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Old 03-03-2014, 12:18 PM   #15
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I made that statement in regards to me being the hired installer. I would not want any liability issues . There are many ways to skin the cat. If your install came out fine, good deal.
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Old 03-03-2014, 12:22 PM   #16
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someone sent me a profile message- I read it and was going to respond and I can't find it, anywhere.
best way to contact me: ernietex@yahoo.com
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Old 03-03-2014, 03:15 PM   #18
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Armstrong Allure Light Grey 16 x 16 LVT
Nice! I am really getting sold on 16" tiles. You have a similar floor pattern as ours with the side isle into the bedroom.
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Nice! I am really getting sold on 16" tiles. You have a similar floor pattern as ours with the side isle into the bedroom.
As you can see, we set them up diagonally. Just as easy.
There is a pretty good selection of colors and yes 16x16 is good I think.

Originally wanted porcelain shiny tiles, dark color but when I started bringing samples home, I realized how heavy they are and they crack...

Wood was ruled out quick. IMO the temperature/humidity swings are just too much for wood.
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engineered wood is not affected by any temperature/humidity swings- common misconception
I'm trying to correct this erroneous information- just like the dealers telling you that the slides have to be removed for new flooring.
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engineered wood is not affected by any temperature/humidity swings- common misconception
I'm trying to correct this erroneous information- just like the dealers telling you that the slides have to be removed for new flooring.
My only reason for NOT going EW is my dogs. While that is NOT a final decision, I would say that Sandee and I are 75% in favor for LVT up front. We are also 90% wood for the bedroom. I just can't see LVT in the bedroom for the time being. However, we are looking a bit closer at PTF in the bedroom and that may gain some traction after we see some of that.

So...we have gotten a better feel for what is out there in EW, getting more familiar with LVT and next will look closer for PTF samples.
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what is PTF?
also, large format tiles are difficult to work with and time consuming to install
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engineered wood is not affected by any temperature/humidity swings- common misconception
I'm trying to correct this erroneous information- just like the dealers telling you that the slides have to be removed for new flooring.
The laminate that Newmar installed in late 05 when the coach was built looked absolutely terrible in 2011 when I bought the coach.. Lots of black stains at the joints and some minor lifting at the joints also. Might not have been what is called "engineered wood" which is more like plywood and would be more resistant. Looked more like what is installed as "floatting". The material is more like a masonite... Don't think Newmar used that stuff ever again.
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there was a lot of early laminate that was installed and it was susceptible to any kind of moisture. Thus the curling or lifting at the joints. The industry has come a long way since then, but the construction of the material is still a plastic picture over mdf over plastic backing.
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what is PTF?
also, large format tiles are difficult to work with and time consuming to install
Plank Tile Flooring.

How does larger tiles affect the installation.

As you can tell, I am rather flooring stupid so I'm learning as much as I can as quickly as I can.

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How does larger tiles affect the installation.
I have been contemplating my own view from an installation perspective.

The flooring trade has a show in January in Vegas and it is called Surfaces. The manufacturers showcase their new products, styles, and formats. It seems that the trend is for larger format tiles. The manufacturers do not gear any of their products for the recreational vehicle industry. The trade publications I get has only residential and commercial locations for their product.
The larger format tiles are fine for a home, but prove a nightmare for installation in a recreational vehicle.
I did an 18x18 lvt in a bathroom in a Class A. Took all day because there was no room to work.
Some folks may not mind installing these, but - when you come up to the hallway, and have an inch out in the hall and 17 inches of stiff material that needs to go around the corner- and if it all is on a 45 degree- nightmare just about to happen. I'll pass.
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How would engineered wood hold up,compared to LVT, if you had a slideout leak, or water pipe burst? Thanks, Bruce
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I believe, when adhered with the proper adhesive you would be fine. The concern I would have would be water encroachment where there is no wood or lvt
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