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Best wood for a trailer deck

I have a 20+5 flat bed that i need to put a new floor in. I whas thinking red or white Oak. Any ideas?

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I know a guy that got rough cut oak(believe red) for his when it needed a change..rough cut is cheaper just takes a little longer to fit but looked pretty good when it was done..

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rumber. i hear good things about bamboo the only downside is it can be slick when wet.

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Years ago when we had to re-deck one of the floats we would use pressure treated pine. It seemed to hold up pretty good. Most of our loading/unloading was done with winches.
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oh I forgot the proverbial standard for many years has been apitong. probably the best wood out their for the job but its $$$

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dlopp, I would use the rough cut oak red or white. If its still green when you install it keep the edges tight with no gap, as the wood drys out the gaps will open up. If you really want it to last let it dry a few months and then put a deck stain on it.

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dlopp, I would use the rough cut oak red or white. If its still green when you install it keep the edges tight with no gap, as the wood drys out the gaps will open up. If you really want it to last let it dry a few months and then put a deck stain on it.
I think I'm going to do Red Oak. I was going to get it kylm dried.

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I’m cheap; I used treated pine and sealed it with deck stain. It looked good and lasted a long time.

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Iím cheap; I used treated pine and sealed it with deck stain. It looked good and lasted a long time.
yup me too ! pressure treated pine....came on the trailer new...
i use an OPAQUE stain on it every year....25 bucks or so for a gallon
and the wood is holding up very nicely.

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might want to check into some steel it might be cheaper right now I no scrap prices are low

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