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Old 02-01-2022, 02:47 PM   #1
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New Flooring Tips

Hello All,

We are installing new flooring in our class C. We decided to go with a vinyl Smartcore product. Going with their mid level plank with the rubber pad already attached to each piece.

We have ripped out all the carpet and are waiting for planks to come in to install floating floor.

My question is do you all add some sort of reflective layer/foam roll on top of the OSB subfloor before installing flooring? We do live in our RV full time and will be in a cold climate over the winter. Wanted to see if any additional layers are needed to help with heat retention or if the plank itself will be sufficient.

We know the floor will obviously be colder/retain less heat than the carpet but wanted to see if others have been fine with no additional layers between subfloor and new flooring.

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The vapor barrier is basically for water/moisture intrusion. I already has a backing on it. Short answer-no. The is a gentleman that monitors this site along with a couple that may come on and correct me and/or information.
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We have vinyl flooring and don't find it an issue as long as we don't go barefoot. Our floor construction is 3/4 plywood with 2" foam below it and a layer of fiberglass sheet on the bottom. If it a as just SOB, it might be different.
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Old 02-14-2022, 10:05 AM   #4
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Perfect. Thank you all for the info. Appreciate it.
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