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Old 02-28-2013, 03:05 PM   #29
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I'm thinking of this flooring as well...regards the Odure,it's a 1972 Overlander, it CAME with smells
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Old 02-28-2013, 03:22 PM   #30
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Smile Plank Flooring

Ripped up all my carpeting and installed vinyl plank flooring in my 2002 28' and after a season of travel, most of the seams had separated. Ripped it out and put down Armstrong sheet vinyl. Did not glue it down and left a gap around the edges for movement. Put down base molding. Looks fantastic.
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:39 AM   #31
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Idiot idiot idiot!!! I should have spent the money and bought allure to start with... I bought another brand of "snap/click" vinyl and when I was attempting to install against the wall or other boards the small amount of give allowed the seams to open slightly, the ends never matched up due to slight uneven-ness of the floor. I am installing in Calgary Alberta, In March, at 5 degrees below freezing. (about 25-28f). So I am now returning 10 boxes of unopened planks and buying the allure with stick (1 box only) to try out and see if it will work.

My question is whether it is better to install in the cold weather and plan for expansion when it gets hot (Canada hot, not TEXAS HOT). or install hot and plan for shrinkage in the cold? I am running a space heater inside to maintain temps of 50-60f.
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:15 PM   #32
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I helped my daughter install the stock allure & it was such a pita that I brought the stuff that I bought to install in my Avion back! I'm going to use the click install kind. It HAS to be easier than the stick stuff!
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:54 PM   #33
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We just had Metroflor Engage put down in our home after a waterleak.
This stuff has impressed us so far...
Everyone thinks its reclaimed real wood... but it is Vinyl.
Thick, nice underfoot, and waterproof.
Here is our bathroom, in Burnt Hickory.


The only downside is this stuff is heavy, in my opinion.

More info here..
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:25 AM   #34
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We installed this in our 1986 Avion Travel Trailer. It is really nice to clean, walk barefoot on and it's durable. It does shrink and swell with the temperature. The trick is to take the highest temperature the interior of your trailer will experience during the year and the lowest temperature to get an average. H+L divided by 2=?

Our trailer is 110 in the Summer and about 35 in the Winter. 115+35=150/2=75. DO NOT INSTALL THIS FLOORING AT A TEMP. BELOW 75!

We installed at about 83 but will be installing on our 1988 Avion at about 80 degrees because when it gets super hot, the floor actually lifts up. (flattens out when you walk on it.) When it gets cold, it shrinks and all of the gaps widen. This will allow dirt to settle into these cracks and the floor will not be able to shrink back to it's original position. Do not get dirt into these cracks. We carry our grill in a tote and when we set it up, we use the tote to store shoes outside our trailer so that we aren't tracking dirt inside. This keeps our shoes dry and easy to find because they are all in one location.

Also, make sure that you stagger your 1st boards like the instructions state and leave a small gap around the edge for expansion. This can be covered with plastic trim from Home Depot. Nail the trim to the cabinetry not the floor so that the floor can expand underneath the trim.

We really like the flooring. It's fairly easy to install. It looks great. It does have it's drawbacks but it beats sheet vinyl in durability and ease of installation and it's economical.

We went with the oak in the 86 but now we are doing travertine in the kitchen and bath and pecan in the bedroom and LR which matches the cabinetry well.
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:33 AM   #35
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We installed this in our 1986 Avion Travel Trailer. It is really nice to clean, walk barefoot on and it's durable. It does shrink and swell with the temperature. The trick is to take the highest temperature the interior of your trailer will experience during the year and the lowest temperature to get an average. H+L divided by 2=?

Our trailer is 110 in the Summer and about 35 in the Winter. 115+35=150/2=75. DO NOT INSTALL THIS FLOORING AT A TEMP. BELOW 75!

We installed at about 83 but will be installing on our 1988 Avion at about 80 degrees because when it gets super hot, the floor actually lifts up. (flattens out when you walk on it.) When it gets cold, it shrinks and all of the gaps widen. This will allow dirt to settle into these cracks and the floor will not be able to shrink back to it's original position. Do not get dirt into these cracks. We carry our grill in a tote and when we set it up, we use the tote to store shoes outside our trailer so that we aren't tracking dirt inside. This keeps our shoes dry and easy to find because they are all in one location.

