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Old 07-07-2009, 07:09 PM   #1
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Installing Marmoleum

I want to install a sheet of Marmoleum between the galley and bathroom (basicly bedroom area) of my 71 Tradewind. I need a piece roughly 79"x40".
Dealer says he has a remnant I can have for $100. Dealer recommends screwing a specialty 1/4" ply to subfloor and gluing Marmoleum to this 1/4"ply. I have some 1/4 Baltic Birch Ply I can use. Any thoughts or recommendations on price and installation?
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Price sounds good. We installed ours directly to the 3/4" plywood. If your plywood is NOT new or you are going over another finish, then installing over the extra layer makes sense.

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Old 07-07-2009, 08:02 PM   #3
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Price sounds good. We installed ours directly to the 3/4" plywood. If your plywood is NOT new or you are going over another finish, then installing over the extra layer makes sense.

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The plywood subfloor is the original 1971 factory. It is soiled but in good shape
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The whole idea of putting in a sub-floor is that you end up with a smooth surface that will not telegraph dents and dings through the sheet goods. If your floor is in good shape go for it. If you want a smooth job lay the 1/4" and fill the screw holes. It will also make it easier to remove the floor at a later date, such as 2049 or so.
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Also, in this section there is only joint. If I don't add the 1/4" ply I would guess I need to fill the depressions from the bolts that hold the subfloor to the frame.
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OK got the Marmoleum. The flooring place did not have the adhesive the manufacturer suggests and did not have any substitute suggestions as Marmoleum is true linoleum. He could order me a gal for $35 which is a whole lot more than I need.

Any suggestions on what else I could goo it down with.

I have some 1/4 Baltic Birch I am going to first screw to the plywood.

The floor guy suggested using contact cement for the edges and gluing the whole surface later if necessary.

Any ideas?
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Penny wise but pound foolish...???

I'd get (and have got) the adhesive the manufacturer recommends. It's formulated to "work" with their product...other glues may adversely effect the Marmoleum to a point of soaking through or chemically breaking it down. Even if you don't use it all...I think it's money well spent.

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Agree, use the glue the manufacturer recommends, even if you have to buy extra.
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OK, I got the Marmoleum and 10 times more glue than I need, but could not buy less. Now the instructions which come with the glue says after applying the glue use a 100# roller. This would mean 2 100 mile round trips for a rented roller. What do these rollers look like? Can I jury rig something? Are there other options? How bout I pull out my 45s and do the mashed potato?
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Just talked to the flooring guys. They said what they do if they don't have a roller is cover the marmoleum with a carpet scrap and slide around a heavy toolbox.
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...use a 100# roller. This would mean 2 100 mile round trips for a rented roller. What do these rollers look like? Can I jury rig something? Are there other options? How bout I pull out my 45s and do the mashed potato?
How 'bout a full 40 lb flat sided (steel - no welds) propane tank?

Any oilfield related industries in your area? Many times there are unuseable cylindrical cut offs laying about shops waiting for the scrap bin. If you ask nicely, they may let you "borrow" one.

Sliding around a heavy object (instead of rolling) might "pull" the marmoleum out of position, possibly stretching it.
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