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What is the best van floor coating?

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Guest colinvansmith

I need to line the floor of my van to water proof it, i'm trying to decide on the best way to do this, ive hear of the protektorate anti-slip paint t but i'm am trying to find a a sort of platic liner that i can install in my van similar to the type that you would find in the back of modern pickup trucks but so far i can seem to find anywhere that does it at a reasonable price has anyone any ideas or alternatives?


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Not seen any plastic liners.


Have used Protectakote - brilliant.


If you want a removeable liner you could make a tray out of plywood, and then Protectakote it - best of both worlds??



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I used blue protecta Kote in my connect and to cover properly used 3 tins. It goes on much better with a roller because it has rubber granuals in it.

However - whilst it is water proof and will no doubt protect your van, in my mind it is not that good because it forms a layer which can be peeled at a later date should you want to sell the van minus the Protecta Kote which means if you scuff it you end up with digs (hard to explain).

For example - you will have heavy hose reels etc which you will plonk in and out of your van all day. I can guarantee that by then end of day one you will have lifted some of the paint which will p*ss you off.

Therefore go to a proper DIY store and but 2 - 3 metres of rubber matting. My shop sells it off a roll whcih comes at 125cm wide - perfect width for a van. Just buy and fit to the base of your van so you have double protections.

I put this under my tank before I fitted it as it offers non-slip protection.


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  • 6 years later...

Speedliner or fibreglass are best I found protector coat wore through in less than 6 months and if you slid anything along the floor it tended to rip it up , and yes it was applied properly and cured properly 

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