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larrythomson

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Posted: 02/21/12 10:22am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

what things should one consider when replacing carpet with some sort of tile, wood flooring --

appreciate your insight and experience on removal of old carpet, installation, choice of flooring, tips and tricks --

don't really have a specific model in mind -- looking at used diesel pushers 2007ish or better -- many of the older one have too much carpet -especially in living area -- for my better half --

many thanks for your help

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When I replaced the cockpit carpet with a snap together type floor I was surprised to find 1/4 inch steel in between the seats where the air actuated step cover is. It was very close to the same level as the floor so it did not cause too much difficulty. The old high pile carpet covered it nicely and so did the floor after a little shimming.

To replace the rest of the carpet I think should be no problem when i decide to do so. I will have to pull the sofa, recliner and go around a built in ice maker and enclosure.

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When I replace flooring in coaches, i use a fibre optic camera to see how the slide articulates


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You need to make sure the slides will come in over the new flooring okay.

We knew we were going to replace the carpet with something so I cut a section out roughly in the center of a slide where a glide "shoe" was and checked to see if the slide would go over a piece of flooring and a flat transition molding.

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Posted: 02/22/12 08:56am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

erniee wrote:

When I replace flooring in coaches, i use a fibre optic camera to see how the slide articulates


That's a great idea! Wish I had thought of it.

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We like full time in the coach and are having it done for us(I have no shop or garage to preform the work)......We are going with this PVC floor,it is light and durable water will not hurt it as well.......Here is there sales pitch......From Classic Coach web site......http://www.classiccoachworks.com


LUXURY VINYL WOOD LOOK

Made from 100% PVC, this exceptionally durable Luxury Vinyl flooring replicates natural flooring materials. Each individual plank or tile is virtually indistinguishable from the materials which inspire its design.

When you crave the look of ceramic, stone, porcelain, marble, granite, terracotta, slate or wood, take a serious look at this innovative product. Here are the top reasons to close pay attention to this material:

It will not splinter, crack or chip.

It is very quiet underfoot, unlike wood and laminate.

It is not affected by water leaks, so it’s perfect for galleys and baths.

It is hygienic so it will not harbor dirt and bacteria.

It is so easy to clean especially with kids, pets and party animals.

It is lightweight while being exceptionally durable.

Perhaps its best feature is that Luxury Vinyl is simply beautiful! With over 100 individual tiles and planks (not the old sheet linoleum), with its colorful feature strips and borders, you enjoy a wealth of design options. You can express yourself by going neutral, colorful, subtle or splashy.

Go ahead and ask our designers what this product can do for your RV. You will be seeing it in the best of motor homes and buses. It creates a ton of eye appeal with an astonishing degree of realism and provides great value for your dollars.
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so how much are they charging you for this job?
ps- I let you stay in your coach

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"trade off" I hope you don't get ripped off in price. pm me with their price

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Posted: 02/26/12 08:11am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here is a place to buy the vinyl flooring that looks like wood, we may go with this type of flooring in the future.

Some vinyl flooring options


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It is a pricey job ,but we have had so called "RV Techs"Do bad work in the past.........So it's a trade off I guess......

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