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Old 01-06-2004, 08:00 PM   #1
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19' Bambi cork floor need sq. feet of A/S

We have a 1999 19' A/S. We are having a cork floor installed in the next few weeks. Does anyone know the square feet of floor area in a Bambi including the floor in the toilet/shower area? We do not plan on putting cork flooring on the raised platform that holds the toilet.

My A/S is stored for the winter in St. George, UT some 350 miles South of where we live. I want to order the cork flooring now for installtion when we bring the A/S back to Northern Utah.

I will appreciate knowing the number of square feet for our A/S.

Comments on installation of cork flooring will also be appreciated.


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Old 01-06-2004, 09:43 PM   #2
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Good luck

It is a difficult problem and depends a lot on the type of cork you use. I used 1'x2' tiles with plain edges in my International. That way, I could orient the tiles any way that minimized wastage. I ended up with just a handful of small pieces.

What I did was measure the floor, make a CAD diagram of the floor, and try fitting the tiles in different orienrtations and starting points until I found the best fit. I must have tried 10 different orientations before I found the optimal one.

I tried it with tiles with interlocking edges and the waste went up dramatically to about 1/3 of the cork because the tiles fit in only one orientation.

I put mine down with water based contact cement. I didn't roll mine, but I would if I did it again. Once the tiles touch, they are pretty much locked in place. In the confines of the trailer, it is very difficult to place the tiles exactly right. I used a roll of brown paper that was intended for paint masking. I would put the paper down in two pieces, place the tile, and then lift one end and then the other to remove the paper. That way, the tile couldn't be grabbed by the contact cement prematurely.

What I am trying to say is that without doing something like I did with the layouts, it is almost impossible to guess how much cork you would need.

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Old 01-06-2004, 10:39 PM   #3
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Thanks for your comments. I intend to have a professional installer do the cork installation. The cork we have picked out is with plain edges not the touge and groove type. The cork size is 12" x 12". The area in the 19' Bambi is fairly small so the cost of the cork will be modest. I think installation will run about $250 and the cork about $250. These are rough estimates since I don't have actual cost from the company that will install the cork floor.

How has your cork floor worked out? Would you still select cork as a floor finish?

I note your A/S is a 2003 so the carpet was probably not worn out.

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Old 01-07-2004, 12:24 PM   #4
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Jim - We too are planning to do a cork floor in our 22' 78 Minuet in the future. Here are some other thread names that you might look at (use the search button for "CORK FLOORS") One is called "Square Footage" started by HnC and the other is "Cork Floor" started by Charcigar. Also look at Pahaska's thread showing ongoing progress on his cork floor. Those should help some. Good luck,
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Old 01-07-2004, 05:26 PM   #5
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I got a "project" calculator for XMAS that figure square footage for carpet and tile,etc. Its inexpensive and available at HD and other type stores. I measure my interior and converted it to square footage for tiles, as I want to go cork as well.
My motorhome from bathroom to drivers area seems to need about 65 square feet. The tiles I see which are glue down type, come 88 sq feet to a box. i expect to order one box and then try to glue ot down after i orient the tiles on the bare floor first.
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