RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Newmar Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login

Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-07-2018, 08:12 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 36
Cork flooring instead of tile

We are working towards a 2019/2020 DS and wonder if anyone has one with cork floor vs tile? I like the soft feel vs the hard feel.

a) not sure if Newmar would even consider such a thing.
b) it would be the cork tile not the floating floors.

love to hear of anyone factory ordering a recent DS and getting off the wall custom stuff done like the above....
__________________

__________________
Currently coachless.
Sold in 2013: 2008 Itasca Sunova 35J bunkhouse F53
Still have the 1997 Jeep TJ Sahara for fun
Driveby is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 08-07-2018, 08:45 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
MikeO58's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 434
Cork would be nice but my concern would be wear when slides are brought in an out? Not sure if there is actual contact with flooring.
__________________

__________________
Mike & Kelly
2017 Discovery 40E Freightliner Cummins 380hp
2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
MikeO58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2018, 08:47 AM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by MikeO58 View Post
Cork would be nice but my concern would be wear when slides are brought in an out? Not sure if there is actual contact with flooring.
yeah that is my biggest question after "Will they even do it for me?"

I believe the newer slides never actually touch the floor with that magic lift and move mechanism. But maybe I'm wrong and then this is probably a very bad idea.
__________________
Currently coachless.
Sold in 2013: 2008 Itasca Sunova 35J bunkhouse F53
Still have the 1997 Jeep TJ Sahara for fun
Driveby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2018, 09:50 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 1,397
If they were to offer it, doubt that they would even as a special since it is truly a custom choice not just a switch from another higher or lower end coach, you would probably not be able to do heated floors.
__________________
Gary 2017 Dutch Star 4369 Spartan
HWH Active Air Centramatic wheel balancers
Box Elder, SD and the road
ghaynes754 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2018, 10:55 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Stuart W's Avatar


 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: LA CA
Posts: 5,800
Quote:
Originally Posted by Driveby View Post
yeah that is my biggest question after "Will they even do it for me?"



I believe the newer slides never actually touch the floor with that magic lift and move mechanism. But maybe I'm wrong and then this is probably a very bad idea.


True only on HWH hydraulic slide. On my 18 DS 4369 two are touching the floor
__________________

2018 Dutch Star 4369 Spartan!
2017 Jeep Wrangler Smoky Mountain
2016 Canyon Star 3710 SOLD
Stuart W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2018, 02:43 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Ken C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Fulltime, Formally SF Bay Area
Posts: 296
We have an 18 DS 4052 which is a 4 slide floor plan. None of our slides touch the floor. I would have preferred a wood floor, but did not try to get Newmar to install it as a special. What we did do, was to install a King Aire floor tile which is not high gloss as the reflection of the ceiling lights in the floor was offensive to me as well as the slippery nature of the high gloss tile.
__________________
Ken C
2018 Dutch Star 4052 Spartan
2015 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
Ken C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2018, 03:55 PM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 36
I'm not a huge fan of tile floors. Dropped too many dishes in my time.... Plus with modern cork tiles it's warmer, softer, totally waterproof, works on heated floors and nice on the tootsies

But really wasn't expecting much positive news. Maybe by 2020 Newmar will have read this thread and explored the feasibility
__________________
Currently coachless.
Sold in 2013: 2008 Itasca Sunova 35J bunkhouse F53
Still have the 1997 Jeep TJ Sahara for fun
Driveby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2018, 04:05 PM   #8
Senior Member


 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Sarasota, FL
Posts: 3,152
I hear cork doesn't do well with pets on it. Try bamboo - really tough.
__________________
Rick and Larrie Dee
1997 40' Newmar London Aire DP CTA 8.3 (Mechanical) 325 Spartan MM
Bringing her back to her glory.
'08 Jeep GC Overland.
RKins is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2018, 05:55 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 1,112
I would like to see some options. Not a fan of tile.
__________________

__________________
Been through all the continental states and provinces. Rinse and repeat. Present coach 2018 VTDP 3407.
Finance is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
floor, flooring



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Carpet, cork, tile or linoleum? meant2shop Class A Motorhome Discussions 3 06-12-2014 05:54 AM
Cork flooring 00DAME Class A Motorhome Discussions 6 11-04-2013 09:09 PM
Cork/Bamboo Flooring sdesha Class A Motorhome Discussions 16 03-11-2013 06:26 AM
Cork Flooring in RV??? Donzi8622 iRV2.com General Discussion 1 08-30-2011 12:06 PM
Cork Flooring jollyjim MH-General Discussions & Problems 9 09-25-2010 05:59 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:13 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.