My recent shower explosion forced me to redo the floor sooner than I had planned. It's amazing how fast even indoor/outdoor carpet can mildew.. took less the 24 hours before I was gagging from the smell.
So.... up it came and in the dumpster it went. (Bye Bye Blue!)
I have always had a washable and DRYable floor for this reason, and it's far easier to clean up the hair and other leavings from the pets.
Much to my suprise, I found this soft vinyl floor at HD as soon as I walked into the flooring section. It's about 1/8" thick, very pliable, and easily cut with a box knife with a sharp blade.
I kept the icky damaged carpet for the pattern, (It was just layed down in the trailer, and it pulled up in one peice) layed it on top of the vinyl and did my best to align the planks so they were square. Doing it by eyeball turned out pretty good. I traced the pattern and dropped the flooring right in, but in two peices, so I could align better.
There are the expected boo boos, but these were easily covered by trim.
For trim, I used a double rolled rubber window seal with VHB tape on the back. (I tested it last nite. Put a bit inside a cabinet, and in the morning, it had set to the point were I had to use a chisel to remove it) I squeezed it in the center so the rolls would be together, and I did not stick the part that is on the floor down, so I could pull up the floor if needed without fighting with the trim.
The walls in the trailer are far from straight, and putting rigid molding in would actually look worse than nothing at all because it would not conform to the wabbles and uneven curves etc from the molds.
I really need a plywood underlayment to make it flat and perfect, and to help not feel the bolt heads that hold the floor to the frame, or the hump in the center where the seams are joined. But I did not have time, the tools or a way to carry the materials right now. If I find I cannot live with the character, I will pull it up and do so. So far, it's not a big deal and looks pretty good. (Better than the carpet did!) I slathered a layer of caulk over the bolt heads to protect the floor from the corners of them. You only feel a slight bump if you step directly on them when barefoot.
It is also very warm. I can plop my bare feet on it when I get out of bed and it is toasty, not cold like wood or other materials I have used. It also seem industrial strength durable.
The brand is Tarkett. The model is Tobbaco road, which is somewhat ironic in my case..
Total cost was 65 bones.