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Old 02-02-2020, 10:56 PM   #1
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Removing tile

So on our 2000 exe we have tile in the kitchen/bath area looks to be a fiber reinforced ceramic. We do not have a heated floor and are planing to replace with all wood.

Wondering if the tile to laminate switch would devalue the coach? We are also installing a electric Radiant floor heating during the change.

The carpet has to go.
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Old 02-03-2020, 12:39 AM   #2
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Go for it!

New upgrades will always show that you cared about your rig.

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I don't worry about keeping things original. I removed the tile in our kitchen area and I must say that removing the tile is a brutal job and not for the faint of heart. The adhesive they used is quite remarkable. I tried a couple methods and found that just beating every square inch of the tile with a hammer removed the tile and most of the adhesive without damaging the underlayment. Very dirty/dusty job. Once removed a little more hammering and scraping removed the remains adhesive and tile pieces. I didn't have to repair any of my underlayment. I cannot say this strongly enough, worst job ever so make sure you are up for it before you dig in and get high quality dust masks and be prepared to clean every inch of the inside of the Coach when done along with everything you didn't remove.
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I should’ve stated “I” am not doing it. I’ve hired a guy for $400 to come and remove all the flooring in the RV and prep it for new flooring.

I believe that’s $400 well spent.
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I should’ve stated “I” am not doing it. I’ve hired a guy for $400 to come and remove all the flooring in the RV and prep it for new flooring.

I believe that’s $400 well spent.
I took my tile flooring in the kitchen out as well. I left the tile in the bathroom. We put down engineered wood and had the tile/wood transition at the door way. We didn't want the wood near the shower or the toilet, but that was just a personal decision.

I completely bagged off the area with plastic and ran 2 shop vacuums to help minimize the dust. I never though so little tile (compared to a house), could be so difficult to remove. As Chargerman mentioned, the thin set mastic they used was hard to get off. Getting under the slide was brutal.

After the project was complete I think we did 3 or 4 deep cleaning to get all the dust out even with the precautions.

If new product is going under the slides, be sure your installers have experience with that and know what they are doing.
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We are doing the install lucky it a floating floor and my slide is not the kind that moves down to level.

They are a “dustless” removal company so that should keep the dust down
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We are doing the install lucky it a floating floor and my slide is not the kind that moves down to level.

They are a “dustless” removal company so that should keep the dust down
I have both the flush and the roller slide. Actually the flush floor was easier to do than the slide with the rollers.
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I plan on switching to an engineered floor or vinyl too. When they put that tile in they layed all the cabinets and other stuff right on top of the tile. Why remove the old tile when you can lay the new flooring right on top of ALL the old tile and use plywood to make up the difference in the carpeted areas. As long as you dont put too thick of a product in, you should not have any slide problems.
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I plan on switching to an engineered floor or vinyl too. When they put that tile in they layed all the cabinets and other stuff right on top of the tile. Why remove the old tile when you can lay the new flooring right on top of ALL the old tile and use plywood to make up the difference in the carpeted areas. As long as you dont put too thick of a product in, you should not have any slide problems.
I think every coach is different, but in my case there's no way I could have gone over the existing tile. I would have had clearance issues with both the raised slides and the flush floor slide.

If you put a thin vinyl material over the tile/grout, you will see the imprint of the tile/grout come though and be noticeable. I suppose you could skim coat the old tile so that issue would me minimized, however, I would be reluctant to do that.

Taking the tile out reduced the weight several hundred pounds, not a lot, but it adds up.
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I plan on switching to an engineered floor or vinyl too. When they put that tile in they layed all the cabinets and other stuff right on top of the tile. Why remove the old tile when you can lay the new flooring right on top of ALL the old tile and use plywood to make up the difference in the carpeted areas. As long as you dont put too thick of a product in, you should not have any slide problems.

What do you do about roller imprints on the floor from the slide out.
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I just purchased a 2006 Monaco Diplomat, I had it inspected and found cracked tile by the shower, I think the sub floor is soft, any suggestions on how to repair Thanks
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I just purchased a 2006 Monaco Diplomat, I had it inspected and found cracked tile by the shower, I think the sub floor is soft, any suggestions on how to repair Thanks
Welcome to the forum.
I would highly suggest starting your own thread but.....
If you mean soft and it is because of a leak you need to find the leak.
I believe Monaco's of that vintage are known for having slide leaks. That's the first place I would check.
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I would have had clearance issues with both the raised slides and the flush floor slide.
The slide rollers can be adjusted for the thickness of the new flooring of 7mm thickness without causing slide problems
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If you put a thin vinyl material over the tile/grout, you will see the imprint of the tile/grout come though and be noticeable.
Again, if you go with a 7mm product, it is very forgiving as to what is underneath the product. They have a foam backer that will fill in the grout lines.
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What do you do about roller imprints on the floor from the slide out.
I plan on using commercial grade engineered flooring, not $1.99 sf vinyl from Lumber Liquidators. Very tough and durable.
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