Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-09-2002, 05:29 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
 
Charcigar's Avatar
 
1967 22' Safari
Coquitlam , Beautiful BC
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 64
Cork floor

I recently laid some cork flooring down in my '67 Safari.I had never done any sort of flooring work before,so was pleasantly surprised at just how easy it was.

While cork was not,by any stretch of the imagination,an originall A/S floor option,it just seems so ideal for trailers,given all it's pros i.e.flexibility,moisture resistance,durability,warmth etc.

I am very happy with how it turned out.Now just hope I can get this photo to attach!


__________________

__________________
Charcigar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2002, 05:30 PM   #2
2 Rivet Member
 
Charcigar's Avatar
 
1967 22' Safari
Coquitlam , Beautiful BC
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 64
Trying again to attach picture...if this does not work,I give up!
__________________

__________________
Charcigar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2002, 10:32 PM   #3
2 Rivet Member
 
66TradeWind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 71
Images: 22
Nice job !

Great job on the cork Charlotte, I used to install flooring for a living am impressed with your results. I look forward to seeing it in Bellingham in August.
__________________
Terry O'Neill
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
WBCCI 4786
VAC
http://pages.sprint.ca/Streamsite/main.html
66TradeWind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2002, 11:34 AM   #4
3 Rivet Member
 
montanaandy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 120
Thumbs up Cork Flooring

Really like the look of your cork flooring. How hard was it to install (what steps did you need to take)? We have whatever vinyl came standard on the 1979 models and then one of the previous owners screwed a carpeting remnant (dark brown - ugh) down the length of the trailer. Want to remove carpeting and install flooring that will be more appealing and kid friendly. Cork looks like it might be the answer. AJ
__________________
montanaandy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2002, 09:29 PM   #5
2 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 64
I really like the idea of cork flooring. We have been planning to replace our old and original shag carpeting in our 72 AS with Berber. The cork sounds great!

I understand that we should be very careful to let the floor breathe and not seal it with any sort of non-breathing membrane. Is that true? Does the cork breathe or is the adhesive backing likely to seal up the flooring underneath and give problems?

I have been told that AS have marine plywood floors that must be allowed to breathe from the top as well as the bottom. I look forward to feedback on this issue.

By the way, where did you find the cork flooring?
__________________
Our real estate site is:
http://www.Kate-Jody.com
Mr Jody Hudson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2002, 10:38 PM   #6
Rivet Master
 
LOST , Hawaii
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 2,193
Globus cork
Jelenik

Both of them have some pretty good info, installation, maintenance, and finished floor pictures.

John
__________________
74Argosy24MH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2002, 11:08 PM   #7
2 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 64
Thank you very much!
__________________
Our real estate site is:
http://www.Kate-Jody.com
Mr Jody Hudson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2002, 02:08 PM   #8
jeanarlene
 
1971 23' Safari
Lake Ann , Michigan
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 44
I am thinking of replacing my carpet with cork tiles. After researching I discovered that cork comes 2 ways: prefinished and you still have to put on some sealing polyurethane coats or raw and you have to apply many sealer coats. Flooring dealers in my area only handle the prefinished kind as they say that's the only kind they can guarantee. What kind did you lay? Also--did you seal the subfloor first? Thanks. I would appreciate hearing the particulars.

Jeanne
__________________
Jeanarlene
jeanarlene is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2002, 02:55 PM   #9
Rivet Master
 
Pahaska's Avatar
 
2014 Interstate Ext. Coach
Hays County , Texas
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 5,822
Images: 3
Cork tiles

I'm seriously replacing the carpet in just the galley area of my International with cork tile. The galley is currently carpeted and I still have the plastic on the carpet, but I know that can't last.

The galley has a lot of curves and angles. It seems to me that cork would be a lot easier to fit than something like Pergo. Also, due to the angles, I can't use a base molding to cover expansion space. Cork tile should have enough give to allow me to fit it closer to the baseboard.
__________________
John W. Irwin
2014.5 Touring Coach, "Sabre-Dog IV"
WBCCI #9632
Pahaska is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2002, 07:08 PM   #10
Rivet Master
 
ALANSD's Avatar

 
1966 26' Overlander
Woodstock , Georgia
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 8,462
I haven't yet decided on a replacement for my flooring, but that cork sure does look good. What about ribs in the floor? The carpet in my motorhome is padded well underneath, and I recall peter saying he floated some bondo or some stuff under his pergo to smooth out the floor. Can you put the cork down directly, or what goes under it? Thanks- by the way nice photos.
__________________
ALANSD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2002, 01:50 PM   #11
4 Rivet Member
 
gwsullivan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 268
Cork floor

Great looking floor!! Did you glue the cork down or use the "floating floor" type??
__________________
Jerry Sullivan
'01 Limited
'01 Safari
On The Road, USA
gwsullivan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2002, 07:19 PM   #12
2 Rivet Member
 
Charcigar's Avatar
 
1967 22' Safari
Coquitlam , Beautiful BC
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 64
Sorry for taking so long to reply to the cork floor questions.Spending far too much time lately working the exterior polishing!

I elected to use the unfinished cork,which requires me to apply the glue and then seal the entire floor with urethane.I went this route for two reasons...1) it provides a completely sealed finish(in case of leaks,spills etc.)and 2)it can be re-sealed years down the road,while the pre-finished ones cannot.

I removed all the old tiles and found that my subfloor was in nice shape.Gave it a solid sanding down first(no need to seal it with anything) and then applied the glue.Next,you lay the cork tiles(in my case,I elected to use cork planks),roll it with a lino roller and then I applied 3 or 4 coats of urethane finish.Allow it to dry and voila,you got yourself a "new" floor!

Been using it now for about 4 months and am super happy with it.Not cold on the feet when the outside temps are on the cool side;very durable and easy to keep clean.

I'm sold on cork!
__________________
Charcigar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2002, 07:47 PM   #13
3 Rivet Member
 
74Tradewind's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 111
Images: 4
Cork Flooring Question

First let me say your floor looks marvelous! Is the cork porous? Does it have deep pockets or dimples in the surface? Do you have to glue the seams together?

Thanks, Brian
__________________
www.ISellThousandOaks.com
74Tradewind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2002, 08:25 PM   #14
2 Rivet Member
 
Charcigar's Avatar
 
1967 22' Safari
Coquitlam , Beautiful BC
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 64
Brian,

The nature of the cork's surface will totally depend on what type of cork you buy.The company I purchased mine from had at least 10 different types of cork...some with smoother surfaces than others.Mine is slightly uneven to the finger touch,but nothing you would notice as you walk on it.

You do not have to glue the seams together.The glue that you apply to the entire subfloor before laying the cork down holds everything in place.The seams are sealed from the top by the application of urethane to the entire surface.

Hope this helps.
__________________

__________________
Charcigar is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cork floor Pahaska Floor Finishes 73 07-24-2008 02:46 PM
Question re new floor fitting on our 1958 Traveller williamhenshall Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 9 06-30-2004 04:08 PM
repairing floor rot danesh Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 18 02-03-2004 10:34 PM
19' Bambi cork floor need sq. feet of A/S JimBrownUT Floor Finishes 4 01-07-2004 06:26 PM
When lacking a floor to make a template... JrnymnJay Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 6 11-30-2002 07:28 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:04 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.