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Old 01-31-2014, 01:01 PM   #15
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Absolutely !! ... why pay extra for "hand hewn" when you can do it yourself by not taking your shoes off
lol! Exactly!
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Old 01-31-2014, 01:34 PM   #16
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well- scratches or for me, today a dent. I was removing an old speaker, it fell off the wires and was headed south- to my toes, but I moved just in time for it to make a dent in the floor. Nice- don't tell Brenda
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Like I said people pay big money to designers to "antique" wood up. Do it for yourself for free. In my S&B we have hardwood, travertine, slate, carpet. I find it funny the two and four legged creatures end up scratching the hardwood but our white living room carpet is still spotless. (French doors may or may not have something to do with it). The way I look at it is homes of the foundation and motoring type are meant to be lived in. Choose a flooring that suits your needs (and better halfs desires). In a motorhome (many units) weight does play a factor as well as cleaning (much easier to track dirt into the bedroom, many RVs seem to have carpet not two feet from the kitchen area etc. I think most people can lay floor in a huge room squarish room. A chalk line is easy to use for that shape, laying tiles/planks is easy in whole pieces. Installing proper transitions, stretching carpet, proper edging is what takes time and a certain amount of skill. I could be wrong though.
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It does take skill. Most important, knowledge for the workings of slides. every coach is different, thus the challenge to make everything work
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How does one handle the slide rollers with wood flooring? Is there a way to keep them from marring the surface?

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keeping the floor clean is a must. My wife uses a Swiffer.
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We're working towards doing this, as soon as we get some other things off our list. We were in Home Despot last night, and looked at the interlocking vinyl planked flooring, and we both loved it.
I also love the fact that it doesn't "float", meaning it doesn't expand/contract the way wood does, so don't need to worry about gaps around the edges, and we can go for the "flush fit" install.
Regarding slides, ours is a 22' full wall slide, but it never makes contact with the floor while moving in or out. When moving it out, the whole slide raises up about an inch, travels the 24", and then goes back down to seal.

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I'd certainly defer to your vast experience here...is that statement not true?...that will vinyl planks you don't have to worry about expansion?

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There are guidelines ??
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guideline, instructions, warranty, etc- or just install whatever you want and see what happens
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guideline, instructions, warranty, etc- or just install whatever you want and see what happens
I think that's what some MH manufacturers have done ... carpet around the toilet .... really ????
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Bruce- I wonder how many coaches with that carpet around the toilet I have redone in 42 years? I'm surprised I don't have some major diseases~
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Bruce- I wonder how many coaches with that carpet around the toilet I have redone in 42 years? I'm surprised I don't have some major diseases~


And, as the plumber said, "eat that sandwich with one hand, don't rotate it, and don't eat the last bite".
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