Blackwood Rubber Infused Lumber (Patent Pending)
What is Blackwood?
Blackwood is a wooden lumber product with a rubber insert that is infused throughout the center of the board. Blackwood solves several age old trailer lumber problems.
Blackwood considerably improves traction over typical lumber. Better traction makes for easier loading and unloading especially in wet weather conditions. Also, with the tactile surface of Blackwood your cargo is less likely to slide and shift while towing your trailer.
Blackwood is an exceptionally durable trailer deck solution. The industrial grade rubber in Blackwood is also used in other extreme wear, high impact applications like absorbing bullets at indoor gun ranges. The rubber helps absorb heavy impacts that might crack or damage typical lumber. This ultra-durable material also can handle twisting and torque of equipment like skid steers without issue.
Blackwood is made with Weyerhauser Treater Series Lumber that is even better than our standard pressure treated No 2 pine. Treater series lumber goes through strict computerized grading that greatly minimizes warping. This patented process makes for a very consistent and stable trailer deck.
Safety & Comfort
Blackwood increases your traction when walking on the trailer deck. This helps prevent slipping & falling, improving your personal safety. Also, if you spend a lot time walking or working on your trailer deck it is more comfortable for your feet and knees than typical lumber.
Looks Great, Lasts Longer
Since the majority of the surface of Blackwood is rubber, it doesn’t fade and age like wood. It is UV resistant, won’t stain, and can be easily cleaned with water. The rubber surface also helps keep the board unified to reduce cracking or splitting as it ages. With Blackwood your trailer deck will look newer and more professional for many years to come.
Notes: Blackwood is not recommend for steel tracked vehicles like bulldozers. The only lumber option we recommend for steel tracked vehicles is rough oak. Due to variances in trailer widths, some trailers will receive a combination of 2×6 and 2×8 lumber, potentially making the pattern asymmetrical. The “spacer” board that is custom cut will not always be in the center of the deck.
Outer Deck Options
Code: -BWOT (outside boards)
Full Deck Options
Code: -BWFL (outside boards)
Outer Deck Hyd. Dovetail
Code: -BWHT (outside boards)
Full Deck Hyd. Dovetail
Code: -BWFT (outside boards)
We use kiln dried No. 2 Douglas Fir lumber that is typically sourced from the Western United States. Douglas Fir makes excellent trailer decking as it’s known for being very dimensionally stable, strong, & having good rot resistance. Douglas Fir is also known for having fewer and smaller knots than Southern Yellow Pine.
Rough Oak Floor
Rough oak floor is our most durable floor option. We always recommend using rough oak for any trailer that will be hauling steel tracked vehicles.
Trailer Flooring Options
When it’s time to invest in a trailer, you need to find an option that perfectly suits your needs. And a big part of finding the right trailer is identifying the right type of trailer flooring.
At Nationwide Trailers, we offer a huge selection of trailer options for logistics companies, equipment companies, independent and general contractors, landscape companies, farmers, ranchers and others. We also offer a range of flooring types so you can customize your selection and get the performance and value you need out of your investment.
Learn more about your trailer flooring options below, and get in touch with us if you have any questions or need help as you explore your trailer options.
Select the Right Type of Flooring for Your Trailer
We serve a variety of customers at Nationwide Trailers, and each one comes to us with unique challenges that need solutions. That’s why we offer several different trailer flooring options, including:
- Blackwood rubber infused: For traction and durability, choose Blackwood rubber infused flooring. Blackwood is a lumber product that features a rubber insert through the center of the board. The rubber insert makes loading and unloading fast and easy, even in wet conditions. Whatever you’re hauling remains stable while in transit when you choose this type of flooring for your trailer. Trailers can be ordered with full Blackwood Pro deck, or just on the outer deck so that vehicle or equipment tires can get good traction. You can even choose Blackwood on the dovetail section of your trailer.
- Rough oak: Rough oak flooring is the toughest you can find. If you’re hauling steel tracked vehicles or anything else that can lead to excessive wear and tear on your trailer flooring, consider choosing rough oak.
- Steel Floor: A steel floor on a trailer is extremely durable. Most of our trailers can be ordered with a diamond plate steel floor. This are popular options for car trailers and race trailers. A second custom option is a smooth steel floor. We have built trailers with smooth steel floors for different uses. Among these applications are for welding equipment or machinery onto the trailer deck permanently.
- No Floor: Not a common request but some customer do special order their trailers with no flooring. This is usually because they plan to install some special equipment onto their trailer or possibly install a custom flooring material.
We understand price is always a factor, too. If you want to put numbers behind your trailer flooring decision, we can provide an upfront quote to help you make the best choice for your budget.
Find Your Best Trailer at Nationwide
Since 2009, Nationwide Trailers has proudly served customers with the best trailer products and outstanding customer service. Our customers have challenges or issues, and we deliver custom trailers that represent solutions to those problems. We take the time to get to know each of our customers’ needs so we can confidently provide products and services that meet them.
You’ll always find a large inventory at Nationwide Trailers. We choose to offer a large inventory, so our diverse collection of customers can always find something that meets their requirements. Visit our locations in Houston, Pasadena, Odessa, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Tulsa and Little Rock, or you can always reach out to us when you need trailer-related support. At Nationwide Trailers, we’re ready to go the extra mile to help you.
Explore our inventory to find the best trailer flooring, and contact us with questions or if you need assistance during your search.