Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-18-2014, 10:17 PM   #15
Rivet Master
 
Becky B.'s Avatar
 
1964 17' Bambi II
Vintage Kin Owner
Schererville , Indiana
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,617
Images: 19
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1395198914.374307.jpg
Views:	299
Size:	759.8 KB
ID:	207798

This is how it looks. The two left planks aren't under anything for the length of the trailer. She'll may have to fill them come summer...good suggestion. I'm just going to hold my breath & hope it doesn't happen to mine!
__________________

__________________
Becky


1964 Bambi II
1988 Avion 32S
Becky B. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2014, 11:34 PM   #16
3 Rivet Member
 
Cyberous's Avatar
 
2006 25' Safari FB SE
1995 21' Sovereign
Hollister , California
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 127
It seems like this product works well for those of us in a mild clement. I did our entire 25 FB with the vinyl product and have had zero problems.

I did purposely install it on a cooler day (60 degrees) so the product was in a more shrunken state. My logic for this was when it gets warmer it will expand into the gaps I left around the edges, however it would probably not shrink up much more on colder days since it went in cold.

For those of you who are having gap issues with your floor, what temperature did you install your flooring? Warmer or cooler side of average in your area?



__________________

__________________
Cyberous is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2014, 10:15 AM   #17
Rivet Master
 
A W Warn's Avatar
 
2000 25' Safari
1999 34' Excella
Davidson County, NC , Highlands County, FL
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 2,567
If a shoe or quarter round is used to cover the expansion space at the perimeter and it is nailed down through the floor material, the floor is not allowed to contract or expand properly. When the floor contracts the nails through the flooring will not let it move at the perimeter, so it pulls apart somewhere in the middle. The same can happen if cabinets or seats are fastened through the floor.

Those nails must be placed perfectly, so that they occur within the expansion space, with none through the flooring.
__________________
Alan
2014 Silverado 1500 Crew Cab 5.3L maximum trailering package (yes, I'm towing the 34')
A W Warn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2014, 06:28 PM   #18
Rivet Master
 
Becky B.'s Avatar
 
1964 17' Bambi II
Vintage Kin Owner
Schererville , Indiana
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,617
Images: 19
We installed last winter/ spring, but acclimated the flooring inside the trailer with the temp at around 65-70 I would guess. Maybe we should have kept it cooler....who knows..... It doesn't have any corner round holding it down.... :-(.
__________________
Becky


1964 Bambi II
1988 Avion 32S
Becky B. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2014, 07:11 PM   #19
Moderator
 
blmitch5's Avatar

 
2006 19' International CCD
Olathe , Kansas
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 4,221
Images: 1
We really like this flooring so I think were going to instal it and do our best to leave room for expansion and contraction.
__________________
Get involved and sign up for a Rally!
http://www.airforums.com/forums/calendar.php
WBCCI 4973
blmitch5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2014, 07:26 PM   #20
Rivet Master
 
Roadrunner's Avatar
 
1978 29' Ambassador
1974 25' Tradewind
1974 27' Overlander
Indiana , Pennsylvania
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 669
Blog Entries: 7
Ditto Becky...acclimated ours and installed in the Fall when temps were cooler. Left quarter of an inch around the flooring and covered with rope molding. My guess is that the glue is so aggressive that once the gap develops, it will not push itself back. If I lived in a warmer climate I would use it again. In talking with HD where we purchased our Allure, they stated this is not to be used in trailer applications where there are temp extremes.

Bob
Indiana, PA

TAC PA-5
WBCCI 4871
__________________
Roadrunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2014, 08:11 PM   #21
Rivet Master
 
Ridgerunner3's Avatar
 
2002 25' Safari
Fountain Inn , South Carolina
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 659
Images: 11
Here are a couple of pictures or our install of the Allure Trafficmaster floor that I spoke of earlier in this thread.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC_3113.jpg
Views:	199
Size:	212.0 KB
ID:	207856   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC_3127.jpg
Views:	207
Size:	204.9 KB
ID:	207857  

