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Old 05-13-2018, 05:51 AM   #1
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2001 Bounder Flooring Replacement

yesterday we started our flooring project, replacing the old dirty, sun faded, worn out carpet with a plank vinyl flooring.

I got all the demolition done in the main living area (saving the bedroom and bathroom until we get the main part done, just in case I don't complete the project before our next planned trips).

We are planning on replacing the dinette with a murphy-bed and counter arrangement, but we're still discussing.

Getting the carpet and vinyl from under the slide wasn't too bad, and there's no rollers or anything to interfere with the new floor. Also, there are a ton of carriage bolts sticking up from the floor, so I'm going to have to install underlayment.. I confirmed that I should have enough clearance on the slide even with 5mm of vinyl and 3/16" luan.

My plan right now is to staple the luan down to the subfloor, and then glue the vinyl on top of it... the vinyl is rated as click and optionally glue (if you use wet-set adhesive), so my thought is that it'll last far longer if I glue it, in addition to click-locking it)

Here's some pics of the progress so far.

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After we removed the old carpet and vinyl


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How did it turn out. Only the before pic's showed up.
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How did it turn out. Only the before pic's showed up.
Last night I just finished the underlayment in the main area of the coach. I will be putting leveling compound down tonight, and likely getting the new flooring started on saturday.

this is a LONG process (not unexpected tho) if you want to do it right.





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we had a VERY successful day today and got all the flooring laid... next up is trim and putting the seats back in!

Glueing down click-lock style flooring is definitely a challenge. I love the way it looks, but I don't know if I'd take on a job like this myself again. Today was about 13 hours on my hands and knees, as well as getting up to cut and grab more pieces. Definitely looks nicer than the carpet did tho.





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[QUOTE=jvanick;4197884]we had a VERY successful day today and got all the flooring laid... next up is trim and putting the seats back in!

Glueing down click-lock style flooring is definitely a challenge. I love the way it looks, but I don't know if I'd take on a job like this myself again. Today was about 13 hours on my hands and knees, as well as getting up to cut and grab more pieces. Definitely looks nicer than the carpet did tho.

Looks Great from this view!!
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Looks good, what are the plans for the doghouse? I'm thinking of doing mine in a tinted truck bed liner:

https://www.amazon.com/U-POL-Tintabl...ct_top?ie=UTF8

It would end up looking something like this:

http://www.divver-city.com/blog/2017...-cover-remake/
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Looks good, what are the plans for the doghouse? I'm thinking of doing mine in a tinted truck bed liner:
currently planning on fresh 'medium-shag' carpet... my only concern was what to do around the flat areas of the dog house... I'm now thinking of running carpet right up to the edge of the vinyl flooring.

I like the idea of the bed liner, but I'd likely have to do too much prep to the doghouse to make it look good.

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Just saw your post only a year later,. Better late than never. Super great info. We have same rig, 2000. What was the floor type and design you used? How is it holding up?
Very impressed with your work
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we are still in the process of finishing... this post was from the last week or so... not a year.

we used 5mm Tranquility luxury vinyl glued onto 3/16" underlayment

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We have the main area (mostly) finished. Still deciding on quarter-round or just caulking the edges (left it cut back about 1/8-3/16" from the walls and cabinets), also need to complete the area around the doghouse.

However from the casual observer, it's complete, and we're already enjoying it!

Entryway:


A nice shot while we were camping this past weekend when the sun was hitting it as it was a photoshoot:
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Can you tell me what glue you used and does it seem to be holding up well?
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Can you tell me what glue you used and does it seem to be holding up well?
So far (about 3 weeks in) it seems to be holding up great and it's stuck down to the point that I'm sure i'd have some major difficulty getting the vinyl up if I had to.

I used Bostik GreenGrip
https://www.bostik.com/us/Bostik-pro...nking-adhesive

It was recommended to me by the flooring place since the RV is subject to moisture and temperature swings, unlike our houses.

We did a wet application, that is we installed the floor over the wet mastic that was spread out, and even the initial grip of it was quite sticky.... it really made the 'click-lock' part of the installation a lot more difficult then when you float it.
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