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Old 11-08-2009, 05:28 PM   #1
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Engineered Floating Floors

Any one used "click" type engineered flooring in their RV? What was you experience?
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Old 11-08-2009, 05:49 PM   #2
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3 years alls well.

I left a gap around but because you're not a fixed location I put a dab of silicone every 10-12 inches.

That way it can move but not shift.

I also used Prodex insulation under it instead of the blue foam they recommend
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Old 11-16-2009, 03:48 PM   #3
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Engineered Floor

I'm almost done installing a Bruce engineered floor, click & lock, in prefinished natural oak. It is amazingly easy and looks great. I was afraid that it might slip and slide but it is rock solid in place and I don't think it will move. I will post some pictures when I've finished.
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Old 11-16-2009, 04:27 PM   #4
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This post has my comments after installing new flooring.
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f38/...cho-56547.html

The biggest single thing to consider is the locking mechanism of the flooring and how it will work in the small area of the trailer. Armstrong was my choice.
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Old 11-18-2009, 07:13 PM   #5
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Is reattaching the couch,dinette,and other items a problem. Screwing thru the floating floor ?
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Old 11-18-2009, 07:26 PM   #6
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Is reattaching the couch,dinette,and other items a problem. Screwing thru the floating floor ?
I only carried the flooring a few inches under the leading edge of the coach. No reason to use the extra material all the way to the front of the trailer.

Where the dinette and cabinets attach to the subfloor I set them in place and marked the flooring down through the original holes, removed the cabinets, and then drilled a 1 in. clearance hole through the flooring and screwed down through these holes. This will allow any movement that the flooring may have without it binding on the screw. Now that said I have seen no evidence that any movement has ever taken place.
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Old 11-18-2009, 09:21 PM   #7
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Installed a "pergo" type floor in the back part and left very little gap since the area is too small for much expansion( 1/2" recommend on a twelve foot run sideways comes out to about 1/8"). Works fine-no problems in three years and some extremes of heat and cold.
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Old 11-19-2009, 06:39 AM   #8
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Hi! I recently completed the installation of an Armstrong simulated tile flooring in my 345.This floor looks great but was a nightmare to install since it comes in 14x42" pcs. Stay with the smallest width flooring you can find and you should be finePete
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It will move a bit because of vibration. I used
screws to hold it in position. Easy to clean.
We love it!
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Old 11-20-2009, 08:26 AM   #10
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New Floor

I chose a Bruce Flooring product, 3/8" engineered solid wood, with a top veneer of natural oak. Installation is "press and click", no glue, no staples. It goes on top of a thin layer of foam/plastic. Most of the installation is quick and easy. The devil is in the details, fitting around cabinets, scribing to the walls, trimming the edges (I used 3/4" oak scotia molding), and dealing with the reinstallation of seats and tables. Both the seat and the table required that I fabricate some custom brackets from sheet steel and aluminum, both of which are sturdier than factory supplied. Sheet metal screws were replaced with rivets. Whole project, including making a new dining table, took about a week and probably cost $350.
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