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Old 02-09-2016, 08:11 PM   #31
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We left the original bus floor (ours is over metal, not plywood), took out the metal strips on either side of the aisle to make it flat, and laid down foam underlayment/moisture barrier, then put cheapo $1/sq ft laminate wood flooring on top. The kitchen and bathroom have a sheet of luan over the foam underlayment, with stick on tiles on top of the plywood. We've been living in it full time since then (June 2014) and have traveled over 8000 miles in all kinds of weather and washboard dirt roads, sand, mud, and I-don't-know-what-else since then, and it's holding up great. Although if you let a puddle of water sit on the floor for too long I could see how it might soak into the seams of the laminate. We didn't fasten the floor down at all; we just built all our furniture right on top of it and screwed the furniture in. It doesn't move at all.

If I had to do it again and I had the head room (I'm short, but not everyone is...) I'd put foam board insulation under it first.
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Old 02-14-2016, 03:01 PM   #32
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Did you glue the underlayment to your metal floor? Or the wood to that? How is it attached? Thanks!
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Old 02-14-2016, 10:08 PM   #33
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Has anyone used wood look porcelain tile for flooring?
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Old 02-14-2016, 10:14 PM   #34
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Seriously doubt porcelain will survive the twisting and flexing that a bus floor experiences. Small tiles on counter tops can be OK, but an epoxy (non-cementitious) grout is best there.
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Old 02-14-2016, 10:40 PM   #35
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Should clarify, anyone use it on a MCI bus?
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Old 02-15-2016, 07:51 AM   #36
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i recently installed both self stick and floating vinyl flooring from lowes. the cheap self stick was junk, not worth installing. the floating floor is real nice, about 1.80 sf.
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Old 02-15-2016, 11:46 AM   #37
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We didn't attach the underlayment at all. Just laid it down, cut it to size, taped the pieces together with insulation tape (which is cheap and super sticky and awesome), then installed the flooring right over it. The only thing holding the floor in place is the screws that hold the furniture into the floor. They're drilled right through the furniture frame and flooring, all the way through the metal bus floor.

The self stick tiles I got have been wonderful, actually. I ordered them dirt cheap from Mazer Wholesale. I accidentally ordered twice as much as I needed but they were so cheap it didn't matter. I expected to have to replace some because they felt so flimsy (you can tear them with your hands) but none of them have gotten messed up at all.
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Old 02-15-2016, 11:49 AM   #38
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I used these: Solid Black Peel & Stick-Self Adhesive Vinyl Tile Flooring, Cheap in black and white 12", but they sell all kinds. The actual "garage flooring" is more expensive, but the cheap ones work fine.
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