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Old 08-16-2007, 12:57 PM   #29
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I ordered the mid priced Sierra Plank. 5 cartons (112.5 square feet) which is more than I need. Will do the entire trailer (except under the sofa) with repair pieces left over. $4.13 per foot delivered. About ~$40 more than if I bought on the internet but there is a real good chance I will have it this Friday. I figured that was worth $40. We are leaving on a 10 day trip to Santa Fe at the end of this month. I want this finished before we leave. Hope it is as easy to lay as the instructions/video make it look.

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Hi Greg! Looks like we have the same flooring plan. Are you planning to lay the planks side-to-side or front-to-back in your AS? I was thinking about side-to-side, but haven't received my flooring yet - always time to change my mind. Thanks - carol
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Old 08-16-2007, 05:22 PM   #30
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Looks like most folks have gone the length of the trailer so that is what I will do also. Probably a little less cutting this way.

Good news for me, my flooring will be in Friday afternoon so my weekend is taken. Its only been 105 here the last couple of days. Hope the AC holds out.

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Old 08-17-2007, 11:18 AM   #31
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Wannaroam,

Thanks so much for bring your contemplation to the Forums! I'm new to the AS world and have really benefited from all of the veteran wisdom. I think this floor looks like a good fit for an AS. I have looked at several different types of vinyl with the wood look (just dont want to add the weight of Pergo and I like the idea of having something waterproof). Great choice of flooring product. We're not quite ready to install flooring yet--have to replace subfloor in the bathroom, as the PO had a waterheater leak and did not take care of it properly. But, I am pretty sure this is the floor we'll go with. Thanks again and best of luck with your flooring project. Let us know how it turns out, even if you decide to go with a different product.

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Old 08-17-2007, 11:12 PM   #32
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Picked up the flooring this afternoon. Starting preping the AS late this afternoon. Removed the Zip Dee chair storage cabinet, the credenza and attached folding table and both sofa storage units (right and left side of the sofa). Removed the carpet and pad (pulled a million staples) as well as the existing vinyl. So far I have installed 1.5 boxes with 3.5 to go. Tomorrow I start the intricate cuts around various obstacles.

At this point I'm pleased. I was lucky that AS left me a line on the floor right down the middle of the trailer that I could square from. Floor goes down quick but I will slow down with the cuts tomorrow. Big thing is make sure the work area is clean. The adhesive on the planks is not covered with any paper and attracts everything.

I'll post a pic or two tomorrow night.

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Old 08-18-2007, 04:27 PM   #33
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Moving much faster than I anticipated. Lay flooring around the toilet tomorrow, then the odds and ends trim and I'm finished. Cuts easy with a carton cutter, jig saw or snips. When fitting complicated cuts, cover the adhesive area with packing paper from the flooring carton. It will re-position fairly easily but don't make a habit of it. Took the pic a few minutes ago. We really like how it looks.

Now wife gets to go shopping for a rug(s).

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Greg!
It looks marvelous!

Nice work.

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Old 08-19-2007, 11:00 AM   #35
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Wow, I'm impressed! Looks great!!!

Just so I understand, is this floor glued to the subfloor or does it float? It sounds like the adhesive parts of the flooring is to attach sections together but not to the floor.
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Old 08-19-2007, 01:25 PM   #36
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It is a floating floor. The edges overlap each other and both sides have adhesive on them so when they attach to each other, they don't like to be re-positioned. Similar to contact cement but more forgiving. The overlap is about an inch.

I'm finished, just putting in some color matched (as close as I can get from HD) caulk where there are unaccaptable gaps along the cabinets.

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Greg - your floor does look great! The color is perfect! One (maybe two or more) questions - do I understand you to say that you removed some of the cabinets and layed the flooring under them? If so, what provisions did you make for the shrink and expand nature of the planks? Did you put trim where the flooring meets the walls and cabinets? If so, what did you use. You mentioned colored caulking - did you use that instead of trim? Sounds alot easier than finding and cutting flexible trim. My flooring was delivered today, but won't get to it until the weekend. Can only hope mine with turn our near your perfect job! Thanks - Carol
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Based on an earlier post by ZoominC6, I chose not to worry too much about expansion but acknowledge it will happen. There is enough gap in several places that I hope will take care of it. I did not use trim, just the caulk (jury is still out on the final color as it darkens over 72 hours). I did run some of the flooring under a cabinet but still believe it will expand as a single unit and will be able to move without a problem. Time will tell. My AS is stored inside but is still subject to high 90's during the summer and below freezing in the winter

Thanks for the comments. As I said, we are most satisfied. I'm sure you will be too.

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And my thanks to wannaroam for mentioning this product.
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gorgeous!

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That looks beautiful! Kudos to you, you did a great job.
I am happy that I posted something that you found of value.

We haven't gotten to the floor yet (still) - we're still not that far with renovations. I concede to being a bit disillusioned at this point. I have to depend on my hubby to work on it and he seems to have lost interest.
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That looks beautiful! Kudos to you, you did a great job.
I am happy that I posted something that you found of value.

We haven't gotten to the floor yet (still) - we're still not that far with renovations. I concede to being a bit disillusioned at this point. I have to depend on my hubby to work on it and he seems to have lost interest.
Interest in projects always comes and goes, especially large ones. Learn to look at the renovation as a lot of small projects. Finish one and you get some feeling of accomplishment, then move on to the next one. Try some of the work yourself. There are a lot of women on this Forum doing just that. This place is pretty helpful.

Thanks again.

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Cool stuff. HD carries it as traffic master and at $40 a pack, it's a real deal.

Like other posts, I like this stuff as it is water proof and if you need to peal it up it's not the most expensive material to replace.

The one concern I have is weight. Seems to be pretty heavy stuff compared to sheet vinyl.

Google the material from HD, I'm pretty sure it's the same stuff mentioned here. There was one issue with bubbles, or fish mouth, after the install.

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