What Do You Put in a Tent Floor for Camping?

When camping, it’s important to make sure your tent floor is as comfortable and clean as possible. There are a few things you can do to enhance the comfort and durability of your tent floor.

Ground Cover

The most important thing you can do is put a ground cover in the bottom of your tent. A ground cover will protect the bottom of your tent against moisture, dirt, and other debris.

Ground covers come in many different materials like polyethylene, polypropylene, and Tyvek. All of these materials are waterproof and will help keep dirt and other debris out of the bottom of your tent.

Tent Footprint

A tent footprint is a specially designed piece of fabric that fits perfectly into the bottom of your tent. Tent footprints act as an additional layer between you and the ground, providing extra cushioning for comfort. They also help to protect the floor of your tent from wear and tear caused by rocks or sticks that may be on the ground.

Tent Pad

Another option to add comfort to the bottom of your tent is a camping pad or mattress pad. This will provide an extra layer between you and the ground which can make it much more comfortable to sleep on. Camping pads come in a variety of sizes so you can find one that fits perfectly in your tent.


When camping, adding a ground cover, tent footprint, or camping pad to the floor of your tent can help enhance its durability and make it more comfortable for sleeping on. All three options are lightweight and easy to transport so they are ideal for any camping trip.

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Jennifer Watson