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Old 08-13-2015, 06:02 PM   #1
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Types of Flooring

We need advice on the best type of flooring for our 2006 Excella. We have smooth, u damaged plywood after we ripped out carpet. Some have suggested cork or vinyl. Please advise.
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Old 08-13-2015, 06:40 PM   #2
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We have floating cork click lock flooring and love it. It is nice and warm in cooler weather. It is heavy, though so may not be your style. It also was a little pricey compared to vinyl. It is durable and water resistant, easy to clean with just water. There are many floorings out there with pro's and cons to each of them.

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Old 08-13-2015, 07:00 PM   #3
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We put in Allure 2 yrs ago and are changing it to a nice floating Pergo floor. The Allure just does nothing for us. Want something nicer!
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We used engineered oak floating floor. 3/8 thick not a lot of weight.
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Old 08-13-2015, 07:25 PM   #5
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We put in Allure 2 yrs ago and are changing it to a nice floating Pergo floor. The Allure just does nothing for us. Want something nicer!
Would you comment on what type/color you installed, and what specifically it is that you do not like about Allure? I'm considering Allure and do not want to install something we will regret later. We are considering the Sedona color that looks like tile, not wood grain.
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We installed Allure three years ago and I regret it, shows all kinds of marks and and scratches.The only good thing about it easy to install
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We installed Allure three years ago and I regret it, shows all kinds of marks and and scratches.The only good thing about it easy to install
Thanks! I appreciate your comments.
What type did you install, wood grain or tile?
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We used the wood grain
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We were considering new flooring for our AS last year and looked into bamboo. Went to a quality flooring retailer here in our area and they advised cork instead. They said they stopped selling bamboo flooring because of the problems their customers encountered due to changes in humidity and temperatures. Those conditions have little affect on cork flooring. But, still needs to be installed as a floating floor to accommodate what little expansion and contraction there is otherwise planks can buckle.
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Love my cork

Another vote for click-lock cork.
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I have been in the commercial flooring business for almost 30 years. The trend now is LVT...Luxury Vinyl Tile. It is approximately 1/8 inch thick and very durable if you buy commercial grade. It comes in wood plank, stone, concrete, etc looks. It really keeps the weight down and is relatively easy to install. Here is a picture of a simulated exotic wood floor I put in my 71 Safari restoration.
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How do you install it?
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Recommended brands (of LVT), places to purchase?
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It is installed using adhesive that is spread on the floor with a notched trowel. Do not buy the 'peal and stick' variety, as the adhesive that is applied to it is weak and most likely will not tolerate the temperature/ humidity extremes of the trailer during seasonal storage. Each manufacturer will have their own adhesive required for their product. Most adhesive recommendations require that the adhesive be spread and it cures for several minutes until it reaches a certain flash point, usually when you can touch the adhesive and it not transfer to your finger. You can see the adhesive in the foreground of this picture of my installation.
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