Finally! Today, I was able to head out and buy a new blade for my saw, and a new square (mine is sitting in Alberta). After asking a few questions on a totally cool Facebook page called RV Remodeling, Decorating, and Renovations, I figured out what I should do about the flooring.
My biggest concern was the gap to leave for expansion, and if it would be an issue with an RV, and the movement. I need to leave 3/8ths of an inch for expansion all the way around, and that looks like a lot. I am concerned about it shifting while moving around. A guy who is on the page commented, and is the owner of a flooring store. He suggested making sure that I keep that gap, and avoiding gluing or stapling it down as it will buckle when it tries to expand/contract.
Today, I cut a bunch of 3/8th inch spacers from some left over wood I had, and I started to lay the flooring down. It’s coming along beautifully!
I started late in the afternoon, so I was only able to work until about 7pm, as the sun had set, and my children are in bed. The sound of a saw running probably isn’t the most conducive to their sleep. I’ll start up again and finish in the morning.
Anyways, I think the flooring is going to look amazing! Here’s what I have installed so far, and please excuse the lighting. I haven’t replaced the lights with the LED’s I’m planning on just yet!
The view from the door, looking back:
Honestly, I think this floor is beautiful!