Flooring - Page 2 - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-22-2006, 10:27 AM   #15
Member
 
Raymond Brodeur's Avatar
 
Trailer: Boler 17 ft 1977 / 04 Explorer Sport Trac
Posts: 66
Thanks Charlie for your reference.
I made several long trips since I installed that floor, and I had no problem with it. It's still like a new one and very easy to clean. I highly recommand this type of flooring.
__________________

__________________
Raymond Brodeur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2006, 03:04 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
Ed Harris's Avatar
 
Name: Ed
Trailer: 1982 Fiber Stream and 2002 Casita Freedom Deluxe,The driveway is a Dark & Lonely Place now!
Missouri
Posts: 1,776
I used 1"x2" pine and rounded the edges over for the moulding.
It is not stained but just Poly coated and screwed into the fiberglass with countersunk drywall screws.I could have gotten fancy but it looed OK like this to me.
Attached Thumbnails
MOULDING2.JPG  
__________________

__________________
Ed Harris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2006, 03:05 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Ed Harris's Avatar
 
Name: Ed
Trailer: 1982 Fiber Stream and 2002 Casita Freedom Deluxe,The driveway is a Dark & Lonely Place now!
Missouri
Posts: 1,776
Here is another shot.
Attached Thumbnails
Moulding1.JPG  
__________________
Ed Harris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2006, 03:34 PM   #18
Junior Member
 
Name: burton3
Trailer: 1978 17 ft Boler
Posts: 23
Thanks all, we have decided that Laminate is the way to go after seeing the fabulous job many of you have done. Will be sure to post some before and after photos of the job!

__________________
Karen Fisch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2006, 08:51 AM   #19
Member
 
evan's Avatar
 
Trailer: Bigfoot 16 ft
Posts: 72
Quote:
I actually found a couple of the pictures. Hope this helps.
Beautiful floor Suz, nice color. We think the lino. squares may be the way we are going to go in our Scamp although the wood laminates look great also. We already realize carpeting is not the way to go.....
__________________
evan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2006, 09:30 AM   #20
Suz
Senior Member
 
Suz's Avatar
 
Trailer: 1989 Casita Spirit Deluxe
Posts: 2,055
Registry
I really like the wood laminate and considered it but the vinyl squares are just so easy to take care of. For those that are glueing or using self stick anything, make sure you have a solid, clean surface and use additional (proper) adhesive for self stick anything. I removed my carpet, glued and screwed a piece of luan (thin plywood) down, then used the peel and stick tiles with a recommended additional adhesive. It would actually have been much easier to lay down the laminate wood, but I was just afraid that some of it wouldn't hold up since both my dog and I are known to track stuff (mud and water) in. I also keep a matt sealer on it so that the joints stay sealed and water can't seep between.

There a lots of options. I think the floating wood/laminte floor might be the way to go as far as ease of installing AND repair. I'm still glad I put the carpet on the raised portions. Kinda the best of both worlds.
__________________
Suz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2006, 02:27 PM   #21
Member
 
evan's Avatar
 
Trailer: Bigfoot 16 ft
Posts: 72
Quote:
For those that are glueing or using self stick anything, make sure you have a solid, clean surface and use additional (proper) adhesive for self stick anything. I removed my carpet, glued and screwed a piece of luan (thin plywood) down, then used the peel and stick tiles with a recommended additional adhesive. I also keep a matt sealer on it so that the joints stay sealed and water can't seep between.
There a lots of options. I think the floating wood/laminte floor might be the way to go as far as ease of installing AND repair. I'm still glad I put the carpet on the raised portions. Kinda the best of both worlds.
Good tips to know about installing lino. squares, thanks. I just want a durable floor that's easy to keep clean. I wonder if anyone has ever done a sprayed in liner, like in truck beds? Durable but somewhat ugly. The wood lam. floors look great and everyone says they wear well. Decisions, decisions....
__________________
evan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2006, 06:55 PM   #22
Member
 
