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Old 07-21-2016, 06:10 PM   #1
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Has anyone used this flooring?

I need to replace the floor in our AS. I've been reading about the experiences of others who have done the same. There seems to be many options and I have been looking at as many as feasible.

Today I went to a local flooring store and the gentleman I spoke with recommended Armstrong Lux Plank with FasTak. It is a Luxury Vinyl Floor with a sticky back and you lay it right onto the subfloor. It stays in place but can be removed if a section is damaged. Just use suction cups or a knife on and edge and peel it up. Here is a demo on You Tube,
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Old 07-22-2016, 12:59 PM   #2
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No feedback from anyone but I decided to purchased this floor and did so today. As soon as it cools down I'm going to start the installation process. Hopefully it goes well.

My biggest concern is temperature differences. The specs say 55 to 85 degrees F. But the floor specialist says that all the major producers have such a temperature range. He said he has seen it installed in garages with no heat and sunrooms (no AC) with full sun all day with no issues on either end of the spectrum. Hopefully he is correct. I guess we'll see!
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Old 07-22-2016, 02:33 PM   #3
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Just did our 27FB with Shaw Forte LVT. Snap together with no stickum. I ended up pulling out all the seating and cabinets except the ones that went floor to ceiling. We're 100• and no sign of problems from expansion. Pictures when you are done!


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Old 07-22-2016, 02:52 PM   #4
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We considered this type of flooring also. Hope it works out well for you. We had purchased cork patterned Allure vinyl planks several years ago before some of the experiences here showed gapping with temp changes. My top choices were LVT and marmoleum. If we have issues with the Allure we will replace it. But since we have it we're gonna give it a try. I went to a local boat sales to see the LVT. It looked great. Would enjoy seeing pics of your install. Valarie
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Old 07-23-2016, 12:46 PM   #5
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Yes I have used it in several AS floors. So long as the floor old covering & glue is removed & sanded down enough to remove loose older glue. What ever is still stuck that is difficult to remove -is your choice to use heavy 80 grit sandpaper or just leave it as if it's difficult to remove-(it's staying) not coming up easy. then just be sure the surface is very smooth.

2nd use Spray on adhesive 3M 90. Do sections at a time- Preferable entire floor surface is sanded smooth, dust removed, so the glue doe not get on floor mounted furniture or walls USE shields or tape off areas where you do not want glue. Use plenty of common sense. Have your center lines drawn out and stay true to your lines. If one comes up that's OK- use more spray glue to secure it and weigh id down. Be sure to not ooze any glue at border so weigh does not become glued or use wax paper for repair sheets to separate weight from tile as you can use a blow dryer to soften the wax paper and remove it. Hope that helps.
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remove old flooring??

My old flooring (vinyl sheet) is in good shape, just boring. I want to install vinyl planks. Do I have to remove the present flooring? And also, I do not/cannot remove the galley/wardrobe but can remove the seating, so I can work around that? And just trim to fit? Or is this even feasible? Thanks.

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Yes I have used it in several AS floors. So long as the floor old covering & glue is removed & sanded down enough to remove loose older glue. What ever is still stuck that is difficult to remove -is your choice to use heavy 80 grit sandpaper or just leave it as if it's difficult to remove-(it's staying) not coming up easy. then just be sure the surface is very smooth.

2nd use Spray on adhesive 3M 90. Do sections at a time- Preferable entire floor surface is sanded smooth, dust removed, so the glue doe not get on floor mounted furniture or walls USE shields or tape off areas where you do not want glue. Use plenty of common sense. Have your center lines drawn out and stay true to your lines. If one comes up that's OK- use more spray glue to secure it and weigh id down. Be sure to not ooze any glue at border so weigh does not become glued or use wax paper for repair sheets to separate weight from tile as you can use a blow dryer to soften the wax paper and remove it. Hope that helps.
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No feedback from anyone but I decided to purchased this floor and did so today. As soon as it cools down I'm going to start the installation process. Hopefully it goes well.

My biggest concern is temperature differences. The specs say 55 to 85 degrees F. But the floor specialist says that all the major producers have such a temperature range. He said he has seen it installed in garages with no heat and sunrooms (no AC) with full sun all day with no issues on either end of the spectrum. Hopefully he is correct. I guess we'll see!
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In 2010 we pulled out the carpet of our 1990 Excella 29' and put down Konecto Sierra Plank flooring. It is a vinyl flooring that sticks down but can come up if necessary. Still looks great, and nothing has tried to pop loose even on the edges. Has withstood the heat of Atlanta summers, and the AS being exposed to direct sun for part of the day, the coach does get very warm!!! Not Phoenix hot, but very warm. Some of the plank end joints have opened very slightly. Wife doesn't like that, but I think it actually makes the floor look like that in an older home where the floor boards have opened a little with age. The Konecto planks are wood grained vinyl and textured so it is better in some ways than actual wood in that the texture keeps it from being slippery. Good Luck on your floor.
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Has anyone used any of the faux teak boat produces ? Yes they are pricey but they seen to have all the durability issues covered and that would seem to make them a "one and done" forever solution. I think that a Lux. Product like that would improve resale? Any thought ?
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As long as your existing vinyl is not bubbling, cracking, etc., you can install new flooring right over the top of it.

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