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Old 05-15-2006, 11:10 AM   #29
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I installed a laminate floor (Pergo type) with strips going lengthways - seems to me they should go in the direction of longest path, just my preference. Lay it out before you install and see which you prefer. I used the floor of the week from HD - basically whatever manufacturer was on sale that week. It has the same warranty as Pergo (15 years?) installed identical and looks the same. I don't live permanently in my A/S, so I think a 15 year warranty would be equivalent to about 100 years if it were in my home. There was very little waste. I did the entire trailer except up to the rear bed - very little carpeting in that area, and would have been difficult to install the laminate. The bathroom was a big priority - can't do carpeting in a bathroom. Too much water, sink & shower, two boys and Dad - all a bad combo for carpet. love the floor - cleans like new every outing and has withstood extreme temps and survived our highways and back roads.
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Hi all,

has anyone of you Pergo/Laminate Floor Owners ever camped in the winter? How cold does it get?? Carped seems warmer for me, but we would like to have come Wood Laminate at least in the Bathroom and in the Kitchen Area, just a little unsure if it isn´t getting too cold in the winter...

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Old 05-15-2006, 12:25 PM   #31
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I installed a laminate floor (Pergo type) with strips going lengthways - seems to me they should go in the direction of longest path, just my preference. Lay it out before you install and see which you prefer. I used the floor of the week from HD - basically whatever manufacturer was on sale that week. It has the same warranty as Pergo (15 years?) installed identical and looks the same. I don't live permanently in my A/S, so I think a 15 year warranty would be equivalent to about 100 years if it were in my home. There was very little waste. I did the entire trailer except up to the rear bed - very little carpeting in that area, and would have been difficult to install the laminate. The bathroom was a big priority - can't do carpeting in a bathroom. Too much water, sink & shower, two boys and Dad - all a bad combo for carpet. love the floor - cleans like new every outing and has withstood extreme temps and survived our highways and back roads.
Ditto here, have pergo in 2 campers, Hall and living area in the Trade Wind, Living area in the Argosy 24' Installed the same as peegreen, length front to back. When it is cold out or rainy we put throw rugs to limit the mess.
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Old 05-15-2006, 12:59 PM   #32
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We put this in our last trailer and going to put in the new one too. It wears very well and I left some cut peices outside over the winter and summer in the weather and it didn't have any effect on them.
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The bathroom was a big priority - can't do carpeting in a bathroom. Too much water, sink & shower, two boys and Dad - all a bad combo for carpet. love the floor - cleans like new every outing and has withstood extreme temps and survived our highways and back roads.
Peegreen,

Would love to see a pic of how you did the bathroom as I am in the same boat as you with two boys and a "big boy" in the house. I really want to put down pergo up front to my divider to the back and was contemplating how to do the bath with the head riser in there. I also have a carpet riser in the front along the edges that I'm not sure what to do with...If you have a pic that would be super...I'd really appreciate it!

I figure if I start an inside project maybe it will turn sunny outside again...can't seem to get my tongue done now that I started with all this rain!
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As soon as I can get a pic of the interior I will post it - pumping out the basement and waiting for the flood waters to receed. BTW, we use area rugs to add color, easy to shake out and throw in the wash, protects floor and the laminate can get slippery. When I compared the Pergo to the sale brand, Pergo had a very, very smooth surface, while this brand was slightly textured. The wife liked the "feel" of this better - seemed more like real wood??? I didn't care, we purchased based on price. It's for the trailer, not my living room, although I certainly would have used this product in the home.

Noticed your toilet is on a raised platform, mine is flat on the floor. I removed the toilet to install the floor. I left the strip of carpet between the bottom of the shower door and the floor. You could do the same with matching trim pieces that are available from the manufacturer where ever you decide to purchase. I will post photos of the details. I think I had to put one peice of toilet flange extender to accomodate the thickness of the floor.
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Bathroom floor

This is what the floor looked like in our 1975 26' Argosy .
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http://www.thepolishingguru.com/serv...ions.htmlCheck out the link above from the polishing guru - better pic then I can provide and looks more like your model/year. Good luck.
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To pad or not to pad

I was thinking about getting some flooring for the Trade Wind and I notice some flooring is padded and some is not. Do I want one over the other?
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I was thinking about getting some flooring for the Trade Wind and I notice some flooring is padded and some is not. Do I want one over the other?
Mine did not have the padding installed on the laminate. I did however, put down the barrier padding. I'd go with the pre installed!
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Mine did not have the padding installed on the laminate. I did however, put down the barrier padding. I'd go with the pre installed!
I used the thin green foam underlayment recommended by the manuafacturer. If the laminate is prepadded, sounds like one less step, one less item to purchase. If it makes the job easier, I say go for it.
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I used the thin green foam underlayment recommended by the manuafacturer. If the laminate is prepadded, sounds like one less step, one less item to purchase. If it makes the job easier, I say go for it.
That is 'zacly right! I got mine on a close out, so I bought a roll of foam.
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REVIVING THIS THREAD--
I bought laminate for my Soveriegn with the blue foam underlayment. Two questions..
what did you use to cut the stuff around cabinets and such...I have a small electric saber saw and laminate blade. I also have a radial arm saw. Any special consideraitons so it doesn't chip, I do know about cutting thru masking tape.
Did you start laying it in the center of te trailer or to one side?
Also if this is a floating floor, did you glue down or staple down the underlayment.
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