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Old 03-29-2016, 08:32 PM   #1
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Flooring Replacement

We have a 38' Kountry Star, 2003, and would like to take out the carpet and put in something else; and do it ourselves. I'm looking for suggestions and recommendations.
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I am in the proceeds of putting SmartCore, vinyl flooring in my travel trailer. It is easy to work with and very durable. I purchased it at Lowe's.
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Old 03-29-2016, 08:45 PM   #3
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I put in a laminate flooring in the LR and BR, I used 7mm thick to make sure it would work with the slides.
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Take at look at VLT (Luxury Vinyl Tile) planks. Many sources including the obvious big box retailers. They are 6x48 in width and length. Definitely get the commercial quality flooring planks as they will hold up much better. I think they are 4mm thick and will not impede slide function.

Hoping to do this upgrade on our coach in a few weeks. Our current coach is ALL carpeting and with two dogs and sometimes wet paws, the change over just makes sense.
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Take at look at VLT (Luxury Vinyl Tile) planks. Many sources including the obvious big box retailers. They are 6x48 in width and length. Definitely get the commercial quality flooring planks as they will hold up much better. I think they are 4mm thick and will not impede slide function.



Hoping to do this upgrade on our coach in a few weeks. Our current coach is ALL carpeting and with two dogs and sometimes wet paws, the change over just makes sense.

We used Mannington Adura LVT when we replaced our flooring in 2011. We used 16"x16" tile, glued and grouted as normal residential construction. It still looks new and we remain Completely happy with it.

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I have the 2005 Kountry Star, and I wanted a wood floor, so I installed engineered hardwood from Bruce flooring. It is pretty good quality and it weighs less than most hardwood.
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I don't have a picture but I removed the carpet in my old 38 sport coach and installed an engineered wood floor over 1/4 inch cork for sound deadening ,insulation and to bring it up to the same height as my kitchen floor. All glued down, the job was about a 3 on a scale of 10. I should say I'm not a pro but have done a lot of home projects .
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I have the 2005 Kountry Star, and I wanted a wood floor, so I installed engineered hardwood from Bruce flooring. It is pretty good quality and it weighs less than most hardwood.

That looks like a KS 3742. If so, I have the same coach.

Looks like you also did the slide, do you have more information and photos? Looks beautiful!
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That looks like a KS 3742. If so, I have the same coach.

Looks like you also did the slide, do you have more information and photos? Looks beautiful!
I thought the same thing when I saw that huge galley. LOL.

Beautiful floor. Interesting that he did the slide out as well.

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I do have the 3742, and will post more pics tomorrow.
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I do have the 3742, and will post more pics tomorrow.
We really like ours. How did you manage to get the new hardwood installed under the cabinets and under the opposite slide? I look forward to seeing more pictures.

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Search on my user name for pictures and details of our sheet vinyl installation in the Pace Arrow. Probably the best change we have done. Great looking and super practical.
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I redid my 35' HR Endeavor. Put carpet in driver/passenger/bdrm, and Allure flooring from Home Depot in the balance. Under old carpet had put Luan (spelling) but overall thickness dies not bother slide. This is floating flooring that sticks to each other not the sub floor for ease of replacement or repair. It is a vinyl so easy to cut and piece while it resists water etc. Cleans up easily with Swifter and a broom. Check it out.
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