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Old 04-08-2013, 07:41 PM   #171
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My buddy, who owned a design firm that did huge office buildings, restaurants and casinos, specified the flooring for his 19 prior to the build. He knows his materials, and had a top end vinyl installed.
Personally, I'm gonna wait until the floor needs to be replaced.
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:24 PM   #172
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Custom vinyl is pricey. I chose a Congoleum vinyl from Pioneer Building in Chilliwack but neglected to price out what Escape is paying for theirs... I just assumed that the difference couldn't be that bad. Whoa. Escape is paying only $6.00 per square meter for theirs so the upcharge is significant.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:17 PM   #173
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Finished the floor install today, it was near 85 and getting hot. Here is my "workshop"
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:18 PM   #174
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Here is the floor install. I still need to purchase 3 pieces of moulding to trim out the sides and caulk the other side. There are no nails. just some wood wedges around perimeter and the screws thru the table supports. The floor can be removed if needed without any damage to the trailer. Will post the trim later.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:21 PM   #175
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Sure looks good, Jim.

I was planning to pull the existing trims off the cabinet bottoms, and replace after the floor install. Did you leave these in place, and now plan to just add another wee strip?
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:25 PM   #176
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Yes,I left the factory in place because the corners have trim there would be a lot of timing if you remove the factory trim. They more or less make everything flush so I'm going to install some 1/4 round moulding, oak finish that ties the existing wall into the floor.
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:14 AM   #177
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Jim, is that a vent on the bottom of the bath door?
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:22 AM   #178
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Jim, is that a vent on the bottom of the bath door?
Yes it is, with the window in the bath I felt the MaxxAir would pull some air and we all know circulating air is good for preventing mold in bath areas. Also I wanted some heat to penetrate in the winter time. I'm contemplating replacing the vent which I made with this for aesthetic reasons
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I think expansion should occur transverse to the direction, I hope. Normal expansion/ contraction will happen around the long sides vs the short ends and I'm keeping one side open under the trim. That said, since I also purchased some matching caulk for the perimeter, maybe could use that for any gaps. Also these floors "lock" into each other in both directions with a male/female joint.
OK, I get it now. I have installed laminate flooring but never considered that they would interlock in both directions. Makes sense now that you pointed it out. Should work good for short runs like in a trailer as not that much of a concern with the subsequent joints down the run all being at the same location rather than being staggered. I learned something new today, thanks.

There is also the vinyl plank flooring that could be used to give a wood grain/plank effect and it is not as thick as the laminate. Similar but different look.
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Old 04-13-2013, 08:42 PM   #180
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I purchased some oak moulding, cost me almost as much as one box of flooring. By the way, I only used one box of 8 plus 3 in the other box, 5 pieces scrap left over, so 4 boxes would do 3 Escapes. Installed the moulding and wiped floor down, getting ready for rally next week.
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