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Old 03-12-2014, 10:41 PM   #15
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Ok, update:

Bought a staple remover off of amazon. 50 staples later it broke. Those puppies are in there GOOD!

Using dykes/side cutters I was able to remove about 1/3 of the staples tonight before my hand just couldn't do any more. I predict at least one good blister. I didn't put gloves on early enough. I cannot believe how many staples they used to keep the already glued Luan down. Wowzers. Good news is I am 1/3rd done I guess!

Hopefully the wife and I will make progress picking material this weekend. This is going to look stunning. :-)

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Old 03-13-2014, 06:54 AM   #16
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I second the motion on the Columbia tongue and groove.
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Can't wait to see it all done. Good luck with the project.
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Old 03-13-2014, 01:17 PM   #18
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I second the motion on the Columbia tongue and groove.
Do you see any preferences toward 3" or 5" and are there any differences in how they install?
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A few more hours and I am up to 70% done on staple removal. Seriously sucky job. Very tempted to just smash them down with a hammer but so far so good. Hands are tired and now blistered.

BTW, I am strongly considering this floor from lumber liquidators. Scraped 1/2" engineered with matching trim. The local columbia flooring dealers are too expensive, and I want to pick this stuff up and touch it before paying, not have it shipped. Call me funny.

1/2" x 5" Golden Teak Acacia Handscraped - Virginia Mill Works Engineered | Lumber Liquidators

I may go pick up the product tomorrow. Bostik BST Urethane ok?

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A few more hours and I am up to 70% done on staple removal. Seriously sucky job. Very tempted to just smash them down with a hammer but so far so good. Hands are tired and now blistered.

BTW, I am strongly considering this floor from lumber liquidators. Scraped 1/2" engineered with matching trim. The local columbia flooring dealers are too expensive, and I want to pick this stuff up and touch it before paying, not have it shipped. Call me funny.

1/2" x 5" Golden Teak Acacia Handscraped - Virginia Mill Works Engineered | Lumber Liquidators

I may go pick up the product tomorrow. Bostik BST Urethane ok?

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Same floor I almost installed in mine. I didn't because first off it's 1/2" and that would have presented a few problems in it's own and two, they want to $1200 for materials. I ended up getting a 3/8" handscraped Maple 5" from Home Depot at half the price almost. Love the look and the material is holding up just fine. Used the HD engineered wood floor glue as well as Lumber Liquidators wanted double for theirs! LL is not so liquidating trust me!
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Difference is only 1/8 of an inch but when replacing the floors one has to make sure the slides will be able to either roll on the new higher floor (or roll onto (with a step).
Otherwise you may have to change rollers for smaller...
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Bosticks Best is great adhesive. I'm surprised LL had the trim in stock. I use to use them, but they started giving the run around stating the trip is 6 weeks out. The entry trim is where I always start the job.
If you have slides with rollers, you can slope the leading edge so the rollers do not have an abrupt edge to navigate
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Ernie, thanks for confirming my plan to start the job at the entry trim. That will establish the "line" down the coach.

I could go with 1/2 or 3/8 with my slides no problem.

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what makes your job look professional- use the factory stair nose and then butt the new wood to that. This is NOT like a home install, where there you can start in the middle and work out. You do not want to do this in a coach and arrive at the entry and have to make a human cut against the stair nose.
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New Flooring

I went installed new flooring in the main room. Left the carpeting on the front slide out. Need to do the bedroom next. Harder when your living in the motor home. Am interest in seeing how you do the bedroom.
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I went installed new flooring in the main room. Left the carpeting on the front slide out. Need to do the bedroom next. Harder when your living in the motor home. Am interest in seeing how you do the bedroom.
Harder when your living in the motor home is an understatement, I,m still in the process of doing my tile removal (full tile floors) I did find a great way to get the tile up with out the big mess, I tap 2 screw drivers under one edge of a tile, then heat the tile with a heat gun. I heat the edge with the screwdrivers first then work my way back tapping the drivers every so often. Usually the tile comes up in one piece, no dust, no, gouges in the subfloor, and no miserable wife.....Bruce
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The best tool for removing staples is a horseshoe pliers. I've been using them for years.
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Any recommendations for floor patch / leveler? I have a few gouges and holes to fix. Thanks, Bruce...
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