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Old 08-02-2014, 03:12 PM   #1
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Trim Delaminating

Have a section of trim where the lamination (I think that is what is is) is peeling off. The section of trim is located on the wall adjacent to the ceiling. Not sure what caused it. It is occurring only in one area. Anyone else experiencing this on their Sanibel?
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Old 08-02-2014, 03:20 PM   #2
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Have you had a problem with water or excessive condensation in that area? It looks like water damage to me. If that's just trim I'm looking at, it should be fairly easy to remove and replace with a better board that's been stained and varnished to match the rest of the interior.
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No problem with condensation or water leakage in the unit. Looks like the trim is bowed out. The unit will be at the manufacturer for upper frame flex repair and I will put this on the punch list I am developing for that repair period.
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Maybe not, but looks like water damage to me as well. Just odd it's in one area, and that's what the stuff looks like when it has gotten wet. In that second picture it looks like the wall board is peeled as well, or am I looking at it wrong? Even though you don't see any water, you still might have a leak. I'd be interested to see the outcome.
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Old 08-03-2014, 09:46 AM   #5
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Maybe not, but looks like water damage to me as well. Just odd it's in one area, and that's what the stuff looks like when it has gotten wet. In that second picture it looks like the wall board is peeled as well, or am I looking at it wrong? Even though you don't see any water, you still might have a leak. I'd be interested to see the outcome.
I got real close for another look and that area where it looks like the wall board is peeled is the lamination that was on the trim. It looks like it split and is connected to the back of the trim. No water tracks or damage to wall or ceiling.
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Ah hah. That clears that up. Very possible then it's just a bad piece of trim. We have our fair share of laminated trim in ours that I plan on replacing with real wood / stain / poly. It just doesn't hold up in those high wear areas.
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Was this piece like this when new, or did it do that over time? Wonder if it was sort of messed up when they installed it, and not as notciceable, and it just continued after purchase.
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Was this piece like this when new, or did it do that over time? Wonder if it was sort of messed up when they installed it, and not as notciceable, and it just continued after purchase.
Didn't notice this until this trip. I had to laugh when my wife said that she thought it was real wood. I checked the rest of the trim throughout the unit and it all looks good. I too will be changing this out to real wood in the future. Thanks for the replies.
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I think the only real wood in ours is the cabinet doors, drawer faces and sides, and of course the few studs in the interior walls. We have a ton of the laminate, even the board the mattress lays on is mdf. We're fixing to gut the entire bed frame and start from scratch. Then it's on to the trim, adding base boards, changing crown and so on as time allows. Every time my kids bump something it seems like I get a nice beauty mark to expose more mdf.

If you do start changing yours out, please post pictures. Everybody loves pictures of improvements, plus it stirs the brain and gives me ideas.
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Sitting here last night, which was an extremely humid night in Va Beach. Looked at the crown molding again and notice water droplet on the molding. So it is water damage and I do have a leak. Went up on the roof to see if there was any ugly and obvious indicators where the water could be leaking into the unit. I notice that the condensate from the rear A/C was running across the roof to the same side where I notice the molding water damage into a small gutter to the drain extender at the corner of the unit. I cleaned the runner and gutter and did a close inspection and could not see any cracks in the sealant or splits/tears in the roof material. The unit will be returning to Indiana for upper frame flex repair and I will be putting this on the list.
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