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Old 06-09-2014, 09:22 AM   #1
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Post Carpet, cork, tile or linoleum?

We want to replace our "lovely" (not) shag carpet in our 2000 Pace Arrow Vision 36B. We have two small Westie dogs who always travel with us.
There is also oak wood flooring in the kitchen area only.
Although we like the look of tile, we're concerned about the extra weight it would add.
So we're considering either linoleum or cork flooring.
Any thoughts or suggestions and your experience replacing
carpet, and how it's worked out for you would be appreciated.
Should we run the new flooring into the bedroom area too? I do
have new throw rugs to put on top of the flooring.
Should we also remove the oak flooring in the kitchen area?
Susan & Jim
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Old 06-09-2014, 10:32 AM   #2
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There are many floor treatments available. Tile is heavy and requires a very stable underlayment or you'll get cracked or popped tiles. Carpet provides sound and heat insulation from road noise. Vinyl or linoleum can be slippery when wet and hard for dogs to get traction on even when dry. Wood and wood laminate floors are popular, but do have the sound and heat issues. Measure the area and visit a good store with lots of choices.


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Old 06-12-2014, 12:40 AM   #3
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Anyone installed cork flooring? Pros and cons?
How about bamboo flooring?
Jim & Susan
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cork is a nice material for sound absorption. It is soft, however. Bamboo is hard and with the aluminum oxide finish, really durable.
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