hardwood flooring in motorhome

Old 05-27-08, 12:37 PM
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hardwood flooring in motorhome

I intend to install 3/8" engineered hardwood flooring in my Class A motor home. I have spoken with the manufacturer and they stated that I should nail the perimeter boards only and allow the field boards to float. I am concerned that the middle boards may bulge and come up off the floor due to vehicle movement.
Has any one installed hardwood flooring in a RV? Any installation ideas will be welcomed.
Old 05-29-08, 07:41 PM
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They are leading you to disaster with that advise.

I would not use solid wood, period!! Only engineered, for stability from excessive humidity build up.

I would acclimate it in the closed up RV, with the ends of the cartons cut open well on both ends. A closed RV is just like a sealed up greenhouse, and humidity will build up. So acclimation my take some time. Install it as a floater with a lot of expansion space.

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