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Old 03-31-2012, 11:16 AM   #1
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Cork floor in an egg

Have some engineered cork flooring left over from building my woodworking shop. There is more than enough to do my 19' Scamp. Has anyone done this and how does it hold up. It has worked very well in the shop and it is already paid for.
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Old 03-31-2012, 11:23 AM   #2
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Dennis, I have seen it done somewhere before. It was either here or on the casita forums, but I cant seem to locate the thread now....
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Oh geez... Here it is... New cork floor.
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Old 03-31-2012, 11:25 AM   #4
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Several have used it, here's a custom search with four pages of threads when I searched for "cork floor."

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jinx Donna!!
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Old 03-31-2012, 11:36 AM   #6
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That was quick!!

I had pretty much decided to do it since the stuff is just cluttering the garage. You guy clinched it.

I never thought about removing the rear benches. I had actually planned to place the new floor over the original to keep the insulation value. I was then going to use silicon caulk around all edges to seal things and still allow the floor to float.
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I was then going to use silicon caulk around all edges to seal things and still allow the floor to float.
GAG! If you go anywhere near your molded trailer with silicone, it's gonna implode!

Sorry, Dennis... that isn't pointed at you. Maybe it would be fine for what you want to use it for. I just wouldn't YMMV
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Using sili ne around a FG egg is a mortal sin, right Donna?

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Poor Dennis.. I sounded mean. Just trying to prevent future problems... honest. I figure anyone willing to use it on the inside may be willing to use it on the outside and we all know...
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Sir...put down the caulking gun and step away from the egg..........keep your hands where I can see them.........
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Cork is pretty lightweight, and probably will look very nice in the trailer. When you get that new floor in, your egg will be a real corker!
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Old 04-01-2012, 06:44 PM   #12
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I am aware that silicon is not the material to use on the outside ie windows. One of my projects this summer is to remove the windows and reseal them with butyl caulk.

The instructions that came with the plank cork flooring said to use silicon; especially at doorways to prevent moisture from migrating under the planks. Maybe cork is the wrong material!
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I'm just guessing here, but I think the cork is okay; it's the silicone that's causing all the fuss. How about using acrylic caulk? Does that work better in fiberglass eggs?
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I think the fuss is that trailer people slather silicon caulk over window seams. It looks sloppy, and does not fix the leaks.
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