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Old 06-03-2013, 06:52 PM   #1
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Wood Plank vinyl flooring

Has anyone installed Wood Plank vinyl flooring? I would love to see some pics , especially around the toilet.
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Old 06-03-2013, 07:00 PM   #2
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I just put in Traffic Master Allure Ironwood and I love it so far. Install took me about a day and I'd really recommend taking your time and creating cardboard templates before you cut real tiles. Around the toilet was one of the hardest parts and I ended up snapping one of the tiles along the sticky edge, so now that one little piece floats where I wish I'd just gone back and cut another one, but oh well.

I don't really have any good photos given it's a dark floor, but I'm really happy with the way it turned out.
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We installed Karndean vinyl plank:

www.karndean.com

The dealer installed and took two days. The work was meticulous.
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Here are a few shots of a floating floor using Pergo, dealer installed. The bath area was the time consuming due to all the short cuts. We upgraded the toilet and water lines while we had the back torn apart.

This is now four years old and it has worn very well. We went with a floating floor due to the extreme temperature change and humidity, it has been awesome. If you decide, buy the boards with the padding attached. You can get this at times for about $1.29 a sf, marked way down. If you buy a close out, recommend purchasing a few extra boxes for possible issues down the road.

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Old 06-04-2013, 05:39 AM   #5
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Our neighbor has a 34 ft. Airstream trailer and she had vinyl plank floring installed about a year and a half ago. Her trailer is stored in the open in Melbourne Florida and she lives in it in the winter. The flooring looked great when installed, and it went through the first summer and the first full winter of use and it still looks great. She is very pleased with her choice.

We had the same installer as above put solid cork (12 inch tiles approx 1/8 inch thick) in our rig. We are very pleased with it. It is very light, flexible, and a good insulator. the floor is not "ice cold" on my bear feet on cold mornings.

SL4BLLT, your floor looks great. I like your lounge!

BGANSO, your flooring choice really complements the oak cabinets. Great choice!

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Old 06-05-2013, 05:21 AM   #6
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Here are a few shots of a floating floor using Pergo, dealer installed. The bath area was the time consuming due to all the short cuts. We upgraded the toilet and water lines while we had the back torn apart.

This is now four years old and it has worn very well. We went with a floating floor due to the extreme temperature change and humidity, it has been awesome. If you decide, buy the boards with the padding attached. You can get this at times for about $1.29 a sf, marked way down. If you buy a close out, recommend purchasing a few extra boxes for possible issues down the road.

Good luck.

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Yea! thats the look I want easy to clean and smooth. I am not a carpet camper.
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Gluing it down around my toilet is going to be the hard part I can see.
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wvabeer,

It seems like you should remove the toilet rather than try to cut-in around the toilet. After removing the toilet you'll have plenty of room to work and the cuts you make to work around the toilet ring don't have to be very accurate.

You'll need to raise the toilet ring a little to compensate for the flooring thickness. This can be done by removing the screws that secure the ring, unscrew the ring and put the appropriate shim under the ring, re-install the ring, then re-install the screws. Make sure you rotate the ring the correct angle so the screws in the bottom of the toilet are in the right location.

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Old 06-05-2013, 05:49 PM   #9
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WVABEER,
the toilet was removed and the floor cut around the hole mount. so it was nice and level. We kept the original veneer which actually complimented the Pergo.
This stuff is easy to keep clean. We have throw rugs around the tub and a bath mat and up front in the galley area a three foot rug. To clean we we use a swifter. Electrolux makes small upright brush-roll cordless vacuums are sold at Lowes with the removal hand vacumn and are well worth the investment if your in a high traffic area with particles like sand. Other than that a broom will work. Look at the thickness of the board and the weight. Knowing what we know today, we may have gone with cork. Back then it was very pricey. We are very pleased with the Pergo. We jsut get to use that money saved for other upgrades thus saving thousands compared to buying a new Airstream. One of the best things we did was put in a 42 gallon grey tank in 2006, so we can only upgrade it from here. Have fun and take your time in doing your research. Do the repairs over the off season would be my recommendation so you can enjoy the camping season.

Have fun.

Sam, thanks for the compliment on the U-shape. Saving our pennies for a real nice mahogany table with an inlaid compass rose, but want to upgrade to LED inside first. We love the ultra leather and the ottoman that we had made fits right between the U there and makes a pretty decent size bed. Very comfortable for those early morning cups of coffee and rainy days.

Best to all.

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"Gluing it down around my toilet is going to be the hard part I can see."

From our experience, our floating floor was just inlaid and snapped together. we left a little distance on the sides (1/8th of an inch there about), used a quarter inch oak round edging on top around the edges. The floor will contract and expand with the weather. We did not nail or glue the floor and have had no buckling or separation (extreme) at all.

Up front by the U-shape we used some 3/4 inch crown molding to match the door 3/4 inside step and to make the U/L material that we glued to the side look more cleaned up to match the material that the dinette was made out of.

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Old 06-24-2013, 07:07 PM   #11
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The demolition

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Great thread! We had a contractor here today to look at ours for replacement with the same. I am handy, and with your landscape I can do a professional job, have been for 20 plus years... with this, I'll hire another professional.
Any opinions on length wise vs width wise?
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:06 AM   #13
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Big C, I had a 78 31 ft LY and I used 12" square vinyl tile glued down with the edge of the tiles ran along the seams of plywood. This was done this way per Andy's suggestion for natural movement of the trailer. It worked and looked great for years.
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:23 AM   #14
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Looks like you have water damage similar what was on mine. It's exactly in the same area as well. Curious as to how the bathroom goes since that's next on my list. Haven't decided what to use there yet. I'm thinking of vinyl tile.

As for which way to run the boards, I ran mine length wise. It's a little harder to run them that way, but it makes areas look larger when going down hallways.

Here's a link to my flooring thread as a reminder:
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