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Old 12-27-2012, 06:24 PM   #1
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Need advice on replacing carpet in older RV.

Hi. I would like to replace the carpet in a 1987 Class B with something like Pergo or laminate. I've noticed some people have done so with spectacularly attractive results and I'm wondering what they used and if there were any tricks as to installation.

I would do it myself, have laid hardwood floors and Pergo type stuff, but not worked in such confined areas with so many little spaces taking off here and there. I can't help but think that some areas have to be glued.

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Old 12-27-2012, 06:37 PM   #2
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To do or not to do.

What I would do myself is contact an installer, take pictures and get measerments and ask for an estmate.
Then you can deside if it worth the effort to do it your self or not.
Just a thought.

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Once you remove some of the furniture and seats it's not as small as you might think. Take lots of pictures and measurements and transfer to graph paper. Spending plenty of time planning will save installation time. Normally, plank flooring runs away from the entrance but in a motorhome it usually looks best running front to back or diagonally.
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:39 PM   #4
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The last going rate to install laminate when I got estimates 4 years ago was $2 per sq. ft. Laminate typically is easy to install with the right saws. (This is in a house).

If you look at newer units they have a small strip of carpet for the slide to at least get started on when they come in.

Good news - I would think all the angles that would need cut would be either a true 90 or 45 degree. Unlike a house. The RV has to be square to go down the road.
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I put flooring in a Toyota Chinook a couple years ago, I think it took 4 or 5 days. I have photos
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We went with a Pergo type flooring and used mastic to glue it down. Worked out very well in our class A.
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Then there is Bindi, our min-pin who lounges in her chair.
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I have installed Allure flooring from Home Depot. Fairly easy to install and requires no underlayment. Here is a link to one of my installs. Also check out some of Ernie Ekberg posts. He has some good ideas on this type of install.
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Hi Bowser I installed alure ultra from Home Depot it was my first time it was easy. It comes with paper between the planks and you just use that for your pattern when you need those angle cuts. It cuts with a knife two or three swipes and just break it off no special tools needed. And it just floats no gluing down. If you can put flooring in a house you can do your RV. I looked at pictures from the guys that have done there flooring on this site wishing mine could look like there's and when you get done it will look like there's. Hope this helps.

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