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Old 06-25-2006, 09:47 AM   #1
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Putting in New tiles

I have been reading through the flooring threads looking of ideas. We inherited a 1961 Silver Streak Rocket from my grandfaher-in-law. Have pulled up the old asbestos, tar backed tile.

I am thinking that the floating cork floor is going to suit us best.

Haven't read anything about trims so my question is without trim will the floating floor stay in place? I wasn't planning on removing the interior walls in order to place the floor underneath the wall. Was only planning on bringing the new flooring up to the existing inside wall.

I'm a real beginner at repair jobs so I might have gotten in over my head though my son-in-law is great so ever time I get stuck, I call him!
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You will need some molding

IMHO, You definitely will want some kind of molding around the floor. There is no way to get a nice-looking fit at the walls otherwise, especially with interlocking tiles that require some space for insertion.

When I put a glue-down cork floor in my International 22', I used black self-stick molding that I bought from McMaster-Carr. They describe the stuff as "bowlng-ball hard", but I found that it bends quite easily around curved walls and can be cut with any sharp tool. I used one of the laminated Sears clippers that use razor-type blades to trim mine. You just peel the adhesive strip and use some pressure to adhere it to the wall. Once stuck, the stuff really takes hold.

If you are interested, PM me and I will look up the part number at McMaster-Carr.
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