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Old 10-13-2012, 04:19 PM   #43
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Go to www.carpetshims.com
they are made out of pressed wood
I have used these, as the price is better then the rubber shims.
Thanks for the kind words, Ernie
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Old 10-13-2012, 07:04 PM   #44
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Yes thanks for your expertize Ernie, nothing like having a expert in house.
This thread will help others.
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Feb of 13 will start my 41st year in floor covering. I know at my age, I can't do everyones coach, but I can offer some guidance. I hate to see folks who have a nice coach put some crummy material in there.
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Earnie: Can you recommend or make any comments (good or bad) about non-ceramic tiles. So far I'm thinking about Duraceramic by Congoleum and Alterna by Armstrong. Do you know what product Newmar is using in new motorhomes that do not have carpeting or ceramic tiles. It looks like vinyl tiles from the pictures. Thanks.
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Tyka I had tiles added to my floor, from kitchen to the door stair opening and I bought them when I was at Newmar plant.
The new tiles had no markings and they were better than 1/8" thick and heavy. These were a vinyl or rubber tile used in my 03 KS and I purchased in 07 same matched tiles.
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I don't know what the manufacturers are using for their flooring. Any product that will flex will work just fine. Armstrong and Congoleum has been around for quite a while. I would not hesitate to use either.
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After 19 hours a good friend and I installed my new flooring, we just have to add the T channel around the ceramic and front steps where they meet the new flooring. Project review: 1) I removed front centre console and the the old carpet. 2) We put in 4 sheets of new 1/2" plywood to bring the new floor up to the level of the cermic tile. 3) We glued down the new flooring.

At the edge of the new plywood and flooring facing the 4 slide out rollers we cut an angle in the plywood and the new flooring to fit it under the metal roller guides, I was very concerned about the rollers with the additional height but I am happy to report that it all worked out fine after some fine tuning.

Below is one photo of the old carpet and several photos of the job proceeding along, it was well worth the sore knees and sore back.

Thanks to everyone that helped with ideas and suggestions, a special thanks to Ernie for giving me the push after seeing the GREAT job he did on Dutch-n-Bean's flooring and a very special thank you to my good friend Jerry who also has sore knees and a sore back.

Next is the bedroom flooring.
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Awesome looking floor, congrats and thanks for sharing. Successful installations like these encourages us to take the plunge.
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Congrats on your new floor. It looks awesome!!!
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great job. are your seat belts part of your captains chairs?
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HDBiker Dave how does that work with the flooring the slide out? Is there rollers on the slide out to glide over the floor? I would love to replace flooring but unsure of how to do it around the slide out.
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HD- thats why I didn't see the seatbelt being bolted to the floor. Manufacturers have been integrating the belts in a heavy bracket for quite sometime. I wish they would all go to that bracket.
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HDBiker Dave how does that work with the flooring the slide out? Is there rollers on the slide out to glide over the floor? I would love to replace flooring but unsure of how to do it around the slide out.
When you slide is in- is it raised? You can take a framing square and lay it flat on the floor and then move it under the slide. That will show where the rollers are located. The rollers are either permanent- mounted to the floor or mounted to the underside of the slide. You can probably lift the flap of carpet to see- if you are old like me- I have to have a zillion candlepower light
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