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Hardway 12-30-2011 02:34 PM

Floor covering for hunting lodge floor.
 
Floor covering for hunting lodge floor. Other then carpet, any ideas for floor covering? At the moment there is the OSB sub floor. Here is the catch; it is not heated all the time.

TarheelTerp 12-30-2011 02:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Hardway (Post 807404)
Floor covering for hunting lodge floor.
At the moment there is the OSB sub floor.

Are you planning to install an actual floor over that sub floor...
for this floor covering to then go on top of?

As to your Q: Vinyl sheet and area rugs.

hth

Hardway 12-30-2011 03:24 PM

Looking for a flooring to go over the sub floor. Canít use say a laminate floor as it will buckle with out heat (per factory rep). Press and stick tile will pop up if the temp is not maintained above freezing. At this point if we go with wall to wall carpet and put down padding, donít have to put underpayment down. Hard wood flooring has to be in a controlled environment also. I read about a paint that could be painted on the sub floor and it would look like a gym floor. Need something that could be laid down and hold up under the freeze thaw cycle. We have, forced air, electric base board and high efficiency wood stove. Just canít be up there in the winter as much and not feasible to heat it, when no one is there.

benjamincall 12-30-2011 03:33 PM

Fieldstone or ungauged slate over Wedi board. Hickory or walnut if you prefer wood.

Bud Cline 12-30-2011 04:28 PM

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Fieldstone or ungauged slate over Wedi board. Hickory or walnut if you prefer wood.
Here I sit once again just simply "amazed".:yes:

benjamincall 12-30-2011 06:24 PM

Hickory and Walnut are supposed to be reasonably stable. Besides, what's wrong with a little rustic gapping in a lodge?

http://www.hursthardwoods.com/categories.php?cat=723

These folks seem to have some experience installing hardwood flooring in unheated cabins and the like:

http://www.theoakfloors.com/faq.html

They mention sealing the underside and the edges.

I don't have the details of the floor system, but my first choice would be the stone.

TarheelTerp 12-30-2011 09:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Hardway (Post 807442)
Looking for a flooring to go over the sub floor.
Need something that could be laid down and hold up...

How long do you expect **anything** to "hold up"?

joed 12-30-2011 09:28 PM

I have press and stick flooring in my cottage. No heat. Temp get to 20 below at least once every year. Never had a tile come up yet after 15 years. Also have regular glued down block tiles(been in the cottage at least 40 years), and sheet linoleum and sheet vinyl. No problems with any of them from lack of heat.

joecaption 12-30-2011 09:34 PM

Engineered prefinished hardwood.

1910NE 12-30-2011 09:47 PM

Commercial carpet with all weather area rugs over top.

jklingel 12-31-2011 01:12 AM

Anything wrong w/ T&G plywood, stained, and a few area rugs (preferably bear)? It's a hunting lodge, after all.

DangerMouse 12-31-2011 09:12 AM

Cork?

DM

benjamincall 12-31-2011 02:51 PM

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Anything wrong w/ T&G plywood, stained, and a few area rugs (preferably bear)? It's a hunting lodge, after all.

This is what I think of when I hear the word "hunting lodge":

Hardway 12-31-2011 04:26 PM

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Originally Posted by TarheelTerp (Post 807816)
How long do you expect **anything** to "hold up"?

More then one season!

Hardway 12-31-2011 04:40 PM

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Originally Posted by benjamincall (Post 808352)
This is what I think of when I hear the word "hunting lodge":

This is our place, how did you get pix?


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