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Old 05-08-2008, 04:45 PM   #127
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Wow, great looking job, SW!! BTW, how much weight did the Konecto flooring add?
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Old 05-09-2008, 07:16 AM   #128
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I would guess about 30 pounds difference between the carpet and pad, and the flooring. Don't think we will ever go back to carpet.

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Old 05-09-2008, 02:48 PM   #129
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I would guess about 30 pounds difference between the carpet and pad, and the flooring. Don't think we will ever go back to carpet.
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I can see why - the new flooring looks exceptional. We're debating the vinyl "wood plank" flooring and actual wood plank like konecto. Want to minimize weight there to have capacity for some other additions. Totally agree as to carpet, can't wait to change it all out.
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Old 05-09-2008, 03:04 PM   #130
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SW, the quarter round looks good (as does the entire installation) Someone did a good job of matching!
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Old 05-11-2008, 07:53 AM   #131
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That looks wonderful; light and clean. We however ended up buying carpet squares. I would have rather had the konecto, but we got the carpet for $1. per foot at a builder's surplus, and with me being in school, we thought it was best to save a bit of money now. Later we can change/upgrade if we decide to.
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Old 06-24-2008, 02:07 PM   #132
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Finding Center?

Getting ready to do the TM flooring in our 24ft. Argosy. Still going back and forth over whether to do it lenghtwise or side to side. One thing I can't seem to wrap my head around is how to get an acurate centerline mark. Or, if crosswise, how to get a line parallel. The center of the bath is not the center of the front living area. Any advice would be much apreciated. How does one get a good centerline? Thanks. George
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Old 06-24-2008, 09:16 PM   #133
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Hi George,

First of all I think that it makes sense that a line for laying flooring should take into account the various objects that are visible so that the flooring looks straight with the other things you can see. Also, once your strips are in place it will be impossible to tell which ones were put in in what order. Furthermore the main reason for snapping a center line for laying flooring is so that the pieces on each side of a given area get trimmed about the same amount resulting in things looking even more centered.

Having said all that I suggest that you decide what part of the floor should be aligned the best for visual reasons. If that were the front living area for example then you could look for the center of the living area as far forward as possible in the trailer keeping in mind that the center should be the center of the visible floor and not necessisarily the width of the trailer. You then want to find some consistent point that you can measure from both in the front and further down your hallway. For example if there was a place in front and a place in back where you could measure from the bottom of the actual outer wall then that might be a good reference point.

You should then do one more thing. You should temporarily lay down some flooring pieces aligned with that line and out to the edges of your areas - or measure and mark where they would fall. What you want to know is if the line down the center should be aligned with the center of a strip of flooring or with the joint between flooring strips. You can get a clue as to which this should be by how much you have to trim the side pieces to fit. Ideally you want to have pieces at the sides that are as large as possible.

Relative to whether your floor should be layed cross-wise or length-wise ultimately boils down to your preference. You might temporily lay down some pieces both ways and see what it looks like. As a general flooring rule I believe that strips usually are layed lengthwise with the longer dimension of a room. I don't think there is any particular reason that you must lay all of the flooring in the same direction either by the way. If you do decide to lay your floor cross-wise the same general rules as mentioned above about centering things applies. Maybe you can find something in the front of your trailer that you can measure from. If your old flooring is entirely out you might be able to see a line in the subfloor plywood that you could measure from. They will be be straight across from side to side.

I hope the above helps. I do apologize if I made it sound too complicated. If what I am suggesting does not make enough sense then please ask for more detail.

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Old 06-24-2008, 10:42 PM   #134
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Just had it installed in our 87 25' Sovereign. Torn out the carpet (very hard to keep clean) to just the start of the beds. Flooring looks great. Will let you know how it holds after our trip to Yosemite. Bucky
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I looked at over 20 different types of flooring before redoing mine last year and the only one that met all my requirements was cork. I wanted waterproof, quiet, warm, pretty, flexiable, easy to install, long life span. It did require some underlayment work before install but it seemed all I looked at did. My wife is happy with it and we all know if Momma ain't happy then nobody is.
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I looked at a ton of different floors and chose cork also. I'm finishing up the installation today. It's amazing how soft the floor is. I dropped a hammer on it and it didn't make a sound.

We used APC Cork planks. It has a top and bottom cork layer with HDF in between.
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Old 07-14-2008, 08:26 AM   #137
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TrafficMaster Allure "Cork"

I just finished installing TrafficMaster Allure vinyl plank flooring in a natural Cork finish. I ordered it from Home Depot, as it is not a stocked item.

It looks very real, and is a nice blend between a wood color an an original linoleum. An added benefit is that it feels like cork when you walk on it. An Airstream subfloor is not totally ridgid and the minor flex adds a deminsion a realism to the cork look.

I still need to install aluminum quarter round to finish the job. I will post pictures when I am finsished.

I am using brushed aluminum quarter round because that was very popular among Airstreamers in the 1960's. I found it at ACE Hardware (they had to order because it was not stocked in the store, but stocked in the ACE warehouse).

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Old 07-14-2008, 12:08 PM   #138
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I just finished installing TrafficMaster Allure vinyl plank flooring in a natural Cork finish. I ordered it from Home Depot, as it is not a stocked item.

It looks very real, and is a nice blend between a wood color an an original linoleum. An added benefit is that it feels like cork when you walk on it. An Airstream subfloor is not totally ridgid and the minor flex adds a deminsion a realism to the cork look.

I still need to install aluminum quarter round to finish the job. I will post pictures when I am finsished.

I am using brushed aluminum quarter round because that was very popular among Airstreamers in the 1960's. I found it at ACE Hardware (they had to order because it was not stocked in the store, but stocked in the ACE warehouse).

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What is the part-number of the quarter round at ace?
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Old 07-14-2008, 10:18 PM   #139
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ACE Hardware Aluminum cove molding

ACE's SKU number is: 5406418

It is described as anodized aluminum cove molding.

$16.99 / 8ft

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Old 08-02-2008, 06:44 AM   #140
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Follow up on new flooring installation

To all:

We just returned from five weeks on the road. Spent about :05 minutes cleaning the floor during the entire trip. Whatever floor you decide on, we can assure you that once you take out carpet you will never want it back. The Konnecto flooring is holding up very well so far.

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