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Old 09-15-2012, 05:10 PM   #1
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Question Replacing carpeting

We are new to RVing full time and have alot to learn. The carpet in our RV needs to be replaced. We have a mega slide that encompasses our living area outside of the bedroom. Does anyone have suggestions on what to replace it with. We have really bad allergies so the carpet needs to go.
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:39 PM   #2
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Well you can go with vinyl or laminate both are easy to clean also need to see what the slide looks like is it a drop slide or does it stay on top of the main floor that makes a difference
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the slide sits on top. Will that make scratches in the laminate, if so is there a certain type we should use ?
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Not the case all the time some slides will dip when coming in and not hit the floor at all but some will there is a block I have been reading about that is placed under the front when the slide in coming in to prevent it from hitting the floor so there should not be a problem with it hitting the block has a felt material on the bottom and glides along the floor
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Before you actually install laminate or wood lay a few planks down and run the slide in and out over them. Look under the slide to see what it moves on. Some are rollers, skids or other. What you want to watch for are screws that are not all the way in and these are typically what causes the scratches/gouging you may read about.
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:50 AM   #6
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Replacing carpeting

Thank you both , when we find what we want we will differently try it out first.
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We replaced the carpet on the slide and half the carpet in the main area (other half with laminate). It went down well and we used a REAL felt underlayment with the carpet. The slide does make two small marks in the carpet on either end but livable. DW has allergies and they disappeared with the old carpet gone and new carpet installed. Good entry mats for feet wiping make a difference too.
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You could put down hardwood, cork or bamboo. tiles crack. It would need to be put down with PL400 and pins which flies in the face of manufacturers recomendations. To protect the floors from the steel slide rollers if that is what you have, protectors are available from Hdwd supply locations. We use them to protect the floor when pulling an appliance. They are a telescoping flat plastic device, fairly inexpensive.
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