Flooring Buyer's Guide
Flooring is a necessity in all buildings, whether they are commercial warehouses, barns or homes. You can also choose to complete the look of your ClearSpan Fabric Structure with a variety of Growers Supply flooring products. From functional to decorative, this product line includes a vast array of flooring for all sorts of applications.
Flooring for your Greenhouse or High Tunnel:
Flooring can be used in your greenhouse or high tunnel for a few reasons. First, some types of flooring can be used to create a vapor-tight and weed-free environment inside the structure, especially if you are growing plants in the ground. Also, adding reflective flooring to your greenhouse reduces the need for artificial lighting, as the light is reflected and reused, rather than absorbed into the ground.
Black/White Silage Film: This 5 mil film is not only an excellent black out film, but works well as reflective ground cover. In a greenhouse or high tunnel, place silage film on the ground to reflect light to your plant's lower leaves. The reflected light is ideal for ground and bench crops. When growing tomatoes with silage film on the greenhouse floor, it has been proven that yields can increase up to 27%. If used with reflective film covers as well, crops tend to have lower root zone temperatures, which is critical during summer productions. Black/White Silage Film has excellent tear and puncture resistance, and works well as a weed and moisture barrier, protecting your crops from elements outside the greenhouse or high tunnel.
PolyMax® Reflective Greenhouse Flooring: If you are looking to keep your plants' environment warm and maintain better heat distribution while reducing energy costs, Reflective Greenhouse Flooring is an ideal choice for your high tunnel or greenhouse. This reflective flooring can be installed on the ground of your greenhouse or high tunnel to act as a vapor barrier and prevent weeds from getting to your crops. This 14 mil material is manufactured from woven polyethylene and has superior UV resistance.
When installing Reflective Greenhouse Flooring, the white side should be face up in order to reflect the light back up at the plants. By reflecting much of the light entering the greenhouse, rather than allowing it to be absorbed into the ground, you are providing your plants with better lighting conditions in the growing area in a cost-effective and efficient way. The black bottom surface of this flooring inhibits weed growth and stops pests from getting to your crops. Using Reflective Greenhouse Flooring greatly reduces the need for pesticides and artificial lighting. Reflective Flooring also acts as a vapor barrier, preventing the spread of soil-borne diseases and helps plants withstand long bouts of hot or cold extremes.
Weed Guard Ground Cover: Weed Guard Ground Cover is available in standard and heavy-duty weights to suppress weed growth while allowing air, water and nutrients to pass through to the plants. This ground cover can be used inside your greenhouse or high tunnel to prevent weeds from growing inside the structure, while conserving soil moisture. Standard Ground Cover is manufactured from a UV-resistant 3 oz. per sq. yd. black polyethylene. The Heavy-Duty Ground Cover is made from a black 4.1 oz., 30 mil woven black polyethylene. We recommend the Heavy-Duty option for commercial landscaping operations.
Flooring for your ClearSpan Fabric Structure:
If you choose to install your building on the ground rather than on a concrete slab or pad, it is recommended that you install some sort of flooring to create a vapor-tight and weed-blocking barrier to protect your materials and equipment and also keep them dry.
ClearSpan Floor Covering: If you decide to purchase a ClearSpan building to keep your equipment or materials protected, it may be a good idea to install ClearSpan Floor Covering so your materials aren't affected by rain or snow. This flooring is made of durable 16 mil silver/white polyethylene. The UV-protected fabric is long lasting and easy to secure with floor strips and 11-gauge steel wire fabric security staples. Not only will ClearSpan Floor Covering greatly improve weed control inside the building, it also reduces condensation by acting as a vapor barrier, keeping your valuable equipment and supplies off the ground and protected.
Flooring for your Commercial Building:
In large manufacturing and production warehouses, floors are often made of concrete or other extremely hard materials. Having employees stand on concrete floors all day is taxing on their legs and back. In order to keep workers happy and healthy, floor mats should be placed over well-traveled areas, as well as in places where workers are stationary for long periods of time.
Floor mats can also provide an easy-to-clean environment with excellent drainage for water or other liquids. They reduce the chances of someone slipping due to a spill, creating a safer working environment for employees.
Comfy Mats: Comfy Mats are perfect for preventing fatigue in areas where people spend long periods of time standing. These mats can be placed on hard flooring in areas such as garages, workshops or skating rinks. Virtually indestructible, these ½" thick mats reduce stress on leg muscles and help increase blood flow. They are ideal for warehouses and workshops, as they greatly reduce noise and vibrations, create a nonslip work area and resist oil and chemicals.
Flooring for your Home:
While most areas of your home are already outfitted with proper flooring, in some spaces, such as the attic or outdoor areas, you may need to install flooring yourself. Attics should have inexpensive, easy-to-install and sturdy floors. This will create additional safe and durable storage space. Around the yard, a pathway or patio can add a finished look to your garden or pool area. This type of flooring is also easier to maintain than traditional landscaping, and creates a safe and slip-free patio around areas that tend to be wet.
