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Old 09-28-2014, 09:50 AM   #1
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Replacing carpet in MH , recommendations?

We are going to replace the carpet to change to a lighter color DW, DP, & me. What would be best carpet depth.
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Might need to be careful there - if this is going in an area where the slide rollers contact the floor............ JB
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We are going to do the same project this winter. A local RV shop told me to stay under 7/16" and to use nothing but nylon. \ken
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thanks for input

Thank for the input. there doesn't seem to be rollers on the floor. slide seems to be supported above carpet on floor. did they say only use nylon.
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I just did mine (a BIG job, by the way). I don't think that nylon is a requirement, though you obviously want something that won't mildew easily in the damp RV environment. And something that cleans well and is resistance to stains and sunlight. The sq ft in an RV is small, so there is no reason not to buy a good quality grade of carpet. Read the ratings provided for each carpet model (usually on the back of the sample) and choose wisely.

You need to consider the combined depth of pad and carpet and it probably needs to sat under about 0.5" total. A good quality pad is important too, and a thick pad makes up for a thinner carpet, and thinner carpets are easier to clean.
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What ever you select, be sure to check the fire spread rating.
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3/8 inch 8-10 pound density carpet pad. BCF- bulk continuous filament nylon or polyester. denser is better as the pile won't mat down.
If you run your fingers over the fiber and pull off a bunch of fuzz- avoid that as it will continually shed.
If your coach is going to catch fire- it will be so hot it will catch everything on fire
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Follow Ernie's advice!!!!!!

He has 40+ years in flooring, does incredible craftmanship work in RV's. He has redone RV's for years and seen most any and every problem any of us can have or imagine.
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The carpet in our MH gets a cow-path wear pattern, so the plush that's in there now will get changed over to a low-pile loop commercial carpet when the time comes.
Low-pile loop of high density will be like your attorney's office floor; it will look the same for years and never show traffic patterns. ...and just like good steak; expensive, but worth it.
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I'll defer to Ernie and ask....what are your thoughts about the previous post? My previous comments were based on a history of selling carpet as part of restoration contracting.
I'd also go with the thinnest, most dense pad I could find.
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I agree wholeheartedly with Ernie (and he's the pro!) about density - it was one of our major selection criteria. There is surprisingly little difference in price for a dense weave vs a loose one. Maybe 10% more
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Folks, all the manufacturers use a lighter pound density and thicker- so that when you walk in the coach you get that ooo-ahh feeling. That stuff is junk. The ooo-ahhs quickly fade away to the dead spots where you walk.
The commercial rubber pad is great material and stands up to high traffic. We don't have the high traffic but we walk in the same spot time after time.
Thickness pads range from 1/8, 1/4 3/8, 1/2 inch. I would stay with either the 1/4 or 3/8 with a minimum density of 8-10 pounds. You can order higher density, but you will feel like you are walking on a board.
Instead of the commercial look of level loop- there are commercial cut piles from 30 ounces on up. That's whats in my attorneys offices.
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