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Old 03-09-2014, 01:32 PM   #57
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I started taking out my floor tile today and just wanted to take a minute to tell you how much fun I'm having. When I first bought this coach a few tiles came loose in the bath area and I took it back to the dealer to be fixed. I started my tear out this morning in the area the dealer repaired, I don't know what kind of adhesive they used, but I spent 45 minutes on one tile. Some of the tiles looked like he used construction adhesive, they went quite as bad with the help of a heat gun. Hopefully I'm past the worst part. The good news is, we set the clocks one hour ahead last nite, so happy comes an hour early.....Bruce
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I too started the demolition this weekend. I will start a new thread. I have everything out EXCEPT the master bedroom carpet. After completing the tile I was done. D_O_N_E.

I will show more details, but the way they built my coach did allow me to use a technique on the tile that worked pretty well. They laid a layer of LUAN under the tile but not the carpet. A sledge hammer and those foot long nail puller bars plus a 6 foot long pry bar helped quite a bit. That said, what I am left with now is the staples they used to attach the LUAN (they also used adhesive). I think they used the old 100 staples per square foot method. Wish I was kidding.

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I too started the demolition this weekend. I will start a new thread. I have everything out EXCEPT the master bedroom carpet. After completing the tile I was done. D_O_N_E.

I will show more details, but the way they built my coach did allow me to use a technique on the tile that worked pretty well. They laid a layer of LUAN under the tile but not the carpet. A sledge hammer and those foot long nail puller bars plus a 6 foot long pry bar helped quite a bit. That said, what I am left with now is the staples they used to attach the LUAN (they also used adhesive). I think they used the old 100 staples per square foot method. Wish I was kidding.

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Underlayment

Hi Ernie, Do you use an Underlayment under the new floor and if you do, which type do you use for the different flooring choices (engineered wood, solid hard wood and LVT.

Can you give a rough estimate of the number of hours it takes to do a coach. I know, each coach is different, but just trying to get a rough estimate of the time involved to do it myself. 40ft coach with 3 slides planning to do the main living area including the 2 slides. How much time goes into the demolition and pulling the existing rug up vs laying the floor. Looking at separate estimates, as I might want to have a regular (STB) floor person do the installation and I would do the demolition.

Also, if you have any recommendation of someone that does this in northern California who has experience with this would be greatly appreciated. Would love to have you do it, but I feel you are too far away.
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Normally, no underlayment is required.
Depending on your agility, plan on spending 3-6 days on demo.
And depending on your do-it-yourself skills, 5- 7 days for installation.
I don't know anyone in northern Calif-
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Normally, no underlayment is required.
Depending on your agility, plan on spending 3-6 days on demo.
And depending on your do-it-yourself skills, 5- 7 days for installation.
I don't know anyone in northern Calif-

Not counting the time in the ortho ward for knee rehab
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yea- fortunately- my knees ok. I had a fella a short time ago tell me he had his hip replaced and asked if he could do the demo himself. I asked if he was able to crawl all over the floor for days on end.
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I'm getting ready to place my order for Mohawk engineered hickory, do I have to let it acclimate in the coach for a few days, or can I put it in right away? Thanks, Bruce.....
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I'm getting ready to place my order for Mohawk engineered hickory, do I have to let it acclimate in the coach for a few days, or can I put it in right away? Thanks, Bruce.....
I'll let Ernie give you a definitive answer but I think the question is "how stable is the temp/humidity in the RV"? Typically, the acclimation thing is to match the temps of the flooring and house (house being relatively stable temp and humidity). RV ... maybe not so stable where it's located.
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I would think the purpose and function of EW is to NOT need the acclimation.
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I would think the purpose and function of EW is to NOT need the acclimation.
I just place it in the coach and by the time you place a few pieces to dry fit, they are ready to go. The coach needs to have a fairly warm floor in order for the adhesive to go thru its cure process.
so- if its 25 outside and no heat-wait till spring
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I would think the purpose and function of EW is to NOT need the acclimation.

Depends ... follow the manufacturer's instructions.

From National Wood Flooring Association:

"When you're talking about engineered wood flooring, acclimation is more complicated. In the past, directions for engineered flooring usually did not include acclimation, but in recent years, most engineered manufacturers changed their directions to require acclimation."
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every manufacturer has a disclaimer of one kind or another just to save their butts. Common sense is the best thing. The material needs to be the same temp as the floor. Cold is the killer- as the adhesive will not set properly. If your knees are cold on the floor- turn the heat up. Ernie-fix
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