Originally Posted by lapeer20m
Height wasn't a real big issue for me since the bus was about 6 inches taller than I am. I used either 3/4" or 1" foil backed foam board on the floor of the bus covered with 1/4" osb. Then i put the actual flooring on top of that.
In my opinion, carpet is bad due to the difficulty in keeping it clean. Carpet does have excelelnt sound dampening properties however. I think the best option is a hard surface floor ie: lanolium, peel and stick tile, pergo ect with non slip rugs on top. Then you have the best of both worlds: easy to clean and sound dampening.
This process took up about 1.5" of ceiling height.
If I may suggest something. what I have done and am about to do, is both, hard floor and carpet. They have these nifty carpet squares out now in all kinds of thickness and styles that fit together seamlessly. Im going to custom fit some into my living areas (front living area, and bed area) and place it over top my checker lynoleum tile floor that is already down. So anytime i want the hard floors out, parties, i can just pull up the carpet squares and store them in a storage compartment. If needed, I found a carpet brand that can be cleaned but putting the square in a sink w/ soapy water.
I think it will be pretty cool soon as i order the carpet...
Oh ya, what happened to this topic, I too would like to know more about govs on busses. Its a pain in the ass for me to drive on the freeway. Do all school system buses have govs, who would know how to help me?