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Old 03-03-2015, 04:04 PM   #1
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New 1975 Trillium Owner! Flooring question.

Hello All,
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I bought my trillium with the flooring already ripped out. Looks like bare fiberglass to me. I want to put new flooring in, thinking allure or cork. Want i need to know is if I need to but in a sub floor first or can I lay it right on the fiberglass? Thanks
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Old 03-03-2015, 04:29 PM   #2
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Hey PrettylilTrilly
Just my opinion..
I don't know that a subfloor is necessary. The fibreglass bottom on the trillium does have some flex, but is directly supported by the frame. I don't think a subfloor would eliminate that flex (it might stiffen it a bit), but the flooring is pretty robust and should handle the flex no problem, and at least as well as the subfloor. If you are worried, you might use the Allure Vinyl flooring as many of the contributors here have.


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Lyndsay, there is no need for any underlayment. I put a glue down cork in my own trailer, and love it. For the Trillium 1300 I am rebuilding, I am thinking we will use Allure.
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Lyndsay, there is no need for any underlayment. I put a glue down cork in my own trailer, and love it. For the Trillium 1300 I am rebuilding, I am thinking we will use Allure.
What's your rationale for switching from cork to Allure?
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What's your rationale for switching from cork to Allure?
Not switching, love the cork, and would do it in my own trailer again in a heartbeat. Just likely doing the Allure in my daughters trailer.
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OK, I'll guess. The Allure is a lot easier and faster to install than the cork.
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OK, I'll guess. The Allure is a lot easier and faster to install than the cork.
Lordy knows I have been, and will be, putting A LOT of time into this trailer as it is.
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Old 03-03-2015, 10:11 PM   #8
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I love my Allure flooring. One box and one afternoon....hahaha.
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That looks very nice!
Umm.. How many sq ft am I looking at in a '75 trillium 1300?


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It was one box, I believe 20 sq ft.
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Clayton,

Mind if I ask what that trim is on the floor? I have been looking for trim ideas for an allure floor.
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Hey Greg,


It is a plastic clip that is available in 6 foot lengths. I got them from Home Depot. Not sure exactly what they are designed for but the size was perfect to fit on the edges of the flooring. I mitered all the corners and it turned out really well. Super clean and looks professional.
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I's say it looks fantastic!
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Clayton,
Is the trim/clip you used flexible?


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