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Old 09-11-2012, 08:12 AM   #1
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New floor covering idea?

I will be replacing at least part of the floor in my 1959 Avion this fall and have been thinking about the floor covering. The factory paint is all in pretty good shape on the walls and I want to try and get a covering on the floor thats some what like the original flooring or at least fits with the walls. I have a friend that sells U Coat It epoxy floor coating and I think I may give it a try. I was thinking I would replace the bad spots in my floor with a good treated 3/4" plywood then put a nice smooth 1/4" hardwood plywood over the whole floor to apply the epoxy to. Picture one will be the wall of my trailer and picture 2 will be a sample of the U Coat It. There are several colors of base and chips to work with.
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Old 09-11-2012, 01:19 PM   #2
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How well does the epoxy react to the expansion and contraction of the wood?

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Old 09-11-2012, 05:07 PM   #3
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I do not think the treated wood is a good idea. Treated wood, particularly now that they changed the formulation, is very corrosive to both steel and aluminum. And not really needed. Marine plywood is not needed. Just an exterior rated sheet. Maybe seal the edges. What is needed is to keep it dry.

The epoxy floor over plywood would look nice. My preference would be for something that could be removed easier to check and to work on the floor when needed. And that would let the edges of the floor dry out to the interior when they get wet from condensation.
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