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Old 01-19-2016, 07:00 AM   #1
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Plan to Carpet RV

We plan to re-carpet and tile the RV shortly. Has anyone used Re-carpet Your RV in Florida? Thanks

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Old 01-19-2016, 11:29 AM   #2
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I did away with carpet and put down a vinyl plank flooring. Lot easier to maintain and now they have nice looking design.

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Old 01-19-2016, 11:30 AM   #3
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simple answer. DON"T!!! Go with some hard surface flooring that's easy to clean. We had carpet and tile in our coach and it was impossible to keep clean. The tile was simulated Travertine and had divots in in which the dirt collected and was impossible to get clean. Even with shoe removal before entering the coach there was still dirt to deal with. We went with a one piece vinyl floor of simulated wood. Looks great, warm on the feet, easy to clean, and if you drop something breakable on it most of the time it will just bounce and not break. Good luck
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Old 01-19-2016, 12:40 PM   #4
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Can't answer the question you actually asked. Maybe someone can. And since you didn't ask what I would do, I'll not tell you. ;-)
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Old 01-19-2016, 12:57 PM   #5
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I did not find any info about "Re-carpet Your RV" in Florida.

However, being a long time resident of Florida, here is my take on carpeting.

Florida = Sandy Soil
Sandy Soil + Carpet = Impossible to Clean completely

In my S&B home, we avoid walking through sandy soil by the use of driveways, sidewalks, and grass. We do have floor mats just inside the door in case of rain to remove any sand/dirt that may want to find its way inside.

Now, trips the beach, or any place where sand and soil are visible, are a different issue. Extra efforts need to be made to rinse feet/shoes off before entering any RV/car/TT, etc. Even then lots of sand always seems to get inside and into the carpet. It is virtually impossible to remove even with a high-power shop vacuum.

I would suggest a hard floor, such as vinyl, maybe laminated wood, etc. to replace the carpet. Some folks even install ceramic tile. (Dropping a glass or dish on hard tile never seems to end well.)

If you still want the "softness" of carpet add some area rugs or runners. (I would use non-stick backing to prevent slipping.)

You can remove the rugs/runners for cleaning. If they get too nasty, toss them and replace.

Bonus Benefit: If you get tired of the color of the rugs and want to "redecorate" your RV, change out the rugs. Think of them as "accessories" and consumables.

Be sure that the hard flooring you put down can live up to the sand and water that may be carried in from the outside elements.
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Old 01-19-2016, 08:13 PM   #6
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Never used them but I am fine with carpet regardless of where I am or where I live.

Everyone gets to remove their shoes before entering my coach!

Keeps the carpet clean and feels good on the toes.

Many may roll their eyes at this but take a swab of your shoe and have it analysed...you will take your shoes off from that moment on with a doubt.

Oh, and my Mom and Dad always made me take my shoes off, too.
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Old 01-20-2016, 06:34 AM   #7
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Guy ask a question about a company and gets a lecture on why not to have carpet, sheesh !!

To the OP, I also could not find the company you referenced but check on Craiglist I know in the Tampa, Lakeland area their are several companies that advertise carpet and flooring replacement. Good luck.

I have carpet and like it and I don't take my shoes off !!. We like the soft warm feeling of carpet and if it ever gets replaced it will be with more carpet. It takes 5 minutes to vacuum the entire coach and once a year Stanley Steamer. We even let guest come in without taking off their shoes.
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Old 01-20-2016, 06:59 AM   #8
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+1 on everything gacamp said.

To carpet or not to carpet..........IS NOT THE QUESTION.....LOL.
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Old 01-20-2016, 07:17 AM   #9
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If you think about it, you don't need an rv savvy shop to do it...
it's just flooring any flooring company can do it... and maybe at a discount if you can bring the floor to their shop !

Only caveat is:
do get something like a 'floating floor' that can stand up to any flexing and the constant traffic right at the entry.
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Old 01-21-2016, 06:26 AM   #10
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Thanks guys. We plan to using a vinyl plank flooring and carpet in the bedroom. I was really just wanting to check the company.
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Originally Posted by gacamp View Post

I have carpet and like it and I don't take my shoes off !!. We like the soft warm feeling of carpet and if it ever gets replaced it will be with more carpet. It takes 5 minutes to vacuum the entire coach and once a year Stanley Steamer. We even let guest come in without taking off their shoes.
X2 for carpet. DW likes it so much last MH we bought that didn't have it (trend today is to not have it) we paid to put it in. Don't take off shoes either, but do have those add on shoe wipers on the steps and an additional floor mat just inside the door.
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Old 01-21-2016, 11:25 AM   #12
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Engineered wood flooring is a better bet. Looks richer and just as easy to clean. I did my whole coach in Laminate distressed hickory and even the factory boys were impressed. But to each their own.


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