How to replace our livingroom floor in our mobile home?


We r seniors on a fixed-income. We need to replace are floor in the living room seems to be sagging in parts what is the least expensive way do this?

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  • Anita Elaine Anita Elaine on Jul 05, 2018
    Your subfloor under the carpet or vinyl is probably older particle board that has begun to dissolve from humidity and grime. For seniors, I do NOT recommend you put particle board back into your home. The adhesives are biotoxins when the boards deteriorate. Removing the existing boards needs to be done using ventilation masks and coveralls that you are willing to dispose of later.
    … 5/8" plywood is your basic flooring to go over the floor joists. Make sure there is no rotting or molding studs beneath and put down lime UNDER mobile homes to dry soil under house; I paint a primer onto the plywood BEFORE installing carpet again.
    … Frankly, I try to talk seniors out of putting wall-to-wall carpet back down. Throw down an area rug and leave the painted floor in sight so you can monitor its condition as the mobile home ages. Small repairs cost less! And seeing where one is needed is not possible with carpets.
  • Sharon Sharon on Jul 05, 2018
    I would have someone check underneath to see if a joist broke, and whether it can be repaired by simply sistering 2 pieces of 1-2"x 6" wood on either side. If its the subfloor, have the carpet rolled back, and have a piece of 3/4" plywood or chip board replace the bad area. Then have your carpet restretched and tacked down.
  • Kate Kate on Jul 05, 2018
    Whatever you do --you should cover the entire floor with ply wood .otherwise you will just end up doing bits and pieces later too. Mobile home floors are like that because of the material they use to begin with. Once they get a damp spot they will keep coming up with soft spots later
  • 27524803 27524803 on Jul 06, 2018
    An exterior grade plywood would be a good option, and you may be able to go over the existing particle board, using longer screws.... use at least 5/8 in plywood.... BUT 3/4 or 1 inch would work better... then... I would install some of the new wide plank Vinyl (wood look) flooring...
    BE SURE and have the under structure of your mobile home checked to be sure all of the floor joists are still structurally sound.... otherwise all the new materials and costs will be wasted or are free referral services that check reviews and verify references of the Home Pros, Contractors and Handymen they list
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