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Old 01-19-2021, 10:00 AM   #1
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Does subfloor foam sqeaek while driving?

I have seen several people using foam panels in the subfloor of the bus. This seems simpler than other solutions, but is there a constant squeak every time you hit a bump, like the sound of rubbing styrofoam? I recently had a road trip with a styrofoam cooler that squeaked the whole way. I feel like this sound would make me snap halfway through the trip.

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Old 01-19-2021, 01:50 PM   #2
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I used eps in my floor and it doesn't squeak. I do have a constant whining noise going on but that is caused by... oh never mind
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Old 01-19-2021, 06:41 PM   #3
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I have 2 inch with pex in it for heat. Some squaks when you walk on it, I think it's the pex. Nothing when driving.
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Old 01-20-2021, 07:19 AM   #4
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I used eps in my floor and it doesn't squeak. I do have a constant whining noise going on but that is caused by... oh never mind
Do you have heated floors like somewhereinusa mentioned?
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I have 2 inch with pex in it for heat. Some squaks when you walk on it, I think it's the pex. Nothing when driving.
Do you have expanded polystyrene (little white balls compressed together) or extruded polystyrene (often pink, more solid form)?

That’s a good point about the heated floors on the foam subfloor.

I what kind of hard surface did you put over the foam?
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I used the pink stuff . Floor is 3/4 plywood that has some sort of plastic coating on both sides.

This doesn't squeak.

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I used the pink stuff . Floor is 3/4 plywood that has some sort of plastic coating on both sides.

This doesn't squeak.

Perfect. Thats exactly the direction we were planning on going with the xps, heated floors, and plywood. I feel more comfortable about it now.
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