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Best Material for Replacing the Subflooring in a Mobile Home

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Mobile home construction is different enough from that of stick build homes, that you will want to research the best materials for the job. This is a guide about best material for replacing the subflooring in a mobile home.
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August 19, 2010

What is the best material to use to replace sub flooring in my mobile home? Also, what kind should I use in the bathroom?

By Lorraine from Bristol, CT

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August 20, 20102 found this helpful
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When we redid an older mobile home, we used 3/4 inch regular plywood in the bedrooms, living room, and waterproof 3/4 inch ply in the bathrooms and kitchen. It does cost a little more, but there was already particle board there, and it was worn out and sagging.

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August 30, 20101 found this helpful
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We're with fatboyslimsmom, you really have to use that 3/4 waterproof plywood in the bathroom or kitchen, wherever there's plumbing or the possibility of moisture. The DH and his father redid the floors in my father-in-law's mobile home and they're still holding strong eight years later, as opposed to the nasty particle board that had been in place beforehand.

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If you're also having wall problems ( soft spots, moisture issues) in the bathroom and need to re-do them, also make sure to use green board rather than regular sheetrock.

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June 4, 2017

Is insulation mandatory in replacing the sub-floor in a mobile home bedroom? If so what type of material, vapor barrier, etc. is best?

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June 17, 20170 found this helpful
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Sorry for a delayed answer but if you have not completed the job here are some suggestions. I would never consider using anything other than plywood. Added insulation is always a good idea but not mandatory.

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Here is a link that has some very, very clear and easy to understand instructions to help do this type of job.

http://mobileho  n-a-mobile-home/

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