Vinyl plank flooring

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  1. kskelloggs

    kskelloggs New Member

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    So we have some vinyl plank flooring left over from a different flooring job and are thinking about installing it in our pup, and have seen several here who have put it down in there pups. What I would love to see are some comments from those of you who have installed it to see how it has held up over the course of time. Do you have problems with it after several years usage? And please, let me know whether it's the glued down or the floating kind, if you don't mind. Ours is a floating type. Thanks!
     
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    Sorry, not sure why this posted twice, and would be happy to delete one of them if I could figure out how, lol
     
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    I went with vinyl planking with adhesive back.. i'm happy enough but most recommend vinyl planking floating type with molding at edges to finish off.

    Just stay away from the wooden style.. it swells.
     
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    I just have the factory flooring. I would think the vinyl flooring that is adhesive backed would work well. It will flex and not expand as bad as laminate. The trick would be cleaning, degreasing making sure the current floor is as perfect as possible.
     
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    I used the peel and stick faux wood from Lowe’s and I LOVE IT. Super easy to install, took me about 2 hours. I’ve used peel and stick tiles in my bathroom and they lasted for a few years, I replaced them out of personal preference not bc they were failing. And that bathroom gets a lot more traffic than the camper will. So I’m hopeful they will last for some time.
     

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    about how many planks or boxes of planks did you use? Mine is a 14'
     
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    That looks very good.
     
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    The floor I have now is a roll vinyl mustard ugly. Do I have to take it up before putting down vinyl plank flooring or can I just go over it?
     
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    I just installed vinyl peel n stick planks this weekend so can't speak to how well it lasts over time but it's such a nice upgrade to the original linoleum. Took just a little over 1 box (annoying to have to buy 2 full boxes for it).
     

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    We replaced our old floor with vinyl peel & stick as well. We ripped up the old floor and used liquid nails in addition to glue on the back of each plank. We have a large pup and used 3-4 boxes. We are very happy with the way it turned out.. no issues whatsoever. We also installed trim to finish everything off. Good luck with your project!!
     

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    OMG That is just what I want. Thank you so much!!!! appx how many sq. feet is your floor?
     
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    I cant remember the sq ft and unfortunately pup is in storage. It's a fleetwood avalon.. one of the largest popups produced by fleetwood.
    I dont think you would need more than 4 boxes of flooring. We bought 1 or 2 extra and returned whatever wasn't needed.
    Good luck!
     
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    We went with commercial carpet tiles and love them! Found some at a Habitat Restore location for dirt cheap.
     
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    My vinyl adhesive backed came from Lowe's too.. think it cost me about $100 but my trailer is small.

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    Oh that's exactly what I want. My camper is 5ft by 14 ft. Then subtract out the cabinets. I like that you laid it horizontal.
     
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    I will probably have to have 2 boxes also.
     
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    IIRC my trailer is 6x7, the planks are 3'. Running them horizontally had zero cutoff waste except between the wheel wells... made install much easier. Stagger the joints so their not inline..

    Oh, and my interior was empty, I didn't have to trim around anything. :)

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    Omg its looks PERFECT. Was it the peel and stick kind?
     
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    We put down the same vynal flooring as in the picture ( peel and stick wood). Theres no need to take up the old floor, just clean it well with a degreaser ( fantastic, simple green, etc).
    The only thing I've noticed is it can leave tiny gaps because of expansion and contraction but they really arn't noticeable or a problem. Also, when its folded up and the galley is down it can leave white rub marks so we just put our door mat under it when we travel.
     
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    Thank you so much! I believe I can do it.
     

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