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Old 11-30-2011, 07:31 AM   #15
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I am just commenting. I was not planning on doing this myself. I am still trying to pin down leaks before I decide on floor covering. It would be easy to keep clean.


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Old 12-07-2011, 01:00 AM   #16
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tile in the bathroom

A lot of great answers here concerning tile in an airstream. A few points on my own trailer with travertine tile which has been hauled over some pretty rough B.C. wilderness;
  • Ply floors in these trailers are only 1/2" in some, not thick enough by itself to properly support tile.
  • I added thin ply on top (1/8 or 1/4"), then 1/4" hardi board, all glued and screwed down, then a flexible mortar, and a flexible non-staining grout. The extra sub-floor thickness brought the tiles up flush to the height of the wood as a bonus.
  • I cut 17"x17" tiles I had down to about 3.25 inches to match up with the adjacent wood floor not only for looks but the big tiles are far more likely to crack and ceramic is the worst for this. For this reason and aesthetically I'd use no greater than 4" tile.
  • Weight wise, I added about 60-80lbs, but in the bathroom this is negligible compared to the fluctuating weight of your black and grey holding tanks which can add up to 500lbs or more when full or even a full bathtub.
  • My floor looks good, fairly easy to clean, no cracking, and it's different than everyone else's but I'd still recommend using tile sparingly nonetheless.
  • Of course if you're concerned with weight, water, ease of installation and cleaning, the obvious choice is vinyl!

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Old 12-23-2011, 11:24 PM   #17
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There is a new tile out from Dal Tile that is 1/2" x 1/2" in size and is less than a 1/8" thick, use versabond flex glue from Custom Building products, most tile distributors carry this, and use epoxy grout, brand name is Mapie, Homedepot carries it and it is premixed. you wont be disapointed

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