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Old 06-17-2019, 01:28 PM   #1
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Vinyl plank flooring

I am in the midst of remodeling a 2005 sunline Solaris and was wondering if anyone has used vinyl plank flooring and could recommend what type would be best to use such as floating, peel and stick or glue down?
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I used floating floor in a trailer that I sold, so I can't speak much on how it held up. I don't think I'd try to do it again though.

I would not recommend trying to put it under any cabinets. Make sure to leave enough gap around the edge and cover with quarter round, to allow for expansion. A trailer will have a lot more humidity fluctuations, which can cause the floor to buckle or have gaps.
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We have had members do what you are talking about, not 100% sure what product they used.

I will add though, some brands of flooring swell with moisture and the camper living outside can go through many changes in humidity. Make sure which product you pick can handle the humidity changes and not swell to the point the pieces buckle up.

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I tried it in a motorhome I had never again. It lasted about 1/2 a season before I pulled it all out kind of like riding a surfboard.
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Our 2004 T1950 had the flooring replaced before we bought it. It's beautiful, flexes if needed and looks great. I have no idea what brand or what kind, I don't think it's the floating kind, or the kind that interlocks. I don't know what adhesive was used either.
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I used a Laminate " Pergo Like " flooring in ours. It was really cheap as it was a clearance item. It's a floating floor and does not go under any cabinets. Looks great after 2 years of use. I have used the vinyl plank flooring in a bathroom at home because it was rated for high humidity/ wet areas. That has help up well and was easier to install. That was also a floating floor with baseboards covering the edges. I didn't try it in the camper because it's more expensive, plus sections of my floor needed to be cut out and replaced so I figured the hard laminate would be better at covering any seems in the plywood subfloor.
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I did a lot of research before doing my floor. My assessment after 2 years is that it fully met my expectations. No gaps at all. You couldn't slip a piece of paper in between the joints if you tried. It is beautiful, solid and durable. Here are couple thoughts I'll share that I believe contributed to this success. Use an interlocking waterproof Engineered Vinyl Plank (EVP). Mine has a PVC core that makes it rigid and waterproof. It is one of the most environmentally stable products on the market. Use urethane glue only. It comes in tubes and buckets. The right glue and a clean dry surface are equally as important as selecting the right flooring. The bottom line is whatever product you select, make sure it is waterproof, interlocking, and urethane glued. I think you'll end up with fantastic results. Here are links to the flooring https://www.lumberliquidators.com/ll...VPNM5/10043214 and glue https://www.homedepot.com/p/Roberts-...35-4/205337450 I used, for reference. Good luck!
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