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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-25-2011, 12:47 AM Thread Starter
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Camp Floor Covering Suggestions

We have a mobile home with an addition for our camp in Sullivan County. We replaced the floors in the mobile home 2 years ago with a special plywood (OSB or something?) that is supposed to last a long time. We are finally getting around to putting some kind of floor covering over this plywood as the throw rugs are always crumpled and the floor is hard to keep clean. The dirt seems to hang up on the plywood. Everyone seems to agree that we want to stay away from carpet so that seems to be out. We have discussed paint or "lick em stick em" tile. Has anyone used either of these on their camp floor and have any comments? Other ideas..... Thanks.

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-25-2011, 01:04 AM
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We used knotty pine 2x6 planks in our kitchen floor nailed with old style nails. Looks very good with a couple of coats of polyutherine that I picked up dented at Homepot for $4.00

Very rustick looking, the dirt can hang up in the spaces between the boards since they are not tongue and groove, but it really isn't bothersome. We did the kitchen like this and will probably due the living room once we have time to plan. We all have young kids and get tied up in other things now. Maybe next year we'll finish up!
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Re: Camp Floor Covering Suggestions

I installed floor coverings for alot of years.My own personal view is to stay away from self stick tile and go with glue down or better yet sheet goods glued down. Fewer seams to get dirt ,water , mud trapped in.
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Agree , i would also suggest some type of roll flooring . i just installed some fibeglass backed vinal (SP)flooring , a little pricy but i am happy with it.

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Re: Camp Floor Covering Suggestions

We put level loop commercial grade nylon carpet in the camp back in the 80s and it still looks fine. Mold/mildew resistant, no foam backing to hold moisture.

Glued down to the 3/4" T&G subfloor. Kinda dark rusty-brown in color. Mud vacuums right up, once it dries.

Only stain that's never come out in all that time, is where one of the labs barfed a bit in a corner and we somehow missed it. Cleaned up right away and it wouldn't have become a permanent stain.

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Re: Camp Floor Covering Suggestions

Thanks guys. We didn't think about commercial grade carpet without a backing. We want to stay away from mold and mildew as it was a problem in the past with carpet. Didn't think about the mud and dirt trapped in seams of the tile either. I'll mention these things to the other members and we'll come up with something.

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Re: Camp Floor Covering Suggestions

Loose lay flooring.Easy to install and clean.

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laminate flooring! absolutly simple to clean and no real tools to put down. just a saw and a tape measure. its in my house living room, kitchen and hallway. quick brooming and done. tougher stuff gets a wet rag. just make sure if you use the composite wood you get the good stuff with the side locks. i'd recomend manington

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roll flooring, easy to sweep and mop.
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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-26-2011, 08:15 PM
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Curious. How does laminate flooring hold up, in unheated cabins over the winter?

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