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Old 02-04-2014, 09:31 PM   #1
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Vinyl Flooring cracking

Has anyone dealt with their vinyl laminate cracking due to weather extremes (40 degrees one day and -40 below the next day). How do you fix the flooring? If I replace the laminate do I have to take out the sofa and sink areas? Looking for any advice or help. Thanks in advance.

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Old 02-05-2014, 12:07 AM   #2
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I had this issue in our old 5er. I cut around the perimeter and laid new vinyl down. I also glued it completely, I was told that it won't happen again if I did that.

I can't say how it's holding up because we sold the trailer 3 weeks after I fixed it.
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I put a floating laminate floor in mine. Cut out all the vinyl.
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We experienced extreme temp fluctuations last month and I didn't give it a thought. Today I went out to put something in the trailer and found my flooring split open like it was being gutted. Very interested in hearing any words of advice folks have to offer on how to replace.

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Old 02-15-2014, 07:53 PM   #5
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Had to replace my entire vinyl flooring over 5 years ago do to moisture damage, and yes, the best way is to cut the old vinyl out around the inside perimeter (not under cabinets, walls, etc..)......, you may also have bring-up some of the carpeting and re-tac it over the new vinyl. Over the years Jayco has gone from gluing, not gluing, back to gluing the vinyl down. My replacement vinyl was not glued with the thinking it will allow for some movement for temp expansion/retraction. I haven't had any issues with splitting.

To hide the new vinyl perimeter cut edge at the cabinet bases, inside walls, etc., 1/4 round was used ....,





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I used a "pergo" like product that floats on-top of a very thin layer of plastic sheeting. The laminate was also very thin, like 5mm if I recall. It came in 6 inch x 5 foot lengths. It was a toung and grove fit, but it look several hours to cut each piece to fit to all the various turns and shapes, unlike a roll of vinyl that you cut to the perimeter as you go.

I did wind up going back around with a 1/4 round moulding to finish off the look

Several hours of work, but it was worth not worrying about it splitting again with the wild temp swings we have here in Colorado
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Old 02-15-2014, 08:15 PM   #7
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snip....... Today I went out to put something in the trailer and found my flooring split open like it was being gutted.....snip
Wow, walking in and seeing that would sure take the wind out of anybody's sails.

We have had some unusually wide temperature swings here in Michigan this winter as well..., checked my TT earlier today (weekly mouse trap inspection) and so far my floor is holding it's own.

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I have a spit of a couple inches. Repaired easily with Liquid Nail Glue. I thought we dropped something on floor. Not the case.
A real eye opener for me.
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"Wow, walking in and seeing that would sure take the wind out of anybody's sails."
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The reason I went out there was to take the new inverter we've been talking about out to store it 'til Spring. You're right, the excitement of the new inverter wore right off when I saw the floor. Oh well, that is the nature of the beast. Just an opportunity to make it that much more our own. :-)

I like the pics you posted on your floor, good job, looks great. Thanks Bob,

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My 26bh looks like someone took a box cutter and went from end to end, slicing it up. I am thinking about a laminate floor, just don't know if I'll have the time.

Has anyone contacted insurance about there floor yet? Just curious what their reply was
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