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Old 08-16-2016, 05:35 AM   #1
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Floor covering confusion

I'm shopping for my floor covering to go on top of a brand new subfloor. (treated with penetrating epoxy)
Went to our local dealer that does most of the RV's around the area.
I love the look of some of the Marmoleum sheeting, and the click together Marmoleum stuff.
There is some of the cork click together I like to. He's got some of the water proof click together as well. It's nice but seemed heavy.
The only thing he recommends I have put down is glue down sheet.
He does not recommend click together because it is floating and by screwing the furniture thru it, it no longer floats and will gap after time.
Now I am more confused than ever.
Lots of folks on here seem to have used click flooring with great success.
We do have huge temperature variations through out the year from 30 degrees below zero up thru the 90s.
The trailer is indoors but not a heated garage.
Also if I get the marmoleum sheet what do they fill the elevator bolt heads with? Not sure I would want Luan sheeting screwed on top of my new floor.
If they put a filler on to level the bolt heads out will that filler material break apart with the movement of the trailer? Then have lumps under the Marmoleum? Am I way over thinking this?
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Old 08-16-2016, 05:56 AM   #2
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Go around furniture

If you want to keep the floating floor floating, you need to have it go around rather than under furniture. That is how I installed my click-lock cork.
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Old 08-16-2016, 07:36 AM   #3
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We went up to all the furniture in our 81 with engineered hardwood. Then quarter round around the perimeter
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Old 08-16-2016, 07:58 AM   #4
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We used floating cork flooring in our trailer. We installed the floor before cabinetry so it goes under everything with a 1/4 inch gap all around the edges. We then fastened the cabinetry to the walls, and it just "floats" on the floor. The refrigerator is the only piece that is bolted into the floor for safety. Our chairs are bolted to the floor with an elongated hole for movement. Six years of use and no problems. We get very cold winters, and our trailer is not inside.

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I used the same strategy as minno. Floating floor. Fridge is the only thing fastened to the floor and the flooring goes around instead of under the fridge enclosure. Everything else is secured to the walls only, so no bolts through the floor.
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Old 08-17-2016, 03:38 AM   #6
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Thank you for all of the responses. Now I have a better idea of how to float a floor.
This is the best forum!
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I'm using float style vinyl but will be gluing it down. This creates a moisture barrier on top of your subfloor and it will also prevent moisture under the floor. Any moisture under the floor can turn to mold or damage subfloor. Also, with the floor flexing and bouncing I don't want to worry about separation. If you go with a float floor use a sealer on subfloor first to avoid any moisture penetration. Spar urethane works pretty good.
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Floor covering confusion

We used the sticky sided vinyl planks, pretty happy with it overall. Down side is the planks expand and contract and dirt collects on the sticky seams. It's dark wood so you can't really tell. If you used a lighter color it would could be an issue.

It's a floating floor, super easy to install. Like laminate you install it around the furniture, and leave an expansion gap.

The click lock might work better.

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We used the sticky sided vinyl planks, pretty happy with it overall. Down side is the planks expand and contract and dirt collects on the sticky seams. It's dark wood so you can't really tell. If you used a lighter color it would could be an issue.

It's a floating floor, super easy to install. Like laminate you install it around the furniture, and leave an expansion gap.

The click lock might work better.

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Old 08-28-2016, 04:06 PM   #10
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Nice job... How's it lasting? Would you do something different?
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