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Old 03-14-2005, 10:23 PM   #1
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Trim for pergo

I have a 65 globetrotter and am installing a pergo floor. My question is what to do about trim in front of the front goucho, the stove, and the furnace. The trim will be to high to open the doors. Also is it safe to lay the pergo over the asbestos 9x9 tiles?
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Old 03-14-2005, 10:30 PM   #2
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A couple of possibilities: Use silicone as a gap filler. Or use 1/2" X 3/4" quarter round, laid so that the long side is flat on the floor. Or mill some matching lumber to use to "bump out" the space under those tight areas, then butt the laminate right up against it.

I can think of no reason not to lay the laminate over the tile.

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Old 03-14-2005, 10:45 PM   #3
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I was thinking of using silicone in these tight areas but wonder how it will look with trim in some areas and not in others. Or would I use the silicone all around with no trim?
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Old 03-15-2005, 08:31 AM   #4
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you could probably use the pergo "end molding"....its shaped like the letter "L", rotated 90 degrees. it only sticks up above the floor level by 1/8th or maybe 1/4 inch.

http://www.pergo.com/PergoDesign/US/...A-0-PM,00.html
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Old 03-15-2005, 08:37 AM   #5
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Another idea...

I've seen trailers with extruded aluminum molding trimming pergo. In your home, it could look wierd, but in a trailer, it looks pretty neat, creating a visual link from the shiny exterior to the floor.

It may be a bit industrial for some, but it really depends on what kind of look you are going for.

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When laying laminate flooring should you start on one side and work to the other, or start in the middle of the trailer and work to each side?
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I believe you will need to start laying laminate flooring on one side and work to the other instead of starting in the middle. I purchased pergo for my unit but haven't installed it yet; however, I put it in a bedroom in my house and had to start on one side and go to the other because of the way each piece locks into the other one.
I am trying to decide whether to remove the sofa and install the laminate under it or just lay it to the edge of the sofa. I am not sure the drawers under the sofa will pull out if I don't put the laminate under it.
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Old 03-17-2005, 07:47 PM   #8
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We have quarter round oak as trim

My Father cut quarter round oak to trim out the Pergo in our Airstream and stained it to match the cabinets. I'm very happy with the look.
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I believe you will need to start laying laminate flooring on one side and work to the other instead of starting in the middle.
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typically, yes, that's how you do it in a house. but there has to be a straight wall to start with, and there isn't one of those in an airstream. at least, not in mine! on the later models, as myboyburt posted, you might be able to do that, as the cabinets' face frames sit on the floor. so you could use that as a starting point. but my old 70's cabinets aren't really "cabinets"...and they sit on legs. not much is actually touching the floor. so you basically have to "wing it". I found the center line of the trailer and drew a reference mark on the subfloor, and went from that.
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Ditto... I just figured out the center line of the trailer and measured off of that.
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Ditto... I just figured out the center line of the trailer and measured off of that.

well, you know what they say about great minds thinking alike. or something like that.

say, a little bird told me that there was a camping event over the weekend in your neighborhood....how was it? sounded like fun....
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well, you know what they say about great minds thinking alike. or something like that.

say, a little bird told me that there was a camping event over the weekend in your neighborhood....how was it? sounded like fun....
Actually, yes, it was great, but too short... as most trips are.

Here it is...
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Old 04-03-2005, 06:52 PM   #13
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I finally got around to installing laminate flooring in my unit. The hardest part was getting the old carpet out. I knew Airstream used a lot of rivets but didn't know they used so many staples to hold the carpet down.
On my unit, I was able to start at the entrance door and go across in a straight line. I also found that I could have started in the middle and worked to each side because the laminate can be installed either way (contrary to the instructions on mine) I like the laminate much better than the carpet.
I haven't done the trim yet but plan to cut small strips from oak flooring and make quarter round by either sanding or routing. That way I can make whatever size I need.
Information in this forum was very helpful to me.
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...I haven't done the trim yet but plan to cut small strips from oak flooring and make quarter round by either sanding or routing...
Umm, if your flooring is laminated, your plan may not have the intended visual results. Quarter-round is cut from solid wood; Your flooring is probably laminated, and not thick enough to produce the look you would like to have.

But I may have missed something, and it certainly does not hurt to experiment on the scraps you were planning to throw away.

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