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Why Would You Use Rubber Trailer Flooring?

By Lisa Hobbie Created: June, 2021 - Modified: September, 2023

Rubber is an affordable, durable, and versatile material that is easy to install, clean, and maintain. So, it makes for an excellent trailer flooring solution.

Whether you have a horse or livestock trailer, aluminum cargo trailer, or large enclosed trailer, rubber trailer flooring offers a surface that is non-absorbent, non-slip, and extremely durable.

Greatmats offers a number of rubber trailer flooring options, with the following 2 being among the best:
  1. Sundance Mats Interlocking 3/4 Inch x 4x6 Ft.
  2. Portable Horse Stall Mats

These rubber mat options are easy to install, and once in place, offer top notch rubber trailer flooring that will look great and perform really well!

Black Rubber Hexagon Top MatSundance Mats Interlocking 3/4 Inch x 4x6 Ft. are easy to install with a loose lay application. There is no adhesive required, and once in place, they will stay put.

These mats feature an anti-skid, hexagon top texture on one side where the other side is flat. Both sides are non-porous. The 4x6 mats can be used in all types of trailers, including those for horses and livestock.

One of the best features of these mats is the fact that they will endure constant exposure to water and moisture. This means they will hold up to muddy stock, equipment, vehicles, and other items being transported in your trailer.

These mats will offer excellent traction when wet or dry. Each mat is priced at roughly $90 and offers 22.62 square feet of coverage. And each unit weighs 95 pounds.

To wash these mats, simply hose them off and or use a neutral pH cleaner for a deeper cleaning.

Greatmats’ Customers, like Jacqueline, have had great luck using these in trailers. In her online review, Jacqueline wrote, “We wasted no time in getting these mats installed into the trailer. They look magnificent. It’s like a new trailer.” She continued, “I can’t ride my horses on the farm. No available trails, so we trailer whenever we ride...these mats will probably last the rest of the life of the trailer.”

Portable Horse Stall MatstPortable Horse Stall Mats also work well when used as trailer flooring. They are designed to be waterproof and durable, and if used for horse or livestock trailers, will provide cushioning and shock absorbency. They also feature a pebbled surface that provides traction.

Although these mats are made of super dense EVA foam, they are an excellent alternative to traditional rubber mats. They offer support in a robust product that is lightweight.

As one customer wrote in an online review of the product, “This stuff is great. Stands up to the horses walking, standing, pawing. . .always returns to its original shape. Easy to cut, easy to install, and reasonable to look at.”

These mats are 2 by 2 feet and 2.2 pounds each. So, they are easy for one person to install or remove. They are high quality with a bit of give and uniform thickness of ¾ inch throughout.

These can be used as flooring for your entire trailer, or, as an “island”. With islands, there’s no need to cut any of them, as they will fit tightly together as is.

If tiles need to be cut, you can do so using a utility knife and straight edge. For a finished edge, use the strips that fit perfectly onto the puzzle edges.

These mats will cost about $10 each, and they will offer 4 square feet of coverage. They can be mopped as needed with bleach-free household cleaner.

Additional Rubber Trailer Flooring Options

Almost any of the in stock at Greatmats would be suitable for use in trailers. There are rubber roll options, different surface texture options that are safe for even the toughest environments as they can endure everything from a dropped plate to cleats and spikes, and many different sizes and thicknesses. Here are a few that would work well, and you wouldn’t have to drop a lot of coin for them.

The Rubber Flooring Rolls 1/4 Inch 4x10 Ft Black is a manageably-sized rubber mat that is lightweight and offers 40 square feet of coverage area with a ¼ inch thickness that offers amazing value.

Geneva Rubber Tile 3/8 Inch 10% ColorGeneva Rubber Tile 3/8 Inch 10% Color is a top notch product that is ⅜ inch thick with a 10 percent distribution of color flecks throughout the tile. It’s a made-in-the-USA solution with a Shore A 60 material hardness rating that delivers an excellent level of performance and value.

Interlocking Rubber Tile Gmats 2x2 Ft x 3/8Interlocking Rubber Tile Gmats 2x2 Ft x 3/8 Inch Black offer a surface that is impact absorbing and scuff resistant. They are made in the USA with tight fitting seams in a reversible product that has universal interlocks. They are beneficial for the environment by keeping tires out of landfills and would look and perform well in your trailer.

Greatmats - For Your Rubber Trailer Flooring Needs

Greatmats offers such a wide variety of flooring products that would be suitable for use in a trailer. To inquire about the products highlighted here, or the many others available, just reach out to the friendly and helpful team at Greatmats. Together, you can decide which flooring solutions are best for you.