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        Hello!

        I'm wondering what the best type of flooring would be for a couple of old rail cars that are currently being used as a museum. The museum runs all summer, and is empty and unused in the winter. We currently have flooring that was once expensive and was supposed to be suitable, but is now warped from shrinking and expanding. We run primarily off of donations, so something cost-effective that can handle high traffic would be great!

        PS: Extreme temperatures range from -40 Celsius to +30.

        Thank you!
         
        Posts: 2 | Registered: Jul 05, 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        That's a pretty broad temperature range. Are you in some part of northern Canada?

        I don't have any technical suggestions but am just wondering exactly what kind of flooring is in place now, and what kind of subflooring is beneath it? That may help others with more knowledge than I.
         
        Posts: 1906 | Registered: Oct 06, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        I am - northern Ontario, actually.
        The subfloor is plywood, and the actual flooring is industrial linoleum.
         
        Posts: 2 | Registered: Jul 05, 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        How about a floating laminate?

        Very durable surface for high traffic. Easy to install on top of any smooth surface. Designed to expand and contract with temperature changes. Reasonably priced.

        If you go with a high quality grade your material costs will be in the $3 to $5 per square foot range.


        Jaybee
         
        Posts: 10305 | Location: Knoxville, Tennessee | Registered: Sep 27, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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