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Old 03-02-2014, 05:49 PM   #43
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Thanks Ernie. I plan to demo the old floor out then really examine how the slide works!

Is there an engineered floor you would endorse in terms of scratch resistance?


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Old 03-02-2014, 09:02 PM   #44
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The 9/16" works but you will find that the edge at the slide being lower will be more convenient. I planed the thickness to just about 3/8" for the bathroom floor to allow the toilet flange sufficient protrusion to seal correctly. That was on the second attempt after the seal did not work properly with the thicker floor, I also coated the seal with silicone on the advice of a friend. Works great and no worries about leaks. Get all the seals and stuff before you start as some things are not so available when you need them. I like the bathroom floor being slightly lower so we have a chance to contain any issues with water. I sealed all areas where water could get under the floor with silicone. So far so good and for my scratching issues, so be it as this is my RV and we use it as our home on the road. Did I mention any wood floor gets scratches as part of being used and as a retired happy guy and RVM21 I do not sweat the small stuff. Alan

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Chris- the majority of the manufacturers finish their product with multiple coats of aluminum oxide. I know Columbia uses 12 coats on their handscraped
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Old 03-03-2014, 07:02 PM   #46
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Excellent professional job. I did n otice that it appears that every cut next to the walls was flush. Do you not need to worry about the flor expanding and buckeling with weather and temp changes ?
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Is there a vinyl type flooring material that isn't just a photo on foam? What is the most durable flooring that can be installed in an RV?
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expansion is not an issue when adhered with urethane adhesive- never had anyone complain.
The toughest material is the most dense. Every medium will scratch, even steel.
Luxury vinyl products are more resilient then sheet vinyl with foam back.
Engineered wood is the best for dimensional stability and the ability to cover scratches that make them virtually invisible.
Luxury vinyl products still have a photo, as does laminate.
Some folks have had good service with all types of material.

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