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Old 04-09-2009, 11:36 AM   #15
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We changed to a Glueless Vinyl after our first year, it has been wonderful, it does not require glue, the edges don't curl up, was easy to cut, and realy easy to keep clean, even as it gets wet on rainy or snowy days.

Oh, and it does look like wood, most people think it is laminate when they look at it.

Best part, it was a remnant we picked up cheap from out local End of the Roll.
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Old 04-09-2009, 11:51 AM   #16
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We changed to a Glueless Vinyl after our first year, it has been wonderful, it does not require glue, the edges don't curl up, was easy to cut, and realy easy to keep clean, even as it gets wet on rainy or snowy days.

Oh, and it does look like wood, most people think it is laminate when they look at it.

Best part, it was a remnant we picked up cheap from out local End of the Roll.
Do you know the brand, Brenda? I'm looking for something for inside the house. I have to go check out Home Depot and see what's available.

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Old 04-09-2009, 11:55 AM   #17
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Just to add, if it was a choice between vinyl and a plastic laminate, I would choose the vinyl hands down. The only type of floating floor I would consider myself, is an engineered wood one, to get the beauty and added warmth.
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Old 04-09-2009, 11:55 AM   #18
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Booker, Yes Traffic Master is what I was looking at Home Depot. Thanks for the link. I'm not too worried about installing as I use to install carpet many years ago, and I've done some hard surface also. BrendaDave, I'm going to go with a floating floor , just so its easier to take out should anyone have to or want to.
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Old 04-09-2009, 12:52 PM   #19
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I went with vinyl. It may not be as durable as laminate but I worried about spillage. My house has laminate and my cats knocked over the water dish while I was out. Well the laminate lifted and I was not happy. Vinyl isn't that hard to put in - took me about 1.5hrs - not including flooring prep - but my floor was very ugly and needed a lot of work. If your worried about fitting it I came up with a great idea to make a template. I used newspapers taped together. Here is a link to my boler reno project. There are photo's of my floor install.

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Old 04-09-2009, 02:49 PM   #20
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Just in case you haven't picked up on it, Trafficmaster planks in the light oak was my choice, and I managed to get the full installation in our Dolphin in a day and a half. First time I ever used it and the results were superb. We chose the textured finish and are tickled with it.
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Old 04-09-2009, 02:59 PM   #21
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Traffic Master Allure - To help people out I think it would be useful if our members could tell us how many boxes it will take to do the install.

In my Trillium 13' I used one box and I was one piece shy because of a bad cut.
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I first saw the TrafficMaster Allure vinyl planks in my dentist's office in a dark cognac finish, and I couldn't believe it was vinyl flooring. When we replaced the ceramic tile in my husband's office, we used the Allure in a light maple finish. The Allure was easy to install, cuts with a knife, and looks quite real. It's flexible, and softer and more quiet underfoot than laminate. It cleans up very easily, and unlike laminate, the seams of the planks actually "glue" together, so there's no way for moisture to get under an individual plank. However, it's not glued down to the floor, so when it eventually needs replacing, it will not be the big chore that removing glued-down tile is.... The only downside for me was the strong vinyl smell that hung around his office for a few days after the floor was installed, but airing it out with open windows helped a lot. It would be a great choice for a trailer floor.
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Old 04-09-2009, 04:38 PM   #23
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Allure...two years in the Road Toad and no problems.
In the Keys this year the sand just sweeps out and cleanup is two "wet-wipes"
Installation was a breeze...about one hour.
Very pleased with the stuff!
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Old 04-09-2009, 07:59 PM   #24
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I put a floating cork floor in our Scamp using some click together laminate I had left over from our kitchen remodel.

I was looking for an easy to clean & warm surface that I could lay over the original carpet to protect it. Cork doesn't feel cold on the feet in the morning and should add some insulation.
(We didn't have any problems with water in the kitchen, but the Girls claws trashed several areas where they did "burn out" on a regular basis. The flooring guys couldn't believe it, but I have the old planks . We replaced the kitchen floor with laminate)

If I were going to pull up the carpet in the Scamp, I might have concidered the Allure.
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Old 04-10-2009, 06:20 PM   #25
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I just wanted to thank everyone for there comments, they are much appreciated. Well I went to a flooring place and looked at several laminate,and vinyl,cork floor types. They had some solid vinyl flooring that looked very nice and would be one piece, but it had to be ordered. Then I went back to Home Depot and looked at the Allure vinyl again, I almost buckled and got some laminate for .99 a sq. ft. But I came home with the Allure in Oak, and think it will be just fine. I couldn't believe how heavy that stuff is a box.
I also sent my Fantastic Fan that was on the Horizon back to the factory, and they rebuilt mine and sent it back within a week free of charge. They are the best people to deal with, why would you want to buy any other kind of fan. So now I can put the fan back in, and put in the new flooring. Next after those are done will be putting in all new pex pipping. I will try and post some pics on the way. Thanks
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Do you know the brand, Brenda? I'm looking for something for inside the house. I have to go check out Home Depot and see what's available.

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All I can tell from the back is that it is made by Tarkett, no other information I can find.
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Thanks, I've seen that brand.

I'm tempted to do Trafficmaster myself in the areas that need doing- I need to measure and get an idea of cost and compare to having someone do sheet vinyl (although lately I have not seen sheet vinyl.)
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Old 04-11-2009, 06:06 PM   #28
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Does the cork flooring you know of ever come in a sheet, like vinyl? I ask because in a quick web perusal, I only came up with tiles or "planks." I like the thought of one big sheet in order to not have to think about cracks or seams.

Raya

I purchased 2 rolls of cork at RONA , it's packaged in the tile format as we all know . The size i got is 1/8" x 36" x 96" and the cost is just over 40 dollars . One pkg is not quite enough to do the floor in my boler . I also am going to use it on my table . it acts as an insulation on the floor as well as cushion on the table . Plus the beauty of it adds warmth . I may even use it on the door and drawer fronts . Perry Mac Donald Kingston , Ontario .
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