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Old 05-02-2012, 04:36 AM   #1
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Flooring and faucet question - 1986 Allegro

We have a 1986 Allegro Bay Motorhome

Carpet question - We are in the process of replacing a section of paneling where a leak had been years ago. While everything is ripped out I'd like to replace the carpet! I want a waterproof tongue and groove laminate. Does this work well? If not, we can always put down vinyl flooring.

Faucet question - I want a kitchen faucet that is higher so I can actually wash a pot and rinse it. Can I just go to any hardware store to pick out a faucet?

If all goes as planned (which rarely happens), I'm hoping to get a new countertop in the kitchen too!

Time isn't something hubby and I have a lot of. We both have a full time and a part time job. So all I can do is hope these few projects can be completed by our first camping trip in June!
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Some people use the tongue-and groove flooring and like it. I presume you are talking about the wood snap-together type. I've never had that type of flooring, but I'm sure someone else will chime in. Vinyl sheet flooring or vinyl tile flooring would also work. We just put in some floor tile in the stick house that really looks like real tile. It's made by Armstrong. Very nice.

As far as your faucet needs, it should be easy to pick up a faucet to fit your sink. You do need to buy one that has the same through-hole separation as the original. These are usually 4 inch centers, or 8 inch centers. If it's a single-handle faucet, it should come with a plate that will cover the other holes in the sink.
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I had installed a sticky back vinyl in a older A some years ago. I just put vinyl plank in my stick house kitchen that I would actually consider installing in the rolling homes.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:20 AM   #4
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Take a look at "Allure" vinyl planking. It's solid vinyl and installs like laminate. The big difference is you only need a utility knife to install it...score and snap.

Doing my 34 footer right now, $403.00.
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Oh cool! We have allure in our bathroom at home. I love it!! So easy to clean and completely waterproof! Just didn't know how well it did in a camper (moving and shifting).
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I replaced my pull out sprayer faucet with the taller pull down faucet. I love it. It has a nice high arch that even with my sink covers on, I can still put a pan under it to fill with water, or just get a glass of water. I got it at Home Depot last year for $98. Here is a link to a similar one. We didn't use the plate under the faucet because we only had the single hole from the previous faucet. Also, I put the handle more to the front for easier access.

New-Touch Single-Handle Pull-Down Sprayer Kitchen Faucet in Brushed Nickel-8184 at The Home Depot
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... Just didn't know how well it did in a camper (moving and shifting).
I'm doing mine like a floating laminate and it being flexable vinyl, I don't see any problem with that. Many on here have used it and have never seen a bad report.
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OK, perfect! Sounds like all is a go!! First camping trip is June 1st weekend. Hopefully we can get this accomplished by then!

Thanks for all the input!
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