Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-25-2017, 09:22 AM   #1
1 Rivet Member
 
Letod_'s Avatar
 
1968 26' Overlander
Sioux Falls , South Dakota
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 11
How to secure quarter round?

Just last week I installed my new flooring (click together vinyl planks) and now it's time for the molding. I bought quarter round that matches the flooring but I'm aprehensive. What is the best way to secure it? My thinking at the moment is I can't nail it to the walls like in a house because the aluminum panels won't hold a nail, if I screw it in the screw heads will show and it will look weird, and I can't nail it to the floor because that's supposed to float. Should I glue it? I was thinking of using silicone adhesive to glue it to the walls/uprights.
What have you all done? Click image for larger version

Name:	20170716_175207.jpg
Views:	167
Size:	57.2 KB
ID:	290424Click image for larger version

Name:	20170717_183636.jpg
Views:	154
Size:	53.9 KB
ID:	290425Click image for larger version

Name:	20170717_183626.jpg
Views:	154
Size:	59.5 KB
ID:	290426
Letod_ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2017, 09:34 AM   #2
Half a Rivet Short
 
2017 30' Classic
Carlisle , Pennsylvania
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 9,208
Hi

If you go with glue, consider the need to only glue one side of the quarter round. If it gets on both sides, you loose the "float". Waxing the floor boards before gluing to the wall is one way to do this. There are a number of other ways.

Bob
uncle_bob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2017, 09:38 AM   #3
Rivet Master
 
1988 25' Excella
1987 32' Excella
Knoxville , Tennessee
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 3,873
Blog Entries: 1
I used the fake foam moulding and some glue on the joints and sometimes to The walls nd small air nails to the flooring. The flooring floats, but it does not float much since the trailer is only 8 ft wide.
Bill M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2017, 10:29 AM   #4
Rivet Master
 
Mollysdad's Avatar

 
2017 26' Flying Cloud
Tampa , Florida
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 5,535
Blog Entries: 1
I used (at home) some white fast set construction adhesive.
I had a place where I needed to replace a base board, but couldn't nail it properly. OMG! that adhesive set up 30 seconds, and the next day I probably couldn't have pried it off.
I agree, maybe put a bit of wax paper on the floor and only use adhesive on the side facing the wall. I later used it to repair patio stones.

I don't recall the brand, but there's many out there.
Mollysdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2017, 11:15 AM   #5
Rivet Master
 
airdreamers's Avatar
 
2008 27' International FB
Venice , Florida
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 681
Images: 14
Don't forget to use real wood. Do not use the fake picture tape covered foam. Does not hold up in the Airstream environment. Ask me why I know!
__________________
Bill and Janice, We're lovin' it! (Airstreaming)

Airdreamers

WBCCI #8880
AIR #41310
airdreamers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2017, 11:19 AM   #6
Rivet Master
 
Silverflames's Avatar
 
1969 29' Ambassador
brooksville , Florida
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,270
How about automotive two sided tape for emblems and body molding?

Also, they make plastic quarter round that if flexible and paintable. Though I'm a fan of natural wood.
__________________
Not all those who wonder are lost.
Silverflames is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2017, 11:24 AM   #7
Moderator
 
Kevin245's Avatar

 
Vintage Kin Owner
... , ...
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 10,991
Images: 9
How to secure quarter round?

I use this for odd applications that require fast bonding.

http://www.gorillatough.com/gorilla-...SAAEgL7CvD_BwE
__________________

"One of the best lessons I've learned is that you don't worry about criticism from people you wouldn't seek advice from."

William C. Swinney

Kevin245 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2017, 01:07 PM   #8
Rivet Master
 
Silverflames's Avatar
 
1969 29' Ambassador
brooksville , Florida
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,270
Grabs in 30 seconds, that's impressive!
__________________
Not all those who wonder are lost.
Silverflames is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2017, 02:50 PM   #9
3 Rivet Member
 
harryk's Avatar
 
2005 31' Classic
Venice , Florida
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 177
Use only real wood and then cut & trim the raw wood. After all the cuts are made, take it outside the trailer & stain it with a oil stain to match. I used construction adhesive and long thin brads from a nail/brad gun. Final step...a coat of clear polyurethane.
The prefinished molding does not hold up and comes loose...the method above has worked for three years so far.
harryk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2017, 02:53 PM   #10
Rivet Master
 
BambiTex's Avatar
 
1955 22' Safari
1967 26' Overlander
1955 22' Flying Cloud
Clear Lake Shores , Texas
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 1,342
Double sided tape works well.
BambiTex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2017, 01:50 PM   #11
2 Rivet Member
 
1982 27' Excella
Huntsville , Texas
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 86
Flooring

A little off topic but I have carpet and carpet is not really the best for family camping. Generally when people replace the carpet what do they do about carpeted areas under cabinets and storage areas. Do they remove cabinets and replace the carpet or just leave the carpet in non visible areas?
GMarugg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2017, 07:54 PM   #12
Rivet Master
 
Silverflames's Avatar
 
1969 29' Ambassador
brooksville , Florida
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,270
Cut it out everywhere you can reach. A little work and it should slide out.
__________________
Not all those who wonder are lost.
Silverflames is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2021, 07:29 AM   #13
lea
New Member
 
1973 Argosy 26
Gastonia , North Carolina
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 2
Quarter round installation

I am currently renovating an argosy and i've reached the quarter round installation over a new floating floor. I was just wonder if anyone has an update on the methods used. I don't want to do this twice.

Thanks for any help.

Lea
lea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2021, 07:35 AM   #14
Rivet Master
 
1986 31' Sovereign
Miami , Florida
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 2,658
Blog Entries: 13
I used flexible quarter round and 3M Double Sided tape. Don’t remember which part number. Worked fine.
__________________
Sorta new (usually dirty) Nissan Titan XD (hardly paid for)
Middle-aged Safari SE
Young, lovely bride
Dismissive cat
n2916s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2021, 06:31 AM   #15
Half a Rivet Short
 
2017 30' Classic
Carlisle , Pennsylvania
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 9,208
Quote:
Originally Posted by lea View Post
I am currently renovating an argosy and i've reached the quarter round installation over a new floating floor. I was just wonder if anyone has an update on the methods used. I don't want to do this twice.

Thanks for any help.

Lea
Hi

Basics are still the same, you do *not* want it connected to the floor. Glue and/or nail it to the wall.

Bob
uncle_bob is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Attaching Quarter Round??? crabbey1 Floor Finishes 15 12-03-2013 08:13 AM
Chrome quarter round bendable starcraft Floor Finishes 0 01-31-2012 12:43 PM
Quarter Round trim Gkiesel Floor Finishes 3 07-12-2008 08:36 AM
Quarter round that bends and is plyable Lothlorian Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10 06-01-2008 04:25 PM
Quarter Round Molding melprice Floor Finishes 7 09-11-2002 10:59 AM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:17 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.