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Old 09-13-2008, 06:53 PM   #99
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Anyone have any idea how many boxes of the Trafficmaster it would take for a 68 Safari 22'?
3-4 boxes
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Anyone have any idea how many boxes of the Trafficmaster it would take for a 68 Safari 22'?
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Thanks, I appreciate that.
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Old 09-27-2008, 09:55 AM   #102
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Tips on cutting around a round sink cabinet in a Safari 23?

I have read this thread and want to re-do my floor with the tiger wood.

I see no mention of cutting around the bottom of a "round" sink cabinet.

Any suggestion on a good method other than making a cardboard templet?

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Old 09-27-2008, 11:22 AM   #103
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I have read this thread and want to re-do my floor with the tiger wood.

I see no mention of cutting around the bottom of a "round" sink cabinet.

Any suggestion on a good method other than making a cardboard templet?

Thanks in advance,

Lin.
Making a template of some sort seems to me like the best way to do it. I think I would use stiff paper or thin poster board rather than corugated cardboard though. It would be easier to trim with scissors until it fits. Also it would be great if it were possible to slip your paper under the edge of the sink. You could then trace around the curve. Is there any chance that you can do that?

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Old 09-27-2008, 11:33 AM   #104
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Making a template of some sort seems to me like the best way to do it. I think I would use stiff paper or thin poster board rather than corugated cardboard though. It would be easier to trim with scissors until it fits. Also it would be great if it were possible to slip your paper under the edge of the sink. You could then trace around the curve. Is there any chance that you can do that?

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Malcolm,
I not sure on sliding under the sink but I don't see why not with time.
I like the idea of the poster board a lot easier than cardboard.

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Old 09-29-2008, 08:24 PM   #105
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Malcolm,
I not sure on sliding under the sink but I don't see why not with time.
I like the idea of the poster board a lot easier than cardboard.

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You are certainly welcome.

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Old 02-06-2009, 09:32 AM   #106
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I followed this thread for a while, and I'm not sure if it has been mentioned before, but yesterday I was in the big blue box, and it looks like they now also have a version of this vinyl planking, similar to the Trafficmaster Allure that can be found at the big orange box. I don't remember the brand name, and a quick search on their website didn't turn it up, but if you're looking into this type of floor, it appears there are now a couple of options.

I can't comment on its quality in absolute or relative terms, but thought I'd pass the information along.

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Old 04-25-2009, 02:56 AM   #107
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vinyl plank flooring options

It's called Novalis. We installed it in our house, because we have 3 dogs and needed something easy to clean and durable. Its great stuff, we've had it for about 4-5 years now and just needs swiffering or when I want to do a good clean I use my Hoover Floormate. We are going to be installing it in our AS soon also. We hate the carpet it has now. We have it in the golden oak color. Here is the companys site to see the options: NOVALIS. Lowes has a few options off the shelf, and the others can be special ordered. The off the shelf planks (4" x 36") run $0.98? each/sq.ft. I believe this is the same stuff that alot of Wal-mart stores have used in their stores (the 6" planks). It is very durable and looks just like wood at fraction of the price. In the house we used luan as an under-layment (primed), because our sub-floor had particle board over the floor joists, and it wouldn't adhere well the particle board according to the manufacturer info. In the AS we plan on just sanding the seams on our plywood subfloor, fill the bolt holes, then prime the plywood for good adhesion. I'll have to update after we complete the project within the next few weeks. Here's a pic of the house floor. The 1st one is the best image for the color, the second one shows the full hallway view.


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Thanks Mary, I think it looks great in your house. After making my above post a couple of months ago, I did some more research on it, and found a pretty long thread about the Novalis product on the GardenWeb forums. The heavy majority of people who had installed it had very positive things to say, many of them having lived with it for several years as you have.

Like the Allure, I think it is well suited for an Airstream application. I went and picked up a couple of samples to see how it looks in the front half of my trailer, and I really like it.

Please do check back in with pictures once you have completed your trailer installation.

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I've been considering the use of Allure Trafficmaster in my AS MH. After doing an internet search, I found some interesting information. Apparently, Allure Trafficmaster CANNOT be installed in situations which are not climate controlled. In an environment which drops below 65 degrees, reports indicate that Trafficmaster seperates at that seams. The glue strips do not hold in situations with dramatic temperature swings.

I'm not sure about Novalis. If this is a complete glue down application versus a glue-together application like Trafficmaster--it may tolerate the temperature swings better. Not sure.

In other reports, folks have recommended Metro Floor from Konnecto-I think this is full glue-down application.

If anyone has tried Trafficmaster or Novalis in an AS, how are the results? Any problems with the temperature swings?

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We put down Allure last year fully knowing that they did not recommend it for trailers. We figured that if it didn't work well, we could always change it out in a few years.

The Allure was great for the first camping season, but I will confirm that when we visited the trailer during the winter, a lot of seams opened up due to the cold weather and shrinkage. They have mostly closed up now that it is getting warm again, but we did discover a buckling issue as it warmed back up. We had a fairly heavy chair on the floor and while the flooring could "pull" it when it got cold, it couldn't "push" it back when it started getting warm causing the floor to buckle. I removed the chair and put some weight (just a few throw rugs) over the buckled area. I guess when we get ready for the first trip of the year in a couple of weeks we'll remove the rugs and see if the buckle is gone (at least for this season).

Would we put down Allure in a trailer again? Probably not

Will we be living with it as is for a few years? Yes.

We do love the look and with the underlayment we put down it is nice to walk on, even in bare feet.

I will suggest that is you live in an area that does not freeze in the winter, Allure may not experience the same issues we have seen up here in the north, but it will shill shrink and grow a little with any temperature change. Leave a little room around the edges for this unless you are laying it at 100+F temperatures.
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"snip" In an environment which drops below 65 degrees, reports indicate that Trafficmaster seperates at that seams. The glue strips do not hold in situations with dramatic temperature swings."snip"
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The installation instructions indicate 15 degrees to 95 degrees as the temperature range for using the product....?
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