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Old 09-09-2006, 05:37 PM   #1
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I want to replace my carpeting and am thinking about putting in pergo floor but am worried about our slide. Has anyone done this with a slide?

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I want to replace my carpeting and am thinking about putting in pergo floor but am worried about our slide. Has anyone done this with a slide?

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Old 09-10-2006, 07:25 AM   #3
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Hi I am looking at the same installation also. So far as I can see there would be no height difference or problems with this flooring. We travel with two large dogs and they sure can dirty a carpet. Now we use a piece of indoor outdoor carpet that we lay ovet the original carpet. This works somewhat. I purchased a scrap of vinyl flooring that we are slao thinking about. I got a small piece of the flooring to try from Home Depot and am checking the height now. It is the interlocking type.The only thing that needs to be looked at is how you lock down the edges so it cant move and the added weight.


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Old 09-10-2006, 07:54 AM   #4
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I was wondering about this also.Here is a thread
you might find of interest...No,I haven't gotten around to it yet.But I'm gonna
I called the manufacturer of my trailer and
asked why they didn't offer it.
He stated it was mostly a warranty thing.The slide could scratch the laminate.But he thought it would work great...
http://irv2.infopop.cc/eve/forums?s=...2&f=2396073452

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Old 09-26-2006, 12:56 PM   #5
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Hi,

When we ordered our RV, I asked if we could have the vinyl extended throughout. I was told that with a slide you need carpet. I'm curious to hear what you find out. Pergo would be nice. Good luck.

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Old 09-27-2006, 05:54 AM   #6
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what about weight?
does pergo weigh considerably more than carpet?
i am looking for a reason to upgrade axle capacity this might be the ticket.
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Old 09-28-2006, 07:00 PM   #7
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We looked into Pergo earlier this year to replace the flooring damamged by the dealer. Unfornutately, after researching it some I decided that Pergo is not a real good option in an rv. Pergo is a floating floor system. In a house it is just fine, but in an Rv there is enough movement that i did not feel it would stay in place for the long run. We decided instead on a vinyl flooring and it works just fine for us.
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Old 09-30-2006, 12:43 PM   #8
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I too was considering this option, I work "Very" Part Time at a friends RV shop and have had the fortune to see how "Pergo" style laminate flooring holds up. and from what I've seen... I'm gonna stay with Vinyl, after initial installation the floors look great, but what I am seeing is, that after a year or 2 of super hot days, getting bounced around and shifting, the seems where the laminate lock together start to separate, (only very slightly) but enough to lose the effect of a high quality appearance in the flooring. Another thing to consider also, is most laminates have a wax type substance on the tongue and grove of the planks, this helps seal the planks together in a non-moving home, however on a trailer the wax starts to... wick..or vent through the seems allowing dirt, sand to get trapped between the planks, this will in time help separate the planks and give them that nice ... "cheesy look" as much as I like the look of some laminates,, especially those that look like Natural Slate, and other weathered stone and wood, I'll have to stick with the vinyl, and Carpet for now. One other possibility is to use the Square stick down tiles. But I think the problem with those, is finding a pattern and Look ... that actually looks good.
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I have seen new RVs with the wood floor option. Are they using laminate tongue and grove flooring, or is it something specific for RV applications?
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I had a MH with the floors you are all talking about. Never had floor become spaced out with cracks but if you have a leak they will buckle if water leak isn't found soon. My floor was laid in a front to back layout. Have said if floor was laid at an angle to the slide the rollers would travel over more boards and not just over a crack as it travels. You will also have to sweep the floor before closing slide or dirt will penetrate the floor or mark it up.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Jordan_C:
I want to replace my carpeting and am thinking about putting in pergo floor but am worried about our slide. Has anyone done this with a slide?

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I did my 99 FW Discovery 36T 1 slide motorhome throughout and it was great. However, I did have one portion of the slide that scratched the floor slightly. We used throw rugs on floor so it wasn't visible during use anyway. I would still use it even if visible; it gave the entire motorhome a much more warm ambiance which everyone commented on and it made cleaning a breeze.
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