F101 FAQs - Best Floors for Mobile Homes
What types of floors do you recommend for Mobile homes?
Floating floors are ideal for Mobile Homes for two reasons.
1st, The base sub-floor of these homes are prone to movement or future sagging.
2nd, The sub-floors are usually made of a Particle type board, a high quality board though not designed for a lasting nail-hold of traditional nail-down Hardwood floorings
The advantages of installing floating floors, such as engineered wood or laminates is that it's not attached to the sub-floor. Therefore the new floor will not be affected by the sub-floor's movement, and are less expensive to install by not having to remove the base floor.
However, a more traditional Hardwood nail-down installation can be accomplished if the Mobile home has a permanent, fixed foundation. In addition, for a lasting nail hold, any inferior sub-floorings should be removed or resurfaced using a minimum 5/8" plywood, 23/32" AdvanTech or 23/32" OSB (Oriented Strand Board)
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