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Old 03-10-2014, 08:27 PM   #1
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Replace carpet with laminate?

I have a 1988 ford holiday rambler class c. I was thinking of replacing the original carpet with laminate flooring. The factory must install the carpet before all the cabinets. Do I need to take the cabinets out or just replace what shows?
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I would presume you would replace only what is showing. In any threads I've seen with pictures it appears that is what everyone is doing. Good luck with your project.
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I have a 1988 ford holiday rambler class c. I was thinking of replacing the original carpet with laminate flooring. The factory must install the carpet before all the cabinets. Do I need to take the cabinets out or just replace what shows?
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Yes just cut what u can reach, pulling everything might cause more of a headache than u want. I redid my flooring with peel and stick tiles. With a sharp new blade just cut as far under everything as u can. There may be a gap but depending on the thickness of your new pad and flooring it may be fine. Run a bead of white calk around to hide any uglyness or put trim down. Thats what I did. It was a long and dirty process but we LOVED not having gross carpet to try and keep clean!



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Very nice install job

I like the pattern of your laminate. Laminate is easy to mop and keep clean. You can always use a few throw rugs,mats on the floor.
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You'll not regret getting rid of the old carpets (except about half-way through doing it!)

Get a strong razor knife with plenty of spare blades and cut around walls, furniture, etc. The carpet is likely held down with a bazillion rusty little staples, so you'll do a lot of tearing and swearing. A dust mask is a good idea because you will be stirring up a lot of nasty stuff from underneath that carpet.

We used a "floating" click-lock flooring (vinyl planks)from Amstrong rather than something with adhesive. Easy and quick to put down, looks like wood, warm and fabulous.
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