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Old 02-01-2009, 12:14 PM   #15
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Clean em up - seal em up - your good to go . I like em! Their different! One of a kind!

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Old 02-01-2009, 12:39 PM   #16
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I like 'em! I think they could go with a vintage trailer theme very well.

If they are in good shape and your plans for a color scheme could work around them...clean them up, polish them and enjoy the free time and money you have since you aren't going to peel them up and replace them! You'll fit right in at a vintage rally...many would kill for a period correct floor like that!


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Old 02-02-2009, 01:29 AM   #17
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They get my "YES" vote. I'd keep them if they were mine. And if I did not have the boomerang formica...I would serouisly consider that too.

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Old 04-22-2009, 06:34 PM   #18
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I like the retro tiles. It may be hard to find a laminate flooring that is retro looking enough to fit in with them. When I was investigating flooring to use, linoleum sheets seemed to win hands down, and there are beautiful colours and designs in both laminate and linoleum, but I couldn't find much retro looking. (at least where I live)
If you can find a solid colour laminate that matches, I would definately try to wax them.
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Old 04-22-2009, 06:55 PM   #19
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I like 'em
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Old 04-22-2009, 07:08 PM   #20
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I would be surprised if my Airstream scored a 42% safe!
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Old 04-22-2009, 08:38 PM   #21
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I'd keep 'em. There great!
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Old 04-22-2009, 09:04 PM   #22
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Asbestos is only a problem if you disturb it, AND break it. It's only harmful if airborne, kind of like your Airstream
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Old 04-23-2009, 04:30 AM   #23
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If your maintaining a vintage theme those are too kewl in my opinion...
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Old 04-23-2009, 07:47 AM   #24
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If you want my personal opinion (and who doesn't? ), I'm not wild about the colours, but hey, it's your trailer, and you know better what it has to match with.

My only point would be that if you determine you want to remove them, take whatever precautions are necessary (good mask, eyecover etc), but use heat to get them off, not brute strength.

A heat gun is a cheap item to buy and will definitely make it much easier to get them up, while reducing or avoiding any tendancy to break.
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Old 05-04-2009, 12:24 PM   #25
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Those are awesome! I love vintage/retro... hmmm, go figure! I have a 1972 Airstream, a 1969 Vespa, a 1976 Toyota Landcruiser and a 1961 VW Dune Buggy... everything old is new again, right?
I just found this post (a couple months late)... did you keep em? Did you toss em? What was the verdict????
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Old 05-04-2009, 03:17 PM   #26
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Wax the heck out of them and get 'em shining. I like the look. BTW, all the paranoia about asbestos in the tile is totally without merit. If they are waxed and sealed properly, there is no danger at all. Ripping them up poses a much greater threat to your health than simply caring for them and leaving them in place.
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Old 05-04-2009, 06:22 PM   #27
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I love the tiles! I agree: clean and shine them, and then stand back and consider. What is your overall goal for the interior? Do you have ways to work in the teal/turquoise such as in upholstery or curtains? Dinnerware? The brown looks perfect with the wood, so, if it were mine, I'd celebrate the "old" look, make it new again with elbow grease and polish, work the colors into the whole, pour the merlot, and enjoy! ~G
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Old 05-04-2009, 07:53 PM   #28
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I believe you should peel them up very very carefully using a heat gun, but not to the point of damaging the tiles. Then put them in cardboard boxes with lots of padding around them. I or I'm sure several others will then send you a shipping address and will ensure that they are properly and correctly disposed of .

If this were my trailer and I had discovered what you had I'd be out buying a lottery ticket. They suit the vintage trailer crowd nicely.


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