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Old 08-27-2013, 10:38 AM   #15
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The look of the cork is beautiful. How thick is it? Does it dent or if a sharp corner hit it would it tear? I have never seen a cork floor "in person" but imagine it would be comfortable to walk on.
I used two layers of 3/16" cork, but one layer would work fine. I was just looking for some added comfort and insulation. It is a very easy to care for solution, and works and looks great in my opinion.

Like any flooring, if you were to hit it hard with something sharp, you could put a mark in it. If you were to ever cut through the polyurethane layer, it would be easy to touch up to keep waterproof. We have put a few weeks worth of use onto this floor now, and it is holding up great. If I ever wanted to freshen it up, it is just a matter of a light sanding, and a quick coat of polyurethane, about a 30 minute job. I would do it again in another trailer in a heart beat.

As a bonus, using cork is a very environmental friendly method, as cork is bark that is harvested from the trees, leaving the tree healthy and ready to produce more in a few years time.

In case you are interested in how I did it and missed the thread, here it is.
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Here are 3 pictures of 3 different wood floating floors I installed in an Eggcamper, a Lance and an Escape. All were floating to allow for contraction and expansion with one side caulked and the other held with molding. Light oak, dark oak and cherry. The first one was installed lengthwise (do not recommend that) the second was widthwise and the last one, both ways. Pictures are both ways, cherry, lengthwise, light oak, and widthwise, dark oak. Each was about $100 for materials.
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:59 AM   #17
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We put in Allure flooring. Looks great, and boy is it easy to keep clean!

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That's all been tidied up with molding.
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Gary how did you attach the molding? Is it a plastic molding?
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Carol... it's "standard" oak trim except for the right angle on the top of the back section where it drops down to the main floor. That's an aluminum stair-edge strip that's been painted brown. The molding is nailed in with small brads that go into the flooring and underlying base floor. Where I couldn't do that due to it being steel behind (!) I just used some contact adhesive.
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Thanks Gary, I have been considering doing mine but the trim option/way has been holding me back as I have seen it done many different ways....
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Is cork easy to clean and how durable with dogs ?
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Carol: it's pretty easy if you have a nice chop saw to cut things precisely. If not... just a little more work with a "regular" trim saw.
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Thanks Gary, I have installed wood floors at hone & have the tools, just looking at photos and asking about the ones i happen to like the trip finish on & trying to decide if I want the extra weight of the real thing ;-) I love the look but I kind of like the carpet as it feels warmer when off season camping and it doesnt allow things to slide around on the floor as everything for my trailer travels inside the trailer - including a small fire pit, tote box full of hoses and electrical cords etc. ...... decisions, decisions....
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Carpets get dirty, and carpets in a trailer can get REALLY dirty. I love being able to just damp-mop the thing and have it looking (and smelling!) as good as new. You could always get a nice rug for the trailer. Put some "grip" rubber-ish strips on the bottom and you should be fine.

As we say in Minnesota, "What a fella could do..." would be to put some hidden tie-down hooks UNDER the overhang of the cabinets. You could stretch bungee cords across them and hold pretty much anything in place.
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Is cork easy to clean and how durable with dogs ?
Very easy to clean. The polyurethane used (as on almost any flooring) provides easy cleanup. It is also tough as nails. Our dog (an Australian Shepherd) has not affected it in the least.
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I love the look but I kind of like the carpet as it feels warmer when off season camping and it doesnt allow things to slide around on the floor as everything for my trailer travels inside the trailer - including a small fire pit, tote box full of hoses and electrical cords etc. ...... decisions, decisions....
Carol, no matter what flooring I have ever used, I have always used appropriate sized rugs too. If you look around you can find almost any colour, and in many sizes too. Great for at the door and at the cabinets too.
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I don't have any great pictures, but you can get an idea from these. I bought at Home Depot another brand that is similar to the Allure product. It was 6"x48" and it fit the 13' Scamp perfectly without having to make any butt seams at the 6" side. It looks great and has been easy to maintain so far (just 3 camping trips so far). After removing 2 layers of carpet and lots of dirt, I sanded the floors, cleaned them well filled holes, sanded the filled areas and cleaned again. I then put down a good coat of Kilz primer and then a coat of deck paint. Then layed the floors, caulked around perimeter with brown flooring caulk, and put trim at dining table rise (top and bottom), and molding by front door. The actual installation of the flooring couldn't have been easier. It cut easily and went down very easy. I'm happy with this mod.
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I bought at Home Depot another brand that is similar to the Allure product. It was 6"x48" and it fit the 13' Scamp perfectly without having to make any butt seams at the 6" side. It looks great and has been easy to maintain so far .........
with brown flooring caulk, and put trim at dining table rise (top and bottom), and molding by front door. The actual installation of the flooring couldn't have been easier. It cut easily and went down very easy. I'm happy with this mod.
Is this a vinyl type product that overlaps and is semi-adhesive? How thick is it? No butt seams does that mean the 48" dimension made it from bed to couch?

If you don't mind what did that cost? I have sort of looked over the products but not reached the point of figuring out how many boxes to do our 13ft. And was not to keen on the thicker products due to the door seam, wanted something thin there.

Like the curtains for the under bed storage, nice touch.

It looks very nice to me
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