Originally Posted by faye
how did you prepare the sub flooring? how did you finish the outer edges?
I just replaced the flooring in my 36' Southwind from the driver's seat all the way through the galley, hallway, and bedroom. It took about 160 square feet of laminate (I did not lay any flooring under the rear bed pedestal, I left the original carpet in there; I cut out the carpet around the pedestal and finished it off with molding-more on the shoe molding in a moment). I purchased the laminate at a place called Lumber Liquidators (check online for deals).
I pulled up the old carpet and the hundred or so staples tha went with it. I left down the old vinyl and laid the laminate on top of it. As for any other floor prep, there really wasn't any (just make sure you don't have any "lumps" under the laminate).
The laminate flooring floats so there is no need for gluing, but I did glue the laminate to the uprights at the steps and on top of the steps.
I used stairnosing around the steps and shoe mold everywhere else. I also purchased these at LL and they were pre-stained to match the laminate that I bought.