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Old 08-09-2009, 11:36 PM   #1
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Anyone that has laid a new floor in their little fiberglass children knows:

1: They gotta be hip, cause they sure ain't square!

2. Finding a way to mount the trim can be a real pain.

Once again, wandering around a big box store, something caught my eye and I went "Yes! Thats it!

"It" is trim for fiberglass shower wall enclosures. It has a flange that extends way beyond the visible trim bit. My immediate thought was that that flange could be easily fastened to the sub floor with brads, and pushed and shaped to match the odd and uneven curves of the walls...minimizing the "gap" syndrome common with egg floor trim.

Sooo... in probably the worlds first Cart Before the Horse case that actually works.. I installed the trim BEFORE I laid the floor.

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Now, this solution will only work with vinyl. I used the same "Novallis" wood plank peel and stick flooring that I did in my 13 footer, and it was a perfect fit. It tucked up into the trim gap like it was designed for it.


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Add a little bright white caulk to the miters that never quite match, and run a small bead of the same to cover the big gaps at the corners... looks like it was meant to be!

I got this (And the flooring) at Lowes.

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Old 08-10-2009, 03:32 AM   #3
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Great timing! I am going to lay my flooring in a few days. I was just going to lay it like a rug and leave the trim till next summer, cuz I was too tired of doing fixing to deal with the trim. This looks like it is the perfect solution; I will use your idea!

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Great timing! I am going to lay my flooring in a few days. I was just going to lay it like a rug and leave the trim till next summer, cuz I was too tired of doing fixing to deal with the trim. This looks like it is the perfect solution; I will use your idea!

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Thank you for the idea.....and what a clever idea it is!
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Off to Lowes! We've just got all the flooring and were about to start when I saw your pic. Thank you!! Great idea.
I want your underbunk cupboards too!
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Great solution for having a tidy, finished look! Thanks for posting Gina.
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Thanks Gina, I have exactly that problem with the Allure flooring I put in - the caulking job I did looks just awful.
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I do not think this will work with the Allure, as it is too thick, but they may make different sizes.

The Novallis stock is a perfect fit. If it was any thicker, it would be hard to install under the lip.

Standard tiles would be fine too, I think, or even low pile carpet.
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Gina..........help! We took off for Lowes in Eugene OR as soon as we read your email. Nobody had heard of the stuff you're using. I mean the vinyl stuff. We even took your picture with us and tried several other big stores with no luck. Does it have a name we can quote/order?
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Now, this solution will only work with vinyl. I used the same "Novallis" wood plank peel and stick flooring that I did in my 13 footer, and it was a perfect fit. It tucked up into the trim gap like it was designed for it.


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Add a little bright white caulk to the miters that never quite match, and run a small bead of the same to cover the big gaps at the corners... looks like it was meant to be!

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Nobody had heard of the stuff you're using. [b]I mean the vinyl stuff.
Does it have a name we can quote/order?
It's ALL vinyl...
NOVALIS Flooring, Timber Series, [b]WD4018-94507: <strike>Gunstock</strike> Golden Oak

The [b]inside corner trim molding is more difficult to identify. Lowe's Website is no help. They don't sell it online; only in the store!

I can post a reference after I visit a store.
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Gina, your floor is beautiful. What a great post. Thanks for sharing.
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its actually the Golden Oak... but sometimes its hard to tell the difference. The Gunstock is very dark. The natural is TOO light.

It should be located with all the peel and stick flooring tiles. At least, it is in every Lowes store I have been to.

I found the trim at the end of the aisle that had shower doors and other bathroom construction stuff. Sorry, I don't have a name or part #, but it is stored on end in 10 foot length. There are inside corner ones and flat panel seam ones as well. White and Almond colors.
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I found the trim at the end of the aisle that had shower doors and other bathroom construction stuff. [b]Sorry, I don't have a name or part #, but it is stored on end in 10 foot length. There are inside corner ones and flat panel seam ones as well. White and Almond colors.
The molding is called:
[b]Tileboard & FRP Trim
PVC FRP IS CNR WHT 8'
Model #79156
Item #8568
$2.28 ea.

Located on the Endcap of the Tileboard and Trim Molding Shelves.
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Thank you for going to that trouble. Let's hope I can find it now!
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The molding is called:
[b]Tileboard & FRP Trim
PVC FRP IS CNR WHT 8'
Model #79156
Item #8568
$2.28 ea.

Located on the Endcap of the Tileboard and Trim Molding Shelves.
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