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Old 01-18-2019, 12:51 AM   #1
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Carpet must go.....what wood look flooring?

New to RVing. The carpet must go. Have just bought a small class A. Want wood or wood look floor. Floating or glue down? What kind? Price a consideration but not a panic. I have a wealth of skills and tools. I just only put down one floating floor for a friend a year ago so kinda new to flooring. Floor under carpet is solid, no leaks. What works best in RV? Less than 100 square feet, Thanks in advance.
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Look up Luxury Vinyl Plank, or LVP. There's some amazing stuff out there that's waterproof, flexible enough for MH installation, and indistinguishable from wood. High end homebuilders and remodelers are using it now.
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Allure at Home Depot is popular with RVírs. We used it and are happy with it. Easy install and it has a history of being durable. Itís vinyl and weíve used it on our motorhome but our first experience with is was with a fifth wheel before the motorhome.
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is Allure a floating floor? Do you anchor it on one side? I have no slide outs.
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I recently replaced all of my carpeting with hand scraped engineered hardwood flooring. With the hand scraped, you can easily repair any nicks, etc. and it blends in. We glued the flooring down. One thing I learned in doing this is that because of the confined space, it is much easier to back butter each piece rather than spread the glue across the floor. The expert on flooring is Ernie Ekberg and if you have any questions he is very helpful. You can contact him and look at some pictures at:

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Look up Luxury Vinyl Plank, or LVP. There's some amazing stuff out there that's waterproof, flexible enough for MH installation, and indistinguishable from wood.
Allow me to second that suggestion. LVP is cheap -- under $2 per sq ft. I did my whole 1200 foot basement. Glued it directly to the concrete -- no prep and no sub-floor. Lightweight, easy to clean. And, the glue never dries. If a piece is damaged, you just peel it up and lay a new one.

One small piece of advice: since LVP uses a picture of a piece of wood, there is a pattern repetition. Make sure your installer mixes them up well so you don't have the same knot-hole appearing three times in a row on adjacent planks.

https://www.lowes.com/search?searchTerm=lvp
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New to RVing. The carpet must go. Have just bought a small class A. Want wood or wood look floor. Floating or glue down? What kind? Price a consideration but not a panic. I have a wealth of skills and tools. I just only put down one floating floor for a friend a year ago so kinda new to flooring. Floor under carpet is solid, no leaks. What works best in RV? Less than 100 square feet, Thanks in advance.
We used a "click-lock" vinyl plank flooring on our old Southwind. No gluing, each plank locks in all 4 sides, cut it with a razor knife. Easy to install yourself.

Loved it; completely waterproof and looked stunning. Just something off the shelf at Lowe's, if I recall correctly.
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