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Old 07-18-2014, 12:09 PM   #15
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Are your area rugs slippery? A bit worried about sliding on a rug in the dark. We pulled the trailer over 6 miles of dirt road and I couldn't believe how much dust was on everything! I swept a 1/2 cup of dust off the floor and kept thinking "if this was carpet that dust would still be in there!", then I vacumned what is left of the carpet so we wouldn't get any of that dusty smell from now on. Here is a picture of my kitchen now...
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Old 07-18-2014, 12:58 PM   #16
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TIP

TIP we used the vinal planks from home depot a flooring guy told us to
buy vinal flooring primmer. it has a time limit [ read can ] it drys in about
1/2 hour and must do floor in 4-5 hours if i remember right. so we did it
several parts. that primmmer made that floor stay down. over a year latter
i needed to remove one strip. it did not come up easy .
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Old 07-18-2014, 03:00 PM   #17
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If I were to replace the carpet I would use Allure Flooring. Looks great, generally easy to install.
And easy to clean! We love ours!!! We used commercial rubber base molding and a the matching Allure transistion to replace the carpet flap on the front driver side slide.

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Old 07-18-2014, 06:35 PM   #18
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dust from driving on dirt roads

If you tow or drive, the unit has negative pressure inside and any crack will let any foreign matter to migrate into the unit. Having air conditioners running will make it less.
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Old 07-19-2014, 09:23 AM   #19
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Are your area rugs slippery? A bit worried about sliding on a rug in the dark. We pulled the trailer over 6 miles of dirt road and I couldn't believe how much dust was on everything! I swept a 1/2 cup of dust off the floor and kept thinking "if this was carpet that dust would still be in there!", then I vacumned what is left of the carpet so we wouldn't get any of that dusty smell from now on. Here is a picture of my kitchen now...
We started out with area rugs with the rubber type backing on them but after a few washings the backing started to come off. We went to area rugs with no backing and laid them on top of a sort of rubber honeycomb type stuff that comes on a roll at Home Depot. This works out great for us.
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I have used Vinyl planking on several motor homes. Its a great floor system but not simple to install as its hand glued. It looks like wood and is very durable. Slide clearance is "usually" a non issue. just wipe or mop. I usually pull the carpet and foam backing out and install a GOS plyboard and then glue the Vinyl strips down from there. Very easy to cut and can be made fit to zero tolorances around fixtures and walls.This is 150% better system than the allure system but much more labour intensive to install
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Old 07-19-2014, 12:51 PM   #21
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This is 150% better system than the allure system but much more labour intensive to install
What makes you say it is that much better than the Allure?

Inquiring minds and all that...

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We used allure and love it. Very easy to install and looks great. We put some throw rugs down with the rubber backing and they work pretty good. We are very happy with our results.
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Put Allure down on our motorhome and helped 4 others install it in the motorhomes and 5th wheel. One of the best DIY projects out there. Here is a link to some photos of my install.
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install a GOS plyboard
What is this GOS plyboard? Not familiar with it myself.
To others on Allure, when reading the various forums and talking with other I would say it is about 50/50 for good success. That is about half have said it looks great and have had no problems. The other half have said it looked great to start but had problems with it staying flat and properly fitted. Some say that even the smallest drop of water had caused problems. I was looking at it originally myself, but have had two different flooring people one at Home Deport and one at Lowes recommend against using it.
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Here is some allure that has buckled and is going in the dumpster
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Just finished doing the 2000 Discovery. Replaced floor tile & carpet with Mohawk Premium Luxury Vinyl Tile. Cost $700.00. Time 7-10 days. It is waterproof & you have to glue it down. I wanted to use Pergo, but it is a floating floor & it is not waterproof + I had concerns about slide(s) clearance, driving this rig on less than perfect roads is like a rolling earthquake! After reading here on the forums, I pretty much followed Ernie Eckberg's advice on flooring. Will post pic's after installing furniture & the new Samsung 197 refer!
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This is really a personal choice but I'll give you my .02. For over a decade I bemoaned carpet in my RVs and always thought that a all vinyl or tile RV would be ideal. Flash forward to mid 2000 and I have a beautiful tag axle DP with tile and vinyl throughout. I and the misses hated it. It didn't feel good under the feet and it wad actually more of a hassle to keep clean. So when we bought our full timing rig we both wanted carpet in it and have not regretted it one bit.
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Here is some allure that has buckled and is going in the dumpster
Ernie, there is supposed to be gap between the floor and the cabinets/walls, etc., that will stop that from happening (per the instructions). That is why it has the quarter-round trimming it.

That sure is a nasty looking floor wrinkle!

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