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Author Topic: Laminate Flooring - good choice for a bus?  (Read 1541 times)
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« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2013, 07:28:43 PM »

Right - this is a vinyl plank, not a laminate. 

I see the issue with a floating floor and a crash.  However, most of the floor area will be support by objects bolted down to the frame through the floor.  So, in reality not much of the floor will be truly floating and probably won't go anywhere.  At least, that is my thinking at the moment on the matter...

I started researching the Earth Werks brand.  Interesting so far.  have to find a dealer ...

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« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2013, 07:54:08 PM »

The earth works was my first choice,but every time i tried to order it they were out and didnt know when they would have it in my color.I went with the(thick free floating) flooring in the gally and head area only and have no problems yet.Some people thought it was real tile.As for crash goes,i wont be thinking about my flooring.Probably just scream OH MY at the end......... George.
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« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2013, 04:05:52 AM »

Brian our bus has a wood laminate floor and it has held up up perfectly. Of course I don't know what kind but it's been in there since 2004 and no issues with temps or scratches. And we have a dog too.
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« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2013, 10:55:40 AM »

We used laminate (not vinyl) wood flooring which is made of a composite wood/paper fiber with a nice bamboo top.  Like Jim and Dave said earlier - it holds up great, takes a beating, has been in 90-100 temps with no AC (stored outside) and cold temps (in the teens) and it looks the same as the day it was installed.  

Like Jim and Dave said - get water in it (soaked) and it will never dry out and with any humidity at all it can easily mold if it gets soaked.  You won't see the mold until you pull the boards apart.

Brian -  I'd go with a vinyl laminate tile like what you are looking at.  Don't worry about the temps.  Its the same vinyl they use for siding on houses.  I'd leave the laminate in the bus for a day or two before you install so there is no temperature change when you install it.  Do it on a dry day and use a good vapor barrier underneath and you'll be fine.

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« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2013, 02:47:57 PM »

Brian  I have  water radiant floor heat 4 zones and when on the road and the heat is on the temp can go up to 180 deg. if I want lots of heat and have had no problems with the laminate at all . 

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« Reply #20 on: December 05, 2013, 05:00:54 PM »

Thanks guys for all the thoughts.  I'm probably going to move forward with the vinyl plank.  I may glue some of them down to help combat the flying floor syndrome mentioned earlier.
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