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Old 02-09-2008, 11:39 AM   #1
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has anyone ever put in a ceramic tile counter top and back splash in their trailer?? want to do it but wondering about flex??
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Old 02-09-2008, 11:46 AM   #2
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I don't have a hard answere for you, but i would think it may not work. Personally i would not try it for the reason you gave.
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Laminate or solid surface is most often done.
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Its been done. Heather's Traveleze has a tile backsplash. She hasn't posted since before the crash.
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Old 02-09-2008, 01:33 PM   #5
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Well maybe not a back splash, but counter top. Should not flex much. Don't use this as a camper. Taking out sink, would like to tile counter top?? Keeping stove in, don't use water hookups. Use a table top water bubbler hot water or cold at press of button Thinking of putting in Pergo floor/?
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I've seen cork, granite, steel, diamond plate laminate and tile.

Link to examples of what others have done - Interiors
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Old 02-09-2008, 03:46 PM   #7
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I wouldn't worry about flex on the countertop; you would need to put a particle board or plywood backer under the tile, and that should provide the needed stability for the countertop. Backsplash . . . If it was a short, 4" tall row on its own plywood backer with silicone caulk joining it to the counter top I think that'd be fine.

Flex and cracking is one thing, but weight is another concern. Tiling the kitchen means basically gluing a bunch of thin but heavy rocks to the countertop and wall on one side of your trailer. Might not be the best thing for tow weight or trailer stability.

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Old 02-11-2008, 01:50 PM   #8
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I'm with Peter on this one. Most of the weight on our rigs is on the curb side so adding to the road side may not be as big an issue for side-to-side weight, but it will be a not-insignificant bump to the overall weight. Depends how close you are to your tow limit, and that could also eliminate some potential buyers when it comes to resale.
Bet it would look great, though.
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Old 02-14-2008, 09:22 PM   #9
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The amount of ceramic tile needed for a Scamp counter-top would not be a serious addition of weight, to my mind.

I have considered it myself, and may go ahead and install it when I get some home remodeling finished.

What I would do is use silicon RTV to adhere it to the existing counter top and back splash. Then instead of portland based grout, I would use kitchen/bath caulk between the tile. I have had excellent results with DAP Alex Plus brand. I'm sure there are other equivalent brands that would also do the job.

This should give you the needed resiliency that is not necessary in a home.
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Old 02-15-2008, 06:27 AM   #10
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Hi,
And just another opinion....
Those little 1" square tiles that come in sheets (usually 1 sq. ft.) might be less prone to popping off in case there is flex. And they would be in keeping with the scale of the trailer. Small and cute.
Good luck, keep us posted!
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Old 02-17-2008, 10:10 AM   #11
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Well maybe not a back splash, but counter top. Should not flex much. Don't use this as a camper. Taking out sink, would like to tile counter top?? Keeping stove in, don't use water hookups. Use a table top water bubbler hot water or cold at press of button [b]Thinking of putting in Pergo floor/?
I put Pergo on the floor of my 13' Scamp. Came out fantastic. Did the entire floor. Easy to do and looks great. The original carpet was still in the trailer and it just dated it. I don't remember what the cost was, but it is cheap. Just take your time and refuse to be in a hurry. Nice part about it is that if you mess up somewhere, just chuck the piece out and cut a new one.
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Well maybe not a back splash, but counter top. Should not flex much. Don't use this as a camper. Taking out sink, would like to tile counter top?? Keeping stove in, don't use water hookups. Use a table top water bubbler hot water or cold at press of button Thinking of putting in Pergo floor/?
What is a table top water bubbler?
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What is a table top water bubbler?
Like this maybe? about 1-3/4 inch in diameter.


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I have one on top of the refrigerator.
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What is a table top water bubbler?
Table Top Water Bubbler= Hot & Cold Bottled Water Dispenser.
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