Time to get started on the Allure vinyl plank flooring project. We used Allure Cherry on our 13 Scamp, and we picked Amber Ash on this one, because the graining matches the wood graining in the Escape, yet brings some darker contrast into the interior.
Here is a shot of the current 8 year old neutral vinyl flooring and all the tools you need to install the Allure flooring are, a tape, razor cutter, and a straightedge. All you do to cut the pieces is to measure, score it with the razor cutter several times and snap it:
After loosening all the base cabinets in the back of the trailer the first step is to lay your base rows. This is a floating floor, the only adhesive is pre-done at the joints and all you have to do is stick it together. The biggest issue when you lay the floor is to make sure you get your seams really tight and then over the next week the adhesive makes it more permanent. The seams on our Scamp 13 were so tight you could pour a pitcher of water on it and it wouldn't seep into the sub-floor.
Once your base rows are in you just continue across the section. On this flooring I'm having to try and match the graining as close as possible on each piece, but it won't be entirely possible. I'm running the grain down the length of the trailer rather than across because it makes a small space seem larger to go that direction.
That's where I am at the moment between NFL playoff games. I'll post more as I get it.