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Old 01-05-2011, 07:53 PM   #1
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There are a few threads on this subject but most of them are a few years old so I'd like to start another thread about replacing the current flooring with something new. We have a 1986 Fleetwood Jamboree. Since it is going on 27 years old the carpeting really has seen better days. Having seen some others on the internet with wood flooring we are thinking that this is a viable option for us. In most of what I have read so far the floating floor doesn't seem to present much of a problem. I've worked with the laminate flooring before so I am not a virgin to it. Then again putting it in an RV could be another whole issue.

So my first question is does anyone have any before, during and after photos they care to share ? Pro's and con's of doing it ? Problems encountered ? Lastly (for this post) we do not have a dinette so we do have a couple of tables that can be set up. Currently there is a piece of carpeting that covers the hole where the table pole would go. What did you do to accommodate the pole and what method did you use to remove & replace it when you want to use the table ? I really don't want some type of knob sticking up where everyone can stub their toe on it.

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Interesting math.....1986 + 27 years = 2013......

Lots of folks have put laminate flooring in coaches. Some will be along in a bit.

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We've had it done. Total cost for materials, removing the old tile and installing the new wood laminate was $1,500.

At this price it wasn't worth me messing it up since I'm not a flooring specialist. Good luck!
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Interesting math.....1986 + 27 years = 2013......

Lots of folks have put laminate flooring in coaches. Some will be along in a bit.

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Sorry it is in fact an '84. Age is correct, fingers are not !!!
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I have a 1974 Vogue that I have removed all of the carpet (there about a million staples in the floor so be prepared to remove them all, it will take awhile.) When you measure the deck for making your cuts ensure that the walls have not bowed out due to age and weather. Also ensure you short cuts are all in an area not noticed in the overall picture. I purchased the laminate light oak from Home depot, and had all the necessary tools to complete the job. It has made a wonderful difference in the overall appearance and keeping the floors clean.
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I have a 1974 Vogue that I have removed all of the carpet (there about a million staples in the floor so be prepared to remove them all, it will take awhile.) When you measure the deck for making your cuts ensure that the walls have not bowed out due to age and weather. Also ensure you short cuts are all in an area not noticed in the overall picture. I purchased the laminate light oak from Home depot, and had all the necessary tools to complete the job. It has made a wonderful difference in the overall appearance and keeping the floors clean.
By any chance did you have to deal with the tables that I earlier mentioned ?? Did you have to deal with any swivel type chairs that are bolted to the floor ? In particular I'm looking for some info/guidance on how to make sure they return to their correct spot.
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