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Old 06-16-2006, 07:54 AM   #61
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very nice! where did you order it from? How much $$? How did you get it so wide?
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Old 06-16-2006, 11:55 AM   #62
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Looks good! We still love our Marmoleum after 5 years of being in place ~

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Old 06-16-2006, 04:45 PM   #63
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Albert:

MAROLEUM is a new take on old-fashioned linoleum, I think. It’s made in the Netherlands and distributed in America by FORBO. Look them up on the net.

I located a retail outlet in London, Ontario through the Canadian distributor.

The cost was about $500.00 Canadian including the special glue.

I invested another $200 in putting a layer of luan over the existing plywood and then using the West Marine Epoxy system over that.


The sheet product (they make click together tiles too) is 2 meters wide. That’s about 79 inches so you can easily achieve a wall-to-wall effect in an Airstream.


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Old 06-16-2006, 06:13 PM   #64
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MAROLEUM is a new take on old-fashioned linoleum,
Linoleum is a floor covering made from solidified linseed oil (linoxyn) in combination with wood flour or cork dust over a burlap or canvas backing.

Marmoleum is actually a trademarked name (by Forbo) for linoleum which is like Kleenex being a trademarked name (by Kimberly Clark) for facial tissue. There are several different companiers that make & distribute linoleum, Forbo being one, Armstrong another.

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Old 10-12-2006, 08:56 AM   #65
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Ceramic Tiles?

Has anyone ever used small ceramis tiles in an Airstream? My wife thinks that it would add a great deal to the looks of our remodelled 1974. I believe this would be likely to crack as the trailer vibrates down the road.
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Old 10-12-2006, 12:46 PM   #66
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Has anyone ever used small ceramis tiles in an Airstream? My wife thinks that it would add a great deal to the looks of our remodelled 1974. I believe this would be likely to crack as the trailer vibrates down the road.
I am sure they would crack, and the weight would eat up all your load carrying capacity.

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I've heard of it being done. OK is you use the small (1") tiles, mount and grout with silicone caulking instead of mortar.
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Old 10-15-2006, 04:06 PM   #68
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I believe I will side with Jim Clark about too much weight.

As a Rivet Master (aka prolific poster), I ought to know where the bath is on a '74, but I do not. If your bath is aft of the axles, the additional weight would not benefit potential shell separation issues.

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Old 02-18-2007, 12:03 PM   #69
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I have done flooring in the past, and have family still doing it. Tiles can be removed and replaced as needed for any reason. It is very easy to install by yourself. Just make sure it is lined up before you start. As for one solid peice you will have some trouble with that. If you choose that route I would recommed having it done by a profesional. The cheaper flooring will tend to shrink in time, and not wear as good. If you have any questions on this subject, just ask me. My dad, and 5 Uncles did flooring their whole life, and three are still doing it. Their Running shops now. So I can ask them.
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Old 02-18-2007, 03:38 PM   #70
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We hybridized the Excella with pergo style snap-together flooring in the back and one piece of Marmoleum in the front (kitchen & dining). The PO had installed vinyle squares, which after many cycles of expansion and contraction, had filled all the seams with dirt and were beginning to lift along the edges. He had put separate subfloor down over the original, but had cut it into som many pieces to fit it in that any real benefit was lost. I removed the extral floor and had the Marmoleum (1/8") intalled directly on the original AS plywood floor. The only real problem with floor movement comes along a seam if one side can move up and down with respect to the other. AS attaches the floor so that the seams are on frame members so there no relative shift in height if the screws are tight and to wood is in good shape. We really like the seamless look and it's easy to maintain. The Marmoleum has the pattern all the way through so wear will not obliterate the pattern in heavy traffic areas. I had them glue it down. We've taken several trips and no hint of trouble so far.
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