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Old 11-24-2015, 03:02 PM   #1
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How heavy is your floor?

Want to rip the nasty old carpet out of my 5er and replace with Allure. Home Depot had it on sale for $1.49/sq ft. I brought it home, but now I'm concerned!
Stuff is about 50#/box, I need 4 boxes. Does adding 200# pose a problem?

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Old 11-24-2015, 03:27 PM   #2
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It made no difference to my trailer - except it now looks good! I probably took out half the weight when I removed the old linoleum and carpet. The kitchen floor had split, so I replaced it with allure, then did the bedroom over the old linoleum. Worked out fine. Oh - this is it's second season.


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Old 11-25-2015, 05:58 PM   #3
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I have installed Allure and am not impressed, it is thin and the locking joints are easily damaged. And it is somewhat easy to scratch. Our adult son's house got flooded 4 weeks ago and I am in the process of installing Smartcore vinyl planks from Lowes. This stuff is more expensive, about twice the thickness of Allure and super hard surface. The joints really lock together with almost invisible seams. Like Allure, since it is all vinyl it can go everywhere. I wouldn't skimp when it comes to flooring in an RV as it gets more abuse than just about any other part of the RV.

As for weight, when you consider the weight removed by taking out the old carpet, your real net change in RV weight is pretty small.
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Old 11-26-2015, 01:25 AM   #4
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Old 11-26-2015, 08:58 AM   #5
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I revisited my installation and found I had used TrafficMaster Rustic Maple Honeytone from Home Depot, not Allure. I was and am happy with the trafficmaster - the edges lock firmly, easy to install, and they look good. I was concerned about slipping and sliding and not a slip or slide in the place!

A straight edge and boxcutter to install the flooring, then 1/4 round to finish the edges and cover the expansion joint.

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