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Old 02-02-2010, 07:01 AM   #1
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Hello all, I have never owned a motor home so I will ask here. A buddy has a newer coach and wants me to remove the carpet and install ceramic tile throughout. 12x12's I think. There is a mid section that already has it but I told him I didn't think it would hold up due to frame flex. Can this be done. Robert

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Old 02-02-2010, 07:51 AM   #2
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I find it hard to believe that a manufacture would install ceramic tile in a MH or trailer.

I would look at it more closely to see if it is in fact ceramic.

Consider Armstrong man made wood. Ease if installation compared to other such products. I have had it installed in my trailer for 4 years now.

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Old 02-02-2010, 08:45 AM   #3
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Thanks I have yet to look at it. I also find it hard to believe. Robert
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Old 02-02-2010, 09:57 AM   #4
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Unless you want to replace cracked tiles and redo the grout after every trip, I wouldn't bother with ceramic tile in a moving vehicle - too much flex.

Any material that can be installed as a floating floor, without adding a lot of weight, would be ideal.
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Old 02-03-2010, 03:10 PM   #5
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I have an Airstream 2000LY with ceramic,
"Dont DO it"
We want to take it out and Use a "Pergo" type floor
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Old 02-12-2010, 06:16 AM   #6
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I took out the carpet and replaced with the Lowes laminate Swiftlok Plus. The hand scrapped Hickory is a nice match to the existing wood. The Plus has the foam backer preinstalled. This was an easy DIY job and the result is very nice indeed. I'm still due to trim out and have the materials but limited time. When I finish I'll post photos.
What is interesting is that most of the time the floor is covered with the putting mat material used for testing golfers on the SAM PuttLab setup in the bus. Nice floor rarely seen.

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