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Old 07-30-2010, 03:20 PM   #29
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I love the look of the cork. I had never heard of this as a flooring material before. I went to a flooring store to check it out. 3.99 a sq ft and 1.99 to install. Seems pretty reasonable.

My concerns about this or any similar floor is:

How does it hold up with a dog living in the trailer full time? Looks like you can lay more poly on the floor if needed or they have putty sticks to hide scratches, also you can sand down damaged areas. I would jsut hope it doesn't scratch too much to not worry about how to fix.

I don't want to lay quarter round all over the place especially by the cabinets and walls as there jsut seems to be too many jogs and stuff. I don't want to uninstall everything so I'm thinking may be I could undercut the cabinets for the height of the floor and kind of tuck it under and leave a gap under there if still needed. This way it would give the appearance of the cabinets laid on top of the cabinets.

Not sure how this might work in real life as I don't have my moho yet and have never been inside one. Just planning ahead for all the projects this beact will give me but ripping or the carpet is very high on the list after the mechanicals are in good order.
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Old 07-31-2010, 10:32 AM   #30
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Putty and sanding don't work on a cork floor. What does work is to grind up left over tiles into a dust and then add glue to make a patch. They don't scratch too easily but if you are going to heavy traffic and/or dogs with long claws then it may not be the best flooring for you.

I have learned a lot after this install. I love the product and the feel but the floor of my AS is very dynamic and therefore all the tiles have flexed and opened up a small gap on all sides so you can clearly see the outline of all the tiles. To the untrained eye this is normal but they are supposed to seam together and look, well, seamless. If I had to do it all over again I don't know that I would put this product in here. If I could start from scratch and take everything out of the AS I would put in a click together cork and go edge to edge with it.
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Great job on the floor. Looks awesome. How do you clean it? Do you just sweep it?
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How does it hold up with a dog living in the trailer full time?
We have a floating cork floor in one of our bedrooms in our house and had it in one trailer, and just installed it in another trailer. We have 2 dogs (see avatar), and the cork stands up well to their claws. Because it is marbled and textured, I can't even tell if they have gouged it. It looks great. The floating floor has cork on the underside, a rigid center layer, and a cork top layer.

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Old 05-01-2012, 08:54 PM   #33
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Cork Flooring...

Hi, I know this thread is a couple years old, but I couldn't find another one with my question/answer.

We ordered our cork floating floor tonight. After installation, has anyone put any type of sealer over the top of the cork? If you did, how did it do?

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Old 05-01-2012, 09:09 PM   #34
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Cork Flooring...

Hi, I know this thread is a couple years old, but I couldn't find another one with my question/answer.

We ordered our cork floating floor tonight. After installation, has anyone put any type of sealer over the top of the cork? If you did, how did it do?

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I asked Uwe the same thing about the floating floor cork he had installed. He told me that they could be sealed, but didn't have to be.

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Old 05-01-2012, 09:22 PM   #35
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I just got done with installing cork flooring in my SOB Scotty. I put Minwax Polyurethane for floors on it to seal it. I chose the gloss, but it also comes in a semi-gloss. You can see it here: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f417...ml#post1140120

The good thing with an Airstream is the floor is flat, no reason to do all the metal trim.

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Short post from my iPhone earlier...here's the rest of my thought ~

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...they could be sealed, but didn't have to be.
My cork is glued down - not floating. So I decided to seal it because it would be harder to remove & replace a stained tile - and I've seen what corks look like when soaked in red wine - not the look I am going for! I'm not so worried about the pre-finished surface, more about the seams ~ I'm so used to the seamless Marmoleum floor in our Airstream.

Here are a couple of pics ~





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Old 05-04-2012, 09:03 AM   #37
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Thanks Steve!

Thanks Sheri!


I know, the seams are what I am worried about too. We ended up going with floating as we aren't taking everything out and just replacing a section of floor and it is not flat enough to go with glue down and look pretty. So we didn't have the nice big open space like you had when you did Maxwell and Birdy. Maybe with floating being click together, if we have extra and there is an "accident" we can replace it with some leftovers...

Thanks for all the photos and info!

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Okay, we've had the cork floor a couple of years now and love it. I did coat it with Minwax polyurathane after the install and it's holding up well. The manufactorer recommends NOT mopping it. However I do damp mop it. Several dropped items have dinged the cork but it looks.....well like cork. The only 'defect. is the color has faded at the door. A door mat there...edge to edge...should help prevent that. Worse to worse they are the last 'planks' that I installed so if it bugs me too much I have leftover 'planks' to replace the faded ones.

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Thanks Neil. That is great information. I was concerned with a floating floor the coating would chip/peal where the planks meet, but it doesn't sound like it. I think we'll start out with a throw rug by the door based on your experience.

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As for replacing the clip and lock planks that you've damaged remember that the first plank installed will be the last that you can remove. I kinda thought of that and began laying the floor begining in the rear bath and the last was at the entry. I figured that the entry would be the most likely to get damaged......unless you have water damage....that can happen anywhere in the coach.

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Sharing, nice looking floor. I have been considering the same. Do you glue right to the subfloor or add a layer like luan?
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I would caution against adding a sub floor underlayment. It may raise the height of the cork floor causing problems at the refrigerator or the door entryway.

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