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Old 12-20-2014, 03:16 PM   #15
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POs of our Bigfoot had made changes to doors & drawers so they didn't match. We used the roll cork to cover the drawer faces and they look so much better. We did have to use the spray glue (a 3M product) and coated it with a brush on polyurethane.

We also installed the glue down tiles in our home kitchen about 10 years ago. Coated with the recommended urethane. Still looks good!
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Old 12-20-2014, 04:35 PM   #16
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It looks beautiful Lora! That's exactly the looks we are looking for.

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Old 12-20-2014, 04:51 PM   #17
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Thank you. The drawer cork is the cheap roll. The floor cost a bit more but there are many resources on the web and prices run from ~$1.30 to $5.00/sq ft.
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We put cork flooring throughout our new house (except the bathrooms, where we used porcelain tile), using the click-lock planks, about 12 x 35. They look like a deep cognac stained bamboo, and I love them, so far. They are quiet, reducing echos, no clicky clicky noise like walking on laminate, and are more comfortable underfoot than tile, by far.
The problem with the planks for a trailer is the mdf/hdf middle layer, which is sensitive to moisture. The upper and lower cork layers are fairly thin. I don't expect to get 100 years out of them like the cork floors in the Library of Congress.... but I think they'll last pretty well in the house.
Lowe's and Depot stock a few choices at $3 and $4 a square foot, and have many more special order options at 4 to 5 dollars. With the small square footage of a trailer, it would be pretty much labor considerations to replace if water damaged. And, working with the wide planks on small floors.
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Old 12-21-2014, 07:06 AM   #19
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We put cork flooring throughout our new house (except the bathrooms, where we used porcelain tile), using the click-lock planks, about 12 x 35. They look like a deep cognac stained bamboo, and I love them, so far. They are quiet, reducing echos, no clicky clicky noise like walking on laminate, and are more comfortable underfoot than tile, by far.
The problem with the planks for a trailer is the mdf/hdf middle layer, which is sensitive to moisture. The upper and lower cork layers are fairly thin. I don't expect to get 100 years out of them like the cork floors in the Library of Congress.... but I think they'll last pretty well in the house.
Lowe's and Depot stock a few choices at $3 and $4 a square foot, and have many more special order options at 4 to 5 dollars. With the small square footage of a trailer, it would be pretty much labor considerations to replace if water damaged. And, working with the wide planks on small floors.
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For use in any potential damp area, like a washroom, or in our trailers, the best way to go with cork is as I did in my Escape 19, and do the glue-down type, not the engineered type. Once you coat it with a few coats of urethane, it becomes pretty much water resistant.

Ours has been in our trailer for two years now. We never remove footwear inside unless they are real muddy, and it is still looking great, AND we love it, and would do it again in a heartbeat.
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Old 12-21-2014, 11:05 AM   #20
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I'll throw my 2¢ worth of info in on this. I have cork flooring in my studio here in MT and love it. Everybody that comes in loves it. Have had it down for a few years now and its showing no signs of wear at all and believe me it gets wet in the winter. People come in with snow and ice on their boots & shoes throughout the winter and spring. Some times it gets wiped up soon and other times not so quick. I do have the engineered snap together laminated type. Incidentally you DO NOT need to lay down a foam layer with this type of floating floor as its already included in the structure with about an 1/8" layer of cork on the bottom sandwich.

When shopping I was told repeatedly that it is just fine to use cork in wet areas too and without sealing. One company even went so far as to say I would void the warranty if I sealed the joints. I have photographed many a starter castle (high end homes) that have cork floors both in the kitchen and bath. Some were glue down, others floating.

As others have stated one of the advantages of cork is its natural warmth and insulation. This is something I really wanted on my Oliver which is on order but due to the unique way the floor is built it would have been very difficult to install and have it look right.

Some interesting trivia points about cork, it will not burn, give off toxic fumes in a fire, will not mold or mildew, is waterproof, has a flash point of over 375º and only smolders then, has a natural resilience meaning you can just about stand on the stuff all day without getting sore feet, it is quiet too and dampens vibrations.

Bottom line I would not hesitate one second to install cork on a camper.
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Old 12-21-2014, 09:54 PM   #21
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I did cork and love it. Easy to clean, soft and warm on the feet. Details in the New cork floor.
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Old 12-23-2014, 09:29 PM   #22
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Has anybody used cork on the walls of their fiberglass RV, what is your experience and/or advices about it?
I'm considering replacing the old shaggy carpet of our 1984 16ft casita with a light color cork (the roll type not the tiles or plank) since it act as a phonic insulation and thermal I thought if would be a "all in one" type of covering but I am no professional and would appreciate any insight. Thanks!

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it should receive little physical contact and remain stable over time… I'd like to research this more as i haven't heard of it… I wonder from your description how it attaches… I'm assuming its a glue down product… I'm not a fan of the carpeted walls, aesthetically or due to holding dust and dirt… but the curvature nature of our fiberglass eggs presents an obstacle for installation beyond fabrics...
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Judson, don't worry too much about carpeted (or Rat Fur) walls holding dust/dirt. It's like anything, if you keep it clean (vacuum) it's so small... not a problem. You have carpets, drapery and upholstery in your sticks 'n bricks home.. right?
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Old 12-25-2014, 09:44 AM   #24
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Why do they call it 'upholstery' anyway? It's not a holster, and it's not UP.

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Comes from an old English word upholder meaning a trademan who holds up his goods.


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Old 12-25-2014, 06:04 PM   #26
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Well whaddya know.... thanks, Adrian, how did you happen to learn such an obscure fact?
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Can these snap together cork floors be put over the top of the factory rug on the floor?______ or does the rug need to be torn out?
I've always liked cork
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Mike the term upholder I found on the internet and just out of curiosity I did some more research this morning and according to websters 1913 dictionary it was still used then for a tradesman also an undertaker or anyone who upholds or defends something or someone and also was used as another term for upholsterer therefore another tie in to the word upholstery.

Back to the topic of the thread I would love to put cork floor in ourEscape and perhaps will some day.

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