- HOW DO I SPEC ROCKLAND FLOORING?
Ever wonder how to make sure you get the a Rockland floor in your trailer? You spec it! While we work with most major OEM’s on a monthly basis, it’s alway best to tell your supplier that you want a”Rockland Floor” and contact one of our specialists to help with the process.
- WHY SHOULD I SPECIFY A ROCKLAND FLOOR?
Consistent quality is the primary reason for specifying a Rockland Floor in your new trailer. Not all trailers floors used by OEMs are equal. By specifying a Rockland Floor you can get the species of wood you desire at the correct thickness with the added enhancements that your cargo requires. When that floor receives the Rockland brand you know that you have the very best in the industry. Please contact us for additional information on our family of products or how to specify Rockland in your next dry van.
- OAK OR MAPLE?
Simply put, it’s a matter of preference. Oak has a much longer track record but Maple also performs well. Both weigh about the same and their performance is comparable. The key is finding the right manufacturer. Demand Excellence. Choose Rockland.
- CAN I GET REPLACEMENT BOARDS FOR A DRY VAN FLOOR?
Yes, Rockland supplies oak laminated flooring in various sizes to aftermarket distributors and dealers. Please contact us for a list of dealers in your area.
- HOW CAN I DETERMINE THE LOAD RATING OF A TRAILER?
Load ratings are a result of the engineering of the entire trailer and not just the floor system; therefore, load ratings are determined by the trailer manufacturer. Rockland can provide guidelines based on our internal testing for each floor we make. In additional to standard oak and maple floors of various thicknesses, Rockland produces two different composite floors which will increase the load ratings in your new dry van. Please contact us for more details on our products and ratings of each.
- WHAT STEPS SHOULD BE TAKEN TO MAINTAIN A DRY VAN OAK FLOOR?
Routine inspections of the trailer floor are the key to getting the maximum service life. There are four areas that should be addressed during these inspections: Cleaning, Wood Integrity, Hook Joints, & Undercoating. Inspecting these areas and performing the necessary maintenance will prolong the life of the trailer floor. Rockland can provide more details on the periodic inspections and the maintenance that should be performed. We also have products which will help protect both the bottom and top sides of your trailer floor, which can be specified from your trailer manufacturer. Please contact us for additional information.
- CAN ADDING A TOP COATING EXTEND THE FLOOR LIFE IN MY DRY VAN?
Yes, putting the right top coat on your dry van floor can help extend the service life. Rockland Flooring currently doesn’t manufacture a product to be used in the field, but we do recommend specifying Rockland Grip Guard or Wax Guard when you purchase your trailer. Grip Guard is a two coat system applied in our plant that provides superior water and wear resistance. In addition, Grip Guard provides the added benefit of increased traction over a standard oak floor. Wax Guard is also factory-installed and an economic choice for many fleets seeking floor protection
- DESCRIBE THE LAMINATION PROCESS FOR ROCKLAND OAK LAMINATED TRAILERS.
The lamination process begins by drying our lumber to the precise moisture content via a two-step procedure. Once dry, the boards are ripped into sticks and sent into our rigorous inspection process. By using state of the art laser imaging equipment and trained quality control personnel, defects in the wood are detected and cut out of the sticks. Connections are cut at the end of each stick to allow for joining to create continuous boards. The sticks receive melamine glue and are placed together by hand following detailed requirements to assure the strongest possible floor. Once in place they are feed into a press which dries the glue via radio-frequency heating. The newly formed boards are then cut to the OEM specification and finished on all sides. Once the floor passes our demanding testing and final inspection, it receives the Rockland brand, which signifies our seal of approval. Please contact us for additional information and details on the lamination process and any of our quality products.
- WHAT MATERIALS ARE IN A COMPOSITE TRAILER FLOOR?
The term composite floor refers to a laminated oak trailer floor which is strengthened by a fiberglass-reinforced product on the bottom side. Rockland manufactures two different composite floors – Defender 24 and Defender MAX. Defender MAX is a patented product which uses fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP) bonded to the bottom surface of an oak floor. Defender 24 is a new value version of the Defender MAX which uses fiberglass-reinforced polyethylene terephthalate glycol (PETG) composite bonded to oak flooring. Both Rockland composite floors provide extra strength and longer work life as compared to standard oak floors. Please contact us for additional information on Defender MAX and Defender 24 products.
- MY TRAILER IS IN GOOD SHAPE BUT MY FLOOR IS HEAVILY WORN.
Here at Rockand, we have a couple of different products that can help from our Gluzilla crack filler to our Grip Guard field touch up kits. These products can fill small gouges, cracks, and delaminations as well as adding water protection to the floor. When purchasing a new trailer or floor, we suggest specifying Rockland Grip Guard as a top coat for your trailer floor to provide protection from water and other hazards which can be detrimental to the surface of your dry van floor. Please contact us for further information on Grip Guard or repair products and procedures we recommend.