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Old 04-02-2014, 08:59 AM   #57
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This radiant floor is "Ultra-thin!" InfraFloor - Radiant Floor Heating Systems
I'm thinking about using it in my trailer.
There are two big draw backs to using this type of floor heating in a travel trailer. One is it is for dry applications only so should your trailer develop a leak you would have a real problem and the second is its power hungry.
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Old 04-02-2014, 09:25 AM   #58
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This radiant floor is "Ultra-thin!" InfraFloor - Radiant Floor Heating Systems
I'm thinking about using it in my trailer.
"Dry areas only" it says.
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Old 04-02-2014, 09:28 AM   #59
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I doubt that it will get wet, unless there's a disaster, since it will be installed under a seamless vinyl floor. And they also have a mat for wet applications.

Yes, it is a little power hungry (12W/sq.ft.), but it's for shore applications, when I don't have to/want to use the propane heater.
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The cork floor I installed is warm underfoot, and waterproof. Highly recommended.
Nice looking stuff, and only 1/8" thick. I wonder if the puppy would want to eat it, or claw it up? In any event, I think I'll keep my vinyl for the moment. I have dropped a few things on it and it is showing some wear. I sweep it out every day and it seems to be holding up ok. I may caulk the edges to control spills.
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Old 04-02-2014, 01:21 PM   #61
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I doubt that it will get wet, unless there's a disaster, since it will be installed under a seamless vinyl floor.
Well sadly even the finest of Fiberglass trailer builds do leak from time to time.... more often than not via a window where the water travels behind the wall coverings down to the floor and under the flooring ..... more than one window has been known to leak for sometime before it was noticed and damage to the subfloor done....
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Guess I'll have to go for the wet option, then:0
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Old 04-02-2014, 01:27 PM   #63
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Well sadly even the finest of Fiberglass trailer builds do leak from time to time.... more often than not via a window where the water travels behind the wall coverings down to the floor and under the flooring ..... more than one window has been known to leak for sometime before it was noticed and damage to the subfloor done....
Not in an Escape, they raised the floor and there are pontoons around the circumference where water may collect and then drain out thru weep holes, floor stays high and dry!
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A design feature shared with Trilliums.
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Thanks guys had forgotten that Trilliums and Escapes had the very inventive approach to the age old issue of water on the floor.
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Humpty Dumpty sat for 5 years with a collapsed roof. There was a stack of soaked and rotting sleeping bags on the floor.

I was stunned to find no damage to the floor.
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Humpty Dumpty sat for 5 years with a collapsed roof. There was a stack of soaked and rotting sleeping bags on the floor.

I was stunned to find no damage to the floor.
OH, but the smell of that yoke.........LOL
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QUOTE=Jim Bennett;449809]The cork floor I installed is warm underfoot, and waterproof. Highly recommended.[/QUOTE]

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Nice looking stuff, and only 1/8" thick. I wonder if the puppy would want to eat it, or claw it up? In any event, I think I'll keep my vinyl for the moment. I have dropped a few things on it and it is showing some wear. I sweep it out every day and it seems to be holding up ok. I may caulk the edges to control spills.
We put down cork in our kitchen and it's great. It did get a polyurethane finish on it.
I will second Jim's comment about the warmth (much better than the wood and ceramic we have elsewhere.)
Neither the dog nor the cat had any interest in it YMMV.
It's been down now for 9+ years and still looks as great as the day we finished installing. It gets a regular sweeping and wet mopping. If my DH would let me, I'd have it all over the house!
And, I will eventually have it on the floor in our BF! We did use cork to reface the drawers/doors already.
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I know most will have seen this, but here is the thread with the cork install I did for those who may not have.
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