PolyMax® Attic Flooring: Available in overlapping and nonoverlapping styles, this flooring is made from non-porous polypropylene and inhibits bacteria growth. Flooring panels can be cut to any dimension and are easy to install in tight spaces such as your attic or crawl space. PolyMax Attic Flooring is low maintenance, making it an ideal choice for hard-to-reach places.
Champion PaverBlocks®: PaverBlocks® offer a safe, nonslip surface for walkways, patios, playgrounds and more. Red in color, these blocks are manufactured from 100% recycled tire rubber. The self-draining quality of these PaverBlocks makes them ideal for areas where puddles can be an issue. Champion PaverBlocks are very attractive, sound absorbing and comfortable, making them the perfect addition to your yard, garden or pool area.
All-Purpose Flooring Options:
Dyno Rubber Utility Mats: These mats can be used in a variety of applications from greenhouses, garden centers, dairy and equine barns to garages and exercise areas. Available in ¼" thickness, these mats are made of fully vulcanized rubber and have a textured surface to improve traction. The grooved bottoms of the mats provide excellent drainage, preventing water buildup and extending useful life. They are lightweight and great for traveling to horse or dairy shows.
Dyno Heavy-Duty Interlocking EVA Mats: Ideal for people, small animals and more, these EVA (closed cell foam) mats reduce leg and back fatigue often experienced by nursery workers. These high-quality EVA mats have interlocking sides, making it easy to cover any size or shape area necessary. Easy to clean and disinfect, these mats are vapor tight and nonabsorbent.
Dyno Alley Mats: These mats are great for your garden center, home, ranch, farm and business for all sorts of applications only limited by your imagination. We recommend using them to line the aisles in your greenhouse. Custom sizes to fit your needs are available on request.
Heavy-Duty Rubber Ring Mat: This mat is ideal for any application where good drainage is needed, including greenhouses, wash stalls, kennels, grass retention, soil stabilization, under driveways and under walkways. Rings mats are made of a mixture of virgin and recycled rubber to create comfortable and resilient flooring for animals and humans. Mats are raised slightly to allow liquids to drain through the holes, under the mat and into the subfloor drain. These mats are environmentally friendly and can be used indoors or out.
Dyno Rubber Utility Mats
Dyno Heavy-Duty Interlocking EVA Mats
Dyno Alley Mats
Heavy-Duty Rubber Ring Mat
What is the difference between EVA and rubber mats?
EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate) mats are much lighter than rubber mats, making them ideal for temporary use due to their portability. They can also be used permanently in stall applications due to their durability and long life. The softness and anti-fatigue qualities of the EVA foam make them a safe option for livestock and humans. They are often used for exercising due to their shock-absorbing nature and incredible flex. This foam flooring has noise-reducing qualities and also provides great heat insulation for the floor. Maintenance is easy with EVA mats, since they are stain-resistant and only need to be swept or mopped on occasion. While rubber mats can be placed inside or outside, we do not recommend using EVA mats outdoors. If left in direct sunlight, the color of an EVA mat will fade with time, while rubber does not. Also, rubber mats allow for drainage, while EVA mats do not allow liquid through at all.
Flooring for your Nursery or Business:
There are many different areas around your nursery or workplace where flooring is a must. Any place workers spend an extended amount of time standing is an ideal place for matting. For example, to prevent nursery worker fatigue, matting can be placed down aisles in greenhouses. Also, matting can relieve stress and strain on worker’s backs and legs when placed behind cash registers in businesses or nurseries.
ValuMats: ValuMats can create a comfortable working environment and increase productivity for nursery or greenhouse workers. Sections can be interlocked to cover areas of any size, but are easy to take a part and clean quickly. The slip-resistance surface of ValuMats make them a perfect choice for greenhouses and garden centers where spills are likely, protecting workers not only from an accident but from fatigue associated with standing for extended periods.
Bio-Security Mats: Bio-Security Mats help prevent the spread of disease in greenhouses, garden centers and livestock applications. Made of foam, Bio-Security Mats help prevent contamination of plants by disinfecting shoes, wheels or anything else that may enter a greenhouse. Great for indoor or outdoor use, these mats are ideal for human, vehicle and livestock traffic. Simply install mats in the morning, rinse and dry at night, then refill with disinfectant for another day of use.
Dyno Interlocking Rubber Stall Mats: Manufactured from 100% re-vulcanized and recycled rubber, these stall mats are resilient, cost effective and beneficial to your horses' health and well being. Rubber Stall Mats are comfortable when standing for long periods and reduce the strain on bones and muscles, while providing dust control in the stall. The tight-fitting interlocks help prevent urine and other liquids from seeping through the mats, keeping stalls clean and sanitary. Horses will not be able to pull or move mats as they hold themselves in place without walls or fasteners.