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Old 08-30-2016, 11:03 PM   #1
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Vinyl Plank Flooring that specifies it can be used in RV's

Does anyone know of a Vinyl Plank Flooring that specifies it can be used in RV's specifically?

I have read many posts and I know many people use Allure flooring for their RV. When I read the specifications on most vinyl plank flooring they say temperature controlled environment and most specify 60 degree F to 80 degree F.
For example on the Home Depot web site for Allure:
TrafficMASTER Allure 6 in. x 36 in. Resilient Vinyl Plank Flooring specifies
"For use indoors and in temperature controlled environments only"
I would expect the temperature range in my RV to be more like 0 degree F to 130 degree F inside the RV during storage.
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Old 08-31-2016, 05:59 AM   #2
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I've had the Allure down on our Lexi's floor for about two years now, with no problems. Temp inside during summer hits 90's (when it gets really hot I cut the ac on set at 80 degrees) and winter low 40's (I keep a small space heater inside during winter set to come on when temp gets below 35 degrees.
I installed it myself, leaving the open boxes inside the Lexi for 2 days prior to install, as recommended by Allure. Installed it "floating" with about a 1/4 to 1/2 inch gap at walls, with quarter round moulding to hide the gap.
So far, so good. No planks have developed gaps or pulled away.
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Old 08-31-2016, 09:55 AM   #3
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We installed TrafficMaster Allure in our last travel trailer when the vinyl floor split over the winter. Here in Ottawa temperature fluctuations of 60C (108F) between summer and winter are common. After we installed the stuff in the spring and used it all year I checked the trailer mid-winter. The gaps between planks were larger, but as reported and expected they all closed up by the following spring. Same deal two seasons in a row and still looking great when we sold the trailer this spring.

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Old 08-31-2016, 10:23 AM   #4
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Any flooring material will expand and contract with weather. What you need to do is be very careful when lating any product and pay very close attention to the instructions.
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Old 08-31-2016, 02:27 PM   #5
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Does anyone know of a Vinyl Plank Flooring that specifies it can be used in RV's specifically?

I have read many posts and I know many people use Allure flooring for their RV. When I read the specifications on most vinyl plank flooring they say temperature controlled environment and most specify 60 degree F to 80 degree F.
For example on the Home Depot web site for Allure:
TrafficMASTER Allure 6 in. x 36 in. Resilient Vinyl Plank Flooring specifies
"For use indoors and in temperature controlled environments only"
I would expect the temperature range in my RV to be more like 0 degree F to 130 degree F inside the RV during storage.
I installed this type flooring at home and love. My concern for the rv is that it is very heavy so watch for added weight.
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Old 08-31-2016, 03:01 PM   #6
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We used Allure in our previous Class A. Looked great but after 3 years of hot and cold it contracted and there were gaps in several locations. Trying to fill in those crack with pieces of Allure was not a simple task as it is very thick and not very easy to cut small pieces. Would never use Allure again. Stick and peel vinyl plank flooring is thinner than Allure, a lot less expensive, and if you need to repair, it is also easier. We have used peel and stick tiles in an older Class A and never had any problems with expansion or contraction.
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Old 09-02-2016, 09:23 AM   #7
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A friend of mine has a TT that is probably ten (10) years old and the carpet was getting terrible. We ripped it out and replaced it a product he found at Lowes. This is a flooring material that is all plastic with a wood grain on the topside. When you are laying the material you have to hold the new piece at about a 45 degree angle, align it with the groove of the last piece laid, then using a downward motion snap it into place. The product is advertised as "waterproof". He just had to test it once we had it all in so he poured a glass of water on it and the water just pooled and stayed for a few minutes then he wiped it up. And it looks nice also.
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For those who have replaced their flooring, how did you seal around the toilet? Did you pull the toilet or trim around it?
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For those who have replaced their flooring, how did you seal around the toilet? Did you pull the toilet or trim around it?
toilets are very easy to take out. Would take much much longer to try to work around it.
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For those who have replaced their flooring, how did you seal around the toilet? Did you pull the toilet or trim around it?
Removing the toilet was no problem. We left a bit of the old flooring around the toilet flange, sealing the edges with Gorilla tape. We had to shim the flange up a bit because the TrafficMaster is about three times thicker than the stock floor. It was a simple matter of loosening the flange screws a little, sliding the shims under the edge and tightening the screws again.








We did the same thing around the furnace and water pump (edges visible on the left and right).

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