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Old 07-21-2020, 06:34 PM   #1
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Yellow stains in vinyl flooring

We have a 2020 34IK which we've used about 8 trips. I've noticed yellow stains in the vinyl at the entry door. We keep a small throw rug there and thought maybe the stains were from that. This evening I was in the trailer and noticed more, darker and larger area of the same.
Has anyone experienced this?
Kind of appears to be glue bleed through but it is a mystery to me.
Need to look close as it doesn't show up well in the photo.
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Old 07-21-2020, 06:57 PM   #2
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I have not had this issue. However, I am thinking adhesive bleed-threw.
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Old 07-21-2020, 07:36 PM   #3
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Check the backing on the throw rug. It may not be playing well with the floor covering.

One more thought. Be sure you're looking at it under natural light. Some LED lights can cast a yellowish hue when shining on certain surfaces. I have an under cupboard LED light strio that causes my counter top to look yellowish. Off with the light and it's normal.
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Old 07-21-2020, 08:27 PM   #4
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I considered the rug at first but the stains are in front of the refrigerator even more and darker where there is no rug.
There were no lights on as I just had the door open to put some things inside preparing for our trip in August.
Trailer is out of witty now so I guess it's my problem to solve.
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Old 07-22-2020, 01:45 PM   #5
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We have a 2020 34IK which we've used about 8 trips. I've noticed yellow stains in the vinyl at the entry door. We keep a small throw rug there and thought maybe the stains were from that. This evening I was in the trailer and noticed more, darker and larger area of the same.
Has anyone experienced this?
Kind of appears to be glue bleed through but it is a mystery to me.
Need to look close as it doesn't show up well in the photo.
That's exactly what it is. The glue bleed or the BHT we have the same issue with our MH frustrating because there is nothing you can really do.
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Old 07-22-2020, 01:47 PM   #6
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It was very common on carpet if the wrong padding was used
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Old 07-22-2020, 02:16 PM   #7
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Well, maybe a FR representative can offer some insight. I'm sure the congoleum makers had a specification for the proper adhesive. So I hope that's what was used. We have carpet only in the bedroom so the flooring will be pretty unsightly before long.
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Smile Yellow stains on vinyl flooring.

I have the same issue on my MH 374TS 2010 near the fridge and it is glue bleed. The stains have not migrated or expanded for many years unfortunately there nothing that I am aware of that would qualify as a recommendation for removing the yellow stains.
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Old 07-22-2020, 04:28 PM   #9
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Something similar happened to me except mine was a pretty pink discoloration. Here's my thread to review. Based on the newness of your unit, the dealer should be able to replace this.
https://www.forestriverforums.com/fo...nk-201016.html
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I'm sure I read another thread about this issue, maybe six months ago. I seem to remember that it included a manufacturer comment. Should be easy to find with Search.
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I have seen the backing from a rug have a yellowing effect on the flooring of a previously owned trailer. I do not leave any rugs on the floor during storage. They are rolled up and stores themselves.
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I installed floor coverings for approx 25 yrs, Hung it up about 20 yrs ago !
We fought with all the Vinyl Manufacturer for years, about the LOW Price Vinyls turning Yellow, never did really find a reason, I did see many floors where it looked to be caused by throw rugs, but many turning Yellow where there was NO rugs ???
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Old 07-24-2020, 09:29 AM   #13
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Yes, I have seen the yellowing on linoleum and vinyl tiles, mostly the ones installed before 2012. I was never sure if it was a manufacturing defect or a problem caused by reaction to cleaners. All I use on mine now is a microfiber mop with water and occasionally a spray of Dawn dish soap mixed with water. A water only follow up after using the Dawn mix.
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