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Old 04-12-2009, 01:31 AM   #29
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We put the Trafficmaster Allure from HDepot two and a half years ago and can't say enough about how good a floor it has been and how easy it was to install. You won't go wrong if you go this route.
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Old 04-20-2009, 08:21 PM   #30
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You'll be happy with the Allure. After putting it in the Trillium, I was so impressed, I ended up putting it in the bathroom we were reno-ing, and decided to go with the Teak colour in our kitchen. Just cleaning up the Trillium for summer outings, and the floor is none the worse for wear thru last summer and the winter.
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Old 04-21-2009, 11:59 PM   #31
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I'll be putting the traffic master in the coming weeks, but first I have to remove a piece of the flooring by the door. There was a piece of vinyl there but it was a little beat up and so water must have gotten to the sub floor. Its only about 16" x 24", once I get that done I'll be putting in the new stuff. I also got back my fan from Fantasic and I have to put that in also. I've had to put work on the Horizon on hold lately as I have someone coming to buy my Scamp on Thursday. But soon as its gone I'll be back working on the Horizon, and hopefully camping in it sometime in May. We will have to see as I have a lot of work to be done on it.
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Old 06-02-2009, 12:51 AM   #32
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So the Allure can take freezing temperatures that a trailer might endure outdoors in the winter?

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Old 06-02-2009, 01:51 PM   #33
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So the Allure can take freezing temperatures that a trailer might endure outdoors in the winter?

Fran, considering Trafficmaster Allure
Hi Fran,

Gord just reported some problems he had with the Allure plank fooring he installed in his Boler. The link to his post is here.

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Old 06-03-2009, 12:21 AM   #34
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Thanks, Jeanne, for the update on Gord's experience. I thought the low temps here in winter might be a problem. I am going to put in sheet vinyl, no seams.

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Old 06-04-2009, 07:51 PM   #35
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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.

We just replaced the carpet in our Scamp 16". After considerable deliberation I choose
very thick cushion back vinyl called "Earthscapes-easy fit, acoustics plus". Easy to install and to clean. If there is a joint is impossible to guarantee it is water tight. I checked out the HD vinyl wood grain tile with adhesive joints and didn't trust it-especially in cool weather.
Seemless is best.

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Old 06-23-2009, 07:50 PM   #36
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OK, I've started working on the Horizon since its been nice weather, although its been snowing the last couple of days. But I'm going to tear out the carpet and put in either laminate or Home Depot has a flooring that looks like laminate but is vinyl. It looks just like wood. Has anyone used this vinyl type from Home Depot ? And if I were to use a laminate, does it hold up OK in wet weather ? Thanks
Home Depot has Traffic Master Demension flooring. It is great. Easy to install, waterproof and flexible.... try it, also is pretty good price... Casita Owner Enee
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Old 06-28-2009, 10:25 AM   #37
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Interesting thread.... My wife and I just finished installing laminate in our 13ft Trillium. We had seriously looked at the Allure based on positive threads here last year, but after talking with the Home Depot flooring people decided against it. Although it seems to work very well in homes, with minimal temp fluctuation, they could not advise putting it into a trailer for exactly the same reasons that Gord mentioned in his thread. In our neck of the woods, the temperature extremes will go from -40C to +40C ( and we live here why?) - they advised the flooring would not stand up to those swings - seams would fail and the flooring could even break/shatter if we had to go into the trailer during the winter.

We used a 7mm laminate over a foam cushion - feels great on the feet and we're hoping it will stand up well. The instructions said to "just click and lock" but I glued the seams to be on the safe side (and for as much moisture repellancy as possible). It looks fantastic and did not add a great deal of weight. I was able to use just one box and had a plank left over, which I am keeping should any repairs be necessary - spent about a day on install , but half of that was removing the old and extremely ugly lino the previous owner had installed (and silicone sealed on all the edges - UGLY job to remove!!!). Another day was spent finishing and installing the oak moulding we used for baseboards (hooray for miter saws!). Time will tell on the durability.


For all of the above reasons, we plan to use laminate in our 5500 also - still has the original and very worn carpet that came with the trailer.
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Old 06-29-2009, 11:09 PM   #38
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it may be too late to put my two cents in but i will anyway....... Cork is fabulous! i did my whole trailer for 20$ from a habitat for humanity store. it only took 2 boxes. it's light, insulates, and smooth so it cleans up easily. i hated the textured floor, it looked dirty all the time and was way too much yellow. the pic doesnt show a lot of the floor but i am too lazy to dig out the disks.
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:25 AM   #39
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Thanks Cyndi, I did go with the vinyl from Homedepot. In fact I did a few mods to my Horizon Trailer and after I get back from camping I'll post them along with some pics. I'm taking it out this morning for a 5 day camp out to the Adirondacks. I did think about using cork and if insulation was a factor, I would have. But my Horizon is well insulated, in fact under the floor it has 1 1/2" of foam. Got to to finish packin. Thanks,Tim
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Old 08-07-2009, 01:33 PM   #40
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We have a 17' Casita Liberty and would really like to replace that grubby carpet with a clean vinyl floor. When looking at how the carpeting was installed, all the edge strips are put down with pop rivets. How has everyone tacked down their new floor?

Also, we wondered what we'll find as a sub-floor underneath the original carpeting. Is there any stripping of adhesives or other work required to get a good sub-floor for the new vinyl floor?

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Old 08-07-2009, 02:02 PM   #41
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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 .
Thanks, Perry. For some reason I didn't see this when you first posted it. Too bad it's not a little bit wider, but 3' x 8' at least means there wouldn't be a whole bunch of seams.

If you have it in the Boler, I'd love to see what it looks like

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Old 08-07-2009, 02:07 PM   #42
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....... Cork is fabulous! i did my whole trailer for 20$ from a habitat for humanity store. it only took 2 boxes. it's light, insulates, and smooth so it cleans up easily...the pic doesnt show a lot of the floor but i am too lazy to dig out the disks.
Oh, pretty please? I can only see just the tiniest bit of flooring in your photo, and I'd love to see what it really looks like.

Too much yellow? How could that be (Hee - I love those gold/yellow Bolers.)

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