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Old 08-21-2016, 11:07 PM   #101
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Our flooring cost $434 US (with the exchange rate that was current when we ordered). We ordered it quite some months ago and Pioneer has been holding it for ETI ever since. They knew it'd be on hold for many months and they were fine with that.

Yeah, the paying for the cost of the flooring ourselves and not getting a credit from ETI since they're not using their paid-for flooring could get rather irksome, if you really thought about it. Not to say I didn't! But Dirk said to forget about it, as he was. So, I did.

We really, really like the flooring we picked out. It's very cushy to the feet so I guess it has some extra cushion to it. Neither of us are rug people, so using runners was never an option for us. Neither of us like their stock flooring, so that wasn't an option either. THANK GOODNESS we could pick our own flooring, even if we had to pay for it, plus an extra hundred bucks (Canadian!) for that option.

So, the extra cost is worth it to us. But, I well understand why it won't be to others. And that's half the fun of these trailers, huh?

Congrats Stephen for picking out your flooring (maybe!), formica and fabric. Yay!

You can finalize your build sheet now, but still make some changes to it. Up to the date of when they start to put your trailer into production or the immediate process before it starts to get built. We turned ours in the second or so week of January (forget now) and yet we've made some changes to it without paying a change penalty fee. However, the prices of everything we want was locked in. I don't know if ETI will be changing prices on items like they were at the beginning of the year. Two things we wanted increased in price, so I wanted to get it turned in before anything else went up. I don't have any way of knowing if anything else did increase afterwards, so I don't know if my turning it in so early was brilliant or not.
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Old 08-21-2016, 11:35 PM   #102
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We bought an Armstrong floor through Pioneer and it was only about $250 for our 21'. There were much more expensive choices at the time but ours was cheap, yet looks great. Of course, it will not last like the others. There are different grades of flooring, so people might look at that if they want to pay less.
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Old 08-22-2016, 12:13 AM   #103
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We also bought our flooring at Pioneer. With the discount that they give ETI customers, our total came out to $241.92 CAD including tax. We got Armstrong Cushionstep G2070 $1.50 sq ft. We were happy with that price since we had seen it more expensive at other stores. Also, Jennifer who helped us at Pioneer said that Escape gets the thinnest vinyl flooring for their stock inventory, so whatever anybody gets on their own is going to be thicker quality than the stock floor. Pioneer now has our flooring stored in their warehouse free of charge until Escape needs it for our 19' build next year.
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Old 08-22-2016, 12:27 AM   #104
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I won't dispute that the stock flooring isn't of the highest quality, but I'd like to point out that it doesn't need to be. The inside of a trailer isn't a high traffic area. What is required in a commercial kitchen is much more durable and much more expensive, but unnecessary.
Only pointing this out for those who might think the standard flooring is sub-par.
I'd be hard pressed to notice extra cushioning.
Just trying to console those who are on a budget.
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Old 08-22-2016, 06:32 AM   #105
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See post #143 here Planned modifications for my 19'
I installed a laminate floor in my other Escape 19' among other modifications. Went right over the stock vinyl without any changes, installed molding to secure one side and matching caulk around the other side to allow for expansion. The floor "floats" on the stock floor and can easily be removed without any damage to stock. Purchased 2 boxes at Home Depot for less than $100 and took maybe 2 days of trimming and then finishing the molding.
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Old 08-22-2016, 06:47 AM   #106
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On the Armstrong website I don't see any way to filter the selection by price or performance class. Am I missing something?
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Old 08-22-2016, 07:05 AM   #107
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I think I just answered my own question. Apparently they list by price regardless of how you filter so the most expensive is at the top of the list.
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Old 08-22-2016, 10:59 AM   #108
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I won't dispute that the stock flooring isn't of the highest quality, but I'd like to point out that it doesn't need to be. The inside of a trailer isn't a high traffic area. What is required in a commercial kitchen is much more durable and much more expensive, but unnecessary.
Only pointing this out for those who might think the standard flooring is sub-par.
I'd be hard pressed to notice extra cushioning.
Just trying to console those who are on a budget.
I totally agree that it's not necessary to go with a higher quality flooring, that's why mine is one of the cheaper ones and it will still last a long time. I just like the look of a wood floor as opposed to tiles. I appreciate the fact that we have the option to choose a different flooring (just wish it wasn't the extra $100 for installation...oh well).
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Old 08-22-2016, 12:39 PM   #109
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See post #143 here Planned modifications for my 19'
I installed a laminate floor in my other Escape 19' among other modifications. Went right over the stock vinyl without any changes, installed molding to secure one side and matching caulk around the other side to allow for expansion. The floor "floats" on the stock floor and can easily be removed without any damage to stock. Purchased 2 boxes at Home Depot for less than $100 and took maybe 2 days of trimming and then finishing the molding.
This is pretty much what it runs me for the Allure flooring I do when I renovate a Scamp and it's not a difficult job although I do prefer to lay it under the entire trailer so it takes me a bit more labor.
One big point however, is that I'm not retired yet and I get paid for my time when I sell the Scamps. In my IT business I average let's say $90 hr so two days at 8 hrs per day = 16 hrs which would be $1350+cost of materials so not very economical to do flooring myself at the moment. I do enjoy the work, and if I was retired I'd look at this in a heartbeat, but since this trailer is a keeper I wanted it completely finished with the exception of small stuff when it left ETI. Everyone has a different situation, however, this is how I looked at it with my current situation.
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Old 08-22-2016, 12:58 PM   #110
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Has anyone checked the weight difference between the Escape supplied vinyl floor and an upgraded vinyl? IIRC the Allure is pretty heavy.
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