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Old 10-05-2017, 08:36 AM   #1
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Rubber flooring

Newbie here with a quick question:

I've pulled all the passenger seats on my shortie and am starting to consider plan the remodel.
I notice many--if not all--of you remove the rubber flooring before beginning any new floor; why?

It seems to me that that rubber might serve as a noise buffer underlayment.
What am I missing?

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Old 10-05-2017, 08:46 AM   #2
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You're missing the possible rot and funk going on underneath it.
And most of us want insulation under the flooring.
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Old 10-05-2017, 10:25 AM   #3
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The vast majority of Skoolies leak. And the water finds and collects in the plywood under the rubber puke mats. You really need to know what condition the floor (your foundation) is in before building on it.
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You're missing the possible rot and funk going on underneath it.
And most of us want insulation under the flooring.

I am going to insulate, just thought the rubber underneath would add to that.
Hadn't considered what could be trapped underneath the rubber.
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Old 10-05-2017, 01:26 PM   #5
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Makes sense to me now.
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Is it just rubber or rubber over plywood?
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Old 10-05-2017, 11:49 PM   #7
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Is it just rubber or rubber over plywood?
I think it's just rubber with no plywood on top of the metal floor (no plywood)
I'll check.
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just rubber

This is a really interesting thread to a newbie here too. I think mine is just rubber over metal (I can see straight thru the seat bolt holes in the floor) and had considered leaving the rubber. Underside of bus is free of rust and been in the south its whole life...
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The rubber is good at trapping moisture underneath.
I pulled mine up. Foam board and plywood will be a whole lot better at killing heat and noise than any puke mat.
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Old 05-02-2018, 09:01 PM   #10
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I recently pulled out my rubber flooring and found plywood in great condition, its spring now and getting pretty warm, i tried vinyl adhesive tile but when it warmed up during the day,they started popping up, i ripped them out, i am trying to find something not so temperature sensitive, any suggestions?,what did you end up using?
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