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Old 01-21-2018, 09:00 AM   #1
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Vinyl wood floor question....

Hi all...

I will soon be installing this flooring .

So, I'm wondering if I will have to remove the toilet, install the floor, then re-install the the floor up to the toilet base.

If I did the latter (which I would rather do) could I run a bead of caulking around the joint, or would that prevent expansion / contraction of the planks? Couldn't all the expansion, etc. just take place at the opposite end of the board (1/4" gap)?

I would also appreciate any other tips and tricks from others that have done this.

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Old 01-21-2018, 09:12 AM   #2
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I'd think you could go around the toilet just fine and caulk edge. I'm more curious as to how it will hold up to all the twisting and flexing of the unit. Please let us know how it does.

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Old 01-21-2018, 09:40 AM   #3
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I think you already know the proper way is to remove the toilet and reinstall on top. I've done it this way installing tile in a home, but not an RV. Based on what others tell me a RV toilet is even easier to install. It will most likely be easier and faster to remove the toilet as cutting the hole for the drain will be less critical than trimming around the toilet. It will also look much better and most likely be more water resistant than caulking a gap.
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Old 01-21-2018, 09:49 AM   #4
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Remove the toilet. If you ever need to change your toilet you will kick yourself in the ass. What are the odds of you finding the exact toilet base? It's also faster than cutting and fitting the flooring around it. Picture yourself reaching and cutting around the back.
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The Specs say "in temperature-controlled environments only"! This is hard to do in a Storage Area in the North where Temp swings vary greatly! Even the Allure is effected by Temp swings! Youroo!!
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What type floor is in my/most trailer(s) now?????
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Old 01-21-2018, 10:38 AM   #7
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Old 01-21-2018, 11:12 AM   #8
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Sorry do not recommend this type flooring in an RV due to temperature changes and moisture .....

After reading the Use and CARE & MAINTENANCE of this product I would run away as fast as I could it appears to be cheap junk..... Sorry just my opinion......and will not hold up especially in a bathroom..........

Installation instructions say do not install in camping trailers !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Do not install vinyl planks over carpet or any foam underlayment. This product
is not suitable for any outside use, sunrooms/solariums, saunas, seasonal
porches, camping trailers, boats, RV’s or rooms that have a potential of
flooding. Do not install in rooms or homes that are not temperature controlled.
Exposure to long term direct sunlight can cause damage to your floor. Failure
to properly shade or UV tint windows can discolor, fade, or buckle vinyl
planks. Use window treatments or UV tinting on windows. Vinyl planks are
not intended for use on stairs or vertical surfaces. Do not glue, nail, screw or
fasten to substrate. Install cabinetry, island and peninsula counters, vanities,
tubs, and showers first. Then install vinyl planks around them.

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The first thought that popped into my feeble mind: I found a used TT for sale some years ago and thought that the pricing was way too low. Out of curiosity I contacted the seller to meet him then drove the 80+ miles to see the unit. Overall it was nice but there was one major problem. He had put in the "Pergo" type flooring and then found out that the slide would not come back in. He did not mention that in the ad. So I am wondering if the OP has a slide that could be effected by the height of the flooring he wants to add.
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Old 01-21-2018, 01:38 PM   #10
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I did this is my Miranda two years ago with great success. However I did use waterproof flooring I got from floor and decor. I recommend removing the toilet rather than trying to caulk. The toilet went back on fine but I did have to buy longer flange bolts to secure the toilet. Good luck.

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