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Old 03-17-2011, 01:35 AM   #1
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Hey all, new here. I know that mobile homes leave a bad taste in some folks mouths, so you guys just look over this.
Anyway, my wife and I purchased a very old(in MH years) Tourite, built by Timpte in the early '60s. This will be our final home, God willing, we live in a retirement community. The main problem I have with our home is the floors. When purchased, it had an ugly green carpet over hard linoleum tile. The seller s told us that they had breathing problems since moving in, my first thought was mold(very humid here). Pulled up the carpet, and yup, moldy as old bread
The tiles are now cupping and breaking up, but the flooring still seems solid.
I'm thinking scrape up the old tiles, but am unsure how to refloor. Carpet is not an option, wife has respiratory problems, and it's muy dusty here.
While real tile is desirable, I don't think it's doable in a MH.
Suggestions?(Inexpensive is better!)
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I would go with a laminate flooring. It goes down easy and its VERY light on the wallet!!! Its not just hardwood stlye it also comes in tile

Here are some links

http://www.homedepot.ca/webapp/wcs/s...k=P_PartNumber

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Be careful, that tile and adhesve probably contain asbestos.
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Be careful, that tile and adhesve probably contain asbestos.
I'll find out!

Give me a couple days.
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I'll find out!

Give me a couple days.
The only way to be sure is to have it tested.
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Be careful, that tile and adhesve probably contain asbestos.
I'll find out!

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There is no way to find out except to test it. Please Don't give the poster misleading information. We are here to help.
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Not sure why my post showed up twice??
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There is no way to find out except to test it. Please Don't give the poster misleading information. We are here to help.
I'm not, nor would I want to.

But on a side note... How do you know if I do or do not have the capabilities to test it?? Hmmmmmm
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Thanks guys, I hadn't considered the asbestos issue. I do have some loose pieces that I can have tested. If it is, would a hardboard or luan "skin" over the the existing floor(after filling the voids with Durham's or the like) provide a suitable base? I really cannot afford(guess I'll have to if not) a a professional redo.
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Thanks for all the info guys...
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Thanks guys, I hadn't considered the asbestos issue. I do have some loose pieces that I can have tested. If it is, would a hardboard or luan "skin" over the the existing floor(after filling the voids with Durham's or the like) provide a suitable base? I really cannot afford(guess I'll have to if not) a a professional redo.
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Have you decided what type of flooring you're going to use?

If you are going to be putting in laminate then putting down "luaun" would be fine. The laminate floats over the sub-floor. If the voids in the floor aren't to big then I wouldn't worry about filling them in. Just cover the floor with the "luaun", then use the underlay that you need for the laminate and then install the new laminate.

... Then sit back and enjoy a job well done
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Be careful, that tile and adhesve probably contain asbestos.
RUSTY BAKER!!

I owe you somewhat of an apology.

When I reread this thread I realized you were talking about the tile in the mobile home and NOT about the laminate tile I posted links to. That's why I said I could find out what's in them. OF COURSE I can't get some from the original poster and test it... Geographically speaking.

As it has been said before "my bad!" 
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Have you decided what type of flooring you're going to use?

If you are going to be putting in laminate then putting down "luaun" would be fine. The laminate floats over the sub-floor. If the voids in the floor aren't to big then I wouldn't worry about filling them in. Just cover the floor with the "luaun", then use the underlay that you need for the laminate and then install the new laminate.

... Then sit back and enjoy a job well done
Prolly going with some of the cheap from our local discount house...not great, but heck, it's a fifty year old trailer, and even the cheap(.39/s.f.) will likely outlast us
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Prolly going with some of the cheap from our local discount house...not great, but heck, it's a fifty year old trailer, and even the cheap(.39/s.f.) will likely outlast us
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Even if it doesn't do you plan on still being in that trailer 
Take some before, during and after photos for the hell of it. It'll finish off this thread nicely!!

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