVC plastic tiles are much thinner than rubber tiles, making them easier to handle. Many PVC tiles have a textured pattern across the top, which ensures traction for moving the snowmobile efficiently. Additionally, people walking across the top of the tiles will use the textured surface to avoid slipping on snow or ice dripping off the machine. The PVC material is also completely waterproof, so no snow melt will soak into the tiles. Plus they resist automotive fluids much better than rubber.
Either PVC plastic tile or rubber are useful for storing snowmobiles, as temperature and humidity changes do not affect either of them much. They’re both easy to clean and maintain as well.
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