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Old 05-04-2020, 12:51 PM   #1
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New Flooring?

Well the better half has decided it is time for new flooring. 02 KS with carpet and vinyl. Is the vinyl glued down ? Is the carpet stapled down just around the edges are in the middle on some of it? I think we are going to replace it with vinyl planks, is this really hard to work wit ? I have decent carpenter skills so that wonít be a problem. Thanks for the help !
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We donít know what brand of motor home you have, but when I removed the carpet in our 2006 Fleetwood Expedition there were several hundred staples. I went over ours twice pulling staples, but found that I had to take a metal straight edge and wipe across the floor. I would hear a click and knew there was another staple to pull that I had missed. There was a small area of vinyl at kitchen sink to remove. It was glued down. Wasnít hard to remove, but it did take a little scraping to get it clean enough to allow new flooring.
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Old 05-05-2020, 02:04 PM   #3
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Not sure what make a KS may be (Kountry Star?), but there are mostly likely numerous staples, per myboyer's experience (and mine too).

Vinyl plank is easy enough to work with but any RV is a relatively hard place to gain your first experience with flooring. Lots of fitting around things, especially around stair wells and such.

The key thing is to be careful about the height under any slideouts, making sure their is clearance. Also, many slideout designs actually ride on the floor as they move in/out (skids or rollers underneath) and that will scratch vinyl if it is not protected somehow. Sometimes a piece of vinyl sheet is all that is needed, slipped into place when the slide is moved.
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I have now done two MH's with vinyl plank flooring. I am convinced without a doubt that carpet installers at the manufactures are paid by the pound of staples they put into the carpet. It will take longer to put new plank down then get the staples out but not by much. As far as putting new in it takes time and patience. Lots of cutting and fitting. I am lucky I have a full cabinet shop and nearly every tool know to modern man but can be done with basic tools and time. Go for it and post results. It didn't happen without pictures.
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Don't forget the vinyl, right after the RV frame rolled into the factory they slapped a big square down then put walls, cabinets, and carpet over 3/4 of it, dont even try and remove hidden parts just cut close and pray there is little glue.
As said take your time, mind the other cautions and enjoy; it is well worth it.
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