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Old 03-25-2013, 06:15 PM   #15
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Bring back the pergo and look into Karndean vinyl planks, easy to install, better for areas with moisture, and the designs are endless.
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:59 PM   #16
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Basic rule of thumb for "Wood" flooring:

The strips should always run in the same direction as the primary light source. Having the light hit the strips at a right angle will exacerbate any imperfections and/or warps.

That said, in our Lil' Bigfoot I installed strips at the entry, from the door to the cabinets, crosswise to the coach. The strips going towards the back are at a right angle and run lengthwise to the chassis. You will get all your front to back joints at the same point, but they will be under the table by then.
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Here are some pictures of the install, got it done today, Still need 3 strips of moulding and do some caulking around the perimeter. There are no nails or screws, this floor can be removed if needed without any damage to the existing vinyl factory floor.
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The installation looks top notch! Love the work bench, looks like mine.
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no issues, if needed you can seal the edge with some colored caulk any place you may be worried.
Jim, the floor looks awsome. I'm sure you'll enjoy it for many years. Its a great flooring.

Where do you get colored caulk that you mentioned above? I haven't seen that and I'm about to caulk around the allure flooring I just installed.
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I got brown at HD, very close to the color, they also have cedar and oak.
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Jim, the floor looks awsome. I'm sure you'll enjoy it for many years. Its a great flooring.

Where do you get colored caulk that you mentioned above? I haven't seen that and I'm about to caulk around the allure flooring I just installed.
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There are usually a few stores in major cities that supply install materials to contractors, and they have a great selection of coloured caulks. Color Rite is the brand we use all the time. I probably have a dozen different colours in my collection now. LINK
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There are usually a few stores in major cities that supply install materials to contractors, and they have a great selection of coloured caulks. Color Rite is the brand we use all the time. I probably have a dozen different colours in my collection now. LINK
Thanks for the info Jim. I found it on Amazon. A lot easier than running all over looking for it. They have a great variety of colors. You can custom order colors too. But they have a standard color that I think will work fine.
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Make sure if there is no exact shade match, too err towards being a bit darker in most cases, especially with wood and tile textures.
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Good to know. I was going to go with the darkest wood color they have, and now feel that's a good choice given your comment.
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Here are some pictures of the install, got it done today, Still need 3 strips of moulding and do some caulking around the perimeter. There are no nails or screws, this floor can be removed if needed without any damage to the existing vinyl factory floor.
No nails or screws... nice. How did you attach the moulding? I have a Scamp with fiberglass cabinets. Not much wood along the edge of the floor. I've considered a flooring project like this but wondered how to attach trim.
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I think I said I need to purchase 3 strips of moulding, it has not been installed. I will use an air stapler and attach it to the existing cabinet trim around the perimeter, again without going thru the floor. You can always glue the trim and if your cuts are good enough, just caulk will be sufficient.
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