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Old 03-23-2013, 02:03 PM   #1
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Installing a wood floor....

I have installed floating Pergo style floors in my last 2 campers. In the NestEgg I installed them lengthwise and I was not too pleased with the result. In the Lance I installed them crosswise and it turned out nice, no seams visible. No I'm thinking about installing the new floor at a 45 degree angle, just to make it more visibly interesting. Anyone ever done this or foresee any problems I maybe missing. I need 34 sq feet and I bought 2 boxes that cover 24 sq feet each, so I have plenty of excess due to the extra cutting involved. Any ideas would be helpful?
Here are the older installs....
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:20 PM   #2
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Sideways...lengthways...diagonally...the only changeup left for your next trailer will be upside down!

Sorry...couldn't resist...

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A 45 degree pattern will have more waste and the corners are a little more challenging. For example in the second picture notching around the cabinet is more difficult than either side to side or lengthwise; requiring some hand saw work. And because you have told us, we'll want pictures. Measure twice... Raz
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A 45 degree pattern will have more waste and the corners a little more challenging. For example in the second picture notching around the cabinet is more difficult than either side to side or lengthwise requiring some hand saw work. And because you have told us well want pictures. Measure twice... Raz
You brought up a good point, these install with a lip and you then have to hammer them into the other piece for a good fit, something that may be hard to do on a outside corner. I'll have to practice with a piece first, thanks again for the thought.
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I installed a floating laminate wood floor this morning in my Scamp
Since you have done the same thing in 2 other trailers, I would assume it holds up well but have you had any moisture related problems in the entry and sink area
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no issues, if needed you can seal the edge with some colored caulk any place you may be worried.
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hammer on Allure???????????????
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...the only changeup left for your next trailer will be upside down!
You missed herringbone
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No, you have a chisel type installation tool for wood floors that allow you to pull along the edges or hammer if need be to tighten up the floor, it pulls only the edges so any damage is hidden by the next plank, there is also a flat piece you use between the floor and hammer to move pieces into place, that is what I was referring to. Here is a link and a picture Roberts 10-26 Flooring Installation Kit | Tools4Flooring.com
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+1 for Herringbone with a border, and if you want to get fancy add a medallion
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I was thinking of this with the border around the perimeter
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I like that look, Jim!

But I wonder how it would look on a narrower floorspace...Mine's less than thirty inches wide!

What're the dimensions you're working with in your Escape, as compared to those in that picture?

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I believe the passage way is 32" and then 48" to the door screen. It is 10' long.
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I was thinking of this with the border around the perimeter
Beautiful !!
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