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Old 03-29-2008, 02:50 PM   #1
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I've seen wooden floors, linoleum, tile, rubber and carpeting in pics here. What do you guys recommend for high traffic flooring? The tailgating lot where we go is in bad shape, lots of tiny pebbles and tore up black top not to mention many of my friends can't keep their beers/drinks in their cans,bottles and cups when they entered my last bus, which had carpeting, ugh. I've had chilli,soup, mud, shots of just about every kind and snow tracked in or spilled on the old bus floor so I need something durable and easily cleaned. I also have two dogs that lord only knows what they walked in and have tracked it through the old bus.

So my options are get rid of my friends and dogs or find something that will work

I though about a wood floor with a carpet runner down the middle, that way I can wash it with a hose or throw it away after it gets too nasty. http://www.carpetsaver.com/

Has anyone tried the garage floor epoxy? http://www.garagefloorcoating.com/ From what I've read it's only installed on concrete. I really don't want to do the ceramic tile thing either, they'd probably end up broken after a year knowing my friends.

It would be great to be able to clean off the floor with a garden hose every now and then too but not a necessity as the wife errr I can just as easily mop it. ;)

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Old 03-29-2008, 11:16 PM   #2
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Re: Flooring feedback

why not the stock bus floor with long rugs on top? This way you can spray the bus out with a garden hose if necessary.
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Old 03-30-2008, 09:55 PM   #3
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I need to pull up the original floor and address the rust, if any. Then I'm going to lay down the insulation and plywood, then..... I haven't decided yet.
What did you use?
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i used laminate extra from my house i dont know about the hose but mopping works great and takes a beating plus no holes just kliks in
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Old 03-31-2008, 12:34 AM   #5
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i used laminate extra from my house i dont know about the hose but mopping works great and takes a beating plus no holes just kliks in
I've been leaning that direction after reading things. Did you just lay it over your plywood / osb sub flooring?
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i put down a vapor barrier right over the metal floor and layed in the floor have insul under the floor saves headroom
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i put down a vapor barrier right over the metal floor and layed in the floor have insul under the floor saves headroom
My head room is great, thank God. I'm 6'1" and have plenty of head room as it sits which I'm very thankful for.
Well, time to get out and do some damage......1st day with the bus home.. woot!
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Looks like Laminate for me on top of OSB.
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sounds good but id put a vap barrior between wood and steel like lam underlay for cement i used it no stink like tap paper and not much monry timbuk
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Thanks. Should I put a vapor barrier under my insulation and on top of it too? My metal bus floor is getting a coating of anti rust paint followed by insulation and then plywood where does the vapor barrier normally go on a RV?
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