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Old 11-11-2009, 02:35 PM   #15
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I know what you guys mean about having an absolutly flat sub floor....we put the lino tiles in our bathroom and have a few "high" spots that are now showing through....20/20 hind sight!
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Old 11-11-2009, 10:18 PM   #16
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High spots will give you a problem with any kind of floor. As Frederick suggested, the vibrations of towing a trailer may bring on new high spots. We put sheet vinyl in a shed over plywood without filling the gaps, just to make it easier to sweep out the floor, and now I can see high and low spots a year and a half later.... without vibrations.
I like Donna's idea of laying lino over sheet lino, if you're looking for low emission flooring. If you're not one of us subject to a lot of sensitivity, I'd keep looking for a more forgiving vinyl product, and air out the trailer while it emits.
Linoleum is a more natural, low emission product; vinyl is more adaptable and forgiving, but higher emissions (off-gassing) are likely.
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Old 11-13-2009, 02:54 AM   #17
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I know what you mean about the funky colors.... my first choice was 'Bleeker Street' Marmolium by Forbo, but I have a wife that cried bloody murder about the cost (I won't tell you what she calls my trailer) so I opted for a remnent from a linolium store. The end result is nice, especially since I have a nice throw rug over it.

If you have any places that need leveling, I suggest DAP Flexible Floor Leveler.
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Old 11-13-2009, 08:04 AM   #18
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I know what you mean about the funky colors.... my first choice was 'Bleeker Street' Marmolium by Forbo, but I have a wife that cried bloody murder about the cost (I won't tell you what she calls my trailer) so I opted for a remnent from a linolium store. The end result is nice, especially since I have a nice throw rug over it.

If you have any places that need leveling, I suggest DAP Flexible Floor Leveler.
I'm a funky kinda girl and I want to carry that through to my trailer...funner the better!
Thanks for the leveling suggestion.
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Old 11-13-2009, 01:04 PM   #19
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I'm a funky kinda girl and I want to carry that through to my trailer...funner the better!
Thanks for the leveling suggestion.
I am amazed at how bland the selections are at flooring stores - it all looks the same! Faux wood grains or faux tiles, take your pick. I asked, 'don't you have anything with some......... 'pzazz"', and they looked at me like I fell out of a tree....
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Old 11-13-2009, 01:54 PM   #20
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I am amazed at how bland the selections are at flooring stores - it all looks the same! Faux wood grains or faux tiles, take your pick. I asked, 'don't you have anything with some......... 'pzazz"', and they looked at me like I fell out of a tree....
I agree, all look the same except different colors. That's why I'm going to paint my floor! That will take care of any high/low spots and I can make it any color or pattern I choose. I've also considered epoxy with chips. So many choices...
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Old 11-13-2009, 03:24 PM   #21
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Buy ugly vinyl sheet flooring (but good quality thickness), that's marked way down in price so it's cheap, flip it over and paint the backside with some good paint. You can make whatever design pattern you want. Seal it with some polyurethane.
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Old 11-13-2009, 05:38 PM   #22
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I realize that for many of those among us here on this site, what's cheap is chic...

But since the floor of your trailer is so small, maybe you'd consider another option.

The FLOR company makes the coolest carpet squares--with more color and texture options that you can shake a stick at... Mix and match to your hearts content. The carpet squares are rubber-backed, and come with crack-n-peel tabs to hold 'em down. (My wife and I used them to make an "area rug" in our family room.) Got a square that's been damaged or stained beyond repair? Just replace it! And using carpet mitigates the need to make your subfloor super smooth and level (though I would prep the surface appropriately before installing anything.) The squares are 18" but with a good knife, a straight edge and a steady hand you could cut them down to 9" just like your linoleum...

My two cents...

http://www.flor.com/

(Ooops! I see you wrote 12 x 12 tiles... 9"x9" was the standard size for linoleum squares back in the day...)
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Old 11-16-2009, 10:27 AM   #23
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It being late fall, you just might be able to work a deal on some imitation lawn.

I mean, what could be more funky than having lawn for a floor in your Scamp?

Then, once you got used to that, i.e., became conditioned to the funk factor, you could get a new high by rebuilding the cabinetry with oak branch construction.

Right now with the maple leaves falling, gather up a pile, spread them around in your living room to dry for a day or so, then . . . paint a section of wall or ceiling with polyurethane and before it dries stick leaves on the surface to your heart's desire. When finished, go back over with another coat or two . . . .

Hey, the possibilities are endless! And I'm having a great time dreaming stuff up!
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It being late fall, you just might be able to work a deal on some imitation lawn.

I mean, what could be more funky than having lawn for a floor in your Scamp?

Then, once you got used to that, i.e., became conditioned to the funk factor, you could get a new high by rebuilding the cabinetry with oak branch construction.

Right now with the maple leaves falling, gather up a pile, spread them around in your living room to dry for a day or so, then . . . paint a section of wall or ceiling with polyurethane and before it dries stick leaves on the surface to your heart's desire. When finished, go back over with another coat or two . . . .

Hey, the possibilities are endless! And I'm having a great time dreaming stuff up!
You have an excellent imagination!
Love it!
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Old 11-16-2009, 01:00 PM   #25
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Those tile squares are brittle. I was told they would not tolerate the vibration and uneven floor. I must admit they do have cool colors.
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