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Old 04-17-2005, 07:47 PM   #29
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Personally, I just don't like the "faux wood" look of Pergo. I know, it is close looking, but for me, the way that it (nevertheless) misses the target just is unappealing. No offense intended to the folks who have it and like it--you know, different strokes.

But I don't think I'd mind if Pergo made a flooring didn't try to look like wood--if it went for a fun, colorful, deliberately laminate look it would be much more attractive (oooh, and if it had aqua boomerangs printed on it, I'd be in heaven).

Anyone know of any such beast?

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Old 04-17-2005, 08:15 PM   #30
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I used the "Sams Product" (6 boxes and one piece) with its built in padding. It snapped together nicely and I love the cherry wood look. It is easy to clean. It replaced the vinyl flooring that I had put down two years earlier. I didn't seal the floor before putting down tile and had problems with the vinyl sticking like it should. The carpet is still in the bedroom only everything else in laminate.
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Old 04-17-2005, 08:59 PM   #31
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i've been following this thread and others on flooring. i plan to overlay something more durable and modern on the brand new full vinyl in the 05 classic.
the material the factory uses is paper thin, doesn't lool like it will hold up well and they really could be using a quality material from the start. oh well.

i don't want to tear it up but will let it air for a few weeks before the cover up....like fireflyinva i'd like the pergo products if they did some modern (non-woodgrain) patterns but the bamboo sounds good too. i'd prefer a contrast to the hickory wood interior.

what i'd really like is real linoleum....but it's heavy and i'd rather a floating floor over the vinyl than something glued to it...i think.

so any suggestions for covering a brand new floor?

the knowledge and skill here is amazing!

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Old 04-17-2005, 10:09 PM   #32
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Two years after doing mine I still think laminates are pretty hard to beat. But in those two years there have been a lot of changes.

Laminates are now available in a lot of different looks besides wood. The biggest difference in price will be due to the amount of texture in the surface. One of the reasons so many laminates, especially the early ones, look "fake" is that they are so smooth. Also, every little speck of dust shows. With more texture the light is scattered, making the odd dust mote less obvious. There are many choices now in wood, tile, stone, and probably other finishes I've not seen. Some are amazingly realistic. Given the small quantity needed, even for a 34', price should not be much of a factor.

For sheet flooring take a look at the new vinyls with kevlar. Very, very, durable, and there are some really handsom patterns. I cannot understand why Airstream is not using some of this stuff. The additional cost per unit would be trivial, and much of that would be recouped by having fewer floors damaged during manufacture.


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Old 10-30-2005, 09:35 AM   #33
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Old 10-30-2005, 10:19 AM   #34
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My husband and I laid 2500+ square feet of Uni-Clic laminate flooring in my moms house. My stepfather has had 1/2 of each lung removed due to asbestos inhalation and cannot tolerate dust of any kind. Their wall-to-wall carpet had to go and laminate flooring was the most sanitary and dust-free surface to use as a replacement. They didn't want anything that looked like laminate ..nothing that screamed "that's laminate flooring" . Some brands and patterns have a repeating pattern that, even after "randomizing" the planks, still cannot be overlooked in a large space. The Uni-Click planks were a realistic mahogany, textured grain, and had beveled edges, making it extrememly realistic looking. The planks were wider than most laminate patterns, and the beveled edge on each individual plank makes the difference.It has held up very well and looks incredible. The finish hasn't dulled in traffc areas at all. See installation in their home here :
http://www.geezitron.com/rearview/2005/02/floored.html

We just bought laminate for our AS, but opted for a laminate-looking oak. The space is small enought that seeing the "repeat " in the pattern will not be as obvious as in a large home.I'll be shooting pictures of our step-by-step installation soon and post them to my blog.

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Pergo for us

Here are some before and after photos of our flooring. IMHO it looks much better than the original carpet. The AS is currently in the shop getting new upholstery and the curtains will be finished by JPA in December (ouch!!).

By the way, we had a major water leak from the kitchen plumbing one night (thank God the dog barked) and have had a little warping on the edge near the door, but it's only noticeable to me .

The other great thing is we were able to inspect the flooring while the carpet was out. There were some stains (as shown in the photos) but no problem areas.


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Old 11-08-2005, 05:03 AM   #36
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That big rain weekend we had recently, there was a pretty good leak @ the antenna, no damage

It came out great, and shows no sign of wear!
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Hello all. Very interesting thread. Do all of the fixtures need to be removed (couch, beds etc.) before the laminate is installed? If so, how big is that part of the operation?

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Hello all. Very interesting thread. Do all of the fixtures need to be removed (couch, beds etc.) before the laminate is installed? If so, how big is that part of the operation?

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Balgrn and others who installed laminate,
What type of moulding did you use and how did you fasten it to the aluminum walls?

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What type of moulding did you use and how did you fasten it to the aluminum walls?

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I have 2 typs of moulding, one is the Pergo, the other is a hard white plastic. Both 1/4 riound, 3/4". fastened with finish screws, the sheet rock type. I am not satisfied with the look of either, still looking
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Balrgn- what a great looking leather coach in front, how did you ever get such a beauty inside?
If and when my window project is ever completed I need to start on my floors. We want to put in laminate but have one concern and that is how slippery they are. We do move around Chummy while driving and the carpet does give more stable footing. Any other MH owners have experince with roaming on the pergo while driving?
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....Any other MH owners have experince with roaming on the pergo while driving?
I had enough carpet left over from the cockpit areas to make three runners - serging ran about a buck a foot.

The three runners pretty much fill the area between the rear bed and cockpit riser.

When dirty, just roll them up, take them outside, and beat the dirt out of them.

Works for me.....
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