Many vehicles come with a factory rubber floor mat as standard. For a lot of customers, there is no need to change this and it can simply be reinstalled after we have lined your vehicle. However, if you want to replace this, a ply floor is the best option.
When it comes to floor lining, we will only use ‘one piece’ floors made from 12mm 10” x 5” far eastern plywood. This is routed out on site to accommodate the style of each specific van and the cutouts required. The 12mm thickness gives you a strong base to fix to.
It doesn’t twist and buckle like thinner floors do, and the reason for cutting floors from such large sheets is to avoid having a join mark down the centre of the floor. These often can be seen when the floor is trimmed and are susceptible to movement. We fix the floor in strategic positions, ensuring that we don’t have lots of screw holes popping out under the chassis and, most importantly, into fuel tanks. Our screws are put into blind chassis members, so they can’t be seen and aren’t exposed to the elements.
For floor covering we predominantly use an Altro flooring material. This offers a very durable surface that can take a lot of abuse. It’s important to get it right because it can take a lot of rectifying if it is damaged, especially if it’s fitted underneath furniture or seat fixing points. We bond the altro flooring down. Once it is in place we cut it out ensuring a top quality finish, with no gaps around the edges.
The advantages of having an altro floor is that it is easy to wipe out, is waterproof, non-slip and very robust, meaning it will last for years. We do often get customers wanting a more homely feel of carpet. One solution to this is to have an edge bound carpet overlay mat. This can easily be removed for cleaning and, most importantly, can easily be thrown away and replaced when it has done its time or has been damaged. Altro floors are more expensive than that of other products due to the cost of the raw material and also the length of time involved in fitting.
We are also able to offer altro and planked laminate floor coverings for our one piece ply floors. Pricing for alternative choices and options are available by request.