Vinyl Tile or Vinyl Sheet?

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  1. spearmint

    spearmint New Member

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    WOW! That looks impressive! I wonder if it comes in different colors. I will have to check this out at HD.
     
  2. Xolthrax

    Xolthrax Franconia, Pa.

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    That picture is from my kid's playroom. It's dusty because I took the picture as I was laying it. It has held up very well.

    It comes in 3 colors.


    Joe

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    use tar paper if you can get it trace the outside border using a ruler/straightedge..trace the border on the near edge of the ruler/straightedge... and reverse that process on the vinyl drawing the line on the outside of the ruler.this will give you a perfect fit
    in essence you are making a perfect template only smaller(the width of the ruler/straightedge) and then trace the actual size on to the vinyl. for a dry run trace both on craft paper to "practice"
    roll the vinyl up probably the long way and dry fit it starting in center aisle and rolling out towards the sides is MHO

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  4. Xolthrax

    Xolthrax Franconia, Pa.

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    I don't know if I'll get to it before Frech Creek, but I bought some more of it for the camper.


    Joe

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  5. egggman

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    Xoltrax, Ilovethebeach,

    When laying a floating floor in the pup did you/ are you planning to lay any underlayment at all? Is it truly floating or did you fasten it down or glue together the sheets? Found a great deal on laminate at the ReStore and am rethinking laying linoleum. Looks great from what I can see online and is probably a little more durable.

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  6. ILUVTHEBEACH

    ILUVTHEBEACH Suburbs of Philly, PA

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    egggman,

    I just covered the existing linoleum floor with the laminate. The laminate is the kind that snaps together and you just have leave enough room on the sides of the campper so it can expand and contract. The molding on top of the floor is just that, on top. We nailed the molding the camper and not the laminate flooring. Good luck with your project.

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  7. egggman

    egggman New Member

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    Perfect,

    Thanks for the info.

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  8. sewserious

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    How did you handle the flooring at the door? I have a threshold that screws to the floor, and even the strip laminate flooring with the adhesive strips and the integrated underlayment is too thick to screw the threshold down to. The door won't work properly without the treshold screwed into place and the floor is to thick to stop at the edge of the threshold without being kicked loose.

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    edited for spelling, that's what I get for being in a hurry!

    Edited by - sewserious on May 05 2008 15:30:44
     
  9. ILUVTHEBEACH

    ILUVTHEBEACH Suburbs of Philly, PA

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    You know, now that you ask that question, I really don't remember what we did. I do remember that when we tired to take the laminate all the way to the edge by the door, we had problems with the metal strip being too high and the door not closing. I will take a look at this weekend and let you know.


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    Edited by - ILUVTHEBEACH on May 05 2008 14:08:08
     
  10. egggman

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    I am getting close to that point. I have a couple things I am thinking about doing. Will post more pix when I get it done. Couple of during install pix up so far. Wife had to go out so project on hold for now. Watchin my son.

    PU - 84 Coleman Redwood
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  11. Xolthrax

    Xolthrax Franconia, Pa.

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    I didn't have to lay any underlayment. The flooring I used has a rubber backing that acts as underlayment and keeps it from slipping.

    Here's how it looks in the camper:

    <img src="http://inlinethumb39.webshots.com/13414/2965916770101305190S500x500Q85.jpg" border=0>



    Joe

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  12. sewserious

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    I know what flooring you are talking about Joe, that is what I was considering, but it is still too thick to allow my threshold to sit over it and the door still operate. What did you do at your door?

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  13. Xolthrax

    Xolthrax Franconia, Pa.

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    My threshold has a bit of a lip to it, so I just cut the flooring to butt straight up to it. The tile is only about 1/8" thick, so you really can't tell that it's not under the threshold.


    Joe

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  14. Big_kid

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    I'm going to have to stop visiting here. I keep finding more things to do/spend my time and money on. That flooring looks great, and looks like it would be much easier to maintain in a pup than tile.

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  15. jkrale

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    I haven't done this in our PUP but I did install a floating laminate floor in our bedroom earlier this year. You can buy a transition strip that is intended for finishing off the floor in doorways etc. The kind that I bought had a number of possible configurations to allow for different applications (ie. finishing level with the adjacent floor treatment, or above it, for carpet etc. etc.)

    It is installed by fastening a plastic channel in the appropriate spot and the transition piece snaps into it - no screws visible.

    I'm sure you could also make a similar transition piece yourselves - you would just have to cover nail/screws or leave them exposed.

    I have a question for those of you who have installed laminate/vinyl in your pup - did you remove benches and cupboards etc. first or just work around these items.

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  16. ILUVTHEBEACH

    ILUVTHEBEACH Suburbs of Philly, PA

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    I think my laminate flooring just butts up the doorway as well so we could leave the metal strip as is and not have to worry about the door not closing.

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  17. sewserious

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    I installed laminate in my house, so I know about the transitions, don't like that application for my pup. Instead, I will go with the vinyl "tile" that is made in strips to look like wood flooring. It is stick down, not floating, but I don't have to worry about it not fitting under my door threshold and, if I am very careful with my cuts, no worries about having to trim it out either to leave an expansion joint around the perimeter.

    Joe,
    I haven't seen the laminate you were talking about at HD. I looked for it, but all that I saw with the adhesive strips to stick to each other is about thicker than 1/8" with a bit of underlayment attached. It isn't much thinner than my laminate in my house. That won't work for me.

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  18. Xolthrax

    Xolthrax Franconia, Pa.

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    That sounds like the right product. Here is the link. I just went out to the garage and measured a scrap piece. It's between 1/8"-3/16".


    Joe

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  19. FerrariMark

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    Sorry to chime in so late. Take a look at my web pics. I recently installed some vinyl planks and love them. One thing to keep in mind is to install them when it is warm out. If you install them when it is cold out they will expand and pop up on hot days. On cold nights the tiles will shrink slightly where you can see small voids just like real hardwood planking would.
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  20. Xolthrax

    Xolthrax Franconia, Pa.

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    That came out very nice!


    Joe

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