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Old 04-05-2008, 03:08 PM   #11
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im thinking between the metal floor and whatever you put on it metal will sweat....
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Old 04-05-2008, 11:20 PM   #12
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So.. Metal flooring -> Vapor Barrier -> Insulation -> OSB/Plywood -> Laminate flooring or what ever.
Tomorrow I coat the metal floor with the rustoleum, I patched and caulked all the tiny holes in the floor left by the chairs and screws that held down the rubber and flooring, wow fun! ;)
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Old 04-09-2008, 10:25 AM   #13
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I got my floor coated with a gallon of the rustolem heavy rust paint and all the holes patched. I cut and screwed my 1x4's and today I'm cutting insulation and maybe OSB. I also used 30# felt paper under my 1x4s.

Short bus, how's that paint working on the OSB board? I wanted to coat mine with something to help with any possible future water problems from people tracking in snow and possible water spillage from drinks. I thought about using some marine grade water proofer on the OSB then my laminate flooring on top of that.
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Old 04-10-2008, 10:23 AM   #14
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Thats great! Glad is working for you.

I got all my insulation cut and 1/2 of the taping done before I ran out of tape. Today the OSB goes on, yeah! I also got 4 tubes of liquid nails for the edges. The insulation was a pain because I used a lot of 1x4's and created several areas where insulation had to be cut down. I used the 1x4s on the high traffic walk ways for additional support of the OSB.
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Old 04-22-2015, 05:39 PM   #15
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What did you use to patch the floor holes? I have heard polyurethane is the best way to go other than welding. I just don't know which to choose. The kind for windows, cement/masonry, or what not. Suggestions? I am on page 15 of 18 for the conversion thread with no luck on what people used, other than one guy who said he used aluminum rivots. THanks!
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Old 04-22-2015, 06:07 PM   #16
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What did you use to patch the floor holes? I have heard polyurethane is the best way to go other than welding. I just don't know which to choose. The kind for windows, cement/masonry, or what not. Suggestions? I am on page 15 of 18 for the conversion thread with no luck on what people used, other than one guy who said he used aluminum rivots. THanks!
Welding is about the worst method to use for patching holes. Alumunum rivets are the next worst due to galvanic corrosion.

Vinyl plank flooring is best in a bus. Laminate flooring is the worst flooring to use in a bus.

Galvanized metal sheets are the best to use for sub floor over your insulation, under the vinyl plank flooring.

Rigid Styrofoam sheets are best for insulating the floor.

Wood is the last thing you should be putting back into the floor. look what the original plywood did to the metal. It soaked up moisture, and held it, causing the metal floor to rust.

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Old 05-13-2015, 03:13 AM   #17
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Wood is the last thing you should be putting back into the floor. look what the original plywood did to the metal. It soaked up moisture, and held it, causing the metal floor to rust.

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What would you screw the galvanized metal floor to?
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whatever you use just screw it to the metel floor, self tappers work great
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Old 05-13-2015, 07:57 AM   #19
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I bought stress mats that interlock like a puzzle. That way, if a piece gets damaged, stained, worn, or I need access under it for any reason, no problem. I can lift out one piece at a time. I got them in packs at Harbour Freight. There are also places to order them online if you want to spend more and have a custom print put on them. I went with all grey.

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Old 05-13-2015, 09:17 AM   #20
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I bought rubber flooring for my bus. Glued it to the plywood. I bought it from homedepot online sales. Its for garage floors for a parking mat. It looks like "diamond plate" although they had "coin" style also.
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