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Old 02-11-2019, 12:37 PM   #1
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The Wife hates the carpet (HELP)

I am sure someone has had the same issues with the carpeting :laugh
Oh my goodness the stains. Now she wants it GONE. The carpet not me
Can anyone tell me if the floor in the galley has underlament (appears it dose about 1/2 in) is that glued down?
I am open to any suggestions or photos heck ANY help from those of you that have already done the upgrade.

Thanks for listening to my rants.
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If you will post info on your coach you can probably get better answers!

We replaced the carpet in our coach a while ago. There was a subfloor of particle board, not sure how thick. Getting the old ceramic tile up from the kitchen floor dug chunks out of the particle board. I had to fill those holes, put a layer of 1/8" Luan on top, then fill all the indentions over the screws I used to hold down the Luan. It was a big job!

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I recently replaced all of my carpeting with hand scraped engineered hardwood flooring. With the hand scraped, you can easily repair any nicks, etc. and it blends in. We glued the flooring down. One thing I learned in doing this is that because of the confined space, it is much easier to back butter each piece rather than spread the glue across the floor. The expert on flooring is Ernie Ekberg and if you have any questions he is very helpful. You can contact him and look at pictures of various MHs he has done at:

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Thanks for your assistance
We have a 2007 Fleetwood Discovery

The Wife hates the carpet (HELP)
I am sure someone has had the same issues with the carpeting :laugh
Oh my goodness the stains. Now she wants it GONE. The carpet not me
Can anyone tell me if the floor in the galley has underlament (appears it dose about 1/2 in) is that glued down?
I am open to any suggestions or photos heck ANY help from those of you that have already done the upgrade.

Thanks for listening to my rants.
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Just look out if she starts doing a lot of surfing the internet for other coaches, or wants to just go "looking" at dealerships. (been there, done that)
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We have a 2007 Fleetwood Discovery

The Wife hates the carpet (HELP)
I am sure someone has had the same issues with the carpeting :laugh
Oh my goodness the stains. Now she wants it GONE. The carpet not me
Can anyone tell me if the floor in the galley has underlament (appears it dose about 1/2 in) is that glued down?
I am open to any suggestions or photos heck ANY help from those of you that have already done the upgrade.

Thanks for listening to my rants.
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Nice car by the way. Always liked those. Anyway, back to topic. Well we too were in your dilemma back a few months ago. Our coach, an '04 Itasca Horizon 36GD with the CAT C-7 330HP, was approaching 15 years old and, it was outfitted with off white carpet from the factory. Well, considering the amount of owners it's had and, the age and mileage, it really has taken the beating and age well.

But, it was showing its age for sure. And, we talked about any and all kinds of replacement flooring. But, in the end, we're both kind-a old school folks and still like carpet. So, it just so happened that a couple we camp with, was having the carpet replace in their '05 coach and, called us up to have a look at the job. It took us both, oh, maybe about 30 seconds to decide that, yep, we're gonna do it too.

So, we were given the name of the outfit they bought the carpet from and the installer and, headed down to their establishment. Within about 20 minutes, we'd (well, I should say SHE) picked out the new carpet and, the install date.

Long story short, within a week and a half, our old carpet was ripped out, new tack strip installed where needed and, new padding and carpet was laid. I gutted the coach so the 75 year old installer would have better access to any and all corners etc. We were so tickled with what we'd chosen, we zoomed out a fabric store and picked out material to have our couch and valances recovered with.

Since then, I've built all new valances, upholstered them and installed them. And, we threw away those JUNK day night shades and installed Shade Pro dual roller day-night versions. Now, our coach is looking 20 years newer. And we just love the new carpet. This is all a choice here. We've got plenty of friends with both hard tile and wooden plank flooring. And yes, those look pretty good too. But, when they come into ours, they REALLY like the coziness of it and, not to mention it's warmer and SERIOUSLY quieter then theirs.

So, you just have to make the choice. If you really hate carpet in general, well, there's a zillion floors to pick from. But, you have to remember, it's gonna be louder, and more prone to damage from shoes, gravel, slide mechanisms, maybe furniture etc. Good luck on your choice.
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Just in case you're wondering, the total cost of the carpet job, tear-out and replacement, labor and materials, $2,200. Bedroom, living room, entryway sides, under the drivers feet area, etc.

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Here's a couple more pics, just in case you're interested.
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We removed the old worn out carpet along with cheap tile along the kitchen cabinets. Lots a staples to be pulled. Removed the carpet from the slide and replaced it with new. We replaced all the rest with vinyl planks. Come out petty good also did the kitchen backsplash Click image for larger version

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My other question is the galley has vinyl and underlament, it runs under the cabinet about 6 inches. So with that in mind was your underlament glued down Or stapled?

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My other question is the galley has vinyl and underlament, it runs under the cabinet about 6 inches. So with that in mind was your underlament glued down Or stapled?

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My other question is the galley has vinyl and underlament, it runs under the cabinet about 6 inches. So with that in mind was your underlament glued down Or stapled?

Again THANK YOU all for your assistance 🔨⚒🛠💰💵💸💳
Our carpet was placed BEFORE any cabinetry was installed. So, yes, it was under all of them. But, we sure as heck wasn't gonna tear out the cabinets just so we could place new carpet UNDER them. The company very carefully cut any carpet and padding right along the kick plate of all the cabinets and walls etc. As stated earlier, new tack strip was installed when and where needed.

Any person not knowing that we'd had it done, would absolutely NEVER know, it was done other than the fact that the coach is 15 years old and its carpet is superb.
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In my previous coach we pulled up the carpet and installed engineered hardwood. I've put enough laminate, hardwood and tile in my homes to know that engineered hardwood is easily the preferable choice for us.



In my current coach I am considering porcelain tile because I have the capacity for the weight, whereas my previous coach was a gas and did not have the capacity to spare




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Scott, LOOKS GREAT!!!!

What was involved in removing the driver and copilot seats and the couch? I'd like to upgrade my 07 this year. Mine has the dinette booth which I'm taking out this spring and adding the table and chairs.

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Looks great. Good job Scott.
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