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Old 06-11-2014, 06:27 AM   #1
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Replacement of flooring.

It's time to replace the worn carpet in our 2000 La Palma. What has been your experience??
My first desire is to consider a wood laminate for the living area, leaving the bedroom and cab carpeted (those areas are not worn).
Anyone have experience doing this? Lessons learned?
Will it flex and hold up?

Next resort is to use throw rugs--DW is not in favor of this.

Any previous posts, utube, or pics that would guid me in re-flooring a MH??

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Nuclear: Lots of RVers have done what you are doing. Ernie an RV flooring expert and is a member of this forum. He has done hundreds of MHs and has a site with pictures.

Hope this puts you in a place with examples and photos to help you select the perfect flooring for your MH.
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Old 06-11-2014, 08:32 AM   #3
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I had Apache RV in Las Vegas replace my flooring with Ozogrip Illo (2339) flooring. This flooring looks like wood but is flexable and dampens sound. Also this is the same stuff they use in most Airstreams.

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Old 06-11-2014, 05:11 PM   #4
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If you have a gasser, and are contemplating some renovation, check to see how the insulation is in your doghouse. Lots of new products out there to keep the noise and the heat out of the cabin.
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Old 06-11-2014, 05:15 PM   #5
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i just did this. I left the carpet in the bedroom and the cab area , I used the Allure Ultra from Home Depot, very easy to work with. the ply wood under the carpet was in great shape so that made it easy, I didnt use any paper or foam, I have no issue with my slideout as some do with other products ,The wife and I are very pleased with the finished look.and is holding up well . 2002 Winnebago Sightseer 27'
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Old 06-12-2014, 04:34 PM   #6
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We put new carpet in ours two months ago - a buddy & I did it ourselves (we both have DIY flooring experience). I though long and hard about laminate or vinyl plank, but carpet won out for a couple of mundane practical reasons:
1. Our roadside slide has floor rollers and they will inevitably scratch any hard surface
2. Carpet is comfy on the feet
3. The joint with the galley tile is a long curved edge, so a board type floor would require a transition strip. Carpet can be folded and stapled for a "blind" edge (no molding).
4. We like the flush floor on the slide, and a plank/vinyl/wood floor covering would add height and require stairnose molding at the joint. Carpet is a nearly flush fit.

We like engineered wood and laminates and have used them extensively in the stick house, but for our wants & needs, carpet seemed the best choice for the coach.
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Carpet One has a vinyl that works well in RV's. It is more sturdy than Allure.
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I used laminate in my 5ver and left the carpet on the slides.Little time consuming but worked out great!
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There are several videos on youtube about rv flooring replacement. I was wondering Patfredn what is your source for the durability of Allure vs Carpet One's product? We are thinking about replacing our carpet and have seen many posts about Allure.
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We have laid a Tarkett 3" x 36" floor at two different houses, and it is also great in an RV. If the subfloor is OSB, you have to first screw down a 1/4" sheet of luan plywood, and use a special Domco mastic for vinyl strip flooring.

Everyone thinks our floors are real wood.

I'm thankful to have the Tarkett factory 2 miles away, and they sell overstocks to our local flooring stores. I pay $1.50 a square foot, which makes it a very inexpensive floor in a RV. I have it in my travel trailer too.
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