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Old 02-11-2014, 11:18 AM   #11
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Howdy Jack --- got tricky to find for a while. Looks like an Ozzie outfit bought the company sometime back but they have an office in New Jersey and some distribution around the US (none here in Houston, but they will sell direct). Contact info below. Also...ask them about any "closeouts" they might have sitting around. Talked a while back with a chap that got several cases at about half-price. Me...all I need is one box. The standard tiles are 50cm x 50cm (about 20") and cover about 53 sf per box. More than enough for my Shorty.

BTW...this is the same material that was laid down in parts of the Paris Metro...over 40 years ago...and still looks great. I saw it last summer when I was there. Ya think it can handle the traffic in our buses? I used it in a kitchen years ago and used their recommended two part epoxy adhesive. On the bus, I think I'll go with just a good grade of contact cement. The epoxy is some really bad-ass stuff, but also really expensive, a bear to work with, and way overkill for this application.

FYI...If you use the epoxy adhesive to put the tiles onto wood...you WILL have to tear the floor out to remove or repair any tiles, cause the tiles won't let go...ever.


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(Talk to John...here is a better direct number...201.355.5472)

(You can see it best here on their Ozzie Corp. site...)

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Old 02-11-2014, 11:54 AM   #12
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Mr. T, thanks for the info. I really like their roll goods best but I'll have to try to talk them into selling me something less than a 30' roll. Jack
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Old 02-11-2014, 12:05 PM   #13
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Hey Jack --- just spoke with John...they happen to have a closeout deal going on some very high quality roll goods. Black marble...at just $250 a roll. Almost half price. JUMP!
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And just as a "PS" --- Rubber flooring absorbs and dissipates a LOT of vibration and sound.
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Old 02-11-2014, 10:37 PM   #15
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I have vinyl plank flooring I like the look of it but still haven't put it in yet, it glues down and im not sure I want to do that, so I might rethink it the flooring, maybe one pc rolled vinyl flooring, seen some nice stuff at the hardware store.
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Still draggin' my feet on the flooring. Tango, I really like the Ozzie's roll flooring but with shipping--we'll see.

GB,while I'm a fan of roll goods, many (most) of the roll goods have a finish about as thick as Hummingbird skin and won't stand up to any sort of rough (skoolie) usage. Get a piece of your chepo flooring and test it out before you commit. Also, roll goods take a little more thought (and look better) than squares----but the learning curve isn't too bad. Jack
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GB,while I'm a fan of roll goods, many (most) of the roll goods have a finish about as thick as Hummingbird skin and won't stand up to any sort of rough (skoolie) usage. Get a piece of your chepo flooring and test it out before you commit. Also, roll goods take a little more thought (and look better) than squares----but the learning curve isn't too bad. Jack
I completely agree Trunt.

Availability, durability and cost are the most important factors.

When I test a flooring sample, I don't play around. I take a house key and I do as much damage as I can. Both on the dent, gouge and scrape test.

Vary few flooring samples survive my testing.

I install ceramic, stone, or porcelain tile in 95% of the square footage we build. I hate almost all other flooring systems. Too fragile, not worth installing.

I will not install laminate flooring of any kind. My reputation as a contractor in the community is worth more than any money made installing junk.

We cant, or should not install tile in a bus for common sense reasons. There for the next best of the important factors point to the vinyl plank.

Vinyl plank also gets used in heavy commercial environments. Walmart, Superstore, Safe way, ect all use it in their stores. It lives through a life of gravel, sand, and salt getting stomped into it 16 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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I have to agree on the laminates --- I have yet to find any that would, as Nat noted, even stand up to a fingernail test, let alone several years of feet grinding sand and such into it. That's what attracted me to the Pirelli. I have used it and seen what it looks like after years of abuse and it still looked terrific. And personally, I like the idea that they are tiles. That way, even if you do manage to somehow destroy an area, you can get by with only replacing what is damaged instead of ripping out the whole floor.

That said...making a host of choices based on our individual wants, needs and/or expectations is what building our own rigs is about.

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Hey Tango, please give me information on pirelli floor tiles sound interesting.
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It was on page one.

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