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Old 03-27-2012, 01:39 PM   #1
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This picture is from Fred's archives. I really like the look and want to do something similar. I talked to the owner and he mentioned a 3M product that was used to glue the tile down. I searched the forums and everyone seems to recomend against ceramic tile in a motorhome. I know some units have ceramic tile floors from the factory. Anyone know how I might install one without cracking or delamination problems?

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Old 03-27-2012, 01:49 PM   #2
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Weight would be the biggest issue, as well as the issue of flexing of the underlying floor when you're on the road, and cracking of the grout or tiles popping up. I don't think it's worthwhile to try and stiffen the floor- you're transferring flex-loads elsewhere in the frame of the vehicle- BUT, it might work to use something other than cementitious grout between the tiles, like the grout-colored and textured caulk that grout manufacturers sell for tile joints that are subject to minor movement. I always beef up floor structures in residential projects when tile or stone will be installed, to minimize flex and movement.
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I don't think 25 lbs will be too big of an issue on a 15,000 lb coach. I did get a response from a guy that installs factory ceramic tile floors on high end coaches. He recomended pronducts from.

http://www.laticrete.com/Portals/0/d...ts/lds6330.pdf

I also found a product from 3M which I believe was used in the picture above.

I'll pull out the vinyl that the PO did a pretty amateurish job of installing and see what the floor looks like.

Anyone know if there are access ports to get at the grey water level sensors? My poo tank always shows about 25%.
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25 pounds in a 15k rig isn't much. I was thinking it was more like 200, and it's located between frame members and on plywood that is more flexible than the tile. I'm sure with the right materials you can make it work.
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