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Old 04-12-2015, 01:06 PM   #1
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Removing carpet in a 35k

We are thinking about taking out the carpet in our 35k and putting in hardwood. We will be living in it fulltime later this year and I don't want to deal with carpet. Has anybody done this? Good idea? Bad idea? Helpful hints? A DIY project? If there is a thread on this, would you please point me there? Thank you!
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Removing carpet and replacing with a hardwood floor is very popular, some dealers advertise that they do this to every used Class A the sell.

As to whether it's a DIY project, it depends on your talents. Laminate floors are designed to be DIY, many hardwood floors too. You might have to remove furniture to remove carpet and lay new flooring. It gets a bit more complicated if the new flooring has to go under a slide out. Making sure the slide will go over the new flooring without scratching or damaging it can be a challenge.
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There are lots of threads on removing carpet and replacing with different types of floors; just do a forum search. One thing to keep in mind with a gasser is the weight of the flooring material that is installed. Good luck, and take lots of pics!!
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We replaced carpet with sheet vinyl. Best change we have done. Search my user name for a thread describing what we did, pictures, etc.
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Thanks to everyone who has replied. Looking at it, I'm thinking we will just tackle the bedroom for now. DH is very handy, but the slide out where the sofa sits worries me. But, when we take the sofa out (fingers crossed), we might do it then. Appreciate the reminder about the slide!
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Replaced our carpet with large vinyl tiles. Looks great, easy maint etc. Problem is that with carpet that the mfr usually puts the carpet put over a very rough floor because it's easier and cheaper.
But as soon as you go with tile, wood,sheet vinyl you have to account for a really bad floor base to work with. Skim coating to smooth the floor raises the height and MAY give you slide interference, ask how I know that!
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We did it two summers ago, replaced the groddy old carpet with Allure from Home Depot. Apart from the eight gazillion staples, it was a fairly simple job - but then we have no slides or other complications. It may be best to do one room, as you suggest, and see how you like both the job, and the result. I will say that the Allure, or any hard surface, is a LOT easier to keep clean than carpet. Ours had 25 years worth of sand, grit, dust, dirt, and dead bugs ground into it.. Ugh..
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