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Old 02-25-2008, 04:57 PM   #15
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AHA! that's the kind of floor I've been looking for in my Safari, and IKEA to boot. just fits the vintage perfectly, easy to install, green, wow, you have made my day...so I'm sending you some karma...groove on..
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Old 02-26-2008, 08:25 AM   #16
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Thanks, glad this was helpful.

Great website by the way!
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Old 02-26-2008, 08:35 AM   #17
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Great looking floor, and trailer, btw. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 02-26-2008, 09:39 AM   #18
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Your floor looks very good!

How much expansion/contraction space is needed around the edges?
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Old 02-26-2008, 09:44 AM   #19
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Your floor looks very good!

How much expansion/contraction space is needed around the edges?
As with any floating floor, you'll want a gap of about a 1/4" at the perimeter. Although, because this product has a plastic backing, rather than MDF, one might be able to get away with less.
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Old 02-26-2008, 09:47 AM   #20
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Slightly bland

I could't find much of a selection available. Light beige, dark beige, medium beige, not so medium beige, and........beige
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Old 02-26-2008, 09:50 AM   #21
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On the Canadian website there is a blue, grey and black also available.
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Old 02-26-2008, 09:51 AM   #22
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Personally, I would buy Marmoleum and glue it down to the subfloor as a single sheet, rather than go with tile.
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Old 02-26-2008, 11:25 AM   #23
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Your floor looks very good!

How much expansion/contraction space is needed around the edges?
The instruction sheet states that 8mm is the spacing required, ew used the thickness of a tile which is around 1/4" I will tell you how that worked when the summer heat arrives here in AZ.
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Old 02-26-2008, 11:28 AM   #24
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On the Canadian website there is a blue, grey and black also available.
The linoleum tiles come in black, beige. They have grey and blue in a plastic tile, which we checked out. The blue is very close to AS Blue. we were thinking of purchasing a box to make a mat outside the front door while we are camping. it can be easily dissasembled and stowed.
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Update on this flooring, unfortunately it did not withstand the hot summer heat in Arizona while the trailer is in storage. The linoleum tiles de-laminated from the plastic tiles. They expand at different rates and did not hold up. The floor lasted about 3-years. We have replaced the floor with a good old solution VCT Glued directly to the subfloor, it looks vintage and very similar to the original tiles. We are very pleased with the outcome. Time will tell how it holds up in the heat. So far so good! This was the hottest summer on record in AZ and it held up very well.
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Old 09-27-2011, 10:34 AM   #26
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Install question

I've purchased VCT and have not installed yet. Did you align the seams with the seams in subfloor? Mines gutted and am doing the entire floor. This summer for us has been cooler than normal, but the inside of my trailer see 115 regularly in the summer.

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Old 09-27-2011, 10:41 AM   #27
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We used a floor filler to fill in the gaps in the subfloor. Then we found the center point in the trailer and worked from there. I do not believe that we have any tile seams that aligned with the subfloor. We snapped a chalkline running the full length of the trailer and another intersecting one going across which gave us four corners to start the tiling process. It is the very same method you would use to tile a room in a house. It is a bit trickier to find the center of the trailer with all of the cabinetry in place but, we were able to do it.
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:14 AM   #28
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Thanks for the update. I'm thinking about what kind of flooring to use in my Bambi II & am glad you got back to this thread! I'm not sure what VCT stands for.....? But your new floor looks nice too (so did the old one when you first put it in!) I guess I won't be throwing that in my cart at IKEA.
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