Rick and Shannen's Avatar
 
Trailer: 1986 23 ft Road Ranger
Posts: 74
I have seen vinyl flooring that looks just like the laminate flooring. The problem we had when looking was that the more realistic looking vinyl was that it was only available in a width that was much wider than we needed (and thus, way more expensive). We would have had to much waste.
__________________
Rick and Shannen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2006, 07:26 PM   #23
Junior Member
 
Trailer: No Trailer Yet
Posts: 22
We have cork flooring in our kitchen that I am putting in my Boler.It's easy to install (no underlay foam) and holds up great .To refinish a coat of Polyeurathane makes it look like new.The best thing about cork is it's warmth underfoot on those cold mornings. Good luck.
__________________
randyl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2006, 07:33 PM   #24
Senior Member
 
Brian B-P's Avatar
 
Name: Brian
Trailer: Boler (B1700RGH) 1979
Alberta
Posts: 5,000
Quote:
...The problem we had when looking was that the more realistic looking vinyl was that it was only available in a width that was much wider than we needed (and thus, way more expensive). We would have had to much waste.
I recall a previous discussion in which someone mentioned that the 12-foot width of the sheet flooring was enough for the whole length of their trailer floor, so they only need a few feet (the width of the floor area). Maybe not such a bad fit after all? Rick and Shannen, how wide was this product?
__________________
1979 Boler B1700RGH, pulled by 2004 Toyota Sienna LE 2WD
Information is good. Lack of information is not so good, but misinformation is much worse. Check facts, and apply common sense liberally.
STATUS: No longer active in forum.
Brian B-P is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2006, 07:51 PM   #25
Senior Member
 
Dan Quinn's Avatar
 
Trailer: No Trailer Yet
Posts: 237
well the wife and i went out today and bought parquet flooring will post as soon as were done..unadvertised special at menards .79 per sq foot....
__________________
Dan Quinn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2006, 12:46 AM   #26
Member
 
Rick and Shannen's Avatar
 
Trailer: 1986 23 ft Road Ranger
Posts: 74
Quote:
I recall a previous discussion in which someone mentioned that the 12-foot width of the sheet flooring was enough for the whole length of their trailer floor, so they only need a few feet (the width of the floor area). Maybe not such a bad fit after all? Rick and Shannen, how wide was this product?
I am pretty sure it was 12' wide but we only wanted to do the "lower" floor, not under our dinette. We didn't want to do the raised area under the dinette because we were unsure of how to finish the edge of the "step" off. We aren't very handy type people.
__________________
Rick and Shannen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2006, 07:52 AM   #27
Senior Member
 
Ed Harris's Avatar
 
Name: Ed
Trailer: 1982 Fiber Stream and 2002 Casita Freedom Deluxe,The driveway is a Dark & Lonely Place now!
Missouri
Posts: 1,776
Quote:
I am pretty sure it was 12' wide but we only wanted to do the "lower" floor, not under our dinette. We didn't want to do the raised area under the dinette because we were unsure of how to finish the edge of the "step" off. We aren't very handy type people.
I know what you mean. In the Trill that step did pose a challenge. I ended up using a pine 1x3 or 4 ripped to the correct width and then used the trim peice made to finish the laminate flooring. I think the single trim peice cost me the same as an entire box of floor peices and it is the weakest link in the entire floor.
In use it does not look like a different finish as in the picture,I think the flash makes it look more different than normal.

The key to any of these mods for ma has been to practice patience I seem to need a lot of practice.
Attached Thumbnails
Step.JPG  
__________________
Ed Harris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2006, 11:40 PM   #28
Senior Member
 
Trailer: 74 13 ft Boler and 79 17 ft Boler
Posts: 568
If you`re doing the floor with a good sheet flooring why can`t you use one piece and glue and wrap it up the kickup in the floor? ... Benny
__________________

__________________
Benny K is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Flooring Jerri-Lynne C Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 23 06-13-2009 11:08 PM
flooring Scott S. Modifications, Alterations and Updates 7 06-04-2008 11:40 AM
flooring cyndi H Modifications, Alterations and Updates 1 09-30-2006 09:37 PM
Flooring General Chat 0 12-31-1969 07:00 PM
Flooring Classified Archives 0 12-31-1969 07:00 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.