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Old 02-02-2012, 08:34 PM   #1
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Removing carpet and installing laminate

Has anyone removed their carpet and installed laminate flooring? carpeting is nice and I vacuum daily, but I think it will be easier to maintain laminate, especially when I camp at the Oregon coast after it has rained. Thank you.

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Old 02-02-2012, 08:52 PM   #2
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Old 02-02-2012, 08:56 PM   #3
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Laminate floor

Any photos you can share? Thanks. Doing the work is easy, lots of experience, just wondering if you are happy you made the change.
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:16 PM   #4
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I haven't, but I don't think it would be a tough job. Just pull up your carpet and install the laminate just like you would in a house. Much easier in your RV since it is a much smaller space.
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I found a carpet layer man that did it as a side job. I had him remove the old carpet, first he had to unbolted and remove the furniture, then install new carpet under mat and then nice carpet. I just could not stand walking barefoot or in my socks on hard flooring all the time. Cost me $600 for whole job.

It is quieter and warmer with carpet. There is one piece vinyl tile flooring in kitchen and bath.
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Old 02-03-2012, 04:55 AM   #6
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I have removed the carpet and replaced with laminate. You can use the google search function at the top of the site and see many projects and pictures that members have posted.

I am glad that we did this as we travel with 3 small dogs predominately in sandy soiled areas (Eastern NC). The floor still requires a daily cleaning but is much easier for us with a broom verses dragging out the electric broom.

I have posted a link to my pictures of the project, I hope it works.

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Old 02-04-2012, 03:28 PM   #7
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You did a great job, thanks for sharing. We travel with an 8 pound cat and a 110 pound Rottweiler, and whenever possible a 6 year old grandson and 12 year old granddaughter, so to make cleaning easier would be nice. think we will go for the laminate, then add some rugs I can throw in the washer. We steam cleaned the carpet right before this 7 week trip, but it doesn't look like we did. As we head home now. great photos!
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I just removed the laminate the previous owner installed as a floating floor with padding. Ice maker leaked into and under the floor and the padding absorbed it like a sponge we did not notice it untill slide out went crunch after the flooring warped. I have seen where many pros suggest a glue down installation like you would a kitchen. We replaced ours with a good grade of vinyl from Home depot thad you can use grout with. Most people think it is real ceramic because of the grout. If you want more info on how we did the job let me know. We also had to restore the subfloor as a result of the leak that went undetected for a month.
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