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Old 05-29-2016, 12:58 AM   #11
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That is one of the biggest things you'll notice. We moved up from Scamps and the Escapes are considerably more spacious. Even the jump to our first Escape, the 17b felt like we'd moved to a condo.
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Old 05-29-2016, 03:08 AM   #12
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Losangeles, it scares me that I could visualize exactly which Formica and which countertop you chose just by the name - methinks I've been spending wayyyy. Too much time on the Formica and Armstrong websites... I like your choices - bold, but still quite neutral. You should find it easy to completely change the look anytime you want with different accent colours. Congrats on making the decision! I'm still waiting on some samples. BTW, were you able to get flooring samples sent to you?
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Old 05-29-2016, 09:53 AM   #13
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Losangeles, it scares me that I could visualize exactly which Formica and which countertop you chose just by the name - methinks I've been spending wayyyy. Too much time on the Formica and Armstrong websites... I like your choices - bold, but still quite neutral. You should find it easy to completely change the look anytime you want with different accent colours. Congrats on making the decision! I'm still waiting on some samples. BTW, were you able to get flooring samples sent to you?
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Hey Brenda

Lol - I feel your pain. Color selection can be fun but tiring.

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Bold but neutral - indeed. We can use throw pillows and carpets to change it up over time. I am excited. :-)

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Formica would send us 5" X 7" samples - five at a time - free - fast - but we are in the USA. Maybe Canada is different?

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Old 06-04-2016, 04:43 AM   #14
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I have lots of Formica samples -! Just discovered the Deco Metal collecting n (some beautiful coppers!) but I'm suspicious the might be very expensive! No, it was flooring samples I was asking about - is it possible to get those?
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Old 06-04-2016, 10:20 AM   #15
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Ah sorry. I misread - you did say flooring

one can order flooring samples off some manufacturers websites.

Not super cheap, in my experience.
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Old 06-04-2016, 11:42 AM   #16
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Mannington sent us some flooring samples for around $10 but they weren't very helpful. Not big enough to really get it. Pioneer had a big sample of the one we really liked, so they took a pic on their phone and sent it to us which did the job. You can also call around town to flooring shops once you have it narrowed and sometimes they have a roll of it. Flooring was much more difficult to figure out than the Formica.
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Old 07-02-2016, 02:47 PM   #17
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OK just had a small panic.... are we crazy getting BLACK fabric for the dinette?

I guess it might make the area seem slightly smaller.....

but it is a fabric made for this application, it has very good rub specs, UV resistance, etc.

black will hide many stains, but may show light stains

not that we anticipate many stains.

No pets, so pet hair is a non issue.

thanks for any thoughts, before i order.
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Other than it may appear to "feel hot" when the weather outside is already hot? If you typically camp in weather over 80 degrees, you may want to look at something in the "cool color spectrum," like blues...
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Old 07-02-2016, 03:18 PM   #19
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Other than it may appear to "feel hot" when the weather outside is already hot? If you typically camp in weather over 80 degrees, you may want to look at something in the "cool color spectrum," like blues...
Ah the awesome Donna D. I was just telling my wife about the (kind, polite, helpful) Donna D!



Seriously.

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Good idea. I seem to recal that I showed my wife a dark blue fabric and she preferred the black (as it will match the Windows, fridge trim, black edging we'll get on the counter tops....

But I will circle back with this idea - especially as we finally picked the neutral other colors.

Having said that - the other idea about black was that it will match ANY color of runner(s) that we throw down, plus it will match any fun colored throw pillows that we throw in
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Old 07-02-2016, 03:24 PM   #20
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Only you can really answer whether black will work or not. It's YOUR trailer, not someone else's. YOU'RE the one that's going to be using it, not someone else. Get what makes YOU happy, not someone else.

If you really want to test out black fabric, maybe you can hit your local fabric store and buy a yard or two of some really cheap all black fabric. Lay it over your couch or chair and see how it looks. Sit on it, look at it from close up and far away. Can you move the chair to a smaller room? That might give you an idea of how it would look in a trailer that's most likely lots smaller than your living room.

If you don't want the fabric later on, donate it to Goodwill or some other charity. Or let it sit around in your attic for 5+ years before you realize you're never really gonna need it and then you donate it. Not that I know anything about that.

Point being - don't go by anyone else's thoughts or decisions on their trailer. They don't have to stay in your trailer.
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