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Old 02-05-2012, 04:04 PM   #1
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Rubber Floor

I found a nice looking interlocking rubber flooring at Lowes. It is called flex something or other. No glue, looks very durable, slate look. Has anyone tried this product? Looks perfect for AS.
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Old 02-05-2012, 04:44 PM   #2
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I found a nice looking interlocking rubber flooring at Lowes. It is called flex something or other. No glue, looks very durable, slate look. Has anyone tried this product? Looks perfect for AS.
I just looked at those squares yesterday. I think they are intended for workshop and garage flooring. I never even thought of using them in an A/S. Ed
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Old 02-05-2012, 05:29 PM   #3
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Google "Lowe's rubber floor" or "Lowe's rubber tiles" and you'll get more information. Interesting because rubber is easy on your feet. They also have 4' x 10' sheets, but they are all black. The tiles come in various colors, but the ones I saw from the search weren't all that attractive. They are also quite expensive. My guess is our 25' FB would need 2 packages (45 sq' each) at $353.47 for each package. That's not counting trim.

I have been interested in replacing the vinyl floor in our Safari, but the stopper is doing the trim. Tiles go down easily, but the trim requires more effort and creativity. Floors need an expansion space at all the walls, partitions and cabinets, and the space must be covered by trim. That is not all that easy in a trailer.

Nonetheless, next time we are in the "not so big" city, we'll have to see what they have. Rubber floor tiles have not been carried by the big box stores in the past, and when we did our kitchen, I was interested in using them, but they were too hard to find in not so big city of Grand Jct.

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I'm looking at doing the same thing. IT Tiles with a hidden interlocking system. Looks pretty trick to me. My concern would be the offgassing of the product. I will most likely lay them on a drop cloth in the sunshine for a few days to let them "cure". Commercial product, can be used in garages and gym--looks super durable to me.
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:28 PM   #5
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Very interested to see and hear how that goes. There are some great recycled rubber products out there, maybe they've offgassed from the initial manufacturing if they're recycled ECOsurfaces Commercial Flooring - Design Responsibly.
I used cork in my trailer because I had it, and I like the idea of the rubber in part for insulation. The soft floors are awesome.
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:52 AM   #6
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I got a roll end of the Ecosurface rubber flooring after talking with fellow WDCU member Nick6930 here on the board. He was also considering it for his camper & I beat him to it. So far we love the stuff, flexible, thick enough to be forgiving of imperfections in the original wood that was under the tile. I filled in rough spots with epoxy. I also left the cabinets in place. You have to use their releasable glue at $100 for a 2 gallon bucket & I paid around $250 for the flooring. I liked the idea of using Marmoleum but talked to people that had it crack on them when it dried out a bit.
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Are those rubber tiles? I can't seem any seams. It looks a little too utilitarian for our taste, but does look good. Nice work.

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I too would be concerned about the off-gasing of the rubber flooring. I love the look, and have used rubber floors in my work, but in an enclosed tight space that gets baked in the sun? I would think the rubber smell would hit you like walking into a tire store - not a smell I want in my trailers.

On the other hand, we have had sheet Marmoleum professionally installed on solid floors in two trailers and loved it. No problem with cracking or delaminating at all over ten years.

On my SOB trailer I am currently restoring, I am going with cork for a different look - I'm anxious to see how that compares to the Marmoleum over time.

Looks good scarylarry! Does it have that "rubber smell" or is the recycled product less odiferous?

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No smell at all, same with the glue.
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Are those rubber tiles? I can't seem any seams. It looks a little too utilitarian for our taste, but does look good. Nice work.

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They do them in a tile but mine is roll. The roll is 4' wide.
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I, for one, love the smell of a tire store

That looks awesome, I love the color! Can't wait to hear how it wears over time.
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I do to Steph...in a tire store! Not with my eggs, bacon & cinnamon rolls first thing in the morning ~

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I think the flooring looks awesome. Our 2011 16' Bambi Sport came with a rubber flooring and we just love the easy care it takes....I love the color.
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3 months out with the rubber flooring & still no "tire store" smell. Love it!
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