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Old 03-04-2014, 03:03 PM   #29
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After a bit more research (and a lot more indecision) I am looking at this engineered flooring product Ernie had top on his list. 3/8" thick which is a plus. Was previously giving solid strand bamboo the nod, but have learned through research that solid woods are much more susceptible to moisture and temperature variations then the engineered floorings.

My mind will change in a few I am sure.

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Old 03-04-2014, 03:44 PM   #30
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After a bit more research (and a lot more indecision) I am looking at this engineered flooring product Ernie had top on his list. 3/8" thick which is a plus. Was previously giving solid strand bamboo the nod, but have learned through research that solid woods are much more susceptible to moisture and temperature variations then the engineered floorings.

My mind will change in a few I am sure.

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I was thinking about that stuff too. Major concern is when you are going under a counter or a slide you can't always lift at the angle you need to "click" the pieces together. The tiles just slide under.
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I was thinking about that stuff too. Major concern is when you are going under a counter or a slide you can't always lift at the angle you need to "click" the pieces together. The tiles just slide under.

I would get the tongue and groove not the click. If need be remove the tongue on the last pies (glueing anyways) You can install up to the wall. You could replace one if needed too with some effort and glue ;-)

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I am putting LVT in my 2004 Safari Zanzibar.. lots of advice from Ernie as I took on this project. Was MUCH more difficult to get out the old ceramic tile and underlayment than it was to put down new underlayment and LVT. After the demo, it took about 5 1/2 hours to cut and install the underlayment as well as put down adhesive and LVT. I have not totally finished yet. This is a two bath coach - still have to do rear bath and finish the entry step area. I'm VERY please at this point.Click image for larger version

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you can cut the little protrusion that makes this click material lock in place. I have just shaved that bump off with a utility knife. It is also true you can cut the bottom groove off to achieve a tight fit.
Bath and half? Man that would be ideal.
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you can cut the little protrusion that makes this click material lock in place. I have just shaved that bump off with a utility knife. It is also true you can cut the bottom groove off to achieve a tight fit.
Bath and half? Man that would be ideal.
Just so I am clear there is click n lock and there is what looks like nothing but a straight slot. Which is easiest/best for glueing down and can either be used? The reason I ask is that at least at Lowes when we were looking at samples, it appeared that some wood designs/types/shades were not always available in both edge types. However, that could just be Lowes stocking choices.
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both styles can be glued down. The tongue and groove is the method I prefer. For example: when you get close to a wall, you can cut the bottom part of the groove. after you cut that and have your piece cut then you can drop it in place. It takes many times to cut since there are no square walls and sometimes you have to scribe the new wood to the wall. Practice, practice
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Don,
They come in all shapes and sizes. I like the regular old tongue and groove if floor is being glued. If floated, the click style has an advantage in mechanically kpping floor together. Another advantage of tongue and groove that I can see is that accessory pieces fit flush instead of having the thicker.

Still havent changed my mind and it has been a few hours. Engineered flooring. I like 3/8 inch, repairable surface and very clean and abundant accessory piece options.

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exactly- all the accessories are available. They match and the end result looks like you spent a million bucks on your coach.
Look at the photo. This shows the matching stairnose trim. Very stylish.
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I can't wait to tear into my job EXCEPT pulling the tile. I presume that will suck...

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I can't wait to tear into my job EXCEPT pulling the tile. I presume that will suck... Chris
Keep us posted on how that goes.
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exactly- all the accessories are available. They match and the end result looks like you spent a million bucks on your coach.
Look at the photo. This shows the matching stairnose trim. Very stylish.
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Ernie's pic above illustrates the huge advantage of the engineered and solid flooring over laminate. Since not designed to float the accessory pieces butt up to the flooring flush. With laminate the accessories go over the top to allow the laminate to float underneath. Not nearly as nice a finished product. Also, in not floating the floor and gluing it down, no need to use quarter round moulding around the perimeter, again, much nicer without that. I am at the point of anal retention, that when I see a house with beautiful new floors but they installed qtr round instead of pulling the baseboard and reinstalling it looks half-assed. All of this is steering me towards engineered as I think with time you can get a much better finished product then laminate. Engineered is also more dimensionally stable giving it the nod over solid flooring. I personally am not a fan of LVT aesthetically (obviously personal choice only!!) and am concerned about what the slide can or will do to an uneven fragile surface. With a pre-distressed engineered floor, touchups are simple. With LVT, not so much. One of my slides, my biggest, has rollers. My other 3 do not. I would hate to drop 2K on materials and a ton of time into a job and have my slide gouge up my flooring in my main living area and not be able to cover it up. If my slides had no rollers it would really open up my options or increase my appetite for risk.

If you do the LVT, you can avoid quarter round but will need something at areas like your stairwell to cover the edge. All totally doable, and can be made to look great.

All this talk has me thinking I should pull my rig from storage and start the demo work. Would be nice to have it all torn apart before I order product so I know precisely which accessory pieces I need and how much. There are a few quirks in the bedroom that will require creativity. ;-)

I think my next camping trip is in April. ;-) I have a deadline!!

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Mine is in April, also.
I always check to see how the slide works by just laying a few pieces of flooring and bringing the slide in. If the slide touches any of the wood, it will push it as it moves in. Ok- on to Plan B: then I go ahead and install the floor and give the client a few pieces of lvt planks to use as "slide slickers". This way the slide rides on the lvt- an leaves the main floor intact. They are 3 feet long and you can stick them in a closet when parked.
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