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Old 01-10-2003, 03:27 PM   #15
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We have Manninton floors throughout our entire living space and our thoroughly pleased with the investment. Two dogs and two cats can wreak havoc on a carpet in short order. So, like so many of you who have been inspired by experience, we stuck with what worked.

Has anyone used the Mannington wood flooring in their Airstream? Pete and I will be installing our Mannington floor this weekend, as we were lucky enough to find a heated indoor space. If anyone has advice concerning this particular product--bring it on!

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Old 01-12-2003, 04:07 PM   #16
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Armstrong "Floors for Life" is the top of the line, with the non-wood backing. It should be the same price as top-of-the-line Pergo, but I'm not sure it is available at Lowes - I've always specified it through high-end floor stores for large apartment projects... (I'm an architect...)

You're right about the small square footage making the $$$ meaningless. The real time and money involved inside a trailer is the cutting, fitting, and trimming all around the funny corners.
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Old 01-12-2003, 06:02 PM   #17
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I'll check it out....I wonder how their snap-together stuff measures up.

I work for an architectural firm, btw. I'm not an architect myself, (nor do I play one on tv )....I manage the network and e-mail systems. check us out: http://www.arrowstreet.com

don't know if anyone there knows anything about this stuff...I'll have to ask around.

after the trial-by-fire of putting this stuff in my trailer, doing a room with straight/level/square walls (pretty darn close, anyway) will be a piece of cake!
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"What about a thicker foam for us motorhomers to help deaden sound?" Nooooooo!!!!!!!! Don't do it..
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Old 01-17-2003, 01:06 PM   #19
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I installed Pergo in my 1962 22' Safari last spring and don't regret it at all. It looks great. It also eliminated the problem of plywood seams every 4' that show through with tiles or linoleum. I was going to use carpet for ease of installation, looks and insulation properties but decided against it for ease of cleaning and durability. While I was trying to decide between carpet and wood flooring I came across some oak Pergo in Home Depot that was marked down to $25/box. If I remember correctly it is usually about $60/box. I picked up 4 boxes and ended up with a few slats left over. I was concerned with weight also but since it is distibuted evenly across the entire floor I went ahead and did it. For preparation I scraped off the old buckled original tiles and vacuumed the floor well. With Pergo you don't need to worry much about leveling the floor like you do with tiles or linoleum. I then cut all of my pieces to fit. I pulled all of the pieces up and put them back down on top of a high quality siliconized latex caulking. This holds them down and eliminates voids or gaps between the plywood and Pergo. I figure they will have enough flexibility for humidity and they should come up without too much effort should I ever decide to pull the floor up. I like it so far.
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Old 01-17-2003, 04:16 PM   #20
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The most significant thing we have noticed about our new laminate floor is how much dirt we have been tracking in all this time. With carpet it just sort of disappears. Ugh!

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Mark -

With carpet the dirt disappears merely to the eye - but in actuality it stays deep inside the carpet - that to me is UGH.

I'll take wood floors over carpet anytime. Wood floors don't trap dirt and odor like carpet. Have you ever seen those films that show you what lives in your carpet?

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Old 01-17-2003, 06:51 PM   #22
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"With carpet the dirt disappears merely to the eye - but in actuality it stays deep inside the carpet - that to me is UGH."

Which is the point I was trying to make. Aparently I failed.

Anyway, I still shudder to think of the carpet in the bathroom. That was the only place I did not use laminate - went with sheet vinyl in there.

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Old 01-17-2003, 07:40 PM   #23
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so why not the foam underneath? The pergo in my home has a thin layer...fugured it would insulate and be quieter??
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