What are container floors made out of?

You would be surprised how many times we are asked this at Sea Containers WA, but we love answering our client’s questions.

Generally, shipping container floors are made from wood, well, plywood to be more exact.

The plywood flooring is 28mm thick, and it is sealed with an elastic sealant.
This is fixed to the steel cross members with zinc-plated screws.

The floors are able to take the weight of a forklift inside, so that you can easily load and unload your heavier belongings inside as well.

Every now and again you can get steel floored containers from the factory, but these can be very hard to come by.
Steel Floored units are fitted with 5-6mm checker plate flooring, fitted directly over the cross members.