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Old 03-05-2011, 10:04 PM   #15
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We are removing our old carpet- we removed all the nails, screws, and trim holding it down. We discovered the original green carpeting below it. There are damp spots- we think from the banana skin having a crack. We are looking at our options for flooring. Thanks for sharing what you are doing and especially for the pics.
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Old 03-29-2011, 05:30 PM   #16
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I am ready to start installing new laminate flooring in my trailer. I was thinking about laying it front to back but now am thinking it makes better sense to do it side to side. Does anyone have any pictures of a laminate floor running side to side.
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We used Bamboo flooring and it went in easy and looks very nice I think.
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Old 03-29-2011, 07:41 PM   #18
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We installed our engineered wood floors side to side to make the Airstream feel wider. I am happy with how it turned out. I couldn't find any better options for a pic sorry. Here are some from our install.
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I read a couple replies and figured I could sum it up in one sentence:

Don't buy your Pergo from the big box stores and make sure you have to glue and strap it.

Seriously... Pergo isn't like Kleenex. You're not going to get the same stuff from different stores. The click laminate is crap... all of it. There is glue together laminate still available in both thicknesses to this day. Just use the 6/7mm stuff for an RV, no need to go to 10/12mm, that's for commercial use.

If you're not wiping glue off of the surface as you're installing it, you're not using enough glue. Rent the strap clamps.

edit: the above advice comes from a floor professional, not an RV professional.
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Old 03-30-2011, 07:52 AM   #20
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The bamboo flooring looks great and so does the engineered flooring. I can see that the side to side does make a difference in the appearance of width. Thanks for the help, Kelly
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:05 AM   #21
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I read a couple replies and figured I could sum it up in one sentence:

Don't buy your Pergo from the big box stores and make sure you have to glue and strap it.

Seriously... Pergo isn't like Kleenex. You're not going to get the same stuff from different stores. The click laminate is crap... all of it. There is glue together laminate still available in both thicknesses to this day. Just use the 6/7mm stuff for an RV, no need to go to 10/12mm, that's for commercial use.

If you're not wiping glue off of the surface as you're installing it, you're not using enough glue. Rent the strap clamps.

edit: the above advice comes from a floor professional, not an RV professional.
HOW MANY BOXES DID IT TAKE OF BAMBOO? FOR PERSON THAT INSTALLED IT?

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Old 03-31-2011, 06:38 AM   #23
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Globe totter have good knees?

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Old 03-31-2011, 06:56 AM   #24
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THIS ONE DOES NOT, FEMALE COUNTRY GIRL WITH CANCER, I AM 58 and tired of wasting money for rent! HUBBY HAS DEMENTIA AND HE WANTS RECLINERS IN AND SOFA OUT! OUR NEW CARPET WILL NOT STAY STRETCHED! 3 YRS old stain master! NOW WE BOTH NEED STABLE FLOOR!
DID YOU PUT CARPET PAD OR OTHER UNDER COVERING UNDER FLOOR 1ST AND DID YOU TREAT FLOOR ALSO?

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THIS ONE DOES NOT, FEMALE COUNTRY GIRL WITH CANCER, I AM 58 and tired of wasting money for rent! HUBBY HAS DEMENTIA AND HE WANTS RECLINERS IN AND SOFA OUT! OUR NEW CARPET WILL NOT STAY STRETCHED! 3 YRS old stain master! NOW WE BOTH NEED STABLE FLOOR!
DID YOU PUT CARPET PAD OR OTHER UNDER COVERING UNDER FLOOR 1ST AND DID YOU TREAT FLOOR ALSO?

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WOULD OAK BE BETTER THAN BAMBOO? OUR BAMBOO IN POOL HOUSE IS SOFT AND SCRATCHES BAD!

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I chose the laminate flooring because the cork and wood flooring do scratch and dent easy and can stain. For my 32' Excella it will take about 4 boxes of laminate flooring.
Rita, I understand your concerns and health problems. I have congestive heart failure with 9 stints, degenerative joint disease with surgery on both shoulders and back, and have early stage Alzheimer's. I am doing my Airstream to fulfill a dream I have had since 1973, the first time I went in one. I bought it 4 weeks ago and am slowly getting started on the renovation. I wish you both the best in your remodel. Kelly
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I forgot - lol. Should I do sealer / treatment on the floor while I have the sub floor exposed? I can see the benefits of doing so but am concerned about the toxic effects it may have on the environment inside the trailer. Thanks, Kelly
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Kellywood, look for a sealer that is water based. I don't think they seal as well, but health is a bigger concern.

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