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Old 09-07-2020, 11:34 AM   #1
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2019 Vinyl Floor Staining

Our 2019 Flying Cloud vinyl floor is starting to show discoloring or random pattern dark blotches. It started in one area of the hallway and is now traveling up the hallway. Problem intensified when both of us started accusing the other of walking in with dirty shoes.

Looks like a combination of dirty foot prints or wipe marks. Had Jackson look at it they were puzzled and they could not clean it off. Iím wondering if itís the glue underneath bleeding through?

They will not put a vinyl floor over a vinyl floor. And I know there are two camps on this

1: Just ignore it and cover with throw rugs or flooring.

2: Or tear apart an interior on warranty and replace it of which I am not a fan of doing.

Any ideas? Is there a company that makes custom floor runners for a 25ft ft twin ?
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Old 09-07-2020, 11:49 AM   #2
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Pledge Revive It Floor Gloss

We had some yellowing on our vinyl floor in the 2006 23 foot Safari. Nancy cleaned the floor and used a Floor Gloss to protect the floor. It worked and the yellowing was minor.

I would avoid using this on the 'thatched floor vinyl' used in the late model (2019) Globe Trotter. We avoided that model because of the flooring... it might not work for us.

We have used Pledge Revive It Floor Gloss when purchasing the 2016 and the 2019 vinyl floors. The tan/brown streaks wood grain looking vinyl. Nancy cleans the vinyl with some dish washing liquid and a bucket of water. Wipe clean.

Then applies the Floor Gloss with a sponge. It takes TWO coats to cover streaking where the Floor Gloss is too thin. We do not walk on it for the first day, even though it dries in low humidity in several hours.

Then take rubber backed floor runners to protect the floor on our Off the Grid Boondocking trips and TWO Blue Heelers that sleep on dog pillows. One under the table and another along side the bed. Sometimes just outside the table.

This protects the floor and when we are ready to sell... remove the mats, wipe clean and they look... perfect.

This works for us and we travel into dust and dirt as a regular experience. If it works for US... it will for you, as well.
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Old 09-08-2020, 10:59 AM   #3
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Problem intensified when both of us started accusing the other of...
Funny how that works...

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I recently noticed that Home Depot sells a couple of "runner" solutions by the foot (any length you'd like from the roll). They are for home carpet protection, but might be a good, affordable option for your needs. I believe they were 2 or 3 feet wide, so they should fit width-wise.
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Do you have a rubber-backed floor mat by chance? Our floors were permanently stained due to some chemical reaction between rubber and vinyl. It's black/purpleish and refuses to be cleaned. We had planned to replace all the flooring with plank flooring anyway so it was not big deal.
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Ohhhhh no! Yes

Well that nails it we had several of them. Guess thatís a hard lesson learned

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Do you have a rubber-backed floor mat by chance? Our floors were permanently stained due to some chemical reaction between rubber and vinyl. It's black/purpleish and refuses to be cleaned. We had planned to replace all the flooring with plank flooring anyway so it was not big deal.
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Well that nails it we had several of them. Guess thatís a hard lesson learned
I'm surprised the people at Jackson didn't tell you that. The owner's manual for my 2018 Flying Cloud vinal floor cleaning and care states that rubber-backed mats may discolor the floor and to use mats that have a natural fiber backing.
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I'm surprised the people at Jackson didn't tell you that. The owner's manual for my 2018 Flying Cloud vinal floor cleaning and care states that rubber-backed mats may discolor the floor and to use mats that have a natural fiber backing.


And yet, they delivered our trailer with an ďAirstreamĒ mat at the door. Yes, it had already stained the floor. And, every trailer in the dealership lot sat until sold with that mat on the floor, despite the warning in the manual.
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And yet, they delivered our trailer with an ďAirstreamĒ mat at the door. Yes, it had already stained the floor. And, every trailer in the dealership lot sat until sold with that mat on the floor, despite the warning in the manual.
Interesting. I've had commercial grade rubber backed floor mats in mine for three years and like most people, never had an issue. I've also had the original and a replacement Airstream mat since the trailer was new (2013) without staining. It must be a difference in the flooring.
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