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Old 01-25-2013, 07:22 PM   #1
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self sticking tile

We want to replace the tile and carpet in our A/E. Has anyone used self sticking tiles in their motor home with satisfaction?

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Old 01-25-2013, 07:33 PM   #2
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You had me all the way until you used satisfaction. I pulled up my rug and put down cheap press down tiles and they looked good for about a year and then they began to crack, chip and come loose. Buy quality tiles and you may have better experience. You get what you pay for; sometimes.

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Old 01-25-2013, 08:55 PM   #3
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I don't know much about tile floors and never layed one myself but I recently needed a new floor in a 5x5 bathroom floor. It had a rug that needed to be replaced. Badly. With such a small square room I felt that even I could handle it. Went to H.D. and while looking through my options on flooring, found a 12" tile that came in 3' lengths. The cool part was that it had a 2" sticky strip on one side that was under the tile and and a 2" sticky strip on the opposite side that was on top. When laying them side by side they overlayed each other and stuck together. They did NOT stick to the floor, only each other. Like a rug that is held down by a tack strip around the edges. They FLOAT. I used no additional glue other than the adhesive that is on the tile itself

When they were all layed and cut and fitted they were held in place by the sides of the room. They were thick enough that they covered small irregularities on the wood floor. The ends against the wall were covered by molding and the job went very quickly.

My opinion is this would work well on concrete floors that are shifting or settling, since cracks would not appear in the tiles since they are not directly attached to the concrete. The same applies to movement in a m.h.

To cut them, use a razor knife and a guide, make one cut just scarring the surface and then bend to break. I really liked them. Check them out.
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:40 AM   #4
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I've never been a fan of the self adhesive tiles for the same reason as one of the previous posters pointed out. We replaced our complete floor in our motor home with Laminate throughout and we did granite tile in the bathroom. Came out great and has held up good over about 6k miles and almost three years now.
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:54 AM   #5
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Our 2006 journey is peel and stick from the factory and still looks good.

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Old 01-26-2013, 02:08 AM   #6
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With my previous job I installed hardwood, laminate, tile, and vinyl flooring. I have yet to find any of the "sticky tile" flooring that holds up longer than a year. I have even tried using a glue to help but had no luck. If you are wanting to install a new floor and want some vinyl thats easy to work with get the kind that glue down. They will stay together and look nicer. If you get the right glue you will be able to pull up any one tile if anything would ever happen to it.
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:00 AM   #7
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We did just that, tore out the carpet then put down a new substraight using 3/8 " plywood, that was two years ago and it has not lifted and looks as good as when we put it down. Just stay away from the cheaper tiles and it should work fine.

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