What Makes Manufactured Home Walls and Floors?

What size are our home wall studs? What materials are used in manufactured home construction? Learn what materials Clayton Built® manufactured homes are constructed of.

Clayton Built® manufactured homes are made with quality materials from brands you trust. Check out what brands are a part of our building process and learn what materials go into each home.

What materials go into manufactured home walls?

Just like a site built home, our homes are built from quality materials such as finished drywall, which a commonly used material for manufactured home walls. It often provides more design options. However, Vinyl On Gypsum (VOG) and Paper On Gypsum (POG) wallboard are also used because they are easy to clean, are lightweight and hold up better against liquids¹.

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Drywall Underneath Both Options

With either finished drywall or covered wallboards, the base wall material you'll find in your manufactured home is drywall. POG and VOG wallboards are pieces of drywall that have a covering laminated to the entire piece of drywall.

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Both finished drywall and covered wallboards are made of a slightly thinner drywall material than walls found in site-built homes because thinner drywall weighs less and makes the building process and transportation process more efficient.

What kind of wall studs go into manufactured homes?

The wall studs you'll find in Clayton Built® manufactured homes will vary by your final home site wind zone, the home site thermal zone, the price point of your home and other factors. This means that depending on a variety of factors, you may have wall studs in your manufactured home that are 2X3s, 2X4s, 2X6s or even 2X8s

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What materials go into manufactured home floors?

Clayton Built® manufactured homes are constructed with water resistant, "no-wax" floor coverings in the kitchen, bathrooms and other moisture-prone areas of the home.

A variety of other flooring materials can also be used in our manufactured homes such as:

  • Carpet
  • Vinyl squares
  • Hardwood
  • Tile

All of these flooring materials provide different aesthetics depending on the style you want. We purchase our beautiful vinyl flooring from brands like Congoleum®, whose flooring provides you multiple style options at an affordable price.

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We also purchase vinyl, carpet, hardwood and tile flooring from trusted brands such as Shaw Floors. These quality flooring options provide you with different styles so you can make your home look the way you want at a price your wallet will love.

Clayton Built® homes can often be customized with the flooring option you prefer. Depending on where you purchase your home, you could put soft carpet in your bedroom to maximize its coziness, tile in the bathroom to protect the floor for when your kids splash in the bath or beautiful hardwood in the living room to create a timeless atmosphere for your guests.

Our Clayton Built® manufactured homes are built, step by step, from the walls to the floors, with families like yours in mind and with strength and durability so your home will last you a lifetime.

1. Johnson, Jackie. "What Types of Walls Are in Manufactured Homes? | Hunker." Hunker.com. Accessed June 05, 2017.

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