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Old 07-28-2010, 11:06 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by dnrtheil View Post
Does Luan stand up to water the way exterior grade plywood does? I would guess that when the Luan gets wet it'll swell up.


I'm doing a test. I cut a 12" square piece and soaked it with water (more water than it may ever see) to see if it delaminates and how much. Going to check it tonight to see what happened.

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Old 07-29-2010, 04:46 PM   #16
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Let us know how it goes... but I don't think luan was ever designed to be soaked.

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Old 07-29-2010, 09:37 PM   #17
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Replacing carpet

The carpet is out in my 2001 Excella, 30'. Was going to use 1/4" lauan but installer felt we should go to 3/8th's plywood. A little heavier but not that much. Not sure how they"re attaching it- either nails or screws. Then installing sheet of special moisture barrier over the wood. Then installing Mannington Adura plank vinyl flooring (3' X 5" X 1/8 thick). It will be glued to the moisture barrier with a special glue that will allow a plank to by heated with a hair-dryer and taken up if damaged and replaced.

Using the 3/8th's plywood also eliminates having to use any trim around the edges because the carpet and pad were cut away at the edge of cabinets and dinette. The 3/8th " hides the cut-away edges.

Hope it works ok.
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Old 07-30-2010, 04:03 AM   #18
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Use right size screws or nails

Whatever they attach to the floor, make sure they do not use nails or screws longer that the thickness of the floor. There are water lines, electric wires and black & grey tanks down there just under the floor. Someone attached a 1/4 in plywood to lay flooring and it hit a water line. Must have sat there for years slowly leaking. When I took the floor up to install a new floating floor, I pulled the nail and it looked like a little spring flowing from the hole. Big problem getting that fixed without dropping the belly pan.
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Old 07-30-2010, 06:50 AM   #19
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Flooring issues

Good info to know about water/electrical lines under the floor!

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