We've been e-mailing a rep at the Durabak company about their
rubberized paint--truck bed liner in a number of colors. They'll
send you a free sample--we finally asked for all their colors, and
they said OK. The chips are amazing--you can bend them nearly
in half wihtout damaging them, and it's very hard to scratch them--and
if you do, you can apparently touch up the scratch easily. He said
Durabak fumes off in two to four days inside, and would work fine
as a painted floor. You can choose rough or smooth, or mix the two...
We started out looking for something to paint
the outside wheel wells
to repel rocks that have chipped the exterior to shreds. You can order
the paint samples on their website, for free...I'm practically in love
with their paint/bedliner products...though they are pricey. We're
thinking of doing the whole trailer outside and the floor inside with this
product, just trying to decide exactly how rough we want things to be.
We don't go around barefoot much; some texture would be helpful to
the pug dogs so they don't get all splayed out if the floor was too slipper.
No way with those dogs we'd do carpet...and I cannot see how we'd get
vinyl to go clear to the walls...it only covered the middle section under neath
the pergo floating floor that concealed a trailer full of rotted plywood--I'm
kinda phobic about pergo at this point, and never liked it much anyway. It
doesn't look like ral wood and it doesn't quite look like fake wood, either.
YMMV--we're thinking of budgeting about $500 for Durabak outside and inside floor over primer over our very expensive marine plywood that will go in after the windows
are resealed...in the spring. It'll be so nice to get the plywood out of the living room!
If nothing else, the little samples are very fun and surprising. If they'd send me enough, I could...talk about parquet! Ahh, never mind. They won't be that