Q: Self-Stick Vinyl Install

Discussion in 'Camper Restoration Projects' started by KampFish, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. KampFish

    KampFish New Member

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    Hello, I am contemplating using self-stick vinyl tiles in my pop-up. However, I live in a cold climate (chicago) and I'm worried it may not hold up to the the swinging temperatures of winter and summer. Manufacturer's state not to use additional adhesive. Any advise? Thanks!
     
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    Matt Benoit Well-Known Member

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    I used the 12x12 peel and stick tiles from home depot. They were easy to install. But have shifted around now with large gaps between some squares. I think it was the extreme heat that softens the glue, combined with the flex of the camper floor. I won't use them again.
     
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    Thanks Matt, what did you use instead?
     
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    I haven't redone the floors yet. Instead, we picked up 4 small bathroom rugs from bed bath and beyond. The rugs are much more comfortable to walk on, and cover almost every visible issue with the peel and stick floor. Ideally, I would use a vinyl flooring that snaps together like laminate. I've used the LifeProof flooring from home depot and it's very nice... And waterproof!
     
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    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    We had the same problem. Cover them with rugs that we could remove and shake out.
     
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    And wash! Lol
     
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    I'm in Michigan - put the self stick tiles in my pup 3 years ago and they have never moved :) Camper stays outside during the winter too! We didn't use any additional adhesive and I didn't grout them in either, which you can do with special grout. We didn't bother, lol.
     
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    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    Just to add a good point about self stick tiles is they can easily be removed for repairs and then just a few new replacements would be needed.
     
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    Several have used peel and stick planks with great success. Just be sure the floor is absolutely clean and degreaser prior to placing the new planks.
     
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    If you take the time to make a paper template and cut it out of 1 piece of vinyl floor the results will make you happy and it is just as cheep or more so than peel and stick.
     

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