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Old 08-21-2007, 08:46 PM   #43
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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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I could not get a hit on the HD site. Not sure if they carry it anymore. Local HD stores in Memphis did not have anything similar. It is/was an HD brand (private label) and uses the same edge gluing process to lay it. Much less expensive if the box contains 22.5 square feet.
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Old 08-21-2007, 09:00 PM   #44
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Have you asked how Konecto will stand up to your dogs? Just stuff looks great, and I am looking for something like this for use in my home....and, perhaps the Airstream in the future....but, I need to keep those dog toenails in mind!
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Old 08-21-2007, 10:38 PM   #45
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No dogs to contend with but there is a 25 year residential warranty for wear. Not really sure what that means but I hope it means it will withstand the test of time. We are pretty good about not tracking trash into the AS so it should last a long time for us.


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I could not get a hit on the HD site. Not sure if they carry it anymore. Local HD stores in Memphis did not have anything similar. It is/was an HD brand (private label) and uses the same edge gluing process to lay it. Much less expensive if the box contains 22.5 square feet.
HD does not carry the name brand, but their own stuff called traffic master. I looked on their site and did not get a hit but I know for a fact it is in the local store.
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Old 08-22-2007, 10:43 AM   #47
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We put the Traffic Master in the (sob, sob,) last Airstream and I have to tell you it was still looking pristene when they towed it away after the fire and all the water used by the fire dept. With dirt, ash and soot everywhere, the floor would just wipe clean and there was hardly any swelling. This was least expensive laminate and only carried a 15 year warranty - translate that to 40 nights out a year and it should last several lifetimes. I will put a laminate floor in the new rig, but am using Dupont real touch because I have a box + leftover from a room in the house. It is also a floating click and snap floor that has the foam underlayment already attached. Just deciding now which direction to lay it.
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Old 08-22-2007, 01:53 PM   #48
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I just looked at the Traffic Master at HD. Did you get a chance to see how it performed in temp variation? Kind of a stupid question due to the fact there was a good deal of heat involved.
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Old 08-22-2007, 03:34 PM   #49
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Trafficmaster Allure

I just cut my carpet out from the door all the way to the divider between the kitchen and the bedroom and replaced it with the oak colored Trafficmaster flooring from HD. Two packs @ $40/each took care of it (with a couple of pieces left over for patches).

It went down easy, I like the way it looks, and I really like the superior way it responds over carpet to the effects of mean 'ol Mr Gravity on a glass of grape juice.

I'll post some pictures of it when I find my camera and some good batteries for it.
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Old 08-22-2007, 03:45 PM   #50
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I just looked at the Traffic Master at HD. Did you get a chance to see how it performed in temp variation? Kind of a stupid question due to the fact there was a good deal of heat involved.
Without getting too technical, in the 4 years it was in service, travelling thousands of miles, winter here brings low temperatures in the -20'sF with interior highs when sealed up to well in the low 100'sF - looked as good as the day it went down with kids and dog. No cupping, swelling, cracking, separation, buckling. I was very satisfied and would use it again. It was what was on sale at HD that week. I think it was under $2 a ft. I installed mine lengthwise, front to back. Used the matching quarter round to finish the gap around the edges.
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Old 08-23-2007, 01:34 PM   #51
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H.D here only carries two colors, oak and cherry in the traffic master. They tell me they can't order any other color.(?) Both look far better than what I've peeled off the floor so far. Looks original and maybe would look nice in a chezzey office building. I'm going to find an outlet for the Konecto before I decide. Thanks.
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Old 08-23-2007, 11:08 PM   #52
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I was at my local HD today and it had Oak (light, like a golden oak), Cherry (dark reddish), and Hickory (dark brown) TrafficMaster Allure. Their web site lists a 4th type (forget what it is) but apparently my local HD does not carry it.
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Old 08-26-2007, 04:27 PM   #53
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As I said in an earlier post. I used some color matched caulk around edges that had an unacceptable gap. The caulk is made by Impressions (not Konnecto) and is supposed to darken within 72 hours of installation. Well, it didn't!!! If anyone else tries this, you will need to go to plan B as I did. Had HD colormatch their best latex paint to the floor. Painted the caulk and it looks great. Will it last? I have no idea, but I have enough paint to re-do it every week for the rest of my life if necessary. We bought a couple of rugs so we are ready to head to Santa Fe Friday.

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We just finished installation and are quite pleased. We installed TrafficMaster flooring from Home Depot, Oak color. It took a few hours over two days. We will need to do some kind of moulding or caulk to cover some small gaps but haven't decided quite what we will use yet. This will be so much better than the low pile carpet that was in the trailer.

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Looks great! I'm waiting to see how Greg's trip to Sante Fe was and how his floor held up.
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After a 10 day trip, we are very pleased with the floor. No movement or humps from expansion or contraction (although temps in the trailer were between 70 and 90 so movement not likely). No scratching and very easy to clean. Only expansion we noticed is between seams, about the width of a playing card as previously posted. If the HD product does as well as this and you find an acceptable color, it is a bargain.

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