Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-17-2008, 10:36 AM   #57
Be Not Afraid JMJ + AMDG
 
Roamin Cat's Avatar
 
2008 25' Safari
Quiet Green , Connecticut
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 243
how is cork floor holding up?

Hi John,

The cork floor you put in in '03 is beautiful in your photos

How has the floor held up, and what kind of use does it get? How do you care for it?

Would you use the same flooring today after a few years of experience with it?

Hope you don't mind the questions, I bet others would be interested in your answers as well.

Thanks
__________________

__________________
Cats

AIRSTREAM Life

"Color delights my spirit"
avatar artist
Roamin Cat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2008, 11:26 AM   #58
Vintage Kin
 
slowmover's Avatar
 
Fort Worth , Texas
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 7,598
Images: 1
This is the finish I'll get around to laying on our cork this year:

OSMO Polyx Hard Wax Oil
OSMO Polyx® Hard Wax Oil, Floor Finishes

It is also what I will use in our house once we re-install hardwood and cork floors removed by a previous "renovation".
__________________

__________________
1990 35' Silver Streak Sterling; 9k GVWR.
2004 DODGE Cummins 305/555; 6-manual; 9k GVWR.
Hensley Arrow. 9-cpm solo, 15-cpm towing
Sold: Silver Streak Model 3411
slowmover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2008, 09:17 AM   #59
Be Not Afraid JMJ + AMDG
 
Roamin Cat's Avatar
 
2008 25' Safari
Quiet Green , Connecticut
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 243
thanx Rednax,

How is your cork floor holding up? How long has it been in? Does it "age"?

I guess what I really want to know is are you pleased with your choice of cork and would you recommend it

thanks
Lynda
__________________
Cats

AIRSTREAM Life

"Color delights my spirit"
avatar artist
Roamin Cat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2008, 02:26 PM   #60
Vintage Kin
 
slowmover's Avatar
 
Fort Worth , Texas
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 7,598
Images: 1
We lived full-time on it for about four months. Best choice we could have made, we think, for looks, quiet, and comfort. It wasn't cheap by any means, but the pattern matched the tabletop pattern already in the coach. Details above. We bought through a Dallas flooring wholesaler and had a professional installation done.

http://www.galleriacollection.com/na.../cleopatra.jpg

http://www.ecoproducts.com/Building/.../cleopatra.jpg

These pics aren't all that good, recommend you try a high end store in a major metro area to see/rent samples.
__________________
1990 35' Silver Streak Sterling; 9k GVWR.
2004 DODGE Cummins 305/555; 6-manual; 9k GVWR.
Hensley Arrow. 9-cpm solo, 15-cpm towing
Sold: Silver Streak Model 3411
slowmover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2008, 03:56 PM   #61
Be Not Afraid JMJ + AMDG
 
Roamin Cat's Avatar
 
2008 25' Safari
Quiet Green , Connecticut
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 243
thanks Rednax

Really glad to hear you are pleased with your choice - for your sake - and because I love cork and hope to incorporate it into a reno
__________________
Cats

AIRSTREAM Life

"Color delights my spirit"
avatar artist
Roamin Cat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2008, 06:11 PM   #62
Rivet Master
 
Pahaska's Avatar
 
2014 Interstate Ext. Coach
Hays County , Texas
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 5,822
Images: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Roamin' Cat
Hi John,

The cork floor you put in in '03 is beautiful in your photos

How has the floor held up, and what kind of use does it get? How do you care for it?

Would you use the same flooring today after a few years of experience with it?

Hope you don't mind the questions, I bet others would be interested in your answers as well.

Thanks
I sold the trailer a few months after I put down the cork, but I have heard no complaints from the new owner. I loved the cork and I'm considering it for parts of my current trailer that is now carpet.

As far as care, I simply mopped it with a wet Swiffer and used Future Floor Wax.
__________________
John W. Irwin
2014.5 Touring Coach, "Sabre-Dog IV"
WBCCI #9632
Pahaska is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2008, 05:23 PM   #63
Rivet Master
 
firedog's Avatar

 
1992 29' Excella
Currently Looking...
JOY IN , Arizona
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 650
Images: 3
Cork Floor glue down tiles

Hi John. I have started my Tile project.12'' x 12'' glues down cork tiles.I bought from ifloor.The tile is called fire from ifloor.com the total cost of tile is 514.00 with shipping.Square footage is 108 sq.ft.i needed 93 sq.ft. 3 boxes.4.09 per sq. ft.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	fire.jpeg
Views:	86
Size:	65.3 KB
ID:	60860  
__________________
wbcci ,#3510 NEU & 4cu http://fire1.smugmug.com
firedog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2008, 11:40 PM   #64
Site Team
 
