We also installed flooring prior to the trip. We used a laminate flooring, which we glued down to the subfloor using glue intended for vinyl floor. It took pretty much a whole day to do. Tip for anyone putting one of these floors in: if a seam is not wanting to close up, put a board against the edge and tap it in with a hammer.
Table saw I bought at a garage sale for $15 or so... it is getting a LOT of use lately.
We used everything we could think of for weight to hold the floor while the glue dried, including empty cat litter bottles, which we filled with water.
This was a tedious, messy job for my wife and I.
Ready to go bowling anyone?