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Old 02-25-2012, 07:11 PM   #1
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Anyone have Cork flooring?

I'm attracted to the look, as well as cork's sound and heat insulation properties. Does anyone have experience with cork flooring in their AS?
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Old 02-26-2012, 07:58 AM   #2
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Here is video at YouT installing cork in old AS

Reason I like it easy to cut, easy to lay out for newbies like me. I am debating whether to cover up vinyl flooring with something better. Previous owner hired idiots to put carpet squares in and put cuts in vinyl. I would have kept carpet but dam people do not have any taste. New silver grey carpet squares or cork flooring I am debating over. I had seen cork at Lumber Liquidators, there sample looked like dirty plywood. If it is inexpensive I may give it shot and remove later if needed. My trailer is mostly stripped out right now. Closet,bath area,fridge are still there. If it was total gutted I think my novice skills could install something nice with Oxide finish.

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Old 02-26-2012, 08:42 AM   #3
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Yes, we put a floating cork floor in our AS last summer. Very pretty, and not hard to lay, esp. with everything stripped out. Cost us about $900, so not cheap. We did not do the bathroom. We can tell the difference in warmth between the cork side and vinyl bath floor (cork is definitely warmer). We have not camped in it yet, and currently have it covered as we do our interior work. We are very happy with it so far ( as far as that goes).

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Old 02-26-2012, 08:59 AM   #4
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Yup, we put 2' x 1' cork tile down last summer and applied a couple of coats of sealer for a seamless install. Very happy with it, warm, extremely lightweight, self healing, easy to clean, flexible and cheap. I'd be surprised if we spent $200 on materials. Here's a photo off my iPhone so not the greatest.
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Old 02-26-2012, 09:01 AM   #5
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Yup, we put 2' x 1' cork tile down last summer and applied a couple of coats of sealer for a seamless install. Very happy with it, warm, extremely lightweight, self healing, easy to clean, flexible and cheap. I'd be surprised if we spent $200 on materials. Here's a photo off my iPhone so not the greatest.
Looks good!
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Old 02-26-2012, 03:20 PM   #6
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Awesome! Thanks for the info. Does anyone have any experience with insulating between the flooring and metal floor plate? Mylar perhaps?
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Old 04-15-2021, 12:25 PM   #7
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See this thread from 2012.....so any of you that put Cork Flooring in your AS, how do you like it? Does it wear well, water resistant? We are considering it and camp on the Beach so lots of sand will come in. Thanks.
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Old 04-15-2021, 06:31 PM   #8
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I put in cork flooring in 2017. It is an engineered, interlocking, floating flooring from Calibamboo. It was easy to lay. It feels very comfortable underfoot in cold and warm weather. It has held up very well under not so gentle use. Material cost was $700. No underlayment required. The manufacturer was calibamboo.com. Highly recommended.
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Old 04-15-2021, 10:19 PM   #9
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Arrow Cork flooring

Thanks so much. Spoke with Cali Bamboo today, samples on their way!
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Old 04-15-2021, 11:35 PM   #10
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'07 Ocean Breeze that came with cork flooring from the factory. Has held up great. Looks and feels good underfoot!
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Yup, we put 2' x 1' cork tile down last summer and applied a couple of coats of sealer for a seamless install. Very happy with it, warm, extremely lightweight, self healing, easy to clean, flexible and cheap. I'd be surprised if we spent $200 on materials. Here's a photo off my iPhone so not the greatest.
The buyer of my cork floored trailer became a great friend and they use it hard; full-time traveling the USA for a year and camping since then with kids and large hounds. The only signs of wear were some UV fading so it's on my to do list for me current trailer.
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Do you have to remove cabinets or the dinette? Do you leave the cabinets etc and just work around them? Can you apply this over the vinyl floor?
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Do you have to remove cabinets or the dinette? Do you leave the cabinets etc and just work around them? Can you apply this over the vinyl floor?
I removed what I could easily remove, like the two swing-up tables (in my Classic at either end of the couch) and worked around the rest. I removed all of the vinyl not under cabinets and the carpeting. I also removed the toilet (note, you will need to use a thick wax ring when reinstalling). I used a razor knife to cut the vinyl back. When I was done with laying the floor, I installed quarter round trim to cover the edges. It was really pretty easy. It took me about two days in total.

Love the look and feel.
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If a trailer had a little leak and the cork stayed wet for a month, how would the cork handle that?
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I installed cork flooring about 17 years ago. We love it.
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Old 04-17-2021, 02:30 PM   #16
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If a trailer had a little leak and the cork stayed wet for a month, how would the cork handle that?
Not sure. I have not had that experience.

Spills do clean up easily.
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I installed cork flooring about 17 years ago. We love it.

Is that a floating floor or glue down?
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Is that a floating floor or glue down?
Floating. Planks were about 1' x 3'.
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We had a leak in a window a few years ago. We didn't catch the leak for awhile, apparently. The cork panel affected pulled away and left a gap of about 1/4 inch from the others. When we pulled things apart to reset that panel, we discovered that it had molded underneath the panel. We luckily had a couple extra panels, and replaced that one and the one next to it.

Water pools up on our panels, usually because they are sealed with varnish, but if it gets underneath and is left damp for awhile, it will mold in the right conditions.
Ours are 1 x 3 ft floating panels.


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