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Old 06-18-2012, 10:58 AM   #441
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Lance, that floor looks FANTASTIC! Maybe when I win the lotto I'll have Marmoleum put in our 2007...

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Old 06-18-2012, 05:05 PM   #442
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Lance, that floor looks FANTASTIC! Maybe when I win the lotto I'll have Marmoleum put in our 2007...

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Thanks Tom. It doesn't take lottery winnings to have a nice Marmo floor! Maybe a scratch ticket or two.
This is the second sheet Marmo installation and it is getting easier, but still not what you would call easy. The prep work takes about eight times longer than the installation of the sheet. I was kind of forced into learning how to do Marmo. I'm still learning. Of the four "certified" installers I contacted in February, two would not install in a travel trailer, one was too busy, and the fourth would do the install but he was booked up until July. They conduct training and certification in Dallas, so maybe I'll see if I can attend the training and be "certified".
The most important thing is the boss likes it very much!
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Thanks Tom. It doesn't take lottery winnings to have a nice Marmo floor! Maybe a scratch ticket or two.
This is the second sheet Marmo installation and it is getting easier, but still not what you would call easy. The prep work takes about eight times longer than the installation of the sheet. I was kind of forced into learning how to do Marmo. I'm still learning. Of the four "certified" installers I contacted in February, two would not install in a travel trailer, one was too busy, and the fourth would do the install but he was booked up until July. They conduct training and certification in Dallas, so maybe I'll see if I can attend the training and be "certified".
The most important thing is the boss likes it very much!
We ran into the same problem: professional installation. Experience certainly counts on any flooring install, and we had refusals from several as to the trailer in & of itself (glue down cork tile). Did find an installer through a higher end flooring store finally. Prep is everything (as with painting), but few were even interested in discussion once they learned it was a TT (of any sort).

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Old 06-19-2012, 05:20 PM   #444
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I too have had serious issues with sheet installation. I have been repeatedly told that underlayment must go down first. I also have not been able to purchase it in sheet form due to dealer agreements here.
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I too have had serious issues with sheet installation. I have been repeatedly told that underlayment must go down first. I also have not been able to purchase it in sheet form due to dealer agreements here.
I think that is a bunch of bunk Frank. I can say that underlayment DOES NOT need to be installed IF you have a suitable substrate to bond the Marmo. The Marmo directions are very clear and easy to understand. I also think that Forbo will sell direct. If I had to depend on a flooring contractor for Marmo, Abby would be sporting her sub-floor with a tinted epoxy.
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:06 AM   #446
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I also have not been able to purchase it in sheet form due to dealer agreements here.
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I don't know why this didn't occur to me last night. When you need some Marmo, call Jim at Eco-Wise 512-326-4474. He can order whatever you want and drop ship to your shop. Tell him I referred you
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Lance that floor looks stunning! I can't wait to see in person tomorrow. The color is beautiful. It looks so clean and inviting it makes you just want to lay down on it and take a nap.
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When do you all leave for your big west trip?

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Lance that floor looks stunning! I can't wait to see in person tomorrow. The color is beautiful. It looks so clean and inviting it makes you just want to lay down on it and take a nap.
Thanks Paul. I guess you are eager for the weekend! We won't be rolling out until Friday. I'll let you take a nap Friday evening after some good chow, a pie, and some bourbon (for you)
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Thanks Paul. I guess you are eager for the weekend! We won't be rolling out until Friday. I'll let you take a nap Friday evening after some good chow, a pie, and some bourbon (for you)

Jealous here...Scotty's pies look great, and when Lance is grilling it is always a treat.

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Done with the floor and ready to go camping!

Everything is all back together and we're loading up! Here are some pictures taken with a real camera.
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It is a good feeling to be done with the floor and frame. After this trip I'll be compiling hours and dollars spent on Abby's rear floor replacement and front floor repairs.
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Great job. You have been really busting it getting this done. Lance where did you stop the Marmoleum? I noticed the bathroom is the wood floor that you did a while back, which also looks great. It looks like it came off the show room floor.

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After this trip I'll be compiling hours and dollars spent on Abby's rear floor replacement and front floor repairs.
Noooooooo, don't do it! Lol

Seriously, looks great Top! Love the floors, have fun camping
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As usual, that is very nice work.

Enjoy the trip.

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Thanks y'all. I appreciate your comments.
We are out on the road now. Been driving for two days (14 hours) and we are still in Texas. Hopefully tomorrow we will be camping at 10,000 feet.
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We are making a loop around the four corners states. No real plan other than to hit those four states.
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Here are the pics.
I know I'm quoting an old post, but I'm just reading this thread for the first time and I started from the beginning.

In the time-frame from the quoted post, pictures of the center bedroom area put back together are shown. Pics just previous of that showed only the wall to the bathroom and still without the overhead track for the bathroom pocket door.

I wanted to remove the center ceiling panel in order to do some TV/cable running (the one that runs from the front to the rear above all the lights and A/C; I believe it's referred to as the "dome"). I never did it because I was stumped (even with the factory service manual) to figure out how to remove that overhead track for the bathroom door. Is it possible to do without removing the beds and bedroom walls? If it is, then could you describe how to do it? Where are the "magic" hidden rivets or screws? If it requires complete removal of the bedroom, then I'll just wait until I do a similar tear-it-all-out redo of mine.
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