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Old 10-25-2011, 10:28 AM   #1
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New flooring- What to do with door edge trim?

Going to put some type of Allure flooring in my 13' Scamp in the spring.
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What I need is some photos of other campers lower entry door trim.
What did you do with the edge?
I have a metal strip now that wraps around the door edge and attaches on the under side of the floor, this will not work with the new flooring because of the thickness of the new floor.Click image for larger version

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Old 10-25-2011, 10:51 AM   #2
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Probably the simplest idea is to buy a length of thin section aluminum angle stock. You can get it 1/16" x 1" and that should work well. Most hardware stores like Ace carry it. You'll have to cut and drill it. Aluminum stock like that can be cut easily and cleanly with a miter saw and fine carbide blade. Feed the blade very slowly to prevent a hang-up. Dress the edges with a file.
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Old 10-25-2011, 11:13 AM   #3
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I'm sure the Lowes and Home Depot carry numerous solutions, both wooden and aluminum.

We had a similar situation with our carpeting. We use two plastic boxes to store clothes under our couch (1 shown). These boxes are slid in and out daily. In front of the boxes the floor carpet ended at a higher level than the carpet under the couch. The floor carpet had been simply cutoff here.

I used a piece of aluminum, cut it to length and screwed it down to allow a smoother sliding action. You can find wooden edge treatments in the rug and flooring departments to meet your needs.
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Old 10-25-2011, 05:50 PM   #4
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Door transition

I am finishiing up a project of installing laminate flooring in my Scamp and had the same issue at the door. I took a 2" piece of flat aluminum, cut it to fit and beveled the edges. It looks like it will work quite well.
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:47 AM   #5
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If you are just installing vinyl flooring you should be able to get the original trim back on over the vinyl. I have done this on two Bolers, you may have to pull it open a little bit but it should slide back on fairly easily
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Old 10-29-2011, 01:25 PM   #6
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I'm putting Alure in soon. Been wondering about what to use for the trim myself. I was hoping to find something wood or wood looking, ideally matching the flooring color and finish.
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Old 10-29-2011, 06:24 PM   #7
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Be careful, when I added my floating floor it changed the space at the bottom of the door, I had to make some last minute alterations to get the door to shut properly, it was just barely hitting on the hinge side, just an FYI
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I'll second what Brian Tin said. The old trim piece should stretch to go over the Allure.

I will say though, that much as I like the look of the Allure in my Boler, I think if I did it again, I would go with cork or one piece of lino or something. The Allure adds alot of weight.
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I'll second what Brian Tin said. The old trim piece should stretch to go over the Allure.
That's what I thought in my boler American. The trim sprung back and pulled the last strip tile out of place. If you are going to use the old trim, bring it to a metal shop with a press and get them to spread the trim to suit your needs. The shape of the trim allows for this.
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That's what I thought in my boler American. The trim sprung back and pulled the last strip tile out of place. If you are going to use the old trim, bring it to a metal shop with a press and get them to spread the trim to suit your needs. The shape of the trim allows for this.
That's a good suggestion Roy.

I must say though that I have not had that problem at all with mine.
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:03 AM   #11
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what would folks suggest if that piece is missing all together???


i am eventually planning on putting some sort of laminate floating floor int he boler, but for now there is a rather large, 2 - 3" gap there, we just cover it up with a small rug that we use at the front door, .........
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