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Old 01-30-2009, 12:09 AM   #29
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I'm still toying with the overlapping sheets of plywood idea to form a monolithic floor.
Interesting idea, and one that I think has a lot of merit. Especially for those who would like to put in laminate flooring but are concerned about the plywood joints moving.

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Old 01-30-2009, 08:16 AM   #30
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A person might use a "floating" laminate floor, but on things like the 12x12 tiles, you may be right. We'll see how things go.
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Old 02-03-2009, 12:09 PM   #31
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Living so close to the Nyloboard plant I went there this morning. They gave me two small samples to play with. This stuff looks bombproof! I only want to do my floor once. This perhaps is the way to go. The strength and compression is better than any plywood and it is impervious to water infiltration, mold and delamination. I will be starting my floor soon and will keep you informed of results.
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Old 02-04-2009, 04:08 AM   #32
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I used it. I did my bathroom with nyloboard. I never worry about rot in that area. I have a left over cut up piece in my back yard which has been sitting there for almost a year. It still looks new and feels the same. I use it to put potted plants on.

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Old 02-13-2009, 07:56 AM   #33
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How about Extira?

Has anyone heard of or used Extira for their subfloor? I came across it at a local lumber supply yard. It's like MDF though much more water resistant and made for exterior applications. Details are here: Extira Treated Exterior Panel Product Line

I'm concerned that it will not take fasteners along its perimeter well. Anyone have thoughts on this product?

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Old 02-13-2009, 08:13 AM   #34
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Hey Steve, it was nice meeting you last week at the Texas Vintage.

I don't know anything about this product, but it certainly does appear to be similar to MDF, so my concerns would be primarily regarding its weight (since MDF is so very heavy), and then after that its ability to take fasteners, and its structural stability when laid down.

But I'm always very interested in new and potentially better products, so maybe someone else will have some real information about this one.

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What is Nyloboard??? Can you send me info on this??
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Old 02-14-2009, 05:35 AM   #36
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http://www.airforums.com/forums/f36/...n-38204-3.html

I took you to page three of my restoration using Nyloboard. You can see how I went about installing it in my trailer.

Nyloboard-The Next Generation of Green Building > HOME

This is the company and if you got back in this thread I posted the link to the specifications for nyloboard. So far I am a happy customer. Time will tell.

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Old 02-14-2009, 05:41 AM   #37
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Has anyone heard of or used Extira for their subfloor?
Steve,

The website says it is for "non-structural" use. It would not work for an airstream subfloor.

Take a look at the Nyloboard mentioned in this thread... it is nice stuff.
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I'm leaning towards to AdvanTech at this point. Seems like a good balance of price/weight/rigidity/availability/exterior application. Thanks for the help and info!
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Steve, looking forward to seeing a picture on your blog of you standing on the ground through the middle of your frame!

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