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Old 12-26-2011, 08:29 AM   #1
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What Laminate Flooring did you use? Would you use the same brand again?

I'm wondering what the best brand laminate is to use. I have read over the years that some doesnt lock together good or isnt milled right or it buckles and the list goes on. So what brand did you use? Did it lock together easy and stay tight? Would you use that brand again. Where is it from? Thanks
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Old 12-26-2011, 08:31 AM   #2
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Menards has the Tarkett brand on sale. No to worried about the sale but have read mixed reviews on it. Anybody have it in their trailer?
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Old 12-26-2011, 08:33 AM   #3
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I got mine at home Depot, all but one piece locked properly. A hit with a wooden hammer took care of it, the trim was a little tedious though.
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Old 12-26-2011, 09:40 AM   #4
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I used whatever brand Menards has for their laminate cork flooring....just love it (also laminate we installed in the house, Pergo) .....just have to make sure grooves and locking flange are clear (used folded sandpaper) and found with 3 brand I have worked with (Pergo, Tarkett, that cork brand?) some pieces just will not click together, must be the 10-20% they talk about in ordering/instructions.......and with laminate in trailer Im really surprised, it has gone through 1 winter/summer no buckling ( I really thought it would), but the pieces must not be long enough so the expansion /contraction is not a issue?
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I don't have laminate in this trailer, but I looked a fair bit before buying and installing some in my living room. Picked up sample squares from Lumber Liquidators, Home Depot, Lowe's, and Sam's Club. I was pretty interested in the Lumber Liquidators laminates (they have a store nearby) until I tried scraping a coin (appying moderate pressure) across all the samples I'd collected. All of the LL samples scratched or indented easily! Hardly any of the samples from other stores were like that. In the end I bought the stuff from Sam's Club. It locked well and installation went fine (other than my slowness), and 1.5 years later it still looks great.

I had some laminate in my former Burro, but Floyd put that in... maybe he will comment about the brand.
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Old 12-26-2011, 10:31 AM   #6
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Thanks everyone....Very helpful. Anyone else please feel free.
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Old 12-26-2011, 01:09 PM   #7
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I'm assuming the laminate was run long ways not across the trailer??
Never done this before but am contemplating it so looking for options and opinions.
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Old 12-26-2011, 01:16 PM   #8
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I'm assuming the laminate was run long ways not across the trailer??
Never done this before but am contemplating it so looking for options and opinions.
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Richard
I have seen it run both ways. We are trying to decide which way we like better.
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:54 PM   #9
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anybody else?
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:30 PM   #10
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I used something called Allure from Home Depot. Can't say enough good about it! For one thing, it's mallable, so it easily cut for corners. Made of vinyl type compound. Each strip has a 3" edge with adhesive. The top of one piece sticks to the bottom of the other, making it watertight. I bought the "cork" and it hides dirt like you couldn't believe, which is important when you're all over in a FG trailer. Here's the link to it, you won't regret it. Allure
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Old 01-11-2012, 12:16 AM   #11
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I used something called Allure from Home Depot. Can't say enough good about it! For one thing, it's mallable, so it easily cut for corners. Made of vinyl type compound. Each strip has a 3" edge with adhesive. The top of one piece sticks to the bottom of the other, making it watertight. I bought the "cork" and it hides dirt like you couldn't believe, which is important when you're all over in a FG trailer. Here's the link to it, you won't regret it. Allure
I put Allure in my Uhaul and love it- I didn't have any experience putting flooring in and this was a breeze- Used large shears to cut it - easy to keep clean and looks great too
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Old 01-11-2012, 11:13 AM   #12
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Thanks guys. I will see if it comes in a shade my wife will approve of.
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One big thing to look for on the laminate is the the abrasion class (AC) rating for durability - it should be on the box. The class tells you how tough the wear layer on the surface of the laminate is. Look for an AC rating min of 3 - the higher you go from 3 the better.
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Old 01-11-2012, 04:43 PM   #14
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I used something called Allure from Home Depot. Can't say enough good about it! For one thing, it's mallable, so it easily cut for corners. Made of vinyl type compound. Each strip has a 3" edge with adhesive. The top of one piece sticks to the bottom of the other, making it watertight. I bought the "cork" and it hides dirt like you couldn't believe, which is important when you're all over in a FG trailer. Here's the link to it, you won't regret it. Allure
Picked up some color samples tonight. It's a lot thinner than laminate, which I like. But I think the laminate does look more like real wood. Did you go over carpet? I will be pulling ours out.
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I also used the Allure. Much as I love it for all the reasons already mentioned and I think it looks great in my old camper without "over-improving" it -- it is HEAVY!

If I were to do it again I think I would use cork!
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Allure the only way to go. It also is a floating floor.
It's a little on the heavy side and won't warp and buckle like laminate.
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Old 01-12-2012, 10:23 AM   #17
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Do you guys have any pictures of your Allure floors? Thanks
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Do you guys have any pictures of your Allure floors? Thanks
Mine's in the Registry.
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Mine's in the Registry.
Thx..Nice trailer!
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I also used Allure on one of my campers. I'm going to use it again in my Playpac I'm fixing up. It really turned out nice in the Avion and people think its real wood. You can see photos of it here - the little pink carpets were temporary put in by my six year old niece....

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