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Old 06-06-2008, 09:38 AM   #1
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Which Floor Replacement?

What would be the best floorig to use on an AS that has carpet now and I want to replace it with something that is easy to clean, put in and durable?
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Sounds to me that you are talking about a floor finish...not a floor replacement....there is an entire forum dedicated to discussions pro vs con of different materials you may find interesting: Floor Finishes

As for us, we are very happy with our Marmoleum...it's been down in one trailer for 6+ years and we are getting ready to install it in our second trailer in the next couple of weeks.

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Thanks, yea, that looks like a great product. Easy to install? Expensive?
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Old 06-06-2008, 10:16 AM   #4
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There are less expensive options...and easier DIY installations.

I had (and will have) mine installed by a pro, because it's pretty much one sheet and I don't want to make a bad cut and ruin it. Besides, I'm in the business so I have "friends" that can do it for me ~

But the quality & performance is worth the $$$ to me ~

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Any other suggestions?
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Any other suggestions?
Besides Marmoleum, lots of folks use:
  • VCT
  • Sheet vinyl
  • Pergo
  • Cork
  • Bamboo
  • Wood
  • Carpet
Good luck with whatever you choose ~

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Marmoleum?, sheet, tile, or click? Where can you get this at?
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We use the sheet Marmoleum.

Check this out for someone near you: Forbo Where to Purchase

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We used sheet vinyl ~ available at Lowe's, or Home Depot... any of the home repair biggies... It was inexpensive and relatively easy to install. Then I purchased throw rugs that basically cover the walking aareas so getting up at night our tender toes are comfy. I can throw the rugs in the washer and start clean from each trip. The vinyl scrubs clean in a jiffy.

We did love the maroleum ~ almost went there... then thought, hey we go camping in the sticks! We drag in dirt! We have muddy feet. I didn't want to stress over "ruining" my spendy floor. We are happy with our final choice. Depends on your lifestyle and preferences.

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Wouldn't the Vinyl tiles be better than the sheet vinyl?
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It's all relative....better than what?

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Wouldn't the Vinyl tiles be better than the sheet vinyl?
It's all relative. VCT has lots of seams to clean and if you have a water spill > lots of places for the water to go. It is probably the most economical floor, it's easy to DIY and it's similar to what the factory used in vintage trailers through the early 70's. But better? It's all a matter of opinion...you have to look at your own circumstances and decide what is best for you and your lifestyle ~

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What would be the best floorig to use on an AS that has carpet now and I want to replace it with something that is easy to clean, put in and durable?
You may want to consider this:

Modern, modular carpet tiles and area rugs for Do-It-Yourself ease - FLOR Modular Tiles

We're actually looking at putting this product in our bedroom at home. Our trailer came with an oak floor
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Wouldn't this be right back into the carpet issues again. I already have carpet.
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Wouldn't this be right back into the carpet issues again. I already have carpet.
Is easy to clean and easy to install. They can be cut and patterned however you want. When you get a spot on one you just pick it up and clean it. When you get tired of it just pick it up and change it. It is not glued permanently to the floor.

Look at these facts:

Modern, modular carpet tiles and area rugs for Do-It-Yourself ease - FLOR Modular Tiles
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Wouldn't the Vinyl tiles be better than the sheet vinyl?
generally no.

the real floor (sub floor) moves a lot...

as a result the ideal flooring needs to tolerate that movement.

a/s only attaches the vinyl or carpet at the edges, it is NOT glued down, just stapled at the perimeter.

and the entire interior sits ON TOP of the original flooring....

so there are many details you've left out like...

the trailer specs,
what areas u plan to replace,
how much interior is coming out
what you plan to 'cut around'
how the edges will be finished
and so on.

a solid sheet of whatever material applied in a floating fashion is a pretty good approach...

easy to clean, durable, can be accented with area rugs and so on...

although many here are happy with tiles or other segmented flooring they've chosen...

read the flooring forum there are LOTS of good threads and pretty pictures...

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Ok, something to consider.
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Here is a shot of a single sheet of marmoleum placed into our '67. We haven't used it yet- but another reason we liked this product is that it is totally green no chemicals- and as our dogs spend alot of time laying around on it and eating off of it - it should be safe.
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We used the tile squares when we redid the floor in the old Argosy. We used Marmoleum when we redid our kitchen last fall. If i had it to do all over again, i would have spent a little more and done marmoleum in the trailer. It is a great product.
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Looks good, thanks.
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How about Trafficmaster or Purgo from Home Depot as a flooring?
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