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Old 07-19-2002, 09:29 AM   #15
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Here are a couple t-molding threads:

t-molding thread #1

t-molding thread #2

I also have pictures & a link on our website:

www.insideout-design.net/maxwell Click on "During" then "Cabinets"

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Old 07-19-2002, 09:46 AM   #16
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Installing one piece vinyl flooring is not recommended. In time, cracks will appear at every seam in the floor, which is every 4 feet. The floor is joined together underneath, but there is still enough movement in the seams as the shell twists and tweaks. Floor tile is better, provided that it's seams match that of the coach floor seams.

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Old 07-20-2002, 12:49 AM   #17
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Single Sheet Vinyl

Sorry, Andy, already done. Single piece. As I said, my galley is only about 4 feet wide, and the length is about 6 to 7 feet. Does this mean that the (underlying) seam runs across the flooring near one end? Like the end of the vinyl is at the doorway to the hall; and the other 'end' is where the Salon carpeting begins ... at the edge of the galley (one side is the stove and the other is the frig.

Might it be good to have an underlayment that 'meets' where the marine flooring seam is, and allow the single sheet to 'float' on that?

Just curious for NEXT time.

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P.S. I'm not sorry I've already done it...I love my flooring, and when it cracks......well---it CRACKS...I'll redo it. What can it harm Andy? How long can it take? It's not that expensive to redo.
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Old 05-02-2003, 11:26 PM   #18
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This goes out to Andy at InlandRV. I was thinking seriously about redoing with composition tile. The tip about lineing up seams is the single most useful bit of information I have come across yet. Thank You. Any other important tips regarding such a project would be welcome. Bob
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Old 05-02-2003, 11:57 PM   #19
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Installing one piece vinyl flooring is not recommended. In time, cracks will appear at every seam in the floor, which is every 4 feet.
I was in a 22' International CCD at the dealer today. Solid, one piece vinyl floor. Looks like Airstream changed their mind about having to use tile. Maybe the OSB flooring used in the new Internationals is more dimensionally stable.
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Old 05-03-2003, 09:08 AM   #20
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Tile or single piece vinyl?

Despite recommendations to the contrary, and I may live to regret the decision, seamless sheet vinyl has been installed in both of my coaches by Fowler Interiors. The installation is in its second season in my Overlander, and is just being completed in the Minuet. In both cases, the original flooring was removed to the bare subfloor, any imperfections were filled, and then a new layer of luan underlayment was bonded to the original subfloor material. In both cases, premium industrial grade Congoleum sheet vinyl was chosen due to its construction characteristics. So far I am pleased with both installations - - and even if it does eventually crack, it can't be any worse than dealing with carpet which I refuse to have either in my home or RV. The installation as handled increased the weight of my overlander by 75 pounds over the original carpeting over vinyl tiles; I don't know yet what the weight difference is on the Minuet.

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Pahaska,

Based on a conversation I had with a factory rep, the 22 foot ccd that has a single sheet of vinyl on the floor has a one piece plywood/osb floor. They are doing this on some of the bambi's too from what I hear.
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Old 05-03-2003, 03:31 PM   #22
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We have had our single piece linoleum (not sheet vinyl, real linoleum) floor installed in Maxwell for over a year now. There is no evidence of cracking or splitting anywhere to date. We have done a fair amount of road-testing, it hasn't just sat in one place. I'll update periodically...

BTW I LOVE the clean, seam-free installation! Here's a link to our webpage regarding the flooring we used.

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Pergo type floors are a little more costly and time consuming to install but they are beautiful.

There is an option instead of tile or linoleum where you will probably put a few throw rugs on top anyway.

It is a commercial indoor/outdoor low pile type carpet. It is comfortable on the feet, easy to sweep out and quite stain resistant now a days.
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I installed the one-piece linoleum in my Minuet and loved it except for it being too white, it would show even the slightest dirt or debris but lightened the interior up considerably. It was very durable, best choice for dogs and kids. You can get a install kit at HD which will let you produce a actual sized paper template which you cut your vinyl to. Never had it crack like Andy says. If your trailer floor moves enough at the joints to make the vinyl crack you got bigger problems.

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Just a comment about the 22' International CCD and the use of vinyl flooring. When I toured the factory in November, I noticed that the International's were being manufactured with a one piece floor which appeared to be of some type of prestwood material. All the other trailers (Safari, Classic, and Bambi) continued to use the seamed floors. I would assume this is why the one piece flooring can be installed without fear of cracking.
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Old 05-04-2003, 10:38 AM   #26
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The International floors are made of OSB (Oriented Strand Board). OSB is very strong and less prone to delamination than plywood.

I discovered that my floor was OSB when I was converting the dinette to a couch. I could see a patch of OSB in the area of the water heater. I didn't know at the time that the floor was seamless, though.
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Old 05-04-2003, 01:01 PM   #27
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Pergo

Just finishing up the Pergo installation in the 345 - lots of edging material will be needed due to the relatively large end - fit - installation requirements.

Weight is concern. 6 boxes of Pergo at 30 lbs each is 180 lbs.

The carpet came out in 2 pieces, and each piece fit into a plastic yard bag. I estimated each bag to be 30 lbs, so I've added about 120 net pounds to the unit.
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I am going to redo my floor in Congolem industrial tile. I am still having trouble deciding whether to keep it at the new 12" x 12" size or cut it down to 9" x 9". Any good reasons to go one way or the other?

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