Installing engineered flooring - Fiberglass RV

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Old 04-08-2009, 11:41 PM   #1
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Looking to install some 1/2 inch engineered oak flooring in my boler over the plywood floors. Is there a mininum thickness required of the sub-floor?

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Old 04-08-2009, 11:49 PM   #2
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Roger, as long as the plywood that is down is sound, then you can go right over top. Engineered floors, because they are floating, are actually quite flexible. As long as you don't have more then 1/2" deflection in 4' you should be fine. It is pretty much like using a laminate. Click HERE to see another thread about flooring where I had commented on engineered wood flooring. I plan on doing cork in my trailer when I get it.

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Old 04-08-2009, 11:59 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply Jim. I was thinking of glueing it down with PL400, do you think this is a wise idea?
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Old 04-09-2009, 12:36 AM   #4
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One thought that comes to mind is weight. Unless you are replacing the axle - and assuming it is original - your early Boler axle is probably rated at 1200#. As we were discussing in another thread, that's actually "worth" more than you'd think on an 1100# (plus contents) trailer, because you don't have to count un-sprung weight, but it's still something to consider. I don't know how much the flooring would weight, all-told.


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Old 04-09-2009, 04:36 AM   #5
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I wouldn't think you would want to glue it down as this flooring is designed to be floating?
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Old 04-09-2009, 11:48 AM   #6
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oops - I posted in the wrong forum - Sorry.

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