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Old 10-20-2012, 10:45 AM   #1
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Laminate flooring and slide-out..

Ok so I am considering putting down some wood colored laminate flooring in place of the carpet i have in the main living area in my travel trailer. I have a 38' Dutchmen Classic and it has one big super slide in the living area which involves both the couch and kitchen table. I am basically wanting to know anything and everything there is to know before taking on a project like this. My hubby is very handy so he will surely be helping. Since he is working a lot i figured i would try and get some info on my own! With that being said, i am most curious about the super slide. I would like laminate flooring there as well but i want to make sure the slide out will work properly after installation. I looked under the overlay of carpet that works with the slide out and i see there is a big piece of plywood under there along with what i am guessing is a metal strip that holds the other carpet in place under there. What are things i would need to do in order to create a good, solid platform to put the laminate on? Any info or suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much!

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Old 10-20-2012, 01:17 PM   #2
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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.

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