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Old 01-13-2010, 12:13 PM   #15
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I may use bamboo. I put it in my (house) living room. It's holding up well. Don't want to nail it in the motor home. Sure wouldn't want to nail though the medal under the sub-floor. and not sure about gluing it either. That's why I used the laminate plank. It (plank) just don't take the extreme temperature swings.
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Old 01-13-2010, 12:58 PM   #16
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Hi Mrhany, look at my thread on my cork floor, very easy to install, use a water base adhesive you will love it or click on my profile pics there. by the way laments are very high in flammability, cork is not. go to i-floors .com
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Old 01-25-2010, 12:54 PM   #17
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OH how the temperature changes.

I have decided to go with indoor/outdoor carpet. Found some nice sruff at Home Depot. My concern with vinyl or engineered flooring is with the shrinkage. Our temperature varies here from -40 to +105 F. From everything I've read, the shrinkage would be significant with either material. The carpet will cost $155.00 for our 26' Argosy. I figure I can replace it after 5 years if necessary.
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Old 01-27-2010, 05:34 PM   #18
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I have decided to go with indoor/outdoor carpet. Found some nice sruff at Home Depot. My concern with vinyl or engineered flooring is with the shrinkage. Our temperature varies here from -40 to +105 F. From everything I've read, the shrinkage would be significant with either material. The carpet will cost $155.00 for our 26' Argosy. I figure I can replace it after 5 years if necessary.
I just hate the sand burs/goat heads we get in carpet. They are the native grass around here.
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Old 01-27-2010, 05:57 PM   #19
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Check out the new Fiber Carbon series at amtico.com really cool squares with fiber in the squares.
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Old 01-27-2010, 06:14 PM   #20
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I had Pergo in my last Airstream and recently traded it for a 2000 34' Limited Sofa SO with carpet. The first thing I did in our renovation process was have the carpet taken out and Pergo "Hardwood" flooring put it. It looks great, is very durable and easy to maintain. We purchased smaller Persian rugs to put over the Pergo in some areas to make it more comfortable and softer.
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Old 01-27-2010, 07:20 PM   #21
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3/8 in. Flooring Option

Did you build onto this flooring, or around the cabinets, etc.? Also, where did you purchase the 3/8" flooring? Thanks!
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I had it done at my local Airstream dealer, Out of Doors Mart. They removed the cabinets and then put down the flooring. Purchased the Pergo at Lowes Hardware.
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That flooring is awesome... I am guessing one has to have a BIG budget or win the lottery? We are planning to go with Marmoleum sheet as we are doing from the floor up, but this stuff is way cooler. Man - I'm going to have to start playing the lottery now.

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PO put in ceramic tile, as good as it looks and cleans, I would look at the cork, vinyl tiles or definitely the new engineered woods, some can even be refinished with care to extend their life. Most cg have lots of sand and we are always sweeping, so any finish would need to take that into account.
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Keep in mind that whatever your floor covering, being able to spot leaks (that rot floors...) is important. When we pulled up the carpet on our 1971 Tradewind, several (thankfully small) areas of rot were immediately apparent. We're going to go the epoxy route for repair & protection and then paint the floor. I'm lobbying for aluminum filled moisture-cured polyurethane, but saner heads may prevail.... We'll then use rugs to add the desired comfort/looks. Later on we may shift to a more decorative flooring, but as our trailer will get used for camping in unimproved areas (such as Burning Man and our land in the San Juans), this may be the best approach for us as it's hard, damage resistant and readily spot-repaired, unlike some other approaches.

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mice love carpeted trailers, especially the carpet foam.underneath.
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Did you build onto this flooring, or around the cabinets, etc.? Also, where did you purchase the 3/8" flooring? Thanks!
I used 3/8 inch hardwoods from Floor Decor. Cut it in around the cabinets then used shoe mold to finish the edges. Looks fabulous..
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Did you use a vapor barrier under your Pergo?

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