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Old 04-23-2013, 12:29 AM   #29
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How does Bamboo flooring handle liquids? I REALLY like the look. Lily uses puppy pads, but occasionally misses. Not a big deal with the dark vinyl, but before I pursue bamboo I need to know if it might get stained if she misses on bamboo.
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Bamboo works very well with liquids. The resin that the manufacturers uses makes the flooring really dense and hard.
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Old 03-01-2014, 06:07 PM   #31
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I am looking at a Bamboo floor for my 40' revolution. Are you guys leaving any expansion joints on the perimeter? Doesn't look like it. Manufacturers instructions call for it, but I want it flush to the walls.

Also, is that stair moulding on edge of slide holding on strong with just adhesive Alan?

How is it holding up?

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Manufacturers directions pertain to homes where you have many square feet. With urethane adhesive- no worries here.
Stair nose on the slide works well. It takes some engineering and understanding how the slide moves and how the slide settles on the main floor.
Every hard surface medium will scratch and dent. Even steel.
I know when I installed the maple in my coach, I did an Oh- Oh- and scratched it not once but a few times- moving furniture, etc. I just didn't tell Brenda-
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Thanks for the reply Jedi-Floor-Master Ernie. I laugh reading the installation instructions on these Bamboo floors thinking of the environment I will be installing them in. 14 Days acclimating in the coach? Ha. The coach will see 50-90 degrees and humidity all over the map!

I am pretty excited to get going, perhaps May or so.

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One last (ha) question Ernie, on a 40' 4 slide coach like mine, how many square feet do you normally use (I will put HW in on slides)?
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14 days acclimation-they just want to cover their butts
I measure from pedals to hall way and have to figure out the rest. Usually a slide -- from close to 3 feet wide to a little over. If you get the stair nose wood- sand off the back, as it has been dipped or sprayed with a finish that any amount of adhesive applied will not make a good solid contact. I usually will bring in slide- especially if it raises, after I installed the main floor and fit the trim and clamp it over nite. Its tricky- go slow- and follow thru how many areas the slide will impact that main floor.
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The bamboo has held up but the surface is now quite scratched where the slide rests when retracted. I like the warmth and the ease of cleaning. If I did it again I would use the 3/8" material and only glue down the slide. The main floor can float. My idea to add the super slick plastic to the slide bottom was a mistake, the glue collects small stones and they scratch the floor when the slide moves. I need to figure out how to remove this stuff but getting to it will be a challenge. Bamboo is very nice but a thick vinyl may be a better choice. Ours will last forever and it does look great.
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The glue is holding he edge perfectly, no problems.
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vinyl has only a micron thick picture adhered to a small layer of foam. when you scratch it, it is toast
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flooring

We just picked up our 2004 Monaco with bamboo flooring.Love it. We did find on the curb side slide you could get scrapes when putting slide in.We went to lowes and got plastic runners seams to solve the problem.
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Tagcat,
So you lay plastic on the floor when bringing the slide in? Your slides have rollers?

Looks great installed on a 45.
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Alan,
Why was the thickness of the material an issue? Is it because of the type of slide you have? I have one slide that has rollers built into the slide itself, and 3 other slides that seem to "float" above the floor. I would imagine my slide on rollers wont care if the floor is slightly higher. The other 3 slides seem to have plenty of clearance.

Reason I am curious is some of the Bamboo is 3/8 and some is 9/16th. I obviously want to get the right wood first.

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If your slide has rollers on it, make sure you slope that last piece of wood. The rollers will care if they have an abrupt edge for them to roll up on.
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