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Default What Type Of Flooring Do You Recommend?

If we were going to have the flooring replaced in our 2003 Wanderlodge, what type of flooring would you recommend? Do you have a favorite brand or brands?
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Tim, I have had tremendous success with engineered wood, adhered with urethane adhesive.
The brands I use are NOT found at the box stores. They are the following: Armstrong, Anderson, Columbia, Earthwerks, Mannington, Mirage, Shaw, and the list goes on. The handscraped look hides scratches as even steel will scratch.
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Will it be 3/4 in. thick or something less?

Just trying to narrow down our choices.
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Prior owner did our carpet area with engineered wood that fooled me, until it didn't get scratched. Good stuff, probably 3/8" thick and not glued down. I like that.

I replaced the mastic tile with Armstrong Alterna. This is glued down and is top quality, even has stone-like surface on some designs. Highly recommend it. We used the optional 12" x 24" size and no fake grout.

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Tim,

I just put vinyl down on my basement floor. It has a cork backing and goes down with no underlayment. I was surprised how comfortable it is to walk on. I know it sounds cheap but it's was actually more expensive then wood. Ours is textured and looks like real wood.

We had to replace our carpet after our basement flooded (that's a good camp fire story) and wanted something water resistant because of the basement opens up to a pool. But anyway, you should check it out, all the cool kids are using it
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The quality engineered products that I have been installing range from 3/8 to 1/2 inch in thickness. I had one client show up with his product and it 5/8 thickness and 8 and 3/4 wide-
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Ernie did ours in Dec 2015. He's the master and there's not a single piece of molding to be found! My flooring was left over from a house install and I added a few boxes. By the way engineered IS real wood - a real wood wear layer supported on several thin layers of waterproof plywood. Because it's real wood, it will scratch and dent. Laminate is not wood and is usually composed of a picture glued to a pressed board backing. It can look very real! Total thickness on our engneered was around 1/2" with half of that being a real maple wear layer. If you go with real wood surface, select a harder species that is more resistant to scratching and denting. We use inexpensive Costco runners down the middle of the coach for winter warmth, dent prevention and ease of cleanup. Can clean entire coach floor in < 10 min - roll up the carpets, shake them outside, sweep the crumbs and dust bunnies right out the door & reinstall the carpets. Easy, sanitary and compared to carpet, solid flooring cuts way down on the allergies.

Mother-in-law installed high-end vinyl wood look flooring with that cork backing, purchased from Floor & Decor. Looks very real, won't dent and is supposed to be water "resistant". Cost was more than laminate but less than engineered. Had I seen and experienced how nice it is before doing the engineered, I might have chosen the vinyl especially for the coach. That said, we love our real wood floors!
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How about some acacia
this is installed in an American Eagle
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Digital Ed has some pictures of his looks like he used snap together laminate looks nice
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for a real challenge: here are a couple photos from a 4 slide Newell I did last year
In case you are not familiar with Newells, the 4 foot section in the middle is stationary, whereas the 2 foot sections on the sides drop down and the slide comes into meet the stationary part.
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