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Old 01-29-2016, 10:09 PM   #21
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Considering different flooring options. Home depot has some traffic master vinyl flooring that comes in 12ft widths. Seems like this would help with spills and such. Don't want to loose too much headroom so was thinking of just gluing the vinyl down onto the body/sheet metal. Any thoughts?

I'm just concerned with condensation building up between the flooring and the sheet metal. Also considering G flooring.

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Old 01-29-2016, 11:25 PM   #22
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We used Home Depot vinyl flooring (the cheap stuff) and glued it down on our bus and it has lasted over 3 years with no problems. However, we are out west with virtually no humidity, not sure how it would hold up with high humidity.
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Old 01-30-2016, 09:25 AM   #23
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We used Home Depot vinyl flooring (the cheap stuff) and glued it down on our bus and it has lasted over 3 years with no problems. However, we are out west with virtually no humidity, not sure how it would hold up with high humidity.
Did you use the stuff that comes in wide sheets?
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Old 01-30-2016, 11:49 AM   #24
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No we did not try any of the wide sheets. We used some of the planks that look like a wood floor and some of the vinyl squares.
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It all depends on where you plan to go? I am at the beach in n.c. And never plan on going anywhere where it is colder than here. I do plan on a trip to texas and back to see family or eventually to the Grand Canyon but if its getting cold I am leaving.
I personally don't like the idea of gluing directly to the original floor.
I used a hard wood floor underlayment and salvaged some bamboo flooring and teak wood flooring. Most of my build is salvaged so I build when I find it? I plan on staying in the southern states. If you are looking at the Northern Territory then you will definitely want insulation on in/on the floor. Unless you plan on heating and skirting under the bus when you stop?
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Old 01-30-2016, 09:18 PM   #26
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I think your original post was concerned with condensation. We are out west and have never had a problem with condensation. This may not be true in areas that have a lot of water in the air (humidity). Like Jolly Roger said it depends on where you are and how you use your bus.
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Old 01-31-2016, 12:15 AM   #27
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I'm in GA and will use it primarily here. Humid for sure but not concerned with insulation for heat purposes as will be more of a party shuttle but than a sleeper. But when we do sleep in it, Temps are not too cold.

I just want to make sure that rust won't start againow below the vinyl on the aluminum floor.
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Old 01-31-2016, 07:18 AM   #28
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Aluminum doesn't rust, man.
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But it does oxidize. And with the wrong conditions, it can be eaten though quicker than steel.
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But it does oxidize. And with the wrong conditions, it can be eaten though quicker than steel.

Galvanized aluminum corrodes similar to rust I'm told. I thought it looked to rusty to be aluminum but two welders speculated it was galvanized aluminum. I did the magnet test to finally tell it is in fact steel.

Should have trusted my instincts.
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