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Old 03-10-2010, 11:52 PM   #1
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hardwood flooring in motorhome

Would like to hear from those that have installed wood flooring(not allure) in their rvs. Cost, any problems with slides, pictures,instructions.
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Old 03-11-2010, 05:45 AM   #2
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I changed from vinyl to laminate. really not too much work either. be sure to let the laminate acclimate to the surrounding temperature before you start snapping it together. i didn't and had to re-lay it the next day. sorry i don't have pictures. it made the coach much brighter. be pre-warned - there's LOTS of staples to remove from the carpet. good luck
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I use the engineered material. Glue it down. No problems. The material is dimensionally stable. pm me for photos
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My 99 pace arow came with real hardwood flooring in the kitchen area.
Oddly, they went to carpet about 2 feet crom the cabinets, the "traffic area back to the bathroom and at the top of the mid entry stairs is carpet.

After 11 years, the hardwood shows a little damage from water, but is looking better than any of the carpet.

The stuff is real wood, I'm not sure how thick. I have some leftover 5/16" thick engineered wood flooring that I'd love to try to re-do the whole coach with.
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Would like to hear from those that have installed wood flooring(not allure) in their rvs. Cost, any problems with slides, pictures,instructions.
I am finishing up the Installation of a New Laminate Floor in our Cross Country motorhome. I glued a tight weave carpet under the Slide to protect the floor from scratches. Also, cut the Heat Ducts to accomodate a standard sized vent. I have about $ 375 invested..


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Old 05-19-2010, 04:38 PM   #6
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"Hardwood" Floors

We used a Lament that we bought at Sams Club, Had a combination of wood [lament] in Kitchen/bath Carpet in Living Bed room.
The wood [lament] was on a 1/2 thick "riser" to make it work with thecarpet I guess.
The wood was hell to get up as H-R had glued & stapled it,
After we got it all to "flat" the new lament went in well. The good news as it is floating, if the Mrs. decides she wants something else [color, style, etc.] it is easy to change it.
The other good news we probably took 300 lbs out [riser].
It looks great, no problems with slides.
We left carpet in the bed room, left the [riser] in the toilet area, did not want to deal with shortening the mount ring.
That a upholstery job on the couch, a Stresles chair, looks like a new coach.
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We installed Laminate from Home Depot. Pictures here:
http://cid-ae67fff392766057.skydrive.live.com/browse.aspx/RV%20Mods/Floor%20Project
My wife and I did the install ourselves and although it was work, it wasn’t a particularly difficult job. Our floor is a floating product with pre-installed backing.
The cost was about $700 and we have had no problems with the slide scratching it. Vegasan on this board installed laminate (see this thread-- Started renovation on Tradewinds he talks about the flooring on pages 3 & 4 ) and his slide scratched the flooring. We were able to determine that my slide has rollers and his doesn't. His slide moves on Delron Slider and there were some screws protruding that scratched the floor. He wasn't able to get to the sliders so he has covered up the scratches with throw rugs.

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I use the engineered material. Glue it down. No problems. The material is dimensionally stable. pm me for photos
Earnie we have a 06 H/r Endeavor want to do the 1/2 bath to the front, Just started with this idea heated floor? pad? wood . well we are just starting. In indiana full timers will be Az Ca in the Dec area. 574 3393509 cell picuures helpfull bobs-super-store@msn.com tks bob
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Hi Andy- there are many mats that can be used under carpet. I haven't installed one under wood, yet. But at 64- I'm willing to learn!
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