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Old 07-31-2016, 02:52 PM   #15
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Well we just got our Airstream back from Colonial with its new Infinity LWV flooring, and we are very happy with the product and the installation job by Colonial.

The original sheet linoleum floor in our '07 safari was in bad shape: it had buckled around the cabinets, it had a number of cuts and dents, and was generally shot. Without going into the ugly details, we were fortunate to have the flooring damage covered as part of an insurance claim, and the insurance company was happy to pay for gutting the entire trailer to install the flooring. Given that Airstream installs the flooring material before anything else goes into the trailer, this is the way I preferred to have it done. It's not something I would recommend for the DIYer, though. We also got rid of the nasty carpet in the bedroom. I'll never understand carpeting in an RV, but I guess to each his/her own....

We chose the Grass Cloth style, color #5. Colonial set themselves up with Infinity as an authorized dealer in order to do the install (Infinity does not sell direct to consumers). I will also say that Colonial gave us very attractive pricing on the material - much less than I saw in other places and comparable to what you might pay on eBay. They stapled the material to the subfloor instead of gluing it; they tell me it makes things much easier if you ever have to get underneath it to do subfloor repairs (not that our Airstreams ever need subfloor repairs... <cough>).

I've attached some pics of our Airstream with the new floor. We think it looks beautiful and it's very comfortable to walk on.

Jim
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Old 08-06-2016, 10:09 AM   #16
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Well we just got our Airstream back from Colonial with its new Infinity LWV flooring, and we are very happy with the product and the installation job by Colonial.

The original sheet linoleum floor in our '07 safari was in bad shape: it had buckled around the cabinets, it had a number of cuts and dents, and was generally shot. Without going into the ugly details, we were fortunate to have the flooring damage covered as part of an insurance claim, and the insurance company was happy to pay for gutting the entire trailer to install the flooring. Given that Airstream installs the flooring material before anything else goes into the trailer, this is the way I preferred to have it done. It's not something I would recommend for the DIYer, though. We also got rid of the nasty carpet in the bedroom. I'll never understand carpeting in an RV, but I guess to each his/her own....

We chose the Grass Cloth style, color #5. Colonial set themselves up with Infinity as an authorized dealer in order to do the install (Infinity does not sell direct to consumers). I will also say that Colonial gave us very attractive pricing on the material - much less than I saw in other places and comparable to what you might pay on eBay. They stapled the material to the subfloor instead of gluing it; they tell me it makes things much easier if you ever have to get underneath it to do subfloor repairs (not that our Airstreams ever need subfloor repairs... <cough>).

I've attached some pics of our Airstream with the new floor. We think it looks beautiful and it's very comfortable to walk on.

Jim
Very nice looking job. Thanks for the pictures and sharing! I hope it works out well for the long term. I can't see any reason it would not!
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Old 08-07-2016, 07:33 AM   #17
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Looks Great Jim!

As an update..... It's been a little over a month since we installed ours and we're still loving it! LOVE the cushion backing! One note though.... The 1/4" HD backing is really nice and comfy to walk on, but if you have anything heavy and portable in the Airstream, you need to use caution when moving it.
(Ex. Our dinette was removed for remodel and isn't reinstalled yet, so we've been using a "lift-top" coffee table to eat at from the couch. The weight of it causes it to "sink" Into the 1/4" cushion backing. I'm afraid if you were to just manhandle it and slide it into place , you could rip the flooring due to its weight. Knowing this, we diligently lift a bit before we slide the table. This is the only piece of furniture we have that moves in the Airstream, and when the new dinette is built, it goes away.
On the upside, the indentations left behind magically disappear in about a minute, thanks to the "memory foam" backing.
Cleaning is a breeze. Light soapy water and a towel for deep cleaning or we use the little handheld Dyson for daily pick-up.
There is only one thing we think would spell disaster for this LWV, that would be dropping one of the good kitchen knives (namely the big, heavy and pointy Chefs knife) and being unlucky enough that it would land point down. That being said ( knock on wood) what are the odds? ��
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