Very nice job on both of the replacements. Our 5er is a year old & since we bought it we have been tossing around the idea of the carpet going out & a wood look flooring going down. I am concerned about the slides as well marking whatever product we use. However I have not even looked at the slide mechanism yet. If we do this it will be in the fall when we return to Vancouver Island after our tour to the east coast of Canada. So I still have some time to look and research. And I have all the tools I need on board so that will help. Besides, Home Depot rents out tools. Cheerio, Jeannine.