Tiny House: Floor Rehab 

13 Aug
New floor going in.

New floor going in.

The floor in the camper wasn’t terrible, it was just cheap stick on squares. That’s fine for a part-time camper. Since I’ll be living in it for at least 8 months I want it to look really beautiful, and thinking down the road to resale nice floors are going to help get a higher price.

To start everything need to be off the floor. All tools, furniture, use a shop-vac to get it nice and clean because you’ll be down on your knees to get the old flooring ripped up off of it.

I used a pry-bar and a utility knife. The knife to cut along seams and edges and the pry-bar to slowly lift the floor off the wood sub-floor.

In this camper, at some point, someone put 12×12 squares over top of the original which was one big piece. Everything came up pretty easily, the only thing left was a thin layer of paper from the back of the original floor…I’ll be honest getting this off was a major pain, ultimately it will produce a better finished product.

I’m now all ready for the beautiful new floor, which is a vinyl plank wood look in a gray tone. This is adhered with special glue. Make sure and run your lines to follow the longest direction to help make the space feel larger. Work from the middle out, staggering your end lines.


3 Responses to “Tiny House: Floor Rehab ”

  1. ATreasuredLife August 13, 2016 at 8:43 PM #

    I love the grey toned flooring you used! I’m hoping to do ours with similar stick on vinyl.

    • jamielynnneal August 13, 2016 at 8:45 PM #

      I got it at menards 89 cents a square foot, but I didn’t get the stick on kind it comes up too easy I bought planks without glue an tubs of special glue an put it down like you would regular plank flooring.

  2. annasgardening October 1, 2016 at 6:58 PM #

    Excellent flooring selection.

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