Need a kitchen floor in a mobiel home, need advice


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Old 09-01-14, 06:29 PM
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Need a kitchen floor in a mobiel home, need advice

I have a camp in the mountains that is in need of a new kitchen floor. I was thinking of a floating floor of some sort, but here are the conditions...

I run a dehumidifier all summer, otherwise its gets damp, I don't heat in the winter, the floor is uneven (low) next to the wall. This as a 1989 Champion mobile home and we only go there 6-8 weekends a year. I currently have vinyl floor that was glued to that pressed sawdust board, it has all come loose. Couple that with a few patches in the floor and I have pieces cut out of the vinyl.

If not some engineered floor, what else would work that is cheap and easy to install, could stand up to no heat in the winter, and humidity and heat in the summer?
 
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Old 09-02-14, 03:03 AM
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First off, the particle board subflooring must be removed and replaced with 3/4" Advantech. From there I would choose something besides laminate. It is only MDF with a picture of wood printed on it, coated with aluminum oxide. It will absorb your dampness and any water splashed on it. I would consider ceramic tile for a kitchen, but you may need to bolster the subflooring another 1/2" before adding 1/4" backer and your tile.
 
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Old 09-02-14, 04:21 AM
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You can probably get by without removing ALL of the particle board. What I normally do is cut back the PB to where it's solid and then install 5/8" plywood, then depending on the type of flooring, install 1/4" - 1/2" plywood over the entire floor. I'd consider installing vinyl tiles [not the self stick] as the 12" squares are easy to work with and should be easy to keep clean.

PB on MH floors is notorious for getting wet, swelling and then getting weak and falling in. This mostly happens along the exterior walls and where plumbing is.
 
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Old 09-02-14, 06:23 AM
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I would patch the floor as needed, Then I would consider a vinyl backed sheet vinyl such as IVC. It is very DIY friendly and easy to keep clean, since t would have no seams.
 
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Old 09-02-14, 02:21 PM
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Is vinyl backed IVC glued gown? As I said, this is a camp and I don't want to get any more into it that necessary. I have an island sink that can't be moved, a stove and a frig that can be moved. I guess I could make a pattern using pattern paper, cut out vinyl at home and take it up there to install it.
 
 

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