Laminate Flooring and the Slideout
I too have been investigating pulling carpet out and putting in something new. From all the reading that I've found, if your slide is to 'roll' in onto the new floor, the rollers scratch or scrape laminate flooring. So you would need to put a rug down or something before bringing in the slide. In our previous motorhome, I took out the carpet and installed 12x12 vinyl tiles, then went back and grouted them. It looked wonderful and the slide rollers never did anything to hurt the floor. I did not have to address the slide in that one because the floor was completely covered by the couch and kitchen cabinets. Our new one has carpet, but I'm planning on having new carpet installed on the slide-out floor. We're considering 18x18 vinyl tile, again grouting inbetween. By the way, the grout we use has synthetic properties so it's flexible and won't crack.
Good luck and have fun!
Vern and Beth Borgman
2002 Monaco Diplomat