After a 7 week wait, my laminated planks finally arrived.
After reading the "how to" instructions, I decided to ignore all of it as #1 on the list said "Only lay in temps between 18 and 26 degrees". Well its the middle of winter and our average daytime temp is about 16 and even then its only for a few hrs.
I started off with a practise run, just laying out the planks and it all looked pretty marvey. I was extremely anxious about using the glue. I started with a 1 litre can which the guy at Bunnings said would be enough.
I got the first few rows done in about 2 hrs. This wasnt going to be a quick job. After cutting the planks around all the plumbing and 12 volt wiring I finally had a straight edge and I got the hang of how much glue to use and where to use it. I also found that if they were warmed up they bended easier so I layed them in the sun on the roof of my car before glueing them down. Each plank was placed specifically for how much exposure it would get. Most of the floor would be covered with cabinets so as long as the run through the middle was even and sealed I would be happy.
Eugenie had other ideas. 🤭
We all know caravans aren't straight or even and Eugenie was no different. Those planks were lifting and popping out all over the place. Luckily Shane had some heavy cans of paint and I used them to hold them down while they set.
It took 4 days and another 3 cans of glue to get the floor layed. I've never layed flooring before and if I don't say so myself . . . . . It looked fabulous