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Old 06-15-2014, 10:47 AM   #1
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What about this tile?

We've been looking for a 12" square vinyl tile to replace the carpet and ceramic tile in the MH. We found this tile at Home Depot and fell in love with it! It's low-cost tile, only 69 cents per square foot, but it has a 10-year residential warranty and it's made by Armstrong, so we thought it might be OK. The reviews are all very good.

We would be installing it in a "diamond" pattern. Even though it's peel-and-stick, we would probably glue it down with a good grade of vinyl adhesive, just to be sure it would stick well to the rough surface we expect to find under the ceramic tile.

Has anyone used this? Your comments would be appreciated!

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We've been looking for a 12" square vinyl tile to replace the carpet and ceramic tile in the MH. We found this tile at Home Depot and fell in love with it! It's low-cost tile, only 69 cents per square foot, but it has a 10-year residential warranty and it's made by Armstrong, so we thought it might be OK. The reviews are all very good.

We would be installing it in a "diamond" pattern. Even though it's peel-and-stick, we would probably glue it down with a good grade of vinyl adhesive, just to be sure it would stick well to the rough surface we expect to find under the ceramic tile.

Has anyone used this? Your comments would be appreciated!

http://reviews.homedepot.com/1999/10...ws/reviews.htm

It's a bigger project than you may imagine. My advise is to schedule time with Ernie E and let a pro take the lead. To get a job you will be happy with long term, I suspect you will need a layer of underlayment.


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Have you looked at any of the laminated tiles? MDF base with a ceramic laminated to the top... very easy to work with.

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Love the look of these tiles. If you decide to do this let us all know what it looks like. Been wanting to do this but not sure about the slide out and what that will do. Plus we want to match the height of the tile in the kitchen. Sounds like a lot of work.
We will be waiting to see what it looks like.
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Love the look of these tiles. If you decide to do this let us all know what it looks like. Been wanting to do this but not sure about the slide out and what that will do. Plus we want to match the height of the tile in the kitchen. Sounds like a lot of work.
We will be waiting to see what it looks like.

We plan to use carpet on the slide-out in the LR. We will probably have to add some thin plywood in the kitchen to make up for the difference in thickness.

A local contractor that does tile and carpet has quoted us $600 labor for the whole thing. We're still thinking about it.
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Have you looked at any of the laminated tiles? MDF base with a ceramic laminated to the top... very easy to work with.

Shop Armstrong Stones & Ceramics 15.94-in W x 3.98-ft L Castilian Block Puesta Del Sol Embossed Laminate Tile and Stone Planks at Lowes.com

That looks nice but we want to stay away from tiles that can crack. We have that problem now with the ceramic tile in the kitchen and bath.
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If you have to remove ceramic tile you can be sure the underlayment will not be smooth enough for vinyl tile. I'd remove the tile and put down the thinest plywood you can find as a base for the vinyl tile. Glue and screw the plywood, then fill over the screw heads with a skim coat of filler to level it out. Screw heads will 'telegraph' through the vinyl tile over time if you don't. I'd think you've got the skills to do it Joe.
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If you have to remove ceramic tile you can be sure the underlayment will not be smooth enough for vinyl tile. I'd remove the tile and put down the thinest plywood you can find as a base for the vinyl tile. Glue and screw the plywood, then fill over the screw heads with a skim coat of filler to level it out. Screw heads will 'telegraph' through the vinyl tile over time if you don't. I'd think you've got the skills to do it Joe.
Bob, thanks for your vote of confidence, but I've never done any tile work and would be reluctant to tackle this one, especially since I want it laid in the diamond pattern. I think you're right about putting the thin plywood where the ceramic tile comes up. I understand it leaves quite a mess when you get it up!
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Been working with a friend that has a 2007 Diplomat at my place. He is removing all the carpeting and installing ceramic tile that matches OEM tile that was in kitchen dining area of MH. Also doing the driver passenger area with same tile. Place looks real good with full ceramic tile. BUT. What a job it was removing all the partial tiles so we could put in full tiles. All the ceramic tile was mounted to a 1/4" sub floor. We put the same sub flooring in to match up with OEM flooring. Today makes it a month since we started this project. Nice to see all the hard work coming together.
If your MH is built similar to the 2007 you may only have to cut out the ceramic tile and lift the sub flooring out. We used a 7 1/4" diamond circular saw to get the partial tiles out.
Like has already been mentioned. Contact Ernie Ekberg for information on doing your flooring project.
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Under your ceramic, their either used thinset or construction adhesive to adhere the tile. Under all that you have OSB. taking the tile, whatever adhesive you have will impact the OSB and adding leveling patch will be required. 600 bucks would not make me want to do the job. It is difficult and time consuming- and a mess.
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Under your ceramic, their either used thinset or construction adhesive to adhere the tile. Under all that you have OSB. taking the tile, whatever adhesive you have will impact the OSB and adding leveling patch will be required. 600 bucks would not make me want to do the job. It is difficult and time consuming- and a mess.

Ernie, what is OSB?
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pieces of fine slivers of wood glued together
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Thanks Ernie! I'm glad to hear that you think $600 is a good price for the job. This guy has never done a MH so after this one he may not want to do another one!
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Let me put it this way: If I were to remove the tile, the price would be double that amount. That quote is from someone, as you said, never did a coach before.
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