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Old 08-29-2003, 04:45 PM   #43
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Old 08-29-2003, 08:36 PM   #44
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Your floor looks great. Al
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Old 07-07-2004, 02:22 AM   #45
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Old 06-27-2007, 10:26 PM   #46
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As we are getting this job contracted as of this week, wondering how that good-looking floor of yours is holding up?
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Old 06-28-2007, 07:37 PM   #47
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I don't know about John, but my wife and I love our cork floor!

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Old 06-29-2007, 06:55 PM   #48
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Hi John,

It really looks good. I have carped in my Excella and am not thrilled, but it is in good shape. I noticed I wasn't complaining about it in January when it was cold. I will consider cork when I make the change.

I saw your post on the thread about the Airstream entrance mat about the AS dealer in Buda. Throughout the 80s I lived 10 miles due west of Buda between Driftwood and Wimberley. If I stood on my steps, I could see the brightly lit cement plant there. Wish that there had been a dealer there then. I bought my 67 in San Marcos and parts were difficult to come by pre Internet.

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Old 07-28-2007, 11:03 AM   #49
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Never had thought about using cork flooring - sure does look nice, Joh - good job... hummm... got me to thinking...
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Took about 43 lbs of cork to do my entire 22 foot Safari.
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Old 08-18-2007, 03:37 PM   #51
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Underlayment Yes/No

Hello everyone,I'm getting ready to install glue down cork. I have read the post on installing over filled OSB, I have ply in my 71 safari and would like to break the joints on the existing ply and staple down underlayment with 1/4 crown staples to obtain a good flat sub-floor. Weight would not be an issue in my tandem 23' but am I missing somthing here. Imput would be great. Thanks Robert
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Old 08-19-2007, 09:01 AM   #52
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I have ply in my 71 safari and would like to break the joints on the existing ply and staple down underlayment with 1/4 crown staples to obtain a good flat sub-floor. Thanks Robert
Robert,

I don't know about that: I would think that laminating the exist plywood with underlayment may have undesireable affects if moisture gets between the two. Typically wet/water issues and related resolution/management are really close to the top of the priority list when dealing with TT flooring. The longer something stays wet, the more damage will occur to any wood product.

Anyone who thinks you can put 100's of holes in aluminum sheeting and not have water leaks at some point in time, especially given that we expect to drive 60 + mph in a rainstorm 20-40 years later and pull it with over-sized stiff riding TV's, is just fool'in themselves.

You would be surprised how many Airstreamers have outer skin leaks on their TT and don't know it . . . the affects may not be visible for several years. Maybe it only becomes noticeable as a faint odor that gets stronger one year to the next.
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A number of months have past`
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now a few years have past. how is the cork floor holding up? has it seen a lot of use? can you see signs of wear?
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Old 09-01-2007, 11:10 PM   #54
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We just had 12x12 glue-down cork flooring installed. I read extensively on manufacturers websites and most included installation PDFs. No where did I see that OSB or 1/4 lauan were recommended. I may be wrong, but with 5/8" finish grade plywood down in mine I didn't really note it. I think our trailers fall outside the normal installation anyway as we can't really control humidity, etc. One inch floor is a "minimum", etc. Try the US distributors office for more info. We used "Cleopatra" from Natural Cork, sourced through a wholesaler in Dallas and had several Q's about install. (Fingers crossed).
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Update on the floor:

We've had it a little over three months now, living full-time in the unit. I can see where some prep might have been better in a few places (small things "telegraph" through), and the plywood flooring seams are evident. I expected some of both and have no problem with it. It is not perfectly smooth, but we find that to be fine. ZERO problems considering daily humidity is 90 or 95% in the mornings. (We have some unfinished leather chairs that it takes the A/C running a full day to dry out).

I have not waxed the floor (a natural oil finish) but will be doing so after we move out. Johnson Wax "Commercial Traffic" was recommended, but I will likely use a German-made low VOC product.
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Hi John,

Did you have to use a "sealer" after you did the install?

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