Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-25-2006, 08:47 AM   #1
New Member
Currently Looking...
longmont , Colorado
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 1
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!

kathyh53 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2006, 09:49 AM   #2
Rivet Master
Pahaska's Avatar
2005 28' Classic
Austin (Hays County) , Texas
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 5,370
Images: 13
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.
John W. Irwin
2005 Classic 28 "Sabre-Dog III"
2013 Silverado 2500HD Duramax/Allison LTZ
WBCCI #9632, TAC TX-10
Pahaska is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Carpet tiles are the answer. LTD30 Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 3 12-05-2006 08:02 PM
Does anyone know anything about putting safety skids on axles? 1959newbie Axles 7 05-01-2006 05:59 AM
Cork floor Charcigar Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 42 03-02-2006 01:25 PM
Rubber floor tiles??? slmontgomery Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 11 12-08-2005 10:14 PM
Asbestos in floor tiles? dsakaki General Interior Topics 5 10-01-2005 10:30 AM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:53 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.