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Old 07-12-2015, 08:06 PM   #1
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Has anyone replaced the carpet in their fifth wheel living area with Allure, a waterproof laminate? If so, did it affect the slide-outs in any way?
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Old 07-13-2015, 10:26 AM   #2
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1. Yes
2. No

Many posts on this forum on that very subject, do a search. And DON'T glue it down! Follow the instructions and leave it floating with a 1/4" gap around the perimeter.

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Old 07-13-2015, 10:33 AM   #3
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Not a fifth wheel, but I did replace the carpet and vinyl with Allure, Laid it as a floating floor. Came out real nice. Just measure once/twice/three times before cutting, and keep alot of razor blades on hand.
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A lot of folks who have replaced flooring have used allure. Definitely my choice when the time comes to replace the flooring. Check out previous threads.
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I just had the flooring in my 2007 Excel 35 FLR replaced with vinyl wood look plank flooring, using Berry Alloc Pro Click from Best laminate. Love the look but is slippery and different but I like it. Not the cheapest abt $3.90 per sq. ft. plus installation.This is a very high quality product with a 5.5 mm wear layer. Good luck
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We took out the carpet in the LR and BR, also the vinyl in the bathroom. We tried using the same Allure vinyl planks that Grumpy0374 used. We have a curved wall in the BR and we just couldn't make it line up due to that and the L shape going into the bathroom. We aren't experienced do it your selfers so that could have been the issue. We had to go with 16" vinyl tiles that we glued down, they went down fine and look great.
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How does it effect the slide ? If you don't glue down would the slide move the vinyl planks when you are extracting and bringing it in ? I was not going to put the planks on the slide area so how far under the carpet on the slides do you go .
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It does not effect the slide - notice if the slide drags on the carpet it would leave marks, but the slide lifts up and doesn't contact the carpet/floor. I put mine under far enough that when it is out the flooring is still under the slide's carpet. Once you lift up the slide flap and have a look, it will become clear.

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Thanks Tim , did you put down a barrier between the floor and vinyl planks ? What brand of flooring did you use ?
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I used TrafficMaster interlock rustic maple honeytone from Home Depot. No barrier - I took up the split linoleum (also not glued down) and put the new flooring right on the subfloor. In the bedroom and bathroom, I put the new flooring on top of the linoleum.

When the flooring has been installed and snapped together it will not let any water through, plus it is made of a rubberized material that is water proof on it's own. The TrafficMaster is not slippery...it is a very nice floor.

My rig has the level floor system when the slide it out - as it comes in you can see it lift up so that it misses the flooring. If it had been rubbing on the floor, imagine what your carpet would have looked like!

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The vinyl plank flooring that I used was Berry Aloc pro click. Very high end flooring at about $3.90 sq ft from Best Laminates. No glueing but you do need clearance to allow it to expand and contract. Edges are covered up by the carpet on the slides and by custom 1/4 round trim stained to match either the floor or the cabinets. Hope this helps, Good luck.
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Other than the product, +1 ^^^ cwo4mstumpf - exactly how I did it, except my custom 1/4 round came off the rack at Home Depot. Matched great!

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Timay.....My custom probably came from HD also but the installer stained it to match the Brazilian Cherry in my 07 Excel...
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