Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-19-2020, 09:06 AM   #1
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2020
Posts: 7
Epoxy flooring

Hey everyone, was wondering if anyone ever did an epoxy floor inside their skoolie? I see most people use wood or laminate of some kind. Do you think an epoxy would work?
lilrox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2020, 09:25 AM   #2
Bus Crazy
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 1,397
Year: 2007
Coachwork: Thomas Built
Chassis: Minotour
Engine: Chevy Express 3500 6.6l
Yes, it would. That’s a pretty good idea. Maybe a little industrial looking. Go for the 2 part stuff if you can get it.

Gacodeck

Base and intermediate coat
UB6407 1 1/4 gallons per 100 sq ft Base Coat

Intermediate coat 1 gallon per 100 sq ft

U66 Topcoat 2 coats? 1 gallon per 100 sq ft

UB6407 Polyester Tape For seams

T5116 thinner 10% test to see how product applies before thinning

BG1840 Walnut shell in intermediate coat. Broadcast on surface while tacky
8-10 pounds per square
Danjo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2020, 09:37 AM   #3
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2020
Posts: 7
Awesome! I did a penny floor in my house and loved the outcome. Im thinking of doing that in the skoolie. I did use a two part for that project.
lilrox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2020, 11:12 AM   #4
Bus Crazy
 
banman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,456
Year: 2002
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: Freightliner FS-65
Engine: 7.2L Cat 3126 turbo diesel
Rated Cap: 71 passenger 30,000 gvwr
Quote:
Originally Posted by lilrox View Post
Hey everyone, was wondering if anyone ever did an epoxy floor inside their skoolie? I see most people use wood or laminate of some kind. Do you think an epoxy would work?
Are you leaving the metal showing?

How are you planing to use the bus?
__________________
David

The Murder Bus
banman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2020, 11:47 AM   #5
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2020
Posts: 7
I’m planning on insulating, subfloor, then glue pennies and epoxy over pennies. I will be traveling frequently in my skoolie then after kiddos graduate live full time in my bus.
lilrox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2020, 12:34 PM   #6
Bus Crazy
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 1,397
Year: 2007
Coachwork: Thomas Built
Chassis: Minotour
Engine: Chevy Express 3500 6.6l
Ohhhh. Are you talking about clear epoxy over pennies? That’s not what I thought you meant. IDK how durable epoxy resin would be. The stuff I wrote about is an opaque urethane.
Danjo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2020, 12:38 PM   #7
Bus Crazy
 
banman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,456
Year: 2002
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: Freightliner FS-65
Engine: 7.2L Cat 3126 turbo diesel
Rated Cap: 71 passenger 30,000 gvwr
Quote:
Originally Posted by lilrox View Post
I’m planning on insulating, subfloor, then glue pennies and epoxy over pennies. I will be traveling frequently in my skoolie then after kiddos graduate live full time in my bus.
Do you mean like "bar coat" ?

Only doing the entire floor?
__________________
David

The Murder Bus
banman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2020, 01:02 PM   #8
Bus Crazy
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 1,397
Year: 2007
Coachwork: Thomas Built
Chassis: Minotour
Engine: Chevy Express 3500 6.6l
Bottle cap floor!
Danjo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2020, 01:13 PM   #9
Bus Crazy
 
banman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,456
Year: 2002
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: Freightliner FS-65
Engine: 7.2L Cat 3126 turbo diesel
Rated Cap: 71 passenger 30,000 gvwr
Quote:
Originally Posted by Danjo View Post
Bottle cap floor!
Trapped air space would provide additional insulation...
__________________
David

The Murder Bus
banman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2020, 01:15 PM   #10
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2020
Posts: 7
Yes like a bar top with clear epoxy. I did a floor in my home and itís very durable but wasnít sure if the bus would be different?? Iíll try to link a pic
Attached Images
File Type: jpeg A48EE14C-8A73-422C-A24B-A79484386E6E.jpeg (36.3 KB, 50 views)
lilrox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2020, 01:17 PM   #11
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2020
Posts: 7
Danjo bottle caps would be cool too!
lilrox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2020, 09:20 PM   #12
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 52
Year: 1991
Chassis: Wayne Lifeguard
Engine: 7.3L IDI
Rated Cap: 23,600 lb
That penny floor looks amazing!
AzironaZack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2020, 09:14 AM   #13
Bus Crazy
 
banman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,456
Year: 2002
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: Freightliner FS-65
Engine: 7.2L Cat 3126 turbo diesel
Rated Cap: 71 passenger 30,000 gvwr
Quote:
Originally Posted by lilrox View Post
Yes like a bar top with clear epoxy. I did a floor in my home and itís very durable but wasnít sure if the bus would be different?? Iíll try to link a pic
Ahh, now that we've sussed out what you're trying to do --

I think the only issue would be flexing of the floor.

That would depend on the type of bus you're using...
How you build your sub-floor...
How you drive your bus in the future...
__________________
David

The Murder Bus
banman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2020, 03:13 PM   #14
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2020
Posts: 7
I have a 1998 Amtran Genesis, I will be insulating and adding plywood subfloor. Gonna do some more research, then I may take my chances and get ready for a couple weeks of laying pennies!
lilrox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2020, 04:15 PM   #15
Bus Crazy
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 1,397
Year: 2007
Coachwork: Thomas Built
Chassis: Minotour
Engine: Chevy Express 3500 6.6l
I think that the key to your success is to make a floor that minimizes deflection. To do that you will probably want to use “joists” or “sleepers” the same thickness as the XPS foam, possibly running 12” center to center in the main traffic path. The choice of plywood will also add stiffness. I have some 6-ply 1/2 inch that was far stiffer than other 1/2 inch stuff, so look around.
Danjo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2020, 04:53 PM   #16
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Tacoma, Washington
Posts: 15
Year: 1997
Coachwork: El Dorado National
Chassis: Escort RE
Engine: Cummins C8.3
Rated Cap: Not sure (32 foot model)
2-party epoxy expands and contracts. I don't know how a thin application would act, but thicker stuff will split open and reseal, making creases wherever it does.
There may be a formulation available that doesn't do this, but it has been my experience.
MilesOriginal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2020, 08:57 PM   #17
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 8
Epoxy floor

I spoke with 2 companies that do epoxy floors locally and neither one recommended it for my bus. The bus floor will flex and the epoxy will crack. Epoxy works great on a cement floor because thereís no movement. I didnít use any joists or dividers. I used loctite construction adhesive to glue the insulation panels to the metal bus floor. Bags of lead were distributed over the foam. The process was repeated with 3/4Ē plywood decking. I sanded filled and sanded again and used 3 coats of high solids polyurethane, NOT what you get at the big box stores.
atthebeginning is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×