Replacing carpet with hardwood or tile flooring

kat80August 10, 2013

We are ready to rip up this carpet in our mobile home can we replace it with tile or hardwood? Someone told me tile was to heavy for a mobile home.

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Sheri_C

When I was removing the carpet from my MH and looking for some alternatives, I was told by someone at Lowe's that if I wanted to use tile, the floor supports would need to be reinforced before it could be installed. I don't know if this was true, but I steered clear of the heavier materials. I don't think hardwood or wood laminate would be too heavy though.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2013 at 8:23AM
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chrissyb2411

We replaced carpeting in 2 rooms with bamboo flooring, and no issues. I don't recall my husband needing to do anything special, and the bamboo plans are very similar to laminate flooring.

    Bookmark   September 5, 2013 at 10:48AM
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sharon_pa

I believe as long as the subflooring is solid and LEVEL you can do the laminate flooring or tile if someone checks under the home to see it's condition & add any extra support beams., if you are installing real heavy stone tiling. Over time the homes settle so it's always good to have that checked every 5-6 years. We had ours done the 2nd year we bought ours and it really needed re-leveling 7 years later, just before I sold it.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2013 at 8:43PM
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