Havco Wood Products LLC, North America’s leading trailer flooring manufacturer, has announced a new water-resistant treatment for the top surface of hardwood floors in Dry Freight Van (DFV) trailers. Floor Shield by Havco® provides exceptional moisture protection and fast drying times with environmentally preferred properties. Floor Shield by Havco® is available on new Havco oak laminated floors and Fusion Floor™ (composite reinforced) floors shipped to your preferred OEM as well as through various aftermarket trailer parts suppliers.
“Floor Shield is a revolutionary product in this industry,” said Bruce Bader, president and CEO of Havco. “Application for trailers already in service is quick and easy, it’s virtually odorless and there’s practically no downtime because it dries so fast. If a fleet is ordering new trailers, Havco can also apply Floor Shield as an option to the floor kits prior to delivery to the OEM’s assembly plant. “
When comparing Floor Shield by Havco® to existing commercial products, like Thompson’s® WaterSeal®, Havco’s topcoat is specifically designed for use in DFV trailers. After application to the trailer floor, Floor Shield dries tack-free in approximately 30 minutes! Thompson’s can take up to 24 hours to dry and emits volatile organic compounds (VOC’s). Floor Shield by Havco® dries to a golden oak tint that clearly shows the floor has been treated evenly. Floor Shield by Havco® uses water-based technology that has no VOC’s or solvents, has no objectionable odor, requires no mixing and is not slippery or tacky during application or after drying. It’s ready-to-use and gets your trailers on the road transporting freight rather than waiting to dry and the solvent odor to dissipate.
“At Havco, we are passionate about what we do and dedicated to helping our customers get the longest life possible out of our 100% oak trailer and container floors,” said Bader. “Floor Shield by Havco® is an environmentally friendly and superior topcoat product for fleet owners looking to protect their floors and extend the life of their van trailers. Floor Shield addresses several issues that OEM’s, trailer dealers and fleets have when using solvent-based treatments.”
Havco Wood Products LLC is headquartered in Cape Girardeau, MO with a second manufacturing facility in Vonore, TN. They are North America’s leading provider of flooring for DFV trailers, domestic container and truck bodies. Havco invented the composite reinforced wood floor, which combines strong, decay-resistant oak with a high-strength glass fiber-reinforced composite. Through technological innovation and dedication to quality, Havco introduced The Fusion Floor™, the 3rd generation of composite floors last fall. They continue to be the #1 manufacturer of composite flooring in North America with over 30 years in the business and a history of leadership and customer-driven innovations.