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Old 05-31-2005, 03:15 PM   #11
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I also have propane, electric & original bus heaters and agree with Steve: if you live in a climate that needs heat, the bus heaters work very well. I almost removed mine, but was glad I decided to keep it.
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Old 05-31-2005, 06:53 PM   #12
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The sun heats it up in an instant, and it expands, forcing the edges of the tile against each other, which causes them to buckle up like crazy all over the place.

If you go with vinyl, use sheet vinyl.

If you go to the Paradigm Shift Gallery (page 8 of the gallery), you can see what I did for flooring. I put down 3/4" foam, and then put 3/4" plywood. I also installed 120' of CPVC hot water pipe for a radiant heat system that will connect either to the bus's heater system or to a solar collector.

....of course, after I put the vinyl tile down, I read the instructions which said, "do not use with radiant floor heat systems that heat the floor to temperatures higher than 85 degrees Fahrenheit"!

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Old 06-02-2005, 06:24 AM   #13
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I had good results from peel and stick long as it was on the floor. I didn't have much luck getting it to stick to the wall however.

I used the tile in my bus for more than a year with high traffic and a lot of spilled jacuzzi water. It looks nice too. I live in michigan, so it's not as hot here as some other states. Perhaps living down south would make for less desirable results with the tile. Make sure you put down nice new clean luan for the peel and stick tile.

I am not a big fan of carpet. I find it much much easier to clean a hard surface. I had originally put carpet in my bus, but quickly decided that it was not the best solution.
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Old 06-02-2005, 08:28 AM   #14
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Re: Flooring

Originally Posted by Eric von Kleist
The sun heats it up in an instant, and it expands, forcing the edges of the tile against each other, which causes them to buckle up like crazy all over the place.

If you go with vinyl, use sheet vinyl.
I totally agree, I did the same thing and got the same result. It's not that bad for the time being, but I will replace it before I start on my interior construction...

I am also replacing it becuase It got pretty messed up from window construction... I didnt put anything down to protect it from scratches, my bad.
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Old 06-11-2005, 07:02 PM   #15
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anotehr tip..

If your floor is warped, replace the whole floor. Its my experience right now that if I'd just removed all the floor, I'd been working on the kitchen now not trying to pull up the flooring up.

However, if the wood floor is in fairly good condition I would advice only removing that yucky rubber. I'm glad I am doing so as what's under it definately needs replacing.

Also I agree with the others about keeping the heater if you are in cold weather. Don't be shy to tear those suckers out if you don't want them nor can't stand that noise. Both these reasons plus I own a Hudson blanket (never get cold w/ that!) is why I tore the heater out. Plus I get that extra space for my bedroom which is the last 8 feet of TCD.

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