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Old 09-24-2009, 06:48 PM   #1
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Parquet flooring?

Has anyone used this for flooring in their AS?
I'm talking about the regular glue-down/tongue and groove parquet flooring.
like this .... http://www.alibaba.com/productshowim...White_Oak.html
It won't be much heavier than any of the floating wood floors, but is real wood, so won't have the moisture problems associated with those floors. It will have a 70's look to it too, which is a plus.
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Old 09-24-2009, 08:00 PM   #2
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My 1991 Limited , 60th anniv model, came with Parquet flooring in the kitchen area. Looks great and has keeped well. You'll like it, are you planning on using it throwout your unit? Good luck,and give us a pic when your done. Bud
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Old 09-24-2009, 08:21 PM   #3
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I have had Armstrong "floating floor" in my trailer for 2 years and have not seen any evidence of movement. Summer in NJ and part of the winter in Fl. It survived the melting of a 1/2 gallon of ice cream on the last trip

If you consider other than the real wood make sure you drill a 1 in. hole at any place where you will have to screw down through the floor. This should take care of any movement that might tale place.

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We put the same type that Howie E has in his unit this summer. On our last rally we had a diluge of rain for two days and the floor has not shown any problems from it. The biggest problem we had was the barrel chair we have in the living area moved around significantly while towing. We need to find a way to anchor it with rubber pads.

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I have had great luck with mine. The carpet was to much to to keep clean with the children. I did use a latex trowel on glue. 3 years and holding up fine. Robert
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Old 09-25-2009, 12:49 AM   #6
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My 1991 Limited , 60th anniv model, came with Parquet flooring in the kitchen area. Looks great and has keeped well. You'll like it, are you planning on using it throwout your unit? Good luck,and give us a pic when your done. Bud
If we go with this flooring, I would use it everywhere but the bathroom/shower area. Not sure yet what we'll do there. Probably vinyl rolled flooring or linoleum.
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I have had great luck with mine. The carpet was to much to to keep clean with the children. I did use a latex trowel on glue. 3 years and holding up fine. Robert
Looks great! Thanks for the picture. Did you put it under the beds and cabinets, or install around them?
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My 73 had parquet flooring. I don't think it was factory, but was there when I got it. There were pros and cons. The pro is problems were localized and relatively easy to repair. The con- there are many more joints than laminate or wood flooring. The joints are subject to separation from road vibration and water etc.
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