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Old 08-27-2015, 11:14 AM   #15
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Old 08-27-2015, 03:12 PM   #16
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I used small finish nails about 1" long. And drove them in at the tongue at 60 Deg.
you could pre drill if you are worried about splitting the tongue. Usually not a problem because you will be covering the tongue up with the groove side of the next board. Some boards I just put finished nails right into the boards if I did not have access to the tongue, like on the last board next to the wall. Small finished nails don't show much. On some places with tite spots I used Hard as Nails caulking.
I also went around the edge's with a trim pieces for a finished look.
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Old 08-29-2015, 06:41 PM   #17
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Steve, was it very difficult to pull up the carpet....i am freaked out about what might be underneath...I made progress with the mildew using a Lee Valley nail brush and Concrobium....smells much better.....

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Old 08-29-2015, 06:53 PM   #18
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I hope you realize carol that the scamp floor that Steve nailed the cedar to is plywood and the floor in the trillium is fiberglass ,not such a good idea to nail through unless there is a subfloor already there or you plan to put one in .
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Old 08-29-2015, 07:06 PM   #19
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Cedar is very soft. I have walls in my house with cedar tongue and groove, and dents where objects have hit it. I wouldn't count on it looking good for long, without many coats of some plastic finish.
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Old 08-30-2015, 03:55 AM   #20
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Don't freak out Carol. Just go one step at a time. I love the idea of the Lee Valley nail brush.

I'm going to order their bulk package of them. Some for the Boler and some for the house and some for spare.

Take pictures as you go. I'd love to see them and you can feel really good and see your accomplishments.

Some of these older trailers require a ton of work and sweat and let's not forget money BUT when you are curled up all comfy inside reading your book or outside sitting in your campchair, it is all worth it.

I don't know anything about pulling up the carpet or laying down flooring but that is our next project.

Steve, how do you clean the cedar flooring?

Be brave Carol.
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Old 08-30-2015, 04:00 AM   #21
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No offence Steve but my Steve has nixed the cedar. For upkeep ease we are most likely going linoleum.😐
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Old 08-30-2015, 08:35 AM   #22
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Steve, the floor looks great! Do you think it would glue down instead of nailing? I'm considering something similar for my Trillium.
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Old 08-30-2015, 09:49 AM   #23
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Carpet was gluded down to the wood subfloor. I had to use flat scrapper tool and it wasn't easy and some of the fiberglassed infused partial board came loose. If too much comes up you would have to put down some leveling compound.
I left Cedar natural but I do have a couple small carpet runners at the door and down the middle of the kitchen. I just sweep out the dust with broom.
Yes you can glue down the Cedar. Like I used Liquid Nails in some areas that I could swing a hammer.
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