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Old 01-06-2014, 10:26 AM   #1
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Linoleum split!

I went out to my fiver a few days ago to find the linoleum had split from the fridge to the floor heat register and then on across to the carpet ...Anyone have a clue what would cause this kind of a problem? Its a 2002 Holiday Rambler 30RKD.

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Old 01-06-2014, 10:31 AM   #2
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Extreme cold...
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It's 14 years old and is probably somewhat brittle. Weather changes will have a greater effect on it. Newer linoleums are much more weather resistant.
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x2. It is a somewhat common problem either when the lino is of sub par quality or when it gets older it "dries" out. There are many flooring installers who can replace it with the floor of your choice, it is not the end of the world.
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An unbroken sheet of linoleum shouldn't split just because of temperature. A seam might open, but sounds like the underlaying floor might be at fault. See if the floor 'bounces' or might otherwise be compromised.
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I'm guessing floor compromise as well.
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No underlying floor problems,wrong product or poor laying pattern.I was part of a multi customer major lino split with a brand new unit a few years back.It was replaced and no more problems with flooring in that unit.
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I went and had another look...the floor is fine, solid and dry...however, there is no adhesive under the lino there in the middle!!?? I wonder if the edges are glued, but I won't be able to tell since the edges are underneath the cabinets and the carpet.

Its not a horrible job to replace the flooring so I will do it myself - now to figure out what kind of floor to put in. Didn't plan on this problem! LOL

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Old 01-06-2014, 02:34 PM   #9
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I just put some Luxury vinyl in my home bath remodel. Lots easier to use than the older style. It's thicker and doesn't kink. Has a nice soft feel.
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there is no adhesive under the lino there in the middle!!?? I wonder if the edges are glued, but I won't be able to tell since the edges are underneath the cabinets and the carpet.

Tim
The lino doesn't get glued down, it's floating. They just staple it around the entire perimeter of a unit and build everything on top of that.

I believe what happens is that the sheet flooring shrinks when it gets cold. Then when it shrinks, any areas of non-uniform tension and where there are penetrations, such as around floor ducts, it can pull itself apart. I also believe that as this stuff gets older, it tends to get more brittle and thus will crack easier.

You could talk to a flooring installer and see if they can glue the seams together for you. You could see if you have some pieces inside a cabinet, in the underbed storage, etc. that you can cut out to use for a patch. They can glue lino together and you can barely see the joint. Might buy some time before you decide to redo the entire floor.

Now might be a good time to think about upgrading to a laminate interlocking plank type flooring product. We installed an ABS type in our last TT. It was just a little over 1/8" thick and was fairly easy to install, just time-consuming. Thicker stuff (around 1/2") would cause problems. Removing the old lino would reduce the build-up thickness. Good time of the year to look at doing this before you're into the camping season full-swing.
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I am about 70 mi so of Chicago, just over the state line in IN.
Stayed all winter in a campground with about 300 sites.
A friend asked me to replace linoleum in his trailer, it split down the length of the whole room (16 ft).
He said he heard of 4 or 5 others here that linoleum did same thing.
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Here are some pics of my floor project...I did a bunch of research and then had to wait for warmer weather and finished the kitchen a few days ago...the first picture is of the split lino, the second is what I bought and the third one is the finished kitchen. I plan to cover the lino in the bath area with the same stuff.

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