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Old 12-25-2015, 07:33 PM   #1
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Laminate or Vinyl flooring

I am thinking about putting a new floor in my coach. Which would be better laminate or vinyl and why?
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Old 12-25-2015, 07:53 PM   #2
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Vinyl. Lower cost, easier to work with, doesn't mind being wet, little bit quieter, more durable, more patterns and colors to choose from.
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Vinyl. Lower cost, easier to work with, doesn't mind being wet, little bit quieter, more durable, more patterns and colors to choose from.

Agree. Search my user name and you will find a thread with pictures if what we did to our Pace Arrow. Best thing we ever did to the coach.
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We changed out the nasty dirty carpet for vinyl too. We just love the easy maintenance as well as the ease of cleaning.
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Vinyl. took the advise of others from this site. Never would have considered it before that. Glad I did. The only challenge I had is that it would not stick. Here in AZ extreme temps was the culprit. I pulled it and glued it now love it.
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Ok, Vinly it is, thanks! Just couple more more questions, do I get the floating floor because of expansion or is it ok to glue it down? And if it is glued down do you still need expansion gaps?
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Just because nobody else said it and I have it I would go with laminate.
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We used a luxury Armstrong vinyl tile product called Alterna which is so restrictively marketed that you can't find it at most dealers (nor even in entire cities). It's very pretty and has reasonably good wear resistance, but IMO it has poor impact resistance and when "nicked" the underlying material appears white instead of being the color of the floor surface. I'm forever touching it up with paint to hide the nicks. It's an attractive product and is designed to use decorative grouting, but I wouldn't buy it again.
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I used a vinyl product, Allure, from Home Depot with great success. Easy to work with. I anchored the edges with trim and it looks good.
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I used a vinyl product, Allure, from Home Depot with great success. Easy to work with. I anchored the edges with trim and it looks good.
Yep, I just finished laying vinyl planks using trim on the edges like you did. It is a SMARTCORE product. Looks Really good but I believe I should have used a better trim. The trim looks really nice but it is a Styrofoam product from Lowes that does not seem to be very durable.
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