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Old 11-16-2013, 09:22 PM   #1
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Carpet to tile in a MH

DW wants the carpet pulled out of our 1999 Winnebago Chieftain and replace it with tile or linoleum. Has any done this and has some idea what I'm up against?
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move to linoleum tile is humm high LBS and hard to install and keep down in moving floor it can be done

i pulled 1200 lbs of tile out of my Rv to get my towing and load weight up
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We pulled the carpet out of our coach in both the front living area including cockpit, and the rear bedroom area, We replaced it with laminate. The surface under the carpet was good and the laminate does not need to be fastened down. Lino is also a good choice but a little harder to put in. Either way lino or laminate is much easier to care for. Good luck.
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We pulled the carpet out of our coach in both the front living area including cockpit, and the rear bedroom area, We replaced it with laminate. The surface under the carpet was good and the laminate does not need to be fastened down. Lino is also a good choice but a little harder to put in. Either way lino or laminate is much easier to care for. Good luck.
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Was the carpet hard to remove? I'm worried about trying to remove a old glue mess with chisels for hours.
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it is stapled down. it will take hours to remove
not like removing carpet in your house
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Here's a before and after of mine , the toughest part as mentioned is removing all the staples that hold the carpet down . My linoleum wasn't even glued down . I used allure from Home Depot price was just under 300 bux for all supplies
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We replaced both the carpet and linoleum in our previous MH. We left the carpet in the bedroom and in the living area and expanded the linoleum to cover the main traffic area inside the entrance through the bathroom. We researched our linoleum choice and went with a middle grade based upon the recommendation of an experienced RV installer. The worst part was the rip out and prep however the finished product was beautiful and made a world of difference. We sold the MH 6 months later and the cost of the new flooring was recouped 3X...we sold the MH for more then we paid for it and i am positive the flooring was a huge selling point.
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Was the carpet hard to remove? I'm worried about trying to remove a old glue mess with chisels for hours.
As others have said ours was not glued down, but there were alot of staples. I just cut in in strips and pulled it up so not to be fighting with the whole thing at one time. We used a good quality laminate and it was pretty easy to lay down. It was a little tricky to fit around the front under the pedals due to being a tight place to work in but I took my time and it turned out well. Where it joined to the tile we used a wood molding that you can find at places like Home Depot.
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You better check for slideout clearances if you have them. I saw a guy getting major slide mechanism repairs because the slide wouldn't climb over the laminate and he bent some parts.
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Thanks everyone. I'm pretty convinced to try it. I may have someone install the laminate because I've never done that, but I'm certainly ready to rip that carpet out.
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I too want to freshen our 2005 Adventurer. I have been toying with the idea of the peel and stick planks that look like wood. Since you can cut it with a utility knife or sheet metal sheers it "should" be easy. Any. comments or suggestions more than welcome.
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use a propane torch and heat the back
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If you use the vinyl tile use the luxury vinyl tile style aka allure, ceramica. They look more realistic and are very resilliant. They are warm under foot. It's easy to score and bend to make a very clean cut, for ceramica tile look use the special grout and 90% of people visually can't distinguish from the real thing.
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A couple of questions. Ernie, you say heat the backside with a torch. Is this to make it more pliable or make it stickier?

Did you do the cockpit area? If so, did you remove the captain and passenger seats? Also couch, etc. ?

Lastly, What is the best way to spruce up the engine cover? I don't see using Allure on it, but the carpet is a light blue and shows dirt quickly after cleaning.

Anyone got before, during and after pictures?
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