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Old 05-26-2015, 12:36 AM   #11
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Further. If you're thinking of installing it yourself, I used the tile pattern in the kitchen. Each piece is a foot wide and three feet long, with the sticky tab on one long and one short side.
You have to plan so that you don't end up with some unsupported short bit. In my kitchen, with several angles and obstructions ( like a built-in counter ), I did my best, but got to the end of the job and found that I had a two inch strip going into a doorway and that one piece didn't cover the entire doorway. I ended up with a 2" X 3" piece that had no sticky tab.
I planned, but I didn't foresee that.
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Old 05-26-2015, 03:55 AM   #12
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When I installed Allure in my Escape 19 I cut a custom piece of paneling and glued it down, worked fine. I also alternated the grain so that it ran in 3 directions, made a nice look, I can not figure how to open another window to post a link, I will have to find it later, I not using my regular computer on the road.
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The thing to remember about wood floors in a camper is you're always tracking in dirt and gravel and grit. I found this really takes the bloom off the rose. I stay stick with vinyl.
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There was discussion, either here or on FGRV, about Allure not being recommended for use in areas with large swings in temperature and humidity. I suggest you go to Allure web site and explore the limitations.
I have it in my kitchen, but if I was paying somebody else to do it, I'd go with a single sheet of vinyl.
That's right Glenn, Allure says you're not supposed to install it in an RV, although many have. I confirmed with Jim that it works fine.
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The thing to remember about wood floors in a camper is you're always tracking in dirt and gravel and grit. I found this really takes the bloom off the rose. I stay stick with vinyl.
The Allure flooring is vinyl. It's just in flexible plank form, with an overlap on the seams.
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That's right Glenn, Allure says you're not supposed to install it in an RV, although many have. I confirmed with Jim that it works fine.
There are literally 100's, and 100's, of trailer installations with happy folks.

I have never seen a specific instruction not to use it in an RV. but they do say not to use it outside, that it is strictly an indoor product. They also warn not to use it in extreme heat conditions. For the most part, I think they are covering butt.

It's advantage is that it is really easy to install by a DIY person, with little skill or tools.

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..... if I was paying somebody else to do it, I'd go with a single sheet of vinyl.
..... I too would do this. There are some very nice, and very tough, vinyl flooring materials these days, and if not doing it as a remodel, I would go this route. Pick a nice one you like, and have Escape install it.
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I have never seen a specific instruction not to use it in an RV.

Step 1 of the installation instructions (link below) state that you cannot install Allure in a camping trailer. That's why I asked about it in an earlier thread.

http://www.mydiygenius.com/articles/...tart-Sheet.pdf

I agree that it's probably just a CYA, but the specific instruction is there. And, our trailers are "temperature controlled" except of course when they're not in use.
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Ah, the instructions I saw said everything but the boat and RV. Still, it does say "exterior application including", but the trailer, though outside, is really not an exterior use. Protecting from sun, and heat, seems to be the most important issue. I guess if your trailer is exposed to very high temps inside when not in use, it could be a consideration.

This is what I read on the instructions from the stuff in my garage, bought at Home Depot. I just double checked, and it did not specifically mention RVs.

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Outside use: Sorry you cannot use
allure outside. It is strictly an interior
product. This includes seasonal porches and
other non-heated or unprotected rooms.
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I have a ? I was reading about the vinyl flooring off gassing and making some people sick ? Has anyone else heard of such a thing ? Pat
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I have a ? I was reading about the vinyl flooring off gassing and making some people sick ? Has anyone else heard of such a thing ? Pat
Don't think that's an issue for all but a tiny fraction of the population. In any event, it is gluten-free.
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