With any big purchase it’s important to do your research. If you don’t, the consequences can cost a pretty penny. In this article we will talk about Mobile Home flooring.
What’s it made out of?
What to look for when examining it?
How to make sure the flooring is sturdy?
The flooring of a mobile home is made of several different components such as: wood board frames (floor trusses), installation filling, and a sub floor (made from plywood, particleboard, or oriented strand board). After, carpet, tile, or vinyl is usually installed over.
Newer homes usually use plywood or oriented strand board for the sub-floor. Whereas older homes use particleboard for the sub-floor. When examining a Mobile home for purchase, it’s important to feel for soft spots, uneven spaces, and soggy areas. All those things indicate damage. You can also feel around the perimeter of a room by stepping down and seeing if the floor gives way to your step.
If you are interested in purchasing a Mobile home unit and find damage to the flooring, bring it to the Seller’s attention immediately. If you have already purchased a Mobile Home unit and notice damage, don’t fret! Repairs are easy to make. You can repair your floor by pulling up the sub-floor and reinforcing the wood trusses with another piece of wood and adding more installation filling.Then replace the sub-floor with new material.