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Old 02-10-2014, 09:50 PM   #1
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New flooring yet again

We put down expensive allure cherry click flooring in our whole coach last year. Well now, it has started to buckle. I went on the reviews for allure which I should have done before I made the investment and so many people are having problems with this stuff. It seems it is very temperature sensitive and has to be in climate controlled environments. Well I had a flooring company come out today and we will be changing all the flooring and even the carpet on the slide and the cover over the engine in the bedroom and if won't even be anywhere near what I spent for the allure. Also allure has lots of embossing in it and that is exactly where all the dirt is staying. We clean it with a wet swifer and I think maybe moisture from it might have gone under the floor, but it said it is waterproof from the top.
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I have been told by two different people at Lowes not to use the click flooring in an RV. The reasons they give are same as your experience. That is moisture seeping thru and environmental, as in temperature variations. There is an Allure they suggest that is not the click. They say it should do just fine. In any event for our 5th wheel it would be around $900 just for Allure. So we have not done anything just yet.
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I would suggest going with a engineered flooring material and nail down instead of leaving it floating. You can put down their vapor barrier or put a cheap linoleum down first.

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adhere the engineered with urethane adhesive. if you try and nail it, you will hit some metal and the nail will immediately turn and come back up thru the new surface.
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I have been told by two different people at Lowes not to use the click flooring in an RV. The reasons they give are same as your experience. That is moisture seeping thru and environmental, as in temperature variations. There is an Allure they suggest that is not the click. They say it should do just fine. In any event for our 5th wheel it would be around $900 just for Allure. So we have not done anything just yet.
We used the adhesive overlapping full floating Allure in our old TT. That is likely what they referenced and it worked great. We never had a problem with buckling and that's down here in FL.
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