I installed the "Allure" "Bamboo plank flooring" in my 17' Boler last July!. I am really unhappy with results almost a year later,almost every joint has opened and filled with sand and dirt ruining the contact glue strip making the problem even worse.After further research I have since found Resilient type flooring (Allure is one) is not recomended for dirty and dusty environ's nor anywhere with a temperature swing over 25 C. also not to be installed on unheated floors. ( so a trailer is 0 for 3) I live in Chilliwack B.C. January low was -25 C and summer high will be high 30 C ,guess that explains the major problems along with the other two.I will be removing the "Allure Flooring" and going back to sheet vinyl flooring,no joints no problem's I'm thinking!
Hope This Helps : Gord
I saw your post last night, too late to check the floor in my Scamp
. I also installed "Allure" plank flooring, Oak rather than Bamboo, last summer about the same time as you did yours. We are only about a hundred miles south of Chilliwack, so our weather wouldn't be much different.
So this morning I did a fairly thorough inspection as soon as it was light
enough. So far it all looks OK. One thing I didn't do was to nail down the edges. I just made mouldings of hardwood to cover the edges. These I cut for a tight fit and glued with PL polyurethane construction cement. This allows for some expansion and contraction differences between the plywood floor and the "Allure" flooring.
Also a few days after a winter storm, I noticed a puddle of water in the middle of the floor. I was glad that I hadn't used a wood product.
Our use of the Scamp
since the flooring installation last summer was a couple of short fall
outings, then a two month winter trip to southern California to visit a son, a long swing up to Missouri to visit a daughter (much of that leg on ice and snow) then a month on the beach in Texas before swinging back to the west coast and home. So the temperature swings our Scamp
saw were from approx. 90 deg F to around zero deg F all within a few days enroute. I also can't believe anyone would consider us compulsive house keepers, especially when traveling so our trailer would see as much sand and grit as anyone's.
One thing that does concern me is the thickness of the vinyl coloration. I was considering coating it with a floor polyurethane, but wondering what prep work should be done to for good adherence. I tried sanding a piece of scrap and I must say there isn't much thickness until you sand through to a white underlayment. On a floor, once that happens it would be very visible and look awful. So I may still try a poly coating.
Sorry about your experience with "Allure". Its going to be warm this afternoon, so I think I'll take a small block of wood and a hammer and pound along all the seams.