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Old 11-22-2016, 06:44 PM   #1
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Custom flooring choices - plank flooring look

I have read many posts and now I am interested in responses specifically from folks who have chosen a custom wood plank formica flooring design.... pictures please... manufacturers? good match with oak cabinets? Sheesh!!!! These build sheet decisions are filled with a million and one decisions!
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Old 11-22-2016, 08:49 PM   #2
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I have read many posts and now I am interested in responses specifically from folks who have chosen a custom wood plank formica flooring design.... pictures please... manufacturers? good match with oak cabinets? Sheesh!!!! These build sheet decisions are filled with a million and one decisions!
I have some Allure Vinyl Plank flooring sitting in my garage, haven't installed it in the trailer yet.

It's not Formica, and there's no relation to the Formica company. It's made by TrafficMaster.

The color is Vintage Oak Cinnamon, I think.
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This is the combination I chose - the pattern on the right is the flooring - Armstrong Lillard/Tanner's Saddle. I looked at a gazillion, too - almost a relief when they bumped up my build sheet date and I didn't have to think about it anymore!
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I have read many posts and now I am interested in responses specifically from folks who have chosen a custom wood plank formica flooring design.... pictures please... manufacturers? good match with oak cabinets? Sheesh!!!! These build sheet decisions are filled with a million and one decisions!

Although Luxury Vinyl Tile plank flooring is wonderful in a home and looks great, I wouldn't put it in a trailer. The reason is the seams. A trailer will experience a much wider variation of temperature and humidity than a home. This can cause the joints between the planks to separate and fail over time.

If it were me, I would stay with a single sheet of vinyl. If you can get a wood plank pattern in a single sheet, that would work.

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P.S. I realized I quoted the wrong post. I was responding to the Allure Vinyl Plank flooring post by rbryn4.
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Pretty sure Escape will only install sheet vinyl.
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Pretty sure Escape will only install sheet vinyl.
This is true. They don't have the time for custom floors, both for the install and learning how to do it. They aren't flooring people, just learned how to deal with sheet vinyl.

Nothing stopping folks from doing their own thing once they get their trailer though. I did that with a glue-down cork floor in my 19. Loved it!
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Yes - sheet vinyl

Yes, this is what I am looking for - not planks for the reasons mentioned. Any manufacturer is fine. Just started looking at flooring options - may just stay with the standard... still thunkin' on it.
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Yes, this is what I am looking for - not planks for the reasons mentioned. Any manufacturer is fine. Just started looking at flooring options - may just stay with the standard... still thunkin' on it.
After looking at numerous samples of vinyl flooring and suffering sticker shock (an extra $500 on the build sheet) at the price of high quality vinyl we decided to go with the default vinyl and will maybe do our own install of cork or other flooring later on top of the stuff ETI puts down. We will have a runner covering most of the floor anyway so whatever we end up with won't be very visible.
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I checked on the suitability of the Allure Plank flooring long before I picked it up. This was particularly important because of the legal caveats from TrafficMaster about only using it in a home. Lots of research on rv sites, and conversations with those who've installed it in their trailer. One installation was 4 years old, a friend who lives in the Hill Country of Texas, near me. Not one issue with the seams. And, since the floor floats, and is not glued down to the subfloor, it is free to expand and contract with temperature changes.
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My trailer is under construction so the flooring is dirty but here is a picture. It's Mediterranean Walnut - Natural, Product Number G6150.
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