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Old 06-14-2018, 01:50 PM   #1
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Stain on floor

A stain(see photo), has appeared on our floor between the showers and the head. We use a bath mat when showering, but do not leave it on the floor thereafter.

Would appreciate any advice on how to address this stain.

Ours is a 2017 FC 27 FBT.


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Old 06-14-2018, 02:00 PM   #2
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On our sheet vinyl floor in the AS, we had a few old stains that did not respond to mild (Dawn) detergent and water. Yours looks similar.

DW finally gave up, and hit it with aerosol spray Dow Bathroom Cleaner, the "Scrubbing Bubbles" stuff. Spray lightly, let sit for a minute or two, wipe off and rinse gently with clear water on a damp sponge. Avoid leaving puddles--they tend to go where they can cause trouble later... No more stains--looked like new.

If your floor is made of something else, I'd try in a hidden area to see if it will not damage the floor. Your stain could just be soap scum and stuff from the shower use...and about the only thing that takes that off is the Dow Bathroom Cleaner, in my experience.
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A stain(see photo), has appeared on our floor between the showers and the head. We use a bath mat when showering, but do not leave it on the floor thereafter.

Would appreciate any advice on how to address this stain.

Ours is a 2017 FC 27 FBT.


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In all seriousness, it looks like that may be right outside your shower. Perhaps it's a sign that the shower pan is leaking?
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In all seriousness, it looks like that may be right outside your shower. Perhaps it's a sign that the shower pan is leaking?
Yes, this stain could be coming from a wet subfloor.
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Ditto that this may be from moisture that got under your flooring.

I had the same thing.

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What is the cure

If this is a wet subfloor, how is that resolved?
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Old 06-15-2018, 07:17 AM   #8
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If this is a wet subfloor, how is that resolved?
Hopefully under warranty. A wet subfloor is a huge problem especially if rot has settled in. I think a fix could involve ripping all the cabinets out to peel back the laminate flooring (which goes wall to wall under the cabinets). Then pull lift out the bad subflooring revealing the steel frame underneath.

If my trailer and out of warranty I might consider just selling it.
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Unless there is a leak directly above, I do not think it is a wet subfloor. If it was, it would be at the edge of the floor (near a leak source), not out in the middle of the space.
There are other threads about this type of stain, caused by a rubber backed mat. Remove the mat when not in use, or toss it and get a different type of mat.
Odds are the stain will disappear on its own. Normal cleaning will not remove the stain immediately, but might help. Keep the area dry. Open windows to allow air to circulate. Let the summer heat work on it. It takes time and a little patience on your part.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f461...ml#post1845170
^^ This post is one example of how it takes time/heat. ^^

Maybe a heat lamp would speed things along.

If the stain seems to be mold, try a product called Wet and Forget. I have used this successfully to eliminate mold.
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