Posts Tagged ‘armstrong vinyl floor tiles’

After struggling with laying out a pattern of (seemingly) randomly placed floor tiles in the Spartan Manor, I came up with this.  I think it’s a winner.  Now, waiting on the correct color red tiles (these are too pink) and I’ll get them glued down.  Then, on to paneling and cabinetry.  It’s gonna be cool.


Yes, it’s a wonderful life.  Cold and snowy, but I’m getting the little things out-of-the-way.   One of those little things was replacing the original, rotted out wheel wells in the Tini-Home.  This had to be done before the flooring goes in, and the cabinetry can be built, so yesterday was a good day to do that.  Too cold in the shop to glue the floor down, so I had at it.

The new wheel-houses are a pair of  14″ wide aluminum trailer fenders I’d found at Bontragers RV Surplus (my new favorite place to shop), and some of the trailers original skin for the sides.  They fit perfectly, and aside from a couple of  hammer marks from encouraging them to nestle into place, look perfect.  The originals were rusted beyond repair, this was an easy and cheap way to get the  job done.








You’ll notice also the new underlayment, 1/4″ Luan.  It’s always tempting for me to just sand that stuff and lay down about 6 coats of Polyurethane (I think it’s pretty), but we have two boxes of Armstrong vinyl floor tiles in a brick-red color to lay down.  I’ll wait now for a little warmer day, fire up the heater in the shop, turn on the little electric heater in the camper, and lay the tile down.

We’re debating now whether to mount the little A/C unit up on the side in a cabinet as we originally planned (and I have wired), or put it under the table in front on the floor.  The body would then (mostly) outside on the tongue, but since the tongue has been extended about 3 feet, that wouldn’t be bad.  It would certainly be easier to build in, and it could be hidden in the planned storage box.  We’ll see.

I also finished up the framing around the front and rear windows, got the last little pieces of foam cut and fitted around them, so the interior is ready for cabinets as soon as the floor goes in. 

Now we really COULD roll out sleeping bags and go camping in it!