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Old 02-04-2007, 07:21 PM   #1
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My wife and I were at the mid-winter RV show at Ford Field in Detroit last weekend and happened to tour a new Monaco Camelot that had tile flooring throughout. We both really liked the idea of not having to worry about carpet. However, thinking about it later - I got to wondering how well an expanse of tile holds up on a subsurface that moves and most likely flexes a little. Anybody with tile be willing to share their experience? Specifically, has anybody had issues with tiles "popping" or cracking as a result of the floorbed flexing?
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My wife and I were at the mid-winter RV show at Ford Field in Detroit last weekend and happened to tour a new Monaco Camelot that had tile flooring throughout. We both really liked the idea of not having to worry about carpet. However, thinking about it later - I got to wondering how well an expanse of tile holds up on a subsurface that moves and most likely flexes a little. Anybody with tile be willing to share their experience? Specifically, has anybody had issues with tiles "popping" or cracking as a result of the floorbed flexing?
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Old 02-04-2007, 07:54 PM   #3
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The first thing I would make sure of is that there is radiant heat under the tiles...or whatever they call it in RV's.
We have tile from the kitchen up through the "walkway" between the two sofas leading to the entry door. Our rig is brand new- but I can tell you that we were able to find a few cracked tiles when we really scrubbed the tile flooring while on our hands and knees. I know the hairline cracks are there- but we cannot see them unless we look very very closely. I also like the fact that I will not have worn carpeting through the heavy traffic area...on the other hand- the tile is colder than the carpet. (That is why I point out the radiant heating option)



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Old 02-04-2007, 09:01 PM   #4
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by MonacoMama:
...on the other hand- the tile is colder than the carpet. (That is why I point out the radiant heating option) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I agree - and I just have the vinyl kind I have carpet runners everywhere because I am a wimp in the mornings. Don't like the feet to be cold!!

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We've got 18,000 miles on, and have no tiles popped or cracked. We do have a couple spots where the grout separated from the adjacent tile, but no grout has crumbled or come out...just a hairline separation along the tile. Tile is in the kitchen and bathroom. Real easy to maintain (especially to sweep up or vacuum Cinder's Aussie dog hair). Cold on those cold mornings? Yes...but nothing a pair of Uggs or other good slippers won't fix.
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When installed over the proper substrate with the proper adhesive type thin set bedding system they will hold up very well. The composite cement board underlayment is quite ridgid.
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Old 02-19-2007, 04:21 PM   #7
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Radiant heated floors..YES!! We had it installed years ago when replacing the wood plank with tile and couldn't live without it. NuHeat is the brand we used. We have not used our noisey furnace since getting NuHeat. Totally silent, no fuel used, very low amp draw, radiant heat is 50% more efficient than forced air, heats all surfaces including the dust in the air. Toss the jeans on the floor befor getting out of bed on cold mornings and wa-la! warm jeans!!
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