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Old 07-06-2003, 10:04 PM   #15
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I much prefer the look of linoleum in the vintage trailers.
I still have the original vinyl asbestos tile in mine but
have ordered an armstrong linoleum that comes in a
sheet. In addition to loking good it is extremely practical.
I think we will remove the 2 gauchos but not the galley
cabinets for installation. I had a hard time deciding on the colors because none were perfect. I gravitated towards those that were darker but didnt want to have a dark floor in such a small space. We "tested" it with a very large remnant from a
job and it was way too much.

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Old 12-20-2005, 01:28 PM   #16
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Pergo wood Flooring

I have just purchased Brazillian Cherry Pergo flooring to install in my living rm and kitchen area. 3 in 1 pad. I was thinking of replaceing the wood oak walls at the fridge ans stove area to a formica white with the original cabinets. Also we are ging to do the walls in a red tone weave raise washable paper. with a raised white down the center.

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Old 12-20-2005, 07:37 PM   #17
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Has anyone replaced ALL their flooring with one of the "pergo" types? How do you deal with the cabinet replacement since the flooring will now be thicker than the origional? I have tried the traffic master brand from Home Depot in my home with good result, it is peel and stick but I also used glue on the floor and it has worked out well but I am tired of the marble look and want to use something different in the trailer. Thanks John
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Old 12-21-2005, 02:06 AM   #18
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This is the Pergo floor in my 75 Trade Wind. I think it looks great. The color works well with the 70's darker interior. The floor was done by the PO.
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Old 12-29-2005, 07:41 AM   #19
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Hi Everyone,
What we did was remove the green commercail carpeting from our 72 sovereign and replaced it with Brazillian Cherry Pergo laminate. Then on the wall my wife picked out a reddish raised basket weave wallpaper and used kitchen/bath wallpaper adheasive, and on the center roof area used raised deco paper that was white and looked like the old tin roofs. Then on all the wood finish we sprayed it with high gloss poly clear. We are going to pait the rings around the windows black to pick up so of the highlites in the floor. One thing about the paper is it hides all the rivets on the inside.


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Old 12-29-2005, 08:18 AM   #20
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Has anyone replaced ALL their flooring with one of the "pergo" types? How do you deal with the cabinet replacement since the flooring will now be thicker than the origional? I have tried the traffic master brand from Home Depot in my home with good result, it is peel and stick but I also used glue on the floor and it has worked out well but I am tired of the marble look and want to use something different in the trailer. Thanks John
John,
My TradeWind got new Pergo flooring a long time ago. We since sold the trailer. No furniture was removed. You can cut around the edges and then use the Pergo trim to clean up the transition from floor to wall, or from floor to cabinets. A lot more work, but at least everything still fits afterwards.
We really liked the Pergo in that trailer. It had a clean look and was excellent wearing material. I can recommend it.
Keep in mind, though, that it is definitely heavy. It will add quite a few pounds to the weight of the trailer.
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Old 12-29-2005, 04:12 PM   #21
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Boy, 2 1/2 years since I started this thread! Wow.

I ended up going with a pergo style flooring. I think it was armstrong purchased at Sam's Club. It went in pretty good. I learned a lot and could do better next time.

I just cut around the furniture and used 1/4 round molding where needed.

Be advised though, that molding ended up costing me more than the flooring!

I like the way it turned out and it looks great.
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Old 12-29-2005, 08:39 PM   #22
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Replacement flooring

Flooring is one of the first decisions I need to make on my '59 TRADEWIND re-do so this has been an interesting discussion.

I have put some Pergo flooring down in homes and have since been worried about the weight issue. I bought the '59 single axel Tradewind because I think it looks cool and it is very light weight.

I have been thinking about using one of the sheet flooring type products but am a little worried by these thinner products tendancy to telegraph floor irregularities thru to the surface. [Also, the thickness of most Pergo products is worrysome to me.] I have not had good results using self stick tiles.

My current thinking is to do a really super job of smoothing the sub-floor and use a single sheet laminate material. This means throw rugs for comfort on bare feet so when I build the cabinets I will just allow for the extra clearance.

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Old 12-29-2005, 10:55 PM   #23
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Steve,
When I did Pergo in my house, the weight was around 2 pounds per square foot. If you only do the walking areas (not under the beds, sink etc) you have around 100 - 120 square feet of floor in your 59. That's 200 - 240 pounds, but it is spread evenly from front to back. You might want to look at Uwe's thread (A 63 for me), he did his unit with a cork floor. Looks great and much lighter then the Pergo. I do not know what kind of thickness the stuff is. The Pergo in my 75 (done by the PO) does not cause any problems due to the thickness.
Glad to hear you got your feet back on the ground. Loved that picture from an earlier post.

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Old 12-30-2005, 05:43 AM   #24
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I have put "Pergo" in 2 of my 3 and plan to put it in the 3rd in addition to a 31'er I am helping restore with a friend. I have little concern for the additional weight.... it is not that heavy. It looks great and wears like iron!
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Old 12-30-2005, 07:34 AM   #25
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Nothing really matched the dull color of the wood in our 78 Argosy. We went with a medium amber color on the wood flooring. Did stain the wood in the front of the trailer; however, I would not recommend doing that and I did not continue with the stain in the back of the trailer. Since these Argosys do not have the real wood, it is extremely hard to stain successfully. We're still looking for acceptable trim out for the flooring, but we're happy with the floor itself.
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Caravel floor..

Steph,
Do you remember where in the forums there is info on the sq. ft. in a 17ft. Caravel? Only the exposed floor area. I want to use Pergo and I seem to remember an owner saying 2 boxes did the job. I found two boxes of a special order color, only 2 boxes, at my local HD and would like to use it if I can get by with 38 sq ft from both boxes.
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I just kept looking

A rough measure of my open floor space (not including bathroom) is 28 square feet. That's about half a typical box of laminate flooring, so even with a LOT of waste (which is to be expected given all the tricky cuts), I should be fine with just one box. That's about $40-65 -- not bad.

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I am on the edge of ripping out carpet and going with a wood laminate floor. I have a few questions though...
1) Are laminate floors pretty much the same or should I go with Pergo? I hear there are some bargins to be had at Sams Club.
2) Has anybody tried the 5 inch strips? How do you think that they would look in comparison to the 3 inch ones?
3) I was thinking of doing the front half of the coach only leaving the bedroom and bath with carpet. Is there a reason not to do this?
4) Do any of you who have these floors have any "I wish I had known _____ before I did this" stories I should know about?
5) Any thoughts on direction of the strips? Cross way, lenth wise, diagonal?
6) How much wastage should I plan on?

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