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Posted: 05/16/11 11:12am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am wanting to replace the carpet in my RV with hardwood flooring. Has anyone done this that can give me some guidance, information and possibly what kind of wood they used and how they secured it, ie glue,nail etc. Thanks

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Do a search on the forum for Allure flooring. We just ripped out our carpet and put in Allure floor. No its not real wood but looks darn nice and lots of happy people with it in rv's. Real wood floor is too thick to fit under a slide and heavy. This stuff is easy to install, my husband did say it was a pain with all the trimming and cutting but he had it done in 2 days, only working a few hours each. Put down oak quarter round and I love it. Can't wait to just sweep out the rv. Trying to decide it we are goign to leav the small area of carpet on the slide or replace it also, that is tricker to deal with the edge of the slide.


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I have a 34ft Itasca Suncruiser with a 13ft slide and I just finished up last night replacing all my carpet from the front seats back with laminate from Home Depot that was the snap it together type. The laninate is about 1/4" thick and was $0.99 a sq. ft. I used 150 sq ft (6 boxes) and then bought real oak 1/4 round and stained it to match.

I didn't have to do any modification to my slide as the carpet and the laminate were close to the same thickness.


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We replaced our carpet with self-adhesive vinyl tiles. A lot of folks will tell you not to do that because they have had experiences with tiles curling up, but we installed ours in the summer 2009 and the floor still looks great. Important note: we did not simply stick it down. We painted the base floor (wafer wood) with Kilz, then covered it with 1/8 luan, then installed the tile using a good quality vinyl tile glue....I've included pictures of our project here:

Our RV tile project

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We but Pergo Red Oak laminate in our previous coach and loved it, we will very likely do it to this one some day


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I had real hardwood flooring in my '94 Foretravel, that was there when I purchased it used. I do not believe that it was original, but there is not record with the coaches records. It looks to be professionally done. Appears to be similiar to some Bruce Hardwoods that I have seen. It runs from right behind cockpit all the way to the real, and includes the bathroom. The cockpit floor area is carpeted. Really like it and makes cleaning so much easier. Just sweep or wipe it up!


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shooer2 wrote:

I am wanting to replace the carpet in my RV with hardwood flooring. Has anyone done this that can give me some guidance, information and possibly what kind of wood they used and how they secured it, ie glue,nail etc. Thanks

IF you have no slides it works well.Nail down a 5/16 plywood sub floor and then Nail down prefinished hardwood.Looks good but lots of work.I did it in my previous gulfstream
Im my last 2 slide allegro bus I installed new plywood good one side sub floor and then bought Vineyl planking(looks like real wood)
It glues down.Easy to cut and make tight fits but the glue is messy but even with the new subfloor height and all,the slides never bothered the new floor.

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Posted: 05/24/11 10:48am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The carpet has been replaced with engineered wood. It's real wood veneer on a laminate substrate. Total height:.5 inch
Doesn't affect the slide operation.

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Engineered wood, glued down and most Class A slides will not impact it.


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