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Old 12-27-2009, 05:04 PM   #1
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Need Floor Covering Suggestions

I am getting ready to put in a new floor covering in my 76 Trade-wind, and would like some suggestions. Thanks!
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Old 12-27-2009, 06:59 PM   #2
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I have done two flooring projects in 30+ y/0 AS and was most pleased with the last, using an "Engineered" flooring product....light weight, easily installed nice look when the job was finished....
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Old 12-27-2009, 07:32 PM   #3
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Thanks for your idea. That is what I was hoping would be a good choice. That means no glues, and no nails, right? Thanks!
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Old 12-27-2009, 11:10 PM   #4
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Hello,

We looked at all sorts of options, lots of folks choose cork flooring, very comfy. However, we often camp in dirt prone areas... so we went simple vinyl. Wash and wear is good. I have throw rugs that fit nicely and can be thrown in the washer quickly so if it is raining and muddy, no worries.

Largely your choice will depend on how you use your trailer, your personal preferences for how it looks and your pocketbook.

Good luck finding just what you want!
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Old 12-28-2009, 04:31 AM   #5
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We love our cork click flooring.

We put some throw rugs down to protect the cork but they are easy to pick up and shake....floor easy to sweep.....it is not cold and is easy on the feet...It is fastened at the edges....came in rectangular pieces..highly recommend it. paula
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Old 12-28-2009, 05:50 AM   #6
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Thanks for all the replies! If I were to use the engineered flooring, are there special recommendations that you prefer over others. Also, as for the cork flooring, that is new to me. Where can I get that? Sounds interesting! Also, If I use engineered flooring, should I wait til the floorplan is laid out, and then install the flooring to allow for expansion and contraction, or is it ok to start with a new flooring, and build up on top of that?
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Old 12-28-2009, 06:49 AM   #7
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Thanks for all the replies! If I were to use the engineered flooring, are there special recommendations that you prefer over others. Also, as for the cork flooring, that is new to me. Where can I get that? Sounds interesting! Also, If I use engineered flooring, should I wait til the floorplan is laid out, and then install the flooring to allow for expansion and contraction, or is it ok to start with a new flooring, and build up on top of that?
If you build on top of engineered flooring, you need to drill a hole out with a hole saw where you are going to fasten whatever you put on top. The hole will allow for the floor to move (expansion). Otherwise you will be fastening the floor down which could lead to problems.

I have been looking at a fairly new flooring (to me) that is like vinyl, but is made with fiberglass. it is thicker than vinyl and more pliable. Much like the old linoleum. It doesn't need to be glued down, which is a plus if you ever get moisture. Just roll it up, clean and/or dry and then roll back down.
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Old 12-28-2009, 06:53 AM   #8
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We liked the look of cork and the durability of sheet vinyl. Since I had the trailer gutted we went with a heavy duty sheet vinyl in a cork pattern. Got the best of both. Also, I wanted a solid floor covering especially in the rear as it is hard to keep my rear access hatch from leaking a little.
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Old 12-28-2009, 07:05 AM   #9
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Floor Covering

We installed new capet (birber) and use a mat and shoes stay at the door.
We do have to be very careful but find the comfort of carpet worth the extra effort.
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Old 01-03-2010, 04:26 PM   #10
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We just ordered Allure Trafficmaster from Home Depot. We bought the cork pattern.
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Old 01-03-2010, 04:44 PM   #11
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Good deal! Thanks for the ideas! Can hardly wait to get started on the project. Keep comments coming!!
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Old 01-03-2010, 05:01 PM   #12
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VCT tiles

I used "VCT" tile (glued in) which I believe is recycled vinyl. They are quite hard, used in hospitals, schools, industry. You can wax them to a really high gloss shine or leave them matte finish. They are also very affordable ($100 for a 23' Safari) and last practically forever and come in a WIDE variety of colors. Not everyone digs the semi-industrial look, but its just my cup of tea.
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Old 01-12-2010, 05:41 PM   #13
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I used the laminate plank flooring from home Depot. It's been good till we got here in New Orleans. It's COLD!!! here. I put an electric space heater on it and the heat curls the seams up. When I get home I got to change the floor cover out. Rats!
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Old 01-12-2010, 06:02 PM   #14
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My newly acquired 1963 Trade Wind just got new 3/8 inch hardwood floors. Not laminates. Golden Oak color on Teak wood. I glued and nailed so they are there for good. GORGEOUS..
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