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Old 01-17-2014, 10:04 PM   #1
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Allure vinyl flooring

A year and a half ago we had cherry allure vinyl planking installed in our whole coach. This flooring was very nice and easy to clean and any water spilled upon it beaded up. It is not glued down just a pad underneath and click and place. Looks beautiful. Not happy with it right now. Our fridge ice maker line broke for the second time in a year and a half and we capped it off cause we don't use it anyway. Well, when it broke water started coming out of the bottom of the fridge. We mopped it up. This happened about 3 months ago. Anyway to make a long story short, guess what, our new floor is started to buckle in front of the fridge, across the floor. Because this floor is not glued down I guess the water found its way underneath. This was a very expensive project. I had it done by a rv mobile guy in Tennessee and it was done properly. I just didn't realize that something that is not glued down is looking for trouble. We bought the coach used and when we pulled up the carpet, found lots of mold, now I can't see fixing this, because of water. I think we will pull it all up and put down ceramic tile, then water can never get under it, for any of you who are thinking of doing this, think twice, water seeks a level and sooner or later like all coach owners there will be leaks, whether from above or fridges or under sinks. Just thought I would mention this. I hate to do things over, it is very expensive.
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ceramic tile weighs 5 pounds per square foot. can your coach stand the weight?
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A water leak in a RV regardless the type of flooring is going to cause damage. Have you look under the fridge cabinet. The type of sub flooring installed is what I call particle board. Get it wet and it starts to come apart. Friends had the same thing happen to their MH. Their insurance cover much of the repairs.
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I agree with ronjhall. Water will also go under ceramic tile. Just because the surface is hard doesn,t mean no waterinfiltration below.Why not take up the damaged section and replace it after all you liked it and you may never have another problem. Good luck .
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You probably have OSB as the flooring and this swells when wet and eventually rots if not dried out. I had a section that got wet and rotted like you and all I did was cut out a large section around the rot and put down a new subfloor. It is not difficult if you are handy with tools. I then coated the OSB with a waterproofing liquid, just in case it got wet again, and then relaid the vinyl. I have tiles so that was easier than strip flooring. I would not recommend ceramic tiles either.
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Go see Ernie at above post. Ernie will square you away. Thanks again Ernie.
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I was told to use seam sealer on all of the joints. even with the snap lock style flooring. Sounds like a good idea.
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just installed Allure vynal floor myself and though they did not recomend, i sealed the complete subfloor with Zinsser bullseye sealer after I filled all the voids between the panels. I even goofed up and had to replace a tile in the center of the floor and really liked how the system worked and allowed me to replace without taking up most of the floor.
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just installed Allure vynal floor myself and though they did not recomend, i sealed the complete subfloor with Zinsser bullseye sealer after I filled all the voids between the panels. I even goofed up and had to replace a tile in the center of the floor and really liked how the system worked and allowed me to replace without taking up most of the floor.
We just had a flood in our discovery rv with carpet, rip it all up to the bedroom and install 12mm thick prego wood flooring, was fortunate that we had plywood underneath, so I let it dry out, put a padding it turn out real nice. DW is really happy,(happy wife happy life)
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