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Old 09-26-2020, 07:39 PM   #15
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I was going to use vinyl plank flooring in my TT to replace the original linoleum.
I decided not to because of the huge temperature swing here in Minnesota.
I've put LVP in unheated cabins, trailers, and RVs here in Minnesota and have encountered no problems with the expansion/contraction issue. If it floats, and you allow for the expansion gap along the outside edge, it works fine. Remember, the underlying material expands and contracts, too.

Just don't hit it with a hammer at -20.
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I've put LVP in unheated cabins, trailers, and RVs here in Minnesota and have encountered no problems with the expansion/contraction issue. If it floats, and you allow for the expansion gap along the outside edge, it works fine. Remember, the underlying material expands and contracts, too.

Just don't hit it with a hammer at -20.
Is there a particular brand that you’ve been using?
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Is there a particular brand that you’ve been using?
All over the map on brands. My only semi-rule is, don't buy the cheapest stuff (unless it's normally the good stuff on a great sale.)
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So a few here had said to install silicone around the gap end to keep water out and keep tiles better together. We where thinking of doing this right before we install the moldings... seems like a good idea.
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Leave the 1/4" gap around the outside as per the directions, and then fill that gap in with a thick bead of clear silicone. It will seal against wet stuff getting in under the flooring, and it will be elastic enough to take up expansion (while also exerting a force compressing the flooring so as to avoid gaps forming in the interior.)
i wouldn't do this. the clear silicone is going to stop the contraction of the laminate and cause it to pull apart and leave gaps in the floor.
best to use a molding of some kind and do not press it down tight to the laminate. use a thin piece of card board or thick paper to create a gap between the molding and the laminate. pull the card board out when finished.
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i wouldn't do this. the clear silicone is going to stop the contraction of the laminate and cause it to pull apart and leave gaps in the floor.
YMMV, I suppose, but I've not had a problem such as this in the several RV's and cabins in which I've installed LVP here in MN with -30 to 110 degree temp swings.

And you'll thank me when your kid spills milk on the floor along the edge and the silicone keeps it from wicking underneath and causing awful smells for weeks.
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I agree...it will stretch.
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