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Old 06-21-2002, 01:01 PM   #1
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Picture of my new "Pergo" floor

I just installed this "Pergo" knock off floor. Looks good and its easy to clean.
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Old 06-21-2002, 01:15 PM   #2
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Beach sand and wood floor

Your floor looks great! Is it easy to clean? Is beach sand a problem? Does it get between the cracks in the wood? Does sand scratch the wood? I'd like to replace my carpet with wood.
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Old 07-05-2002, 03:06 PM   #4
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Sand and Pergo

The seams are all very tight so I don't think sand will go there. Sand can probably scratch the surface. You could also use some throw rugs or runners to help with that problem. It cleans up quickly.

We went to the beach for our first outing/shakedown trip and did not notice any problem with the flooring.

We took out brand new carpeting the PO had installed. Carpeting and camping don't get along we found out with our previous motorhomes and campers.

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Old 07-05-2002, 03:22 PM   #5
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From post Partial Floor change ...
one comment on Pergo or other laminate flooring-
it has been a wonderful addition in my house, have had it about 5 years now. Cleaned only with a white vinegar and water solution and it looks new. Just don't use much water on it as it will buckle if you do. We clean with small amounts of the liquid and use a swiffer type cloth to clean before ( dust it).
Dr Joe - I expect you have seen Peter's posts on this, as he floated some bondo type material to flatten the floor before applying the laminate over it. He had sone rivets or something sticking up there. I intend to do my kitchen and possibly more as well.
I have Pergo in my house. There are less seems because the pattern of the wood is actually mostly laminate and the seems are only every 18". The are a locking tounge and groove and are very very tight! The stuff is amazingly strong. I plan on installing it in my Bmabi.
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Nice to see your comments - Yes, based on Peter's post(s), we have finished putting down Pergo in Silver Belle. We purchased the standard width, with underpad attached, and it did go together nicely on the floor. We started at a diagonal line running from just in front of the door over to the end of the sofabed and ran it back to a line from the corner of the shower to the furnace at the entrance to the bedroom, with the floor of the toilet are included. We are very pleased with it, and are using Peter's metal strips instead of Pergo transition. There is no question that it improves the ambiance of the galley and "hallway" areas, and we are expecting it to be much easier to maintain than the carpet. Our salesman told us that this new version of Pergo is literally waterproof unless you were to submerge it.
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We have the Pergo Flooring in our 71 Tradewind, and after a few trips, including the Beach in Baja with lot's of sand on it every day, we are happy to say that it is all but indestructible. It cleans easily and sweeps very well, making it way easy to keep the interior pleasantly clean. Besides, it feels good on my feet.......
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That Pergo floor really looks nice.

I'm currently torn between either something like Pergo or cork tiles for the galley area of my International. I sure wish that I had not had carpet in that area when I had my recent flood. With something like Pergo, I could have quickly removed the flooring and dried things up very quickly.

The flooring change is going to have to wait for completion of the couch change that I intend to complete in early Fenruary after a lot of preparation.
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Looks great! I really like the way it brightens things up but keeps the warm look of natural wood!

We just purchased a 1976 Sovereign, and are thinking of doing the same. My only concern is the additional weight for an AS my size. All of these high-compression laminate products are very heavy.

BTW - I put a snap together Pergo "like" product (Seneca, by Armstrong I think? I can check if anyone's intersted) in our home last year and we Love it! Very good quality, cheap and a breeze to install - just tap it with the block and hammer. Seams are tight - nearly invisible, with no gaps or ridges. But I can still remember struggling with those "little" boxes!!

Has anybody run the numbers for a Sovereign, i.e. Sq. ft. and est. total weight? (I haven't brought our new addition home yet, so I can only guesstimate the dimensions.)

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For what it's worth..You could figure the sq footage of your Sovereign and, then go to your local hardware store..Each bundle is mearsurable in sq footage and, the weight of same..simple.

I agree with all of the above comments..It's has eye appeal~ Plus, the ease of care, makes it a must do for the next improvement project in our unit.

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These floors are genericly called "laminate". Pergo is the most well known brand name, but Shaw, Wilsonart, and Armstrong all make similar products, Armstrong probably offering the best - a snap together product (no glueing) with a non-wood backing that is very water resistant. Cheaper versions have a wood backing that will swell when it gets wet.

We had the Shaw product put in our Overlander last fall. We love it! Easy to clean and virtually indestructable. If we were full-timers I would have insisted on the Armstrong.

These laminate floors are a great improvement over carpet!
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any thoughts on the underlayment? Did you use the foam under the laminate? What about a thicker foam for us motorhomers to help deaden sound?
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I did this in my unit, too. (pix in photo album). Used the pergo snap-lock stuff. The main reason I chose it over others was that this particular color seems (to me) to go the best w/ the old "brady-bunch" era walnut interior.

Phil in Belflower: you think the Armstrong is the best stuff? they carry it at lowe's, and its significantly cheaper than the "pergo presto" that I used in the trailer. (such a small amount of square-footage, though...$$ didn't matter so much). Now I'm thinking of putting it in the house. the price on the armstrong stuff is about $2/sq.ft; the pergo goes for $3...some lines as much as $4/sq.ft.

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