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Old 05-07-2013, 08:09 PM   #15
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In addition to the remanent I bought for the trailer, I ended up buying a small remanent for out home bath along with the original remanent that I wanted that was just a little short for the trailer but I like the color so much I got it for another bathroom in my house. I kind of got marmoleumitis.

*Top once again I am following your lead and ordered some penetrating epoxy and will use your method. Nothing succeeds like success.

For what it is worth I wanted to go with AeroMarine products which are very highly spoken of with the boat building folks. (I have a Tolman Skiff in my future, after the AS.) I am familiar with Mas and System Three which are name brands and many have found they like Aeromarine better. Just some info, I suspect all the name brands are good. Aeromarine is nicely priced for epoxy.

AeroMarine Products - Dry Rot Repair Epoxy

Where did you find all those remnants? I will be interested in hearing how installation goes.

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Old 05-08-2013, 12:01 AM   #16
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I got the remnants at our local Color Tile. Way back all CT carried the same products, based on store size. Now a days they are independently owned. This one caters to commercial users.

I will post pics of the install. I currently have it epoxied and am fairing the joints and further preping the floor since the word is the Marmoleum telegraphs even more than sheet vinyl.


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Old 07-06-2013, 11:05 PM   #17
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I thought I would up date this thread and tell you how the installation went.

The installation went well. I epoxied the floor with a penetrating epoxy following the success and excellent results "Top" had.

I used a different brand epoxy. I use Aeromarine and liked it very much. I also built a custom shower pan with it by the stitch and glue method used in some boat building.

Anyway, I faired the joints with cabosil thicked epoxy and sanded it and sanded it some more. I am telling you it is a lot of work. I blended in some old solid plywood floor with the new marine plywood I installed. I epoxied the underside perimeter as well before installing. By the way I didn't bend the elevator bolts. I slapped epoxy on them and ,in some cases, also double nutted them.

I did a lot of sanding knowing how the marmoleum telegraphs every imperfection. The old floor between the wheel wells was solid but not flat I made it much better but short of perfect. I am all about craftsmanship but part of craftsmanship is to know when a trailer floor is not a piano. This is not an excuse it came out well.

I dry laid the M in after a couple of vacuuming and a hand wipe down with blue shop towels. It was 100 degrees in the trailer but the M was supple and just laid down like it was glued down. This showed me something I didn’t like I work that joint a little more and the results weren't bad.

I installed the M in the morning when the temp was about 75. I sweated through my shirt as I worked fast not wanting the mastic to skim over and not knowing how long I had before that happen. I used a 1/16" x 1/16" square notched trowel. It went well and when done immediately rolled it with 100lbs roller. I rolled it first across, then the length and on the diagonal and then the length again a time or two

By the way, you will notice I did not go under all the cabinets with the M. I am watching the weight of my changes and new installs. My M weights 9 oz per 12” x 12” and as we all know oz makes lbs.

Also I love the stuff. I love the smell of it. It smells much like the flax seed oil I use on my cutting boards I sell at shows.

Anyway a special thanks to Lance M. for his example on Abby.

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Old 07-07-2013, 08:16 AM   #18
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one other thing, when I was applying the mastic. I first "key" it into the substrate. That is I used the flat side of the trowel before turning it over to the business side of the trowel, 1/16" x 1/16" square notch.

Now I wait and see that everything took and then preforms as expected.

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Old 07-07-2013, 08:33 AM   #19
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Looks great! Nice work.

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Old 07-07-2013, 11:10 AM   #20
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Thanks Lance. If it is good it is cause of your example If it isn't it is my fault.


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