Aage's Avatar
 
1974 31' Sovereign
Ottawa , ON
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 11,204
Images: 25
Those plywood subfloors can be pretty bumpy. I wonder if it's a good idea to put a skim coat over them to get a real flat surface to put the cork on?

ps: I think the cork looks great! The plus is that it's light, too? Nice...
__________________
Aage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2008, 11:53 AM   #65
Vintage Kin
 
slowmover's Avatar
 
Fort Worth , Texas
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 7,598
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aage
Those plywood subfloors can be pretty bumpy. I wonder if it's a good idea to put a skim coat over them to get a real flat surface to put the cork on?

ps: I think the cork looks great! The plus is that it's light, too? Nice...

Yes, Ardex "Feather Finish". Do as much "nail setting" as you can, check for level over every six feet, sand. Line up the tiles on the floor board breaks.

ARDEX Engineered Cements

All the manufacturers, as I posted above, have PDF's on how to install. The one thing not to worry about is the humidity, as we have no control over it. We used 48-hours of acclimation to be on the safe side, I doubt it made any difference.

The cork isn't heavy, and/or, as to light shades/colors, many are available.
__________________
1990 35' Silver Streak Sterling; 9k GVWR.
2004 DODGE Cummins 305/555; 6-manual; 9k GVWR.
Hensley Arrow. 9-cpm solo, 15-cpm towing
Sold: Silver Streak Model 3411
slowmover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2008, 01:16 PM   #66
New Member
 
2003 22' International
Camp Hill , Pennsylvania
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 4
Cork Floor Template

John

We are new owners of a 2003 International. The factory installed carpeting seems very impractical for camping. I have spent the morning reading all your posts on your project from several years ago and downloaded your template. Could you confirm that the project was for a trailer identical or similar to our ?

Thanks
__________________
lanceley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2008, 07:06 PM   #67
Rivet Master
 
Pahaska's Avatar
 
2014 Interstate Ext. Coach
Hays County , Texas
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 5,822
Images: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by lanceley View Post
John

We are new owners of a 2003 International. The factory installed carpeting seems very impractical for camping. I have spent the morning reading all your posts on your project from several years ago and downloaded your template. Could you confirm that the project was for a trailer identical or similar to our ?

Thanks
Mine was exactly the same trailer as far as I can determine. I believe there was only one floor plan in the 2003 International series.
__________________
John W. Irwin
2014.5 Touring Coach, "Sabre-Dog IV"
WBCCI #9632
Pahaska is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2008, 08:03 AM   #68
Rivet Master
 
firedog's Avatar

 
1992 29' Excella
Currently Looking...
JOY IN , Arizona
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 650
Images: 3
Thumbs up floor done pics coming

Quote:
Originally Posted by firedog View Post
Hi John. I have started my Tile project.12'' x 12'' glues down cork tiles.I bought from ifloor.The tile is called fire from ifloor.com the total cost of tile is 514.00 with shipping.Square footage is 108 sq.ft.i needed 93 sq.ft. 3 boxes.4.09 per sq. ft.
__________________
wbcci ,#3510 NEU & 4cu http://fire1.smugmug.com
firedog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2008, 08:35 AM   #69
Rivet Master
 
firedog's Avatar

 
1992 29' Excella
Currently Looking...
JOY IN , Arizona
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 650
Images: 3
cork floor pics

Thanks for all your help,it work out great,I saved 1000.00 doing it myself.500.00 for install and 500.00 ripping out the carpet. attachments not working.sorry
__________________
wbcci ,#3510 NEU & 4cu http://fire1.smugmug.com
firedog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2008, 09:14 AM   #70
Rivet Master
 
firedog's Avatar

 
1992 29' Excella
Currently Looking...
JOY IN , Arizona
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 650
Images: 3
new cork floor

pics, ok lets try it again.
__________________

__________________
wbcci ,#3510 NEU & 4cu http://fire1.smugmug.com
firedog 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
Cork floor Charcigar Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 42 03-02-2006 02:25 PM
Question re new floor fitting on our 1958 Traveller williamhenshall Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 9 06-30-2004 04:08 PM
repairing floor rot danesh Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 18 02-03-2004 10:34 PM
19' Bambi cork floor need sq. feet of A/S JimBrownUT Floor Finishes 4 01-07-2004 06:26 PM
When lacking a floor to make a template... JrnymnJay Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 6 11-30-2002 07:28 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:09 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.