Also, make sure that you stagger your 1st boards like the instructions state and leave a small gap around the edge for expansion. This can be covered with plastic trim from Home Depot. Nail the trim to the cabinetry not the floor so that the floor can expand underneath the trim.

We really like the flooring. It's fairly easy to install. It looks great. It does have it's drawbacks but it beats sheet vinyl in durability and ease of installation and it's economical.

We went with the oak in the 86 but now we are doing travertine in the kitchen and bath and pecan in the bedroom and LR which matches the cabinetry well.
Did you use the click together, or the kind with the sticky edge?
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:28 PM   #36
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Allure has the sticky borders.
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:39 PM   #37
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Allure has the sticky borders.
No....it also comes as click together. For instance:
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...specifications
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:56 PM   #38
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Becky....I think that floor is the sticky type. I never saw click Allure and I have used the one you pointed out. A hint to all, as I have mentioned before, is watch the direction you lay that plank....which side goes on first. If you lay it so that the new edge slides under the previous plank you are in for trouble. Thats because when you touch surfaces...your stuck! There is no wiggle room and its hard to get correct alignment under the blind edge. Much easier to lay the new plank directly down ON, and visible, on the previous plank.
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Becky....I think that floor is the sticky type. I never saw click Allure and I have used the one you pointed out. A hint to all, as I have mentioned before, is watch the direction you lay that plank....which side goes on first. If you lay it so that the new edge slides under the previous plank you are in for trouble. Thats because when you touch surfaces...your stuck! There is no wiggle room and its hard to get correct alignment under the blind edge. Much easier to lay the new plank directly down ON, and visible, on the previous plank.
Totally agree, Melody--that's the way we laid our Allure. We ran ours from front to back with the lower adhesive edge facing up. By laying it down against the previous edge at a 45 degree angle and then pressing in place, we ended up with no gaps and a beautiful looking floor. We do have gaps at the end of the planks in the colder months but these disappear in the warmer months. Even with these small gaps, we think theis product makes the nicest looking and most serviceable floors we have seen in an Airstream. We selected the light cork color and it enhances the appearance of the light oak hardwoods in our unit. We also installed light oak molding to cover the gaps around the edges. It is far superior to the factory installed lineoleum,
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I guess it comes as either. We used the Allure floor vinyl planks in our kitchen at home, and they were definitely the stick-together type. The only thing I found that I didn't like was I never found the right tool for cutting them.

Love them though, the kitchen is an area that sees lots of traffic, and lots of things get dropped, heavy or sharp things: it looks exactly like the day we put it down two years ago.

Yes, I looked and "Traffic-Master Allure Vinyl Plank" is with the sticky. You pull off pieces of opaque white "paper" that keeps the sticky away from the non-sticky.

And it's bulletproof. Here's a photo of the style we used:
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Is the type that locks less likely to separate between cold and hot temperatures than the type that sticks? Is there anything in the flooring specifications that shows temperature ranges for the product?

The click together is thicker than the stick together. Can they both be installed over the AS lino?

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Is the type that locks less likely to separate between cold and hot temperatures than the type that sticks? Is there anything in the flooring specifications that shows temperature ranges for the product?

The click together is thicker than the stick together. Can they both be installed over the AS lino?

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We removed our original floor before applying Allure vinyl planks with the sticky side seams. That allowed us to correct any loose fasteners, etc. before laying the new floor. We laid it lengthwise in our Airstream and made all end cross cuts with a power cross cut saw that gave us a great looking floor. We left about 1/4" gap along the edges and covered this with stained molding to match our hardwoods. We get up to a 3/16" gap on some planks in the winter but these disappear during the summer and we love this floor even in the winter. The secret to eliminate the lengthway gaps on the adhesive side is to have the adhesive side on the bottom and hold the next plank at a 45 degree angle until the end and side is tight to the previous plank and you shouldn't have a problem.
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