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Old 08-16-2009, 08:31 AM   #29
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I love the look of Pergo and other wood laminate floors but I too worry about water damage and seams along the subfloors. These seams have a tendency to buckle and move during towing. Has anybody had any trouble with subfloor seams?
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Old 08-16-2009, 11:49 PM   #30
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nswhite,
Here are some photos of my floor I took today.
Like I said in my above post, I glued ALL the seams. My reason is I live in Western Washington and spend a lot of time on the Washington & Oregon coasts - so rain happens.
When I had PERGO brand installed in my house, the installers said they always glue the edges here in our beautiful NW because of the moisture and I have had it for just 10 years now and you can not see any problems. ANd it does get used.

Back to the Airstream. As you can see form the photos, I have not finished the project yet, but sure have used the AS anyway. Last October went to the Oreghon coast crabbing aand we got drowned but ate well. No probs with the floor I just kept a mop handy. We used my AS as the "DRY" room while waiting for the crabbies to get into the crab pots. Much warmer than an open boat.

Top left; front to rear down the hall way;; top right, looking forward ;; bottom left & right, looking in the door to the front room area.

Good lucvk with what ever you choose to install. This sure works nice & it is easy to clean.
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Old 08-17-2009, 12:03 AM   #31
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Mello Mike says:
QUOTE ""I love the look of Pergo and other wood laminate floors but I too worry about water damage and seams along the subfloors. These seams have a tendency to buckle and move during towing. Has anybody had any trouble with subfloor seams? ""

I havre not had any problems with my subfloor. If yours is buckling or moving when you tow,then there has to be some loose sub-floor plywood that is an issue needs to be repaired soon.
As I stripped mine down to the sub floor and repaired ALL damages caused by the PO, I do not expect to have any problems. Where I had to replace the sub-floor plywood, I used Exterior/marine grade B/B plywood. Strong stuff. Pluged & sanded both sides.

AS for the water damage:
What about tracking wet feet & or other sources of moisture that get onto a carpet? And then it gets into the carpet pad. And then into the sub-floor.
With the pergo, you can SEE the water and just wipe it up.

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Old 08-17-2009, 04:29 PM   #32
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We got tired of the beige carpet in the lounge area, it always looked dirty. We were always cleaning it. We just installed Tarkett wooden grained fiberglass backed vinyl. No gluing, it just is layed on top of the old flooring(with some composite to even out where the carpet was removed). Everone at the Vintage Trailer Jam thought it was a wood floor. We just sweep with a broom or Swifter. No worry about water. I'll send some photos when we get Wifi. We're up in the Adirondaks off the Schroon River.

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Old 08-17-2009, 05:47 PM   #33
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The Tarkett fiberglass backed vinyl is terrific stuff. We put that in our bathroom and love it (see my blog). It's so easy to install and has just a little "cush" when you walk on it.

I hadn't though about putting the Tarkett wood grain vinyl in the rest of the trailer. Great idea! I'm going to put some serious thought into that.
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Old 08-17-2009, 06:39 PM   #34
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I installed my Pergo (a look-a-like brand from Lowes) so the grain runs ACROSS the width of the trailer.
I believe this gives a slightly wider apearance to the front room and hall way areas.
Oooohhhh... it does make it look wider. Thanks for the photos. It looks nice.
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Old 08-18-2009, 09:16 AM   #35
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slide out

Has anyone with a SO removed carpeting and replaced it with pergo, etc?
Did the SO still function properly?
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Old 08-18-2009, 11:41 AM   #36
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Slide Out

We replaced the carpeting in our 2004 Classic SO with Armstrong laminate and it was fairly simple. No problems with the Slide since installation. Actually the laminate is not as thick as the carpet and pad that was removed. On our 2004 and later models there are a set of rollers the slide moves on and as long as these are not obstructed you should be OK.
Like most projects preparation is everything. We removed the sofa, side tables, toilet etc. to eliminate as many obstructions as possible. Using tips from other forum members I used an undercut saw to get the flooring under the cabinets. Also used the 2mil foam underlayment under the laminate. Biggest issue with the SO trailers is weight. We removed 70# of carpet, pad and vinyl and then added 90# of laminate plus a few pounds for the throw rugs.
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