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Old 07-11-2011, 01:44 PM   #1
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Hi all, anybody ever replace the carpet in there motorhomes themselves? Tips &Tricks? Looks to me like you have to cut around all the cabinets since they were all built on top of the carpet. I was thinking of glueing the padding down then glueing the carpet on top of that. Any suggestions? I'm more concerned with what to do with the edges. Thanks
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Hi all, anybody ever replace the carpet in there motorhomes themselves? Tips &Tricks? Looks to me like you have to cut around all the cabinets since they were all built on top of the carpet. I was thinking of glueing the padding down then glueing the carpet on top of that. Any suggestions? I'm more concerned with what to do with the edges. Thanks
I only did one. It was my broke son in laws. I think it would be a mistake to glue down either one. Your floor should be plywood. we stapled down the pad. Then cut the carpet about three inches to big. carried it in and trimmed to fit as we installed it. We stapled it under the coach and other places that did not show. We used tack strips in the open areas. My wife and daughter liked the way it came out.
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I installed new carpet in the bedroom about 2 months ago. I pulled the nightstands and bed frame out of the coach and installed the carpet. I installed just like the factory installed it. I layed on the floor then the carpet was stapled around the wall edges and where it met the ceramic tile.

Next I need to tackle the living room!
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We replaced our carpeting a couple months ago. We cut around the edge and used the cutout piece as a template to cut the new carpet. We cut the new carpet a couple inches wider then stapled it in place and took a good carpet knife and carefully cut the excess off. The only part we glued was the carpet to the doghouse. We did the bedroom and hallway as one piece and the the living room as one piece.

We bought a crown stapler for our compressor to do the stapling.
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Great info, thanks. It would seem using a stapler around the edges would pull the carpet down giving a sinking look at each staple. Is there a furring strip along the edge to staple the carpet too? Any thoughts?
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From building a cat tree for our cats, if the carpet is thick enough, I wouldn't see where any sinking would be visible. Work the stapler around a bit to move the threads away, staple, then brush the area to work any stray strands out from under the staple. Never see the staple, and never see any sinking that I have noticed.

Plus, if you get the staple close enough to the wall, and use trim, it should cover up where the staple is anyway
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We cut the pad an inch short all the way around. Then cut the carpet an inch long all the way around. Then fold the carpet under the inch thereby making it all approx. the same thickness. We used 1" crown staples around the edge (where it was double carpet).
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Ok, I like them idears! Now, what kind of padding? What thickness? I can get ahold of 6 lb 3/8" and 1/2". What's recommended? Thanks again.
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Ok, I like them idears! Now, what kind of padding? What thickness? I can get ahold of 6 lb 3/8" and 1/2". What's recommended? Thanks again.
Ours had what looked like cheap 1/4" pad - Went back in with 1/2" high dollar pad and find it much quieter, warmer etc. and using the "doubled carpet" edge method explained above, ALL thicknesses were about the same.
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Great, thanks to all for the info. I think I'm ready to tackle this project. Will be doing wallpapering after the carpet goes down. I will start a new thread for tips as well. Thanks again. Todd
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One more thing, I plan on putting a small section of laminate flooring in the kitchen area. Should this be nailed or glued? I will have to stain and clear it, what products are recommended? Thx
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As there are several types of laminate, probably best to follow the particular manufacturers recommendation.
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