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Old 05-02-2012, 06:50 PM   #1
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Weight differential between and carpet and laminate floor?

We're interested in removing the carpet from our motor home and installing a laminate floor. I know many people on the forum have done this. I'm wondering how the weight of the two floors compare.

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Old 05-02-2012, 07:15 PM   #2
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I'm doing mine right now. Figuring the carpet, pad, 8 bazzion staples and 4 buckets of sand, it's going to be a toss up. You can always weigh a few sq ft of carpet and compare to the same laminate.
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:19 PM   #3
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Neglible, and I wouldn't worry about it.
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Just went through this as I am planning on replacing the ceramic tile with LVT (Luxury vinyl tile)

Weights Per Square foot
Carpet and pad: 2 lbs (on average)
Ceramic: 4.7 lbs (3/8" thick)
Linoleum: 1 lbs (1/4" thick)
Hardwood: 4 lbs (7/7" thick)
Laminate: 1.5 lbs (8mm thick + 2mm over attached underlayment)
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Just went through this as I am planning on replacing the ceramic tile with LVT (Luxury vinyl tile)

Weights Per Square foot
Carpet and pad: 2 lbs (on average)
Ceramic: 4.7 lbs (3/8" thick)
Linoleum: 1 lbs (1/4" thick)
Hardwood: 4 lbs (7/7" thick)
Laminate: 1.5 lbs (8mm thick + 2mm over attached underlayment)
Good info for those concerned. I used Allure, vinyl planking which is probably about the same as Pergo I used in the house.

I agree any changes are negligable. Weight is always a concern, but if you are that concerned with 50-100lbs, pee in the gas station or carry 10 gal less water.
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I agree any changes are negligable. Weight is always a concern, but if you are that concerned with 50-100lbs, pee in the gas station or carry 10 gal less water.
Our DSDP had an advertised NCC of 5,300#'s but the CCC at delivery was 663#'s (and -50 lbs on the front axle) and we didn't order the real tile either. So yes, 50-100#'s CAN be a problem.
After Newmar had Spartan replace the front axle and I replaced the tires/wheels we now have a CCC approaching 3,000#'s
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Our DSDP had an advertised NCC of 5,300#'s but the CCC at delivery was 663#'s (and -50 lbs on the front axle) and we didn't order the real tile either. So yes, 50-100#'s CAN be a problem.
After Newmar had Spartan replace the front axle and I replaced the tires/wheels we now have a CCC approaching 3,000#'s
You have me totally confused. If 50lbs is a problem removing carpet, don't do it.
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You have me totally confused. If 50lbs is a problem removing carpet, don't do it.
For some rigs it is, that's what I was pointing out. A LOT of MH's were overweight as they left the factory and adding more weight shouldn't be done to them. Ours was 50# overweight on the front axle (as delivered and nothing aboard) until the front axle (12,000#) was changed to a higher rated (14,600#) one.
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