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Old 05-26-2015, 06:15 PM   #31
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Jim it is the vinyl itself off gassing . Years ago I saw something about vinyl chloride used in home products siding , windows etc. It Was pretty scary. I like the Allure but I am hesitate . We also do not like to step on a cold floor ,hence the carpet which extra from home . Really would like a wood floor but not practical for a trailer . Just wondering. Pat
People have installed wood and partial wood in their trailers and it looks absolutely beautiful. As far as the environmental concerns, my impression is that carpet is much more of a problem than vinyl.
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Old 05-26-2015, 07:05 PM   #32
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People have installed wood and partial wood in their trailers and it looks absolutely beautiful. As far as the environmental concerns, my impression is that carpet is much more of a problem than vinyl.
I think all new products have a off gassing for awhile . Isn't that what we like about a new car smell or your new trailer when you get it . My carpet is very old I installed from house however this piece was never used . We are talking years in age . There is no odors anymore from this piece . I can still smell a newest to my trailer when I open door . We all get that . The problem was is a vinyl product safe for your environment -which is a small space and you will be sleeping etc. A lot of seniors do have breathing issues I don't but I think we can all make our own choices in what we think is comfortable for us .
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Hey Pat, would never take a question as an insult. Never have.
Thanks Robert . Pat
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Old 05-26-2015, 07:12 PM   #34
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I think all new products have a off gassing for awhile . Isn't that what we like about a new car smell or your new trailer when you get it . My carpet is very old I installed from house however this piece was never used . We are talking years in age . There is no odors anymore from this piece . I can still smell a newest to my trailer when I open door . We all get that . The problem was is a vinyl product safe for your environment -which is a small space and you will be sleeping etc. A lot of seniors do have breathing issues I don't but I think we can all make our own choices in what we think is comfortable for us .
Old carpet, or old anything, is no problem as far as I have ever heard. That old carpet should be just fine for you. It is the new carpet when just installed.
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I work at a Home Depot and have sold Allure Flooring for 8 years. Allure was test marketed in Canada before it ever hit the U.S. markets. The ingredients used in Allure (PVC resins, filler, plasticizer, hot melt adhesive, zinc and calcium stearate stabilizers) are dried and rest in a solid state so there is no off-gassing. The product is LEED EQ 4.1 compliant for low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) as well as 4.1 - 4.2 for recycled content. They meet Canadian, Californian, European and Global environmental standards. They also meet the Indoor Air Quality of Floor Score, an industry standard, with Certification SCS-EC10.2-2007." Of course all these tests are to protect the health of the consumer. Saying that, some people are much more sensitive to smells than others, and some people have health issues with any "manufactured" product.
You can go out and purchase any product that certifies it has no off-gassing but that doesn't mean there would be no smell - it could give off odors from the way it was stored or packaged. Nowadays it's pretty much a crap shoot - you can have all the certifications in the world but it doesn't guarantee that some people won't be affected and there seem to be more and more people today who are super sensitive. I installed Allure 7 years ago throughout my entire basement (over 1000 square feet) and odors have never been an issue. Packaged products in general will smell to some degree as they have been tightly contained but once released, most "smells" will, like that new car smell, lessen in strength until they eventually disappear. So there's no absolute answer here but I can tell you I have sold LOTS of Allure to RV owners and the only complaint I've had was from a guy whose roof leaked. Eventually enough water collected in the walls and under the floor to create a mould issue. The floor wasn't the issue- it was simply poor maintenance by the RV owner.
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Old 05-27-2015, 12:44 AM   #36
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I've installed Allure flooring in 3 trailers now and we're in Arizona with 120 degree summers and probably hotter in the trailer in storage during that. Taken the trailers with Allure in snow, beach, altitude, you name it. No issues with Allure performance.

Buddy took one of my pieces of Allure to his house and submerged it in a bucket of water for 3 days. Think what that would do to laminate or wood flooring? Not any issue with the Allure when he removed it from the bucket.

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Here is the Allure flooring that has been in my Escape 17B for almost two years now. New Allure Vinyl Plank Flooring | Scamp Owners International
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Don't think that's an issue for all but a tiny fraction of the population. In any event, it is gluten-free.
HA HA! I know that's meant as a joke, but gluten can make some people very sick. It does for me, along with onions, garlic, high fructose corn syrup, honey and a ton of other foods (FODMAPs). Yeah, it's a bitch, but at least I don't get sick. Kind of puts a damper in people asking you over for dinner as they never know what to fix for you.

But, to keep it on flooring. Sounds like a lot of work to put a new floor in. What brand vinyl do most people use? (I'll ask that in a new thread.)
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I see that many are redoing the floor in both older and newer Escape trailers..
Is this mod driven simply by aesthetics or are their quality issues with the standard factory flooring ?
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Is this mod driven simply by aesthetics or are their quality issues with the standard factory flooring ?
Just the incessant desire for change and upgrading.
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I see that many are redoing the floor in both older and newer Escape trailers..
Is this mod driven simply by aesthetics or are their quality issues with the standard factory flooring ?
In my case, totally aesthetic Steve. There's nothing wrong with the stock vinyl.
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