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Old 04-02-2012, 10:05 AM   #11
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Re: Floating floor squeaks?

Not sure about Floating floors so I won't chime in too much on that. However, this is what we did this weekend and I'm EXTREMELY satisfied with the Rub / Squeak results...

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Rubber Floor Out (Smell Gone) - 1/2" Foam Board down and Aluminum Taped, 1/2" Plywood down and screwed in with 2 1/2" Self Tapping screws, Solid Bamboo Floors glued down with Tile Glue... Do Not... waste your money on "Bamboo Glue".

All Plywood was gaped 1/8" between sheets and 1/4" from the walls and wheel wells to eliminate the possibility of squeaking later on! All Gaps were then filled in with Tile Glue as we lay the Bamboo floor down. Bamboo planks were also gaped 1/4" from any metal.

Driving around we had no Squeaks (Woo Hoo) and No Movement...

Warning: When using tile glue prepare for extreme stickiness everywhere and all over every tool no matter how careful you are! It's aggravating but just part of it!
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:51 AM   #12
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Re: Floating floor squeaks?

Floor looks good. thanks for the pictures.
I have that color in my bathroom.. each room in my bus has a different color of wood flooring.
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:25 PM   #13
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Floor looks good. thanks for the pictures.
I have that color in my bathroom.. each room in my bus has a different color of wood flooring.

I found Solid Bamboo for $1.59 at a Warehouse Sales place here in Houston. I was floored!
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:37 PM   #14
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Re: Floating floor squeaks?

How much longer we going to go on about the floor ???????let mover on to some new stuff,gezzzzzzzzzz two wks on this matter,i like to read about new things evey two days or so,it getting like the tire presser thing,,,on & on learn from your mistakes and move on....
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:32 PM   #15
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...gezzzzzzzzzz two wks on this matter,i like to read about new things evey two days or so...
Um... Dude, didja read the title of the thread? It is dedicated to floor squeaks. And have you read Lorna's posts about cabinet stuff? That's different. And I'll post new stuff on my build thread as soon as I finish loading the videos up to YouTube. So that will be different too.

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learn from your mistakes and move on....
Not everyone learns the same. I like to think and analyze as much information as I can before moving forward. I design, build, and redo something in my head countless times before ever cutting the first piece of wood. Every piece of advice, every experience others share, adds to my ability to make better decisions about my build. Hell, I'm even reading as many of the older posts as I can find. I'm sure others do the same.

Got anything to add? I'd appreciate yet another person's input. If not, there's an entire forum full of 'different' stuff for you to read. Don't let us hold ya back.
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:43 PM   #16
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Re: Floating floor squeaks?

i don't mine the discussion on an item,its when uall discuss the same thing over ,over again,,,like the tire presser it went on for two wks on the same thing,it great to learn things,but .....its a moveing thing and i would not put a floating object in a moveing thing,nail or glue it,its like putting a fish tank in a wagon and hope it stays

if some one said not to do it,than don't do it,,,end of discussion..............................three days is ok,but two wks on the same thing....i see this floating floor thing going on for that long,,,,,,
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So don't read the post. Easy.
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Old 04-03-2012, 04:06 AM   #18
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The discussion is just floating back and forth... hasn't gone out to sea yet. You have to wait until the tide turns...
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Re: Floating floor squeaks?

It is wise to use screws or nails on a floating floor. That's why I screwed my shoes onto my surfboard.
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Personally I would install it without fastening it to the subfloor. If you do get squeaks or other unpleasantness you can always nail/screw it down as needed.
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