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Best Floors for Mobile Homes

We want to remodel an RV and need ideas. What types of floors do you recommend for Mobile homes?

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Published on December 03, 2019
This mobile home uses Golden Acacia Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring
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This mobile home was remodeled with Tranquility Ultra Golden Acacia Waterproof Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring


FAQs - Best Floors for Mobile Homes

Customer Question: We want to remodel an RV and need ideas. What types of floors do you recommend for Mobile homes?

LL Flooring Install Team:

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, which may be a high-quality board, but not designed for a lasting nail-hold of traditional nail-down Hardwood floorings.

The advantages of installing floating floors, which can be found among vinyl plank, laminate, and hybrid resilient collections, is that it's not attached to the sub-floor - therefore the new floor will be much less affected by the sub-floor's natural movements, and this type of flooring is much 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)

Also, see below for a waterproof floor with real-wood texture that may be great for your mobile home remodel.

Thanks for your question!

LL Flooring Technical & Installation

airstream trailer with vinyl plank flooring
This Airstream is being remodeled using CoreLuxe Pacific Coast Oak Waterproof Rigid Vinyl Plank Flooring
Photo credit to @opheliatheairstreamoverlander It looks great!