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Old 01-16-2012, 10:27 PM   #1
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Johnsonite Rubber flooring

Has anyone had any experience of taking the carpeting out of their trailer and replacing with rubber flooring??
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:59 PM   #2
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There is one member here that posted pics of his rubber floor. It looked great and he loved it.
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Old 01-17-2012, 06:59 AM   #3
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I can't seem to find it...any suggestions how I can find it. We talked with installers experienced with this product and they indicated if properly done it will work as well as the other products mentioned. They indicate having the proper temp and curing time of glue is the important thing.
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it is mentioned in post 5 here:
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f461...ing-70616.html

and in this post:
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f461...ing-41743.html
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Are there any durable, yet soft rubber flooring options that would stand up to dog nails and be easy to clean? So many floors we have come across are like walking on hard plastic.
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The local farm store carries a product 8 foot wide in rolls that is quite spongy, is recycled, and comes in 3 thicknesses: 1/4; 3/8; 1/2 inch. I believe its primary purpose was for horse stalls over concrete, then straw, etc. it will hold up to shoe'd and non-shoe'd horses (ie: very tough). Problem: it is basically a black color with various other colors imbedded in it. I guarantee it would be easy to clean, impervious to water, pets, and will bounce a wine glass if dropped. To me, this is the perfect flooring, but my wife turned up her nose at it. of course, she HATED cleaning the carpet in our two rigs, and kept saying: "hard wood" but it is too hard to lay in a trailer (for me) and is hard cold, slippery and not happy about water. Here in the PNW we have a little bit of water now and then, and the dang dog is a mess, not to mention yours truly. My next trailer will most probably have this flooring in it with appropriate throw rugs (that WILL NOT slide on this rubber-like material) here and there.
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The local farm store carries a product 8 foot wide in rolls that is quite spongy, is recycled, and comes in 3 thicknesses: 1/4; 3/8; 1/2 inch. I believe its primary purpose was for horse stalls over concrete, then straw, etc. it will hold up to shoe'd and non-shoe'd horses (ie: very tough). Problem: it is basically a black color with various other colors imbedded in it. I guarantee it would be easy to clean, impervious to water, pets, and will bounce a wine glass if dropped. To me, this is the perfect flooring, but my wife turned up her nose at it. of course, she HATED cleaning the carpet in our two rigs, and kept saying: "hard wood" but it is too hard to lay in a trailer (for me) and is hard cold, slippery and not happy about water. Here in the PNW we have a little bit of water now and then, and the dang dog is a mess, not to mention yours truly. My next trailer will most probably have this flooring in it with appropriate throw rugs (that WILL NOT slide on this rubber-like material) here and there.

Okay. I will check that out. Not sure if black will look good in with the 70's decor of the trailer, but I really want something that is going to be pet-friendly and low-maintanance, so that is probably going to trump beauty at this point. Thank you for your suggestion! I figure for comfort, we can always lay down some rugs on it.
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Check out the smell before you buy. Some of that stuff smells like new tires which you don't want in your Airstream. I would only put it where you can see it and leave the floor bare where it is hidden and I recommend that for any floor covering.

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You might also check into cork flooring, which has regained some popularity.

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Check out a flooring product called Marmoleum. Might be just what you need.
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You might also check into cork flooring, which has regained some popularity.

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Although popular, it will not hold up to the dog jumping in and out of your trailer.....ask SteSpot about it sometime! We thought about cork as well, but we wanted to see how our 150lb great dane did simply with a painted subfloor before we decided to do anything....and it's really a good thing we did. After 6 months of traveling, he gouged probably 9 or 10 chunks out of the plywood in and around the door and that first seam! We ended up using a plank resilient floor in ours.
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A dog that size is going to reak havoc on just about any flooring other than ceramic tile. Have you considered a miniture poodle? Something more portable?

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Although popular, it will not hold up to the dog jumping in and out of your trailer.....ask SteSpot about it sometime! We thought about cork as well, but we wanted to see how our 150lb great dane did simply with a painted subfloor before we decided to do anything....and it's really a good thing we did. After 6 months of traveling, he gouged probably 9 or 10 chunks out of the plywood in and around the door and that first seam! We ended up using a plank resilient floor in ours.
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Oh, not to derail the conversation, but outside of his size, he's a much better travel dog then the little yappy things He's a big, lazy, couch potato...and after a few walks, he'll happily sleep the afternoon away.
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