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Old 03-12-2016, 02:50 PM   #1
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Vinyl sheet flooring or waterproof engineered plank flooring?

This bus will be on the road a lot..... Any advice on which type of flooring to use? We also live in Alaska, so the temp variability will be anywhere from -20*f to 70*f.

We are looking at vinyl sheet flooring and an engineered waterproof plank-style interlocking one (Coretec one).

https://www.flooringinc.com/vinyl/pl...retec-one.html

Thoughts?
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Old 03-12-2016, 03:24 PM   #2
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I've been working with a relative's floor covering/installing for the last couple of years, off & on, and we have installed a good bit of each.
Either can be used. The vinyl plank will be a bit more expensive when you include the underlayment, and it will take a good bit more time to install. I can install the loose-lay sheet vinyl (non-glued type) in about 1/10 the time, after floor prep has been done. The glue-down vinyl sheet adds time, but still way quicker than plank.

A plus for the plank is that it is possible to replace one plank if it gets damaged later. (possible doesn't always mean easy)
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I used polyvinyl rubber flooring from HD. I think they say its for garage floors. I glued it down just like vinyl but its a lot heavier and comes in sand dollar and checker board patterns.
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Plank and tile type flooring is decidedly easier to replace in wear areas. And because buses are a bit like rolling bowling alleys, the wear and damage tends to be much more concentrated in a few areas. I''m going with rubber tile.
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Someday I will be going with carpet, I know all the stories about dirt and mites and the like, truth of the matter is my DOG won't walk on anything but that, and because she is family then that's way it will be..LOL
They ask so little and give so much...pets will always come first in my Skoolie
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Old 03-14-2016, 04:52 PM   #6
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And...there are some fantastic commercial grade carpet tiles available. I just sold some that were leftover from a project several years ago. Originally speced for a high-end hotel lobby. Tough stuff and easy to lay but totally the wrong color for my current project or I might have considered it.
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I like the carpet tiles as well. I was pricing some medium nap ones at HD a few months ago. It's easier to pull one up and lay another down if it's damaged or stained.
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