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Old 07-03-2014, 03:32 AM   #1
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Carpet or laminate?

We have a 2001 Alfa 5th wheel that must have the carpet replaced. I am vacillating between carpet and laminate wood and my biggest concern is the slide/main floor interface. Any suggestions based on your experience would be greatly appreciated.

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Welcome....Make sure there is enough clearance if you choose the laminate floor...)
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Old 07-03-2014, 09:26 AM   #4
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Good luck with your decision.
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Hi folks! Welcome to IRV2! It's great to have you join the gang!

We're about to replace our carpet with vinyl tile. We hate the carpet!

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Old 07-03-2014, 01:50 PM   #6
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There have been many discussions posted here about rv'rs replacing flooring with vinyl tile. Many have used Allure flooring, from Home Depot. Look at Youtube there are many videos about it.
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Allure from home depot and Armstrong Luxe are popular vinyl flooring choices. Typically thinner than laminate, reducing slide clearance issues.
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Old 07-03-2014, 10:08 PM   #8
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Laminate is 3/8" carpet and pad is 3/8" I used pergo style and love it.
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The laminate is a good product. We have some Pergo in our home and it looks and wears great, but, any spills or moisture that gets between the seams can cause it to swell and come apart. As long as you wipe up any spills quickly it is fine. Just don't let it sit. That advice comes from personal experience. If we ever do our fifth wheel I will look at the Allure.
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We did Trafficmaster Rustic Maple Honeytone from HomeDepot in our trailer...great, so far! The slide doesn't hit the floor (or carpet). My carpet was about 3/4" or so and the slide rides up and over. If it had slid on the carpet it would have ruined it, too.

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On the flip side of the coin:
When the time comes to replace the stock carpet we will replace it with carpet. I like the soft feel under my feet, and the extra insulation for warmth during those cold trips to the ski areas.
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If I were to replace the carpet I would use Allure Flooring. Looks great, generally easy to install.
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Old 07-16-2014, 09:04 PM   #13
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We replaced ours with Allure laminate flooring in our living room and kitchen area. It was really easy and looks great. We have had no issues with the slide outs.
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I replaced the carpet in our 2008 Cougar with Allure and loved the change. We have two dogs, the allure made it so much easier to keep clean. We have since traded for a 2014 Rockwood and ordered it with laminate flooring. The flooring for the slides are carpet as was the cougar but the rest is laminate. If you have kids, animals or both laminate would be my choice. We also use area rugs, so easy to shake out.

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