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Old 11-06-2010, 11:12 AM   #29
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Marmoleum as countertops and floors!

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We put Marmoleum on the floors and counter tops on our
safari and we use "Marmoleum Floor Finish" that we got from the flooring company that we purchased the Marmoleum from. We just clean the surfaces and wipe it down with the product on a rag and let it dry. Makes the floor and counter tops shine and stand out.
We are going to us Marmoleum on our next project a 1965 Tradewind
So, you can use it on countertops too? Interesting. Do you use the sheet for countertops or making a table top?

I was told by Forbo that you can just damp mop it but also put a wax finish(?) on it if the shine had worn off. I can barely keep my house clean, let alone put fussy countertops and flooring throughout the trailer. I guess if you don't use it often, then it isn't an issue not being able to buy their cleaner at the store.
They are sending me samples, but I appreciate the feedback.
I also appreciate the marmalade pun.

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Old 03-05-2011, 10:39 PM   #30
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Jerbear,
what did you end up doing? Would you post some pictures?

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Old 10-22-2011, 05:50 PM   #31
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Whats the word on Marmoleum in an airstream ?
I need to replace carpet and I don't want the typical "wood flooring".
I love marmoleum and will be installing it in my house.
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Old 10-22-2011, 06:09 PM   #32
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We installed the click panel marmoleum in our Liner. Tim, Safari Tim, of the VAP, installed it in his Ambassador, Rob, robandzoe, has it in his SOTR and Shari, Insideout, has it in her trailers.

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Whats the word on Marmoleum in an airstream ?
I need to replace carpet and I don't want the typical "wood flooring".
I love marmoleum and will be installing it in my house.
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Old 10-22-2011, 06:16 PM   #33
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Thanks wkerfoot !
so,all of you used the "Click Type" ?
I am not removing cabinets.
Did you guys have it pro installed ?
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Old 10-22-2011, 06:32 PM   #34
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I used the click panels because it was do it yourself. In addition, I had nothing on the floor. I believe that SafariTim installed with the cabinets in place.

Click panels are do it your self, sheet goods need a professional installer. If you go the click panels you need this: Marmoleum Click Tapping Block - Natural Linoleum - FLOORING

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so,all of you used the "Click Type" ?
I am not removing cabinets.
Did you guys have it pro installed ?
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Old 10-23-2011, 03:59 PM   #35
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Thanks wkerfoot !
so,all of you used the "Click Type" ?
I am not removing cabinets.
Did you guys have it pro installed ?
We used the sheet Marmoleum wall-to-wall in both our trailers. As noted in 2006, first was in our '64 GlobeTrotter, installed in 2002 and it was still in perfect shape when we sold it this last spring. We were so happy with it we installed it in our '56 Safari we have now. Both were installed professionally. You really want to do it right, I've heard horror stories of it bubbling if the proper glue & prep are not used.

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Old 10-23-2011, 06:07 PM   #36
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Click panels are do it your self, sheet goods need a professional installer.
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Sheets are not rocket science. The key is a solidly attached base. I used 1/4 baltic birch with a grid of screws every 4 inches and use the correct Forbo adhesive for sheets.
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Old 02-15-2012, 01:41 PM   #37
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Sheet Marmo works well in all RV's and especially in Airstreams. It fits with the 'period'. Also a qualified installer can customize your floor to any of your specifications. Some even have 'wrapped' the entire interior with Marmoleum.

As to counter tops, Marmo and other commercial floors have been used for decades as counter top material. You probably have seen it on the surfaces of grocery store check out stands w/o even realizing it.

The durability of Marmo is...it is considered to be a 40 year floor if properly installed and maintained.
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Old 02-18-2012, 04:13 PM   #38
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Several Marmoleum threads over the years, almost everyone reporting satisfaction with it.

Here are shots of it being used through out my trailer since being installed in 2006, 2007:

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Old 04-05-2013, 08:48 AM   #39
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This thread started a while back: Should be perfect for feedback.
I am thinking of using Forbo Marmoleum 20" x 20" tiles in my trailer.
Some of you have experience with that. Any tips, warning or advice?
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:17 AM   #40
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i have checked into Armstrong's brand...they only do sheet goods...rated better by Consumers Report...I think the top layer is different in terms of finish..and cleaning. i like the idea of Forbo's click floating floor also. Unsure what to do...Cork....or marmoleum...tiles or sheet...glue down or float?
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I used the 13" tiles, thinking when floor rot repairs are needed, looks afterward like nothing happened.
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Sheets are not rocket science....
True, however the Marmoleum sheet width is narrower than the trailer width - you will have one seam running the length or several crosswise. A professional can "weld" that seam with a hot seaming material that seals and blends (matching colors available) with the linoleum material making a solid sheet - no water penetration opportunities.

We have one welded seam that runs the length of our trailer - you'd be hard pressed to find it, I can't and I even know where it is.

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