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Old 11-30-2022, 08:49 AM   #1
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Loose Tile and Lifting Tiles

2008 Allegro Bus 40QSP - We have a piece of tile in front of our recliner that is loose (no cracks) and behind the passenger seat there is a dip in the floor and a few tiles have lifted. We think it may be some rotting wood in this small area but we don't know....have only owned the coach since July. Has anybody experienced this and if so how did you fix the problem? 1 solution is to remove the tile up to the kitchen and replace with vinyl plank flooring. However, it seems crazy to me to spend that kind of money (apx $5000). None of the tiles are broke or cracked. Any suggestions on a less expensive alternative would be great. Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-30-2022, 10:22 AM   #2
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It's a messy DIY job, and you may end up breaking at least one tile; but you need to see what's going on under those tiles.

There are grout tools to remove existing grout and lift a tile intact that could allow you to view the sub floor to confirm the underlying issue.

Once you have eyes on the sub floor, the extent and cause of necessary repairs will help you make up your mind.
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Old 11-30-2022, 10:44 AM   #3
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X2 on what Skip426 recommended.

My guess is that the subfloor has gotten wet, the source of the leak needs to be found while you are working on this otherwise you'll be doing it again.

The tile will have to come out to work on the floor and the floor will have to be repaired to a good surface hopefully above some sort of floor structure. If you are capable of doing this yourself the cost will be lower.

I had a soft spot in my front LR area under laminate floor I had installed ~12 years earlier, had to tear it all out to expose the bad area. Ended up being a ~4'X6' area. I decided to leave the ceramic tile in the kitchen area in place, I did not want to deal with removing the old tile, it would have been a chore and luckily the bad area did not go under the tile. I redid all the flooring in the steps & entry, LR, and bedroom. I went back with LVP flooring, it cost me ~$1650 for the material. Took me a couple weeks but I wasn't in a hurry and luckily I have a garage/workshop so it made the repair much easier.
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