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Old 06-04-2016, 06:20 PM   #449
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Great ingenuity Mike!
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Old 07-01-2016, 07:05 AM   #450
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Welllllllll, disregard my previous post on not wanting to replace the flooring with any "wood look" material. Ive been looking and researching options for over a month and placed my order yesterday for Nautikflor. Im a total sucker for the "teak n holley" marine flooring and thats what Im going with. This is a brand new product from Nautikflor, its the only click-lock teak n holly flor system on the market as far as I know. PVC with a thin foam backer attached to the back. Totally water proof. Each piece is 8" wide and 4' long. It only comes in a matte finish but will accept various finishes if we decide we want a semigloss. Ive got samples and the click lock edges seem to be engineered well.

Thank god I dont have much sq feet to cover, its stupid expensive, about $10 a sq ft. Its all relative I suppose. Ive got some subfloor repair to do first. The Naitkflor can be installed as glue down or floating. My inclination is to install it as a floating floor. Any suggestions on that are welcome. Its really good looking stuff.

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Take a peak and see what you think. With my back it will probably take me a year to get it installed .......I hope not.

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Old 07-01-2016, 08:25 AM   #451
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Mike,

Please post pics in progress as I too stumbled across this and have it on my list of upgrades. Although I have mine scheduled for next year. I look forward to seeing how it goes.
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Old 07-01-2016, 09:07 AM   #452
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Old 07-01-2016, 12:23 PM   #453
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Looks good to go Mike, let me know which color you are choosing....I would go with the float...the glueing process might hamper future repairs. regards, Bob
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Old 07-01-2016, 12:35 PM   #454
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We are going with the teak n holly color but like the cherry n holly too. I typically dont like to buy anything so new to the market, no performace records. But we shall see.

I did just find an access hatch that somebody cut years ago in the rear/center of the floor. What do you guys think, access to the top of the fuel tank or rear air suspension? Its screwed back together, I suppose Ill have to open it up or it will drive me nuts. Looks like the same spot where Tony cut his.

Hey Tony, what were accessing when you cut that hatch, Im too lazy to search your thread.
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Old 07-01-2016, 01:31 PM   #455
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Mike it was access to the sender and lines at the top of the tank. If I was a smart man I'd have cut one for the top of the air bags as getting to the top bolts is nigh on impossible. In fact I would really think of replacing the bags BEFORE doing the floor as you will have stuff out of the way.

As for the flooring........I worked from the center bathroom door area out. Your first piece you will scribe along the bathroom wall so that the joint to the next piece is under the door, then work your way out. That was the only piece that I nailed in place, everything floated from there out.

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Tony, thats EXACTLY how I was going to do my layout! Ahhhhhhh, great minds DO think alike. . Lynn n I chalked a few rough layout lines on top of the old floor just to get an idea where my layout should start from. After looking at it a bit and thinking through the runs through the hallway and entering the bath, thats what makes the most sense. I suppose Ill run that first row all the way through the living area and then work back to the cabinets on the angle. Still need to pull that line through in front of the couch and make sure I dont end up with a sliver there.
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I did a floating floor in mine a few months ago as a result of needling some subfloor repairs. There is a radiant heat barrier underpayment available, (Home Depot is where mine came from) and I think it's worth the expense....


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Old 07-02-2016, 06:47 AM   #458
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Hey Bill, thanks for the info. Is it just a heat barrier or is it a heating mat? I will definitely check it out. We do a good deal of traveling in colder temps so that sounds appealing. Sounds like youre happy with the results. Any other info youd care to share is appreciated.

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Bill, is this the one you used?

http://www.homedepot.com/p/QuietWarm...F120/205350256
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On a side note, something Ive never understood about Airstream motorhomes and trailers is that they run the plywood sufloor the wrong direction. The strength axis of plywood runs "with the grain" or along the 8' side. Thats why you run sheeting or decking perpendicular to your framing members. Whether its a roof, subfloor, or walls, you ALWAYS run the plywood across the framing not with it. Running the plywood the wrong direction greatly reduces the strength of the sheet. Whether its exposed to the elements or not, plywood will "cup" between framing members over time if its run the wrong direction. I assume Airstream does this for the economy of using 8' plywood for a rig just under 96" but its wrong. Yes it would create a seam down the center area of the floor but there are a number of simple remedies to that such as blocking, "H" clips, etc. This problem is especially magnified when people patch in small areas of subfloor that may only span one channel between framing. Ok, Im done....been wanting to get that off my chest for a couple years now........I feel better.......thank you for listening........have good day...happy fourth......dont drink n drive.................(but its wrong, just sayin) adios

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Okay?????...... Did anyone feel like they got sucker punched as well?

Must be Post Traumatic Aluminutus Disorder. Meds Mike, meds; it's going to be okay mate; give him the little red pill Lynn and no Airstream flooring dreaming for you.

If you are reading this thread you're being subjected to subconscious images of Coosa fibre glass reinforced sheeting that doesn't rot or cup. You can lay it anyway you want too.

Happy thoughts, happy fourth and put away the firecrackers Mike.

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It seems like you've started your flooring project Mike....I can hardly wait till I pull the hardwood floor up on the 370 to see why I have the trampoline effect outside the shower in the hallway.....I don't care if I have to gut the interior...whatever it takes to make it correct it will happen. The 370 has a Kool-O-Matic fan ! I spent the afternoon doing Kool-O-Matic research.......Oh help me....I think I need help. Regards, Bob
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