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Old 01-31-2011, 01:12 PM   #1
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Sleeping beauty not happy with her new floor!

Due to bad weather i have not had the chance to check on her. Stopped by yesterday and some of the floor tiles are popping up where the sun hits. This is very disappointing since I thought I followed the prep work to a T and spent close to $200 on these tiles. I did not take pics of this , since I was so mad. These tiles are only popping up in certain areas. Not good. Since I consider myself a perfectionist of sorts, I am tempted to place wood flooring down, not laminate, the real deal.
So much for self adhesive vinyl. i will first attempt to replace those tiles and if that does not work, I'm taking them up!!
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You may need to be patient for tiles to stick in this cold weather nothing is sticking other than ice.
When it warms up thing maybe different.
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You might consider taking the tiles up, and then using a conventional tile cement to reinstall them...
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I have not found any tile manufacturer that recommends tile installation for an RV floor due to the extremes in temperature.
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Old 01-31-2011, 10:07 PM   #5
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go to a real wood floor. a lot easier and better. just my .02 cents.

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Wood floor

In my 2000 HR vacationer w/no slides, I installed 3/4" wood tongue and groove flooring. I sold it in 2003 and it was still fine. The only thing I would consider is the weight of the "real" oak flooring. It might add too much to your trailer. I used no glue, just nails and foam subflooring.
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I have laid vinyl tiles several times over the years. I never had any luck relying on the self stick adhesive. I have always used vinyl flooring glue and I have always had excellent results doing it that way.
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we have real wood flooring in our motorhome it is better than the floor we have in the sticks house.we had to keep some of the carpet around the doghouse but the real wood lasts better than anything else.
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Due to bad weather i have not had the chance to check on her. Stopped by yesterday and some of the floor tiles are popping up where the sun hits. This is very disappointing since I thought I followed the prep work to a T and spent close to $200 on these tiles. I did not take pics of this , since I was so mad. These tiles are only popping up in certain areas. Not good. Since I consider myself a perfectionist of sorts, I am tempted to place wood flooring down, not laminate, the real deal.
So much for self adhesive vinyl. i will first attempt to replace those tiles and if that does not work, I'm taking them up!!
heat in the summer will cause the glue to dry out on self stick tiles and they will come up....go with non-glued down laminate...not hard to do and so easy to keep...we chose the one with the foam backing attached, so no underlayment needed.
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Hi all. This is a valuable discussion for me, as I am months behind Made2care on my Manor restoration. When referring to wood floors, is the reference to traditional tongue and groove, installed with air nail gun or the engineered snap together floor? Weght is certainly a major consideration. As well as the movement of the trailer. I guess the question would be, what do the manufacturers use in wood floored RVs...no need to reinvent the wheel.
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Due to bad weather i have not had the chance to check on her. Stopped by yesterday and some of the floor tiles are popping up where the sun hits. This is very disappointing since I thought I followed the prep work to a T and spent close to $200 on these tiles. I did not take pics of this , since I was so mad. These tiles are only popping up in certain areas. Not good. Since I consider myself a perfectionist of sorts, I am tempted to place wood flooring down, not laminate, the real deal.
So much for self adhesive vinyl. i will first attempt to replace those tiles and if that does not work, I'm taking them up!!
Was there a particular reason you went with the stick down tiles rather than putting down a regular one-piece section of vinyl flooring? With the trailer's interior empty, the cutting work to put in a solid one piece floor wouldn't have been too hard.
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Hi all. This is a valuable discussion for me, as I am months behind Made2care on my Manor restoration. When referring to wood floors, is the reference to traditional tongue and groove, installed with air nail gun or the engineered snap together floor? Weght is certainly a major consideration. As well as the movement of the trailer. I guess the question would be, what do the manufacturers use in wood floored RVs...no need to reinvent the wheel.
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If your unit has very much flex in moving you may be better off with the floating laminate floor. They look good and wear well and the price is better. With that said there is nothing like a real wood floor in looks or feel.

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Hi all. This is a valuable discussion for me, as I am months behind Made2care on my Manor restoration. When referring to wood floors, is the reference to traditional tongue and groove, installed with air nail gun or the engineered snap together floor? Weght is certainly a major consideration. As well as the movement of the trailer. I guess the question would be, what do the manufacturers use in wood floored RVs...no need to reinvent the wheel.
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I would probably try the traditional tongue /groove installed with nail gun. Laminate does not appeal to me , since the planks are not nailed down. I went with the self stick vinyl due to less weight, low cost and easy application. I have also seen a couple of blogs showing this. since this is my first trailer retoration, upgrade, whatever one wants to call it, trial and error is a part of this. i am hoping that maybe when it warms up the tiles will stick better and again, it is only in certain spots. I did initially want a wooden floor, but thought that might be too much weight for her.
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Was there a particular reason you went with the stick down tiles rather than putting down a regular one-piece section of vinyl flooring? With the trailer's interior empty, the cutting work to put in a solid one piece floor wouldn't have been too hard.
I did consider this and have no experience with this type of application.
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