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Old 05-13-2022, 04:22 AM   #1
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Type of new floor?

We are going to remove the carpet in our 2006 National SeaBreezeLX. It's the original carpet and has gotten pretty nasty. We would like to have tile, but being a gasser (F53 chassis) that would add too much weight. Has anyone used a peel-and-stick type tile? With the movement of the the RV going down the road, and the flexibility of the peel and stick tile, it seems like it would be a good option. Has anyone done this? Thoughts?

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If you look around here and on the RV Facebook pages, you will see a lot of LVP and composite wood floors installed in RVs.
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I agree with using LVT (luxury vinyl tile). Lots of styles to choose. Some even have the look of ceramic tile. There are squares to planks in various sizes.

This flooring is usually installed as a floating floor, so no adhesives so this would seem to me to be a great choice in a MH.
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The LVT has the least expansion & contraction due to temperature of any vinyl flooring product - a critical requirement in an RV. Installs pretty quickly. I installed it in our S&B.

Our DP has tile; it does weigh a LOT. The spare 5 or 6 tiles they gave us must weigh 50-60 lbs.
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Old 05-13-2022, 07:26 AM   #5
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I just installed the Pergo LVPT in my coach. Bought it at Lowes, this was the best they offered. It goes in pretty easy and can be cut with common tools. I had a 12" sliding cutoff saw and table saw which made it go pretty quickly. I did not use adhesives on the large areas but I I did use when I installed it on my engine hatch. I used liquid nail, it gives you some working time but once cured it bonds the tile firmly.

When you look at the different options make sure you can get the matching trim. I had to special order mine which took a couple weeks and it was pretty expensive ~$50/7' piece so the trim was about 25% of my total cost.

I calculated what I needed and then added 10% and it came out pretty close to that. It will depend on your layout and which direction you run the tile. I ran mine lengthwise from to back. Did not have too much waste.

In all I spent ~$1600 to do my coach, I left the ceramic tile in the kitchen and bath area. Here are some pictures
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I'll look up the LVP and see what's offered. We want to go with a 12"x12" tile look, not wood look flooring.

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Choose a good grade of vinyl, either tiles or sheet vinyl and go for it.

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I'm thinking about recycling pergo from the house when I upgrade to hard wood. If you're buying new, there are some really nice stick on types available. Given the limited amount of flooring in an RV, I don't think the weight (on non-stone) is going to be an issue.

Best of luck and thank you to others who posted pictures.
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I'll look up the LVP and see what's offered. We want to go with a 12"x12" tile look, not wood look flooring.

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They did offer Tile like LVP but since we already had some tile we didn't think it would look good. If I were doing a whole floor I'd thing the Tile Like LVP would look good.


One thing that my wife insisted on was smooth surface with no grooves between the individual tile. This was to make cleanup easier. We have dogs and that makes a big difference.
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I installed 12x24 "tiles" that look like slate. Very nice looking.
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I did 12 x 24 click lock floating vinyl tile. Took a few days for an owner driveway install and has worked well for the past six years. Very easy to maintain as compared to carpet.

You'll probably not need the underlay but I was looking for additional noise insulation. Also I gave the sub floor a coating of alcohol thinned epoxy to help water proof it.
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I did 12 x 24 click lock floating vinyl tile. Took a few days for an owner driveway install and has worked well for the past six years. Very easy to maintain as compared to carpet.

You'll probably not need the underlay but I was looking for additional noise insulation. Also I gave the sub floor a coating of alcohol thinned epoxy to help water proof it.
Looks great! Did you have to remove the dining seating? I'm thinking we'll have to do that, and the 2 front seats as well.

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Looks great! Did you have to remove the dining seating? I'm thinking we'll have to do that, and the 2 front seats as well.

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The dinette is on a slide so did not need to remove it. Same for the couch on the opposite side of the coach. By using floating click lock tile it made for easy work to get under the slides as deep as I could. Left the carpet in the driving area for noise reduction. The carpet on the slides and around the bed as the carpet was in good shape in both places so left that in place also.

What ever you use in the floating vinyl family just leave room around the edges for movement with temperature. Get it too tight and the seams will either pucker with expansion or pull apart with shrinkage.
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We are going to remove the carpet in our 2006 National SeaBreezeLX. It's the original carpet and has gotten pretty nasty. We would like to have tile, but being a gasser (F53 chassis) that would add too much weight. Has anyone used a peel-and-stick type tile? With the movement of the the RV going down the road, and the flexibility of the peel and stick tile, it seems like it would be a good option. Has anyone done this? Thoughts?

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I suggest removing the carpet and old linoleum and see how solid your subfloor is first. Use a 4 foot level and look for dips and high spots. Look for signs of leaks. I knew I had a buckle when I did mine, that needed to be addressed. If you want to use a composite type hard flooring your subfloor needs to be flat and solid. After I leveled out the buckled area I used the peel and stick type flooring. It was approximately 3 feet by 8 inch pieces. I primered the wood floor before laying the flooring. Super simple to cut and lay down after you do a dry fit first. Then I found a small white (no paint needed) plastic molding ( I think 1/8 x 1/2 ) at HD to finish the edges. 2 years later still looks like day 1. It wasn't as simple as some say. Not every wall is a perfect 90 degrees so take your time. If you do go with vinyl planks use a primer before you lay down. If you plan it out, and take your time, it will look sweet.



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