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Old 06-10-2011, 04:40 PM   #1
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Vinyl flooring split

We have a rockwood 8281ss that we bought new about 2 years ago. We store it outside in Montana for the winter with no heat in it. When we got it this spring we found the flooring bubbled in places and split in others. We contacted the dealer and they said that it happens quite often with vinyl flooring. They also said it was not covered by any warranty even the extended warranty. Has anyone had this same problem and if so do I have any other options other than just replacing it my self. Our insurance company also said I wasn't covered by our policy.

For now we plan on replacing it with a vinyl made by centiva that comes in strips that look kind of like wood. Our thought is it should allow for more expansion and contraction. It looks nice as well.
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Old 06-10-2011, 05:56 PM   #2
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Same thing happened to us. Seems it is a extreme cold weather problem. Most vinyl products are made to be in a home where the temperature hopefully never hits -20 like my trailer did this winter. I contacted a local flooring company and for $100 they installed a much higher quality vinyl (you will see when you tear it out that the stuff from the factory is pretty thin).
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Old 06-10-2011, 07:19 PM   #3
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Thanks. For the info. I looked under the "old" vinyl and it was not glued down. They said that was normal installation now days so it should be easy to take out.
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Old 06-13-2011, 11:54 AM   #4
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yea, they don't use much glue at all. In fact my flooring guy was surprised at how little was used. The good news is it was very easy to take out the old flooring.
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Old 06-13-2011, 12:03 PM   #5
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They only glue them around the edge according the FR factory rep I talked to about this prior to purchasing our V-Lite as our old Edgewater had it happen and so did our neighbors new heartland TT. He said that it is not as common as one would thingk to have them split as it depends on the moisture in the flooring. The reason for only glueing the edge was if it had to be replaced it would be a nightmare otherwise and after redoing our house I can understand where he is coming form with that statement.
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