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Old 01-29-2021, 05:21 PM   #15
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I think it looks tacky.
Tacky? I bet you have some really nice carpet in your 17 year old Southwind.
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Old 01-29-2021, 05:54 PM   #16
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Tacky? I bet you have some really nice carpet in your 17 year old Southwind.
Yep, and it's not worth replacing as it's in good shape and looks good.
We are now looking to go to a 2015-17 Tiffin with tile, but not that garish shiny crap.
Reminds me of the floors in the terminal at Mexico City.
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Old 01-29-2021, 06:08 PM   #17
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I personally like the shiny tile better also I guess itís an opinion great thing about Newmar is you can get what you want
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Old 01-29-2021, 06:10 PM   #18
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We also chose KA tile, but we went with a glossy finish. Looks like real tile, not tile that looks like fake wood. I think it comes down to a personal choice. I canít stand black on a coach, but itís very popular.
That said, I think we can all agree that we appreciate the ability to customize these things, a unique feature with Newmar in this price range.
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Old 01-29-2021, 06:36 PM   #19
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Not to be a putz, but I like the glossy tile flooring. I guess it's personal taste. I know many use the King Air tile and maybe we should have looked at the options for different flooring, but we were starting to get outside of our budget.

We bought an all tile coach for a reason, we didn't want ANY carpet. With that said we have carpet in two places, the entry steps and a carpet in the bath. The carpet in the bath is the same size as the engine cover so it covers the frame of that opening. I just did a post on non slip shower strips, so we step out of the shower onto the carpet....no slipping.

As I read the post, I was trying to picture when we've ever walked around the coach where the floor was wet and caused us to slip. I can't think of a time in seven years. Maybe the issue is more about dogs not getting traction, but we don't have pets. I have big fat feet, so maybe that helps!


After a travel day, my wife hits the floor with a quick broom into the floor vac dust pan and then a quick run of a Swiffer over all the tile. Even then there is no slip.
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Our DS had the shiny floors installed when we purchased the coach. The DW loved them but I was not so sure. It wasnít long before I was sold. The floors are very easy to keep up and a small carpet in front of the shower is an easy fix for the slippery wet floor near the door. In 3 years neither the dog, the DW or I have ever come close to slipping on any wet spots. We enjoy the floors immensely.
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Old 01-29-2021, 06:50 PM   #20
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Google "Degloss tile flooring" Simple, but you can't go back!
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Old 01-29-2021, 07:10 PM   #21
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It's the one thing we don't like about our new to us 2019 LADP. Wife is currently rug shopping as a result.
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Old 01-29-2021, 07:32 PM   #22
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Number 1and 2 reasons for senior falling and breaking hips etc smooth slick floors and throw rugs
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Number 1and 2 reasons for senior falling and breaking hips etc smooth slick floors and throw rugs
We aren't that senior. Yet!
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Old 01-29-2021, 10:24 PM   #24
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Not to be a putz, but I like the glossy tile flooring. I guess it's personal taste. I know many use the King Air tile and maybe we should have looked at the options for different flooring, but we were starting to get outside of our budget.

We bought an all tile coach for a reason, we didn't want ANY carpet. With that said we have carpet in two places, the entry steps and a carpet in the bath. The carpet in the bath is the same size as the engine cover so it covers the frame of that opening. I just did a post on non slip shower strips, so we step out of the shower onto the carpet....no slipping.

As I read the post, I was trying to picture when we've ever walked around the coach where the floor was wet and caused us to slip. I can't think of a time in seven years. Maybe the issue is more about dogs not getting traction, but we don't have pets. I have big fat feet, so maybe that helps!

After a travel day, my wife hits the floor with a quick broom into the floor vac dust pan and then a quick run of a Swiffer over all the tile. Even then there is no slip.
Agree with you totally Don. When we ordered our coach, we looked at ALL of the tile floor options and chose the glossy. It just makes the coach look so much better. A carpet outside the shower and in the entry, no issues. In our opinion, one way to kill the interior is to have matt finish floors, makes the interior look cheap!
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One of the very few things I donít love about our coach is the high polished floors........

Is it a ďluxuryĒ thing? A cost thing? Just what the current design trends are calling for?
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For reasons that for me defy all understanding, a large number of people who buy high-end motorhomes and boats seem to love sparkly and glossy things.
Reminds me too much of a hotel lobby in Riyadh or Dubai. Not my favorites.
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I liked the shiny floors, but DW did not like seeing the light fixture reflections. The LA we have on order has KA tile.

I had not thought about the slip factor, but that sounds plausible.
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We ordered our 2021 DS with the KA matte tile. In our opinion gloss reflects too much, is harder to keep clean (foot & paw prints) and with the high gloss cabinets we already have that "luxury" look.

I believe the gloss tile just appeals as a more "luxurious" statement - not necessarily more practical. It is beautiful though
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Tacky? I bet you have some really nice carpet in your 17 year old Southwind.
I donít understand. Whatís wrong with 17?? Whatís wrong with a Southwind? Can you explain? Careful: you must do so without violating the iRV2 Be Nice rule.
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