Asked on Oct 7, 2017

Change floor in RV

RoxanegBob26643975Jewellmartin
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Right now we have tile flooring and it is dull. What is the best way to change flooring and can we use the same as in the house

8 answers
  • Dfm
    on Oct 7, 2017

    you can probably use the same as in the house, tile floors can get heavy and crack with movement... i'v seen mostly sheet goods laid out in campers.
  • Roxaneg
    on Oct 7, 2017

    Vinyl planking, carpet, linoleum, laminate-- all work well in an RV.

    Changing the old for new is really a matter of pulling up the old. Keep in mind that there are a lot of cuts needed in an RV when you make you purchase.
  • Jewellmartin
    on Oct 7, 2017

    If you use your RV to travel, you want to keep some kind of tile or easy to mop floor. Heavy tile will, obviously, weigh down the RV and cost you extra fuel. Laminate that looks like stone, wood, or another design is much lighter weight, but must be completely sealed, especially along walls and seams because excess water can make it swell or buckle. Linoleum comes in hundreds of patterns and various weights, and can be laid and sealed throughout the RV, from bath to living room. The RV will appear larger with the same flooring throughout. You can define spaces by using different flooring with fewer walls. Best wishes in your choice. 😇
  • Bob26643975
    on Oct 7, 2017

    I thought laminate has to be able to float ???
  • Bob26643975
    on Oct 7, 2017

    Thank you
  • Roxaneg
    on Oct 8, 2017

    You don't say what kind of tile this is, but you can lay ceramic tile over ceramic by grinding over the high spots. The same is true of laying a laminate over laminate, vinyl over vinyl and so on. Certainly if you've leveled the old floor, you can lay the new floor right on top of the old.
  • Roxaneg
    on Oct 8, 2017

    The only caveat would be if you are trying to put a flexible tile over ceramic where you've got a natural dip into the group line. You might end up with outlines of the old tiles under the new. Laminates tend to be stiffer and might be the best solution.
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