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Old 01-26-2013, 01:29 PM   #1
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New floor for my Class A

The old carpet in my 2000 34' Ambassador is shot. Question #1: Seems like a wood laminate would look better and be easier to keep clean. Someone said they prefer a wood look-alike vinyl that isn't bothered by dampness or scratches. Any thoughts? Question #2: one bid came in. Labor (only) to rip out old carpet and replace with laminates would take 48 hours at $100/hour. Does that seem reasonable? My first reaction is its outrageous, but I'm naive. Any thoughts? Thanks.

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Old 01-26-2013, 02:21 PM   #2
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We used what's called luxury vinyl tile to replace both carpet and ceramic in the living area and kitchen of our MH. We stayed away from laminate partly because of the concern about the effects of water. The product we used was Armstrong Alterna which is a commercially rated tile and is only available from selected Armstrong dealers (check on the website). We installed it nearly a year ago and I am pleased with its scratch resistance and cleanability. Although we used a "stone look" tile there are wood-look ones in the same product family.

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The price, if the installer knows how to do motorhomes is not too bad. We did this 18 months ago along with several other remodel type improvements and I estimate the floor, including the front step well and all trim was between $5-6,000. This includes the material cost. We had Master Tech in Elkhart, IN do the work and they did an outstanding job. If interested call Master Tech RV and ask for Jack Harris.
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I forgot to comment on the price in my previous post, but I think it is a bit on the high side. We paid roughly about the same plus $1000 for the new tile and our installation included removal of ceramic glued to the subfloor over half the area. A plywood subfloor was laid as a base for the new tile. The work was done by Custom RV Remodeling & Repair @ Truline RV of Spokane.
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