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Old 03-06-2013, 09:00 AM   #1
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Cork/Bamboo Flooring

Good morning all,

Need some advise on how to install a floating cork floor or a bamboo floor, I have been told by a floor installer that they would not be able to butt the flooring up to the cabinets because of expansion, need to know if this is true, I have seen some pictures where an RVer installed cork laminate floating floor and it did not appear to have quarter round next to the cabinets. Any assistance would be greatful.

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The installer is correct as both products will expand, probably a little moreso in an RV because it's exposed to mother nature a little more than say a house. But, even in a home you want to leave room along the perimeter for expansion.
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true but you can still put some quarter round along the cabinets and the floor can still expand.
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you can butt the new product tight against the walls and cabinets when you adhere it with urethane adhesive. Believe me- I know about these things.
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Thank you,

I need about 280 sqft which should cover waste. I have an 06 Monaco Knight that I had 16x16 porcelain tile put down but that brought me too close to my max GVW once I had a marble shower installed in my master bath, thus the future update with the floor. My 81 yr old mother and spoiled Maltese also live with my in my coach. Do not desire lamanent, so of the two which would be more durable?
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I currently have 16x16 porcelain tile that was put dowm with an expandable epoxy, how hard would that be to pull up? How much would it cost to have someone do it for m
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you can butt the new product tight against the walls and cabinets when you adhere it with urethane adhesive. Believe me- I know about these things.
From my own experience you had better follow the manufacturer's instructions for dealing with expansion. I just had to replace a glued floor in my home due to expansion problems. Not much fun!
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Folks- the expansion in a small area in our coaches is way different then in your home.
tile that has epoxy will be very difficult. It will mess up the wood under it. Depending on the amount, it may take a few days.
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thank you for all the responses,

what is the easiest way to tear out the tile? hammer, etc.
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Folks- the expansion in a small area in our coaches is way different then in your home.
tile that has epoxy will be very difficult. It will mess up the wood under it. Depending on the amount, it may take a few days.
As Ernie has mentioned, the manufacturer is assuming larger areas like a living room. Each piece of flooring expands/contracts a tiny amount which contributes to the spec they provide. In a motorhome, the distance between objects (like face of sink cabinet to opposite FIXED wall) is much smaller. Hence, the overall expansion/contraction gap is smaller ... similar to the area of flooring in a closet at home.

But, you may want 1/4 round anyway depending on how precise a fit you want and the direction of flooring ... 1/4 round covers minor gaps. In a house the flooring is usually under the baseboard, or 1/4 round, or both.

BTW, to add to what Ernie has said, in a motorhome you don't want to have TOO MUCH gap for your floating floor. Because it has no furniture and other heavy items resting on the floor, it has the potential to move out from under the 1 /4 round. I keep my gap at about 1/8 inch and I don't use undersized 1/4 round.
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Hammer, pry bar, gloves and safety glasses. The shards from tile tile fly everywhere and are sharp as a razor
Nothing like a piece of porcelain sticking out of your cheek to get your attention ...
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Will the slides scratch the wood? I'm thinking of putting wood down in our 06 HR. Tony
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