__________________
Bud
Ridgerunner3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2014, 09:06 PM   #22
2 Rivet Member
 
mariusg78's Avatar
 
1977 31' Sovereign
Covington , Washington
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 60
Images: 21
I stayed away from the Allure for this specific reason. I did not want glue between and in-between the tongue and groove. I ended up going with Shaw vinyl plank click together. Worked great and am able to just push it back together if it separates (which it has yet to do).
__________________
mariusg78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2014, 09:08 PM   #23
Rivet Master
 
Becky B.'s Avatar
 
1964 17' Bambi II
Vintage Kin Owner
Schererville , Indiana
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,617
Images: 19
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1395281244.152950.jpg
Views:	267
Size:	806.7 KB
ID:	207858

Here's mine now.....I'll update in a year!
__________________
Becky


1964 Bambi II
1988 Avion 32S
Becky B. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2014, 09:09 PM   #24
2 Rivet Member
 
mariusg78's Avatar
 
1977 31' Sovereign
Covington , Washington
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 60
Images: 21
Shaw Lowes Flooring

I had posted more pics on another thread but here is one from my project:
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	2014-03-16 14.33.03.jpg
Views:	201
Size:	259.6 KB
ID:	207859   Click image for larger version

Name:	2014-03-16 14.33.16.jpg
Views:	176
Size:	333.6 KB
ID:	207860  

__________________
mariusg78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2014, 10:19 PM   #25
2 Rivet Member
 
let's play's Avatar
 
1970 31' Sovereign
round lake , Illinois
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 96
Anyone that has seen separation installed the allure tm in a side to side manor? We have purchased and waiting to install, we live in Illinois, so we are going to see the cold side of winter. It would seem that if the separation is only on the butt ends one could limit the effects by installing it side to side vs front to back, it will also be a much faster install. In our 31, once we get past the living room it will mostly be full planks left to right ie no joints

any thoughts?

cale
__________________
let's play is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2014, 09:03 AM   #26
2 Rivet Member
 
Razinni's Avatar
 
1977 31' Sovereign
Atlanta , Georgia
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 54
Blog Entries: 1
I'm not sure if the Allure used is what I plan on getting which is the Allure flooring with a grip strip that can be installed as a floating floor. My plan is to only attach the vinyl to the flooring in as few places as necessary.

Allure’s ease of installation is due to the patented GripStrip system. This high tensile system ensures no gapping, and has allowed Allure to become WORLD’s first vinyl plank that is installed as a floating floor. This avoids the need for messy glues, and unlike timber and laminate floors, there is no need for sawing or underlay just simply slice with a knife and install!
Allure GripStrip features a unique interlocking edge design for simple installation. Simply lay oevrlapping GripStrip of one plank on adjacent plank and press together...No other adhensive required
Minimal trimming involved, Just score and snap!
Product specification as follow


Allure Grip Strip
__________________
"The road goes on forever and the party never ends" - R.E.Keen
Razinni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2014, 09:32 AM   #27
Rivet Master
 
Becky B.'s Avatar
 
1964 17' Bambi II
Vintage Kin Owner
Schererville , Indiana
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,617
Images: 19
We used Allure Traffic Master with the grip strip. If I ever have to replace a floor again, I will use the kind that snaps together.
__________________
Becky


1964 Bambi II
1988 Avion 32S
Becky B. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2014, 10:40 AM   #28
Site Team
 
Aage's Avatar
 
1974 31' Sovereign
Ottawa , ON
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 11,204
Images: 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by let's play View Post
Anyone that has seen separation installed the allure tm in a side to side manor?
That's how we did it from the rear bathroom through to the door between the twin beds and the galley.

I am soooo hoping it's OK!
__________________

__________________
“Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”
...John Wayne...........................
Aage is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


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
Vinyl (we think) ceiling odor? Skater Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 14 07-27-2015 02:17 PM
New carpeting and vinyl plank flooring JMSx2 Land Yacht/Legacy Motorhomes 12 05-20-2014 06:09 AM
Wood Plank vinyl flooring wvabeer Land Yacht/Legacy Motorhomes 33 07-08-2013 06:13 PM
Allure Trafficmaster Vinyl Planks hippiechick Floor Finishes 53 06-09-2013 10:11 PM
Vinyl underlay Cauuck Floor Finishes 3 04-27-2011 02:26 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

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