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Old 11-24-2015, 06:37 PM   #43
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Carpet primer 101

Here is a little explanation why carpet starts to look dull and crummy after a period of time.
When the fibers are extruded in the manufacturing process, they are clear. Think of your eyeglasses. Introduce dust and dirt which is an abrasive and friction, thus the eyeglass lens, aka fibers get dull. The new fibers reflect light, back to your eyes- thus making the carpet look new. The dust and dirt and dull fibers absorb light- which makes the carpet look dull and dirty. You can clean this material till the cows come home. If you have stains that have penetrated the backing, cleaning only gets the surface. The wicking process of stains keeps coming up and one fella that posted he spends a 100 bucks a year- he will never have carpet that is totally clean. Once a stain has penetrated the padding- its starts the whole process over.
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Old 11-24-2015, 06:49 PM   #44
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We like our tile. Easy to clean and does not show dust. Quick pass with the broom every couple days and we are fine.

Clean and polish every couple months as necessary.

Did not have trouble with the carpet in our 5er but like the tile more.

Engineered wood sounds like a good option.
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Old 11-24-2015, 07:17 PM   #45
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I've read a lot of threads praising tile in coaches. I don't get it. Yes, I can see getting rid of the cheap carpet mfr's have used for years as it's hard to keep clean. Is tile a decorating trend/phase the mfr's are going through?

1. It's heavy
2. It's prone to cracking
3. It can be uneven due to backing or mis-grouting
4. It's cold (unless there's under-tile heating)
5. The shiny, super-gloss finishes I see in coaches now show every spec of dust & have to be protected from damage from slides & those protectors are UGLY!

I've read the posts about Newmar having issues with overweight front axles. Is that because they're putting tile in the slides now?

With all that, what makes tile so great? I can see it used in a S&B since that isn't something that rolls, bounces & flexes down our sadly-in-need-of-repair interstate system. It doesn't make sense to me in an RV.

I've seen many upgrade posts with photos of beautiful wood or engineered wood floors. Why isn't that an option for RV mfr's?

What am I missing?

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Funny I feel that the engineered wood is a decorating trend/phase. To me it is garbage. I would rather have high end carpet and tile. Ok flame suit on lol
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I agree about the shiny tile floors. Wasn't going to work with our lifestyle so we're having a non standard matt finish tile installed in our new coach that otherwise comes with high gloss tile.
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Shiny tile floors with paws running around do not mix. I love the look of my shiny tiles, but after a couple of morning dog walks, all I see are paw prints reflecting back at me. Next time it will be something with a matt finish.
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We have matt finish tile everywhere but the slides and bedroom. Easy to clean. I like that since I'm the one that cleans it. DW isn't into cleaning and we have six cats. Hairballs are hard to cleanup on carpet, on tile it's easy.
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"engineered wood is a decorating trend/phase"
really/ why am I booked till Oct 2016 for this phase?
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Funny I feel that the engineered wood is a decorating trend/phase. To me it is garbage. I would rather have high end carpet and tile. Ok flame suit on lol

I had very high end carpet, but for full timers with pets to boot, the carpet was just too hard to deal with. Over time, it got harder & harder to get clean & the traffic pattern was so concentrated that we gave up on it. The LVT has been a blessing.


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Am I missing the point of tile in a coach?

Ceramic floors? Here is MY point:
Our coach has mat finish ceramic. Two of them have cracks. We don't give tours to those that may care, and wouldn't care if they did. I doubt anyone notices as we are too busy visiting and having fun!
It ain't cold with socks on, which keeps it cleaner anyway.
Weight? At 40K lbs, a floor doesn't matter enough.
Wood and vinyl cannot possibly last as long as what we have. We are good with that!
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"engineered wood is a decorating trend/phase"
really/ why am I booked till Oct 2016 for this phase?
Because it's a decorating/trend phase
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Not sure where you got that I'm behind the times, Gary.
No offense intended, Lori. You asked "Is tile a decorating trend/phase the mfr's are going through". I think it was the trend a few years back but not currently. The wood floor look seems to be "in" now, as witnessed by Ernie Ekberg's heavily booked schedule and the decor of many new RVs.

I think the decorating trends change mostly because people get tired of the "same-old" and want to try something different. Once everybody flocks to the "new look", it becomes commonplace and folks start looking for some other "different". Thus the styles change every 5-7 years. Same think applies to color schemes, inside & out, dinette style (booth vs free-stand), upholstery (cloth vs leather), etc.
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when engineered wood changes in 5-7 years, I'll be retired and driving my coach with engineered maple.
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Everyone can decide what they like or not. Some like shiny, some like mat finish. No right or wrong answer.

Some like engineered, some like hardwood. No right or wrong answer here either.

Tile is tile and has its good and bad points. Same with wood. We installed hardwood in the S&B because we felt it has more character and is richer looking. More work to maintain and does not seem as durable but it is what we decided suited our needs and gave the look we wanted.

Our coach has tile and we really like it. I do not have to justify our choice in my mind as it is what we like. Practical?? but we like it.
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some wood where we spill - some soft where we sleep and sit. I like it both ways.
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