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Old 08-07-2008, 05:22 PM   #1
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New flooring

Hi, we are restoring a 1967 Sovereign. It has come my task to fiqure out what flooring I want to put down. I have seen some with the laminate floating floor. Any info about how it holds up in something that while on the road, moves. I don't want to put carpet down. I have four dogs. I want something that will be easy to clean. Also what about a non glue sheet vinyl.

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Old 08-15-2008, 10:52 AM   #2
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Flooring

Liz, I am in the same decision making mode on my 94 excella, the carpet is in bad shape, holds odor, dirt etc. I have a few wet spots. Anyway I have it almost ready. I am torn between real wood, pergo types and then I read a thread on traffic master vinyl flooring at home depot. It has the appearance of wood flooring, looks like it is easy to install but best of all it is waterproof. I have two westies and they don't like to be clean!

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My trailer had a Pergo floor installed by the PO. 3 years and 3 dogs later it still looks great. It cleans up easily.
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Old 08-15-2008, 11:11 AM   #4
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I would highly recommend a laminate flooring with a few considerations. If you are going to install laminate I suggest you remove as much cabinet and fixtures as possible and float the flooring under these items. This can be done by drilling 1 in. dia. holes at each place where the fixtures will be reinstalled. The reason I suggest removing things is it makes installation much easier in that you have less cutting and much neater in that you have no molding to detract from the beauty of the flooring. This sounds difficult at first but trust me Airstreams come apart quickly inside.

If you use laminate study the locking methods of each system. Some are quite difficult. Armstrong is a nice system and the color match was the best I found.

I only installed laminate forward of the bathroom not wanting to give up the carpet in the bath and bedroom. However if I were to install throughout the trailer I would have removed the beds, bureau, and toilet but worked around the shower.
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Pergo

I like the Pergo better, what happens to it if you get a leak,does it immediately buckle up ??
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Beautiful. Wow! So nice.
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Old 08-15-2008, 11:17 AM   #7
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Pergo install

Howie, I have removed everything up front, rear bed and plant to install throughout. There is a section of carpet under the dinette that i will rip up today, my question though is is necessary to remove the dinette? I have a 30 excella.
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Howie, I have removed everything up front, rear bed and plant to install throughout. There is a section of carpet under the dinette that i will rip up today, my question though is is necessary to remove the dinette? I have a 30 excella.
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Take the 5 minutes with an electric drill and remove it. You will be happy you did when you are finished. Not sure if your dinette is supported with a single legs as mine is. If so I glued down a brown rubber furniture cup and placed the leg in the cup. The leg will walk around the hard flooring if left to it's own devices from road vibrations. The cup holds the leg in place while on the road.
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