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Old 04-14-2019, 08:41 PM   #1
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Mannington Adura Rigid LVF - Anyone?

Has anyone tried this flooring and if so, what is your experience?
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Has anyone tried this flooring and if so, what is your experience?
I happened to read a blog entry about this, just this morning.

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I was interested also if anyone has installed it and could post their experience with its expansion and contraction due to temperature changes that our trailers receive.
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Yes, that is where I saw it and wondered if anyone had put it in. The Mavis woman has not responded to me 😟
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Interesting.
Appears to have a wide temp range.
Key is that itís a floating floor plank and needs 1/4Ē for expansion at the edges/jams. Indicates not to mount countertops on it.

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I read the blog this morning and found a local dealer. I went and looked at the product to use instead of the Lowes SmartCore Ultra I was planning on. I was originally planning on using SmartCore Pro but someone on Airstream Addicts said they had trouble getting it to stay locked. I also became concerned after reading reviews saying the same about the SmartCore Ultra. The profile of the locking mechanism looks pretty weak and subject to breaking. The Adura Rigid looks a lot like the SmartCore products. The top line product, Adura Max is only $0.25 per s.f. more than the Rigid and has a better looking locking mechanism, the best I have seen. It also uses what is called the angle-angle installation method. Google it. There are lots of YouTube videos about it.

Several reviews said that Mannington is a top rank supplier of flooring products and that they said they are transitioning to US manufacturing. I'll see what my boxes say.

I'm ordering some in the next day or two.

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Maybe Iím confused about the product lines. There is an Audra Max and Adura Max Prime. The Max Prime appears to be ďrigidĒ and is noted as applicable for 3 season rooms (-20F to 150F) whereas the Max doesnít carry this same characteristic. The Prime also has a 12mil top layer which Iíve read isnít quite what youíd want for long term durability. The Max has a 20mil top layer.

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Maybe Iím confused about the product lines. There is an Audra Max and Adura Max Prime. The Max Prime appears to be ďrigidĒ and is noted as applicable for 3 season rooms (-20F to 150F) whereas the Max doesnít carry this same characteristic. The Prime also has a 12mil top layer which Iíve read isnít quite what youíd want for long term durability. The Max has a 20mil top layer.

Look forward to hearing about & seeing your experiences with it.
Well, now I have to get more information. I went in to buy Adura Rigid. Rigid's installation instructions have the three season note. The dealer said that Max was a higher quality product and I liked the locking mechanism better. You are correct, the Max instructions have an upper temperature limit of 140 instead of 150 but don't have the three season note or a minimum temperature that is the instructions for Rigid and MAx Prime.

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So I looked on Mannington's website and got really confused. They don't list Adura Max Prime as a product but do have installation instructions for it. The site shows Adura Rigid, Adura Max, and Adura Apex, but there are no installation instructions for Apex. I called my dealer and she said Max Prime is being discontinued and Adura Apex was so much more expensive that she decided not to carry it. She also said that Rigid had better thermal stability.

I sent a message to Mannington asking about the product line and temperature stability so I'll see what they come back with. The Mannington website has a testimonial from someone who installed it in an Airstream and loved it so I guess I'm going to go with Rigid.

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I believe the testimonial is the same person as in the blog link in post #2. I have been reading as many of these luxury vinyl flooring threads as I can handle.

Iím not sure Iím sold on the floating floor after reading some of the professional flooring AS owners taking the direction of luxury vinyl flooring glued down with adhesives. I guess one advantage is that it minimizes the quantity. Aside from the front dining/gaucho area, our layout is basically one long hallway maybe 22-35Ē wide. Not sure thereís a lot of advantage for the locking mechanism for 3-4 planks in width.
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I believe the testimonial is the same person as in the blog link in post #2. I have been reading as many of these luxury vinyl flooring threads as I can handle.

Iím not sure Iím sold on the floating floor after reading some of the professional flooring AS owners taking the direction of luxury vinyl flooring glued down with adhesives. I guess one advantage is that it minimizes the quantity. Aside from the front dining/gaucho area, our layout is basically one long hallway maybe 22-35Ē wide. Not sure thereís a lot of advantage for the locking mechanism for 3-4 planks in width.
I wondered about the testimonial being the blogger. Regardless it would seem that Mannington is endorsing the use of the Rigid product in trailers by putting that on their website.

I was more concerned about the short side locks, but maybe the friction of the long side locks helps keep the short sides from unlocking. I'm considering having it installed by the dealer. I'm not sure I can do all that getting down on the floor and getting back up for each of what is probably close to 65 planks. I'm too old for that . As Dirty Harry would say, "A Man's got to know his limitations." I'm meeting them for measurements on Wednesday so I will ask about glue-down, which in Mannington is the Flex product. It is less expensive but I don't know about the installation labor.

Another reason I like the Rigid is the staples that Airstream uses across subfloor joints are printing through my Traffic Master Allure Ashray Slate that the previous owner installed. They weren't showing when we bought the trailer but gradually got worse and worse. I thought maybe the staples were working up out of the floor but when I pulled the bedroom flooring they were almost flush. I don't think they will print through the Rigid.

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