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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-24-2013, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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Camper Flooring Question

I'm asking this here because essentially, a camper is nothing more than a camp with wheels.

I need to take out the carpeting in my 5th wheel. Years of kids and dogs and sun fading says it's time. I don't want to get into doing a 1 piece linoleum fit, so I was thinking about the 1x1 foot linoleum, either with the mastic or self adhesive. My concern would be the fact that the camper is not heated in the winter, would the adhesive begin to let loose? Other way to go would be with a very thin laminate floor, but could not go 3/4" thick because of the slide. How is that going to hold up to the temperature changes?

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Re: Camper Flooring Question

The sticky tiles almost always fail within a few years. I tried several glues and even " enhancers",bonding agents, etc. Someone may disagree, but my luck with them has been poor. High quality indoor/outdoor carpet is best. Not the plastic grass junk, something like boat carpet. Its not very expensive for that small amount, and any good carpet installer can knock that job out in an hour, I have done lots of them.

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Re: Camper Flooring Question

i am not much of a carpet or vinyl installer but what i do is get a roll of butcher paper and cut peices to make a template of difficult areas and then tape it all together then take it outside and lay it on top of the vinyl floor and cut it that way.

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Re: Camper Flooring Question

I agree with Joe. Stick on tiles are a waste of time and money. I've not had good luck with them either. Tracking in and out of camp with wet boots and wet dogs with wet paws, stick-on tile IMHO would be a disaster. Sheet linoleum is a pain to install, I've done it. I'm not big fan of laminate, but for a camp, I'd probably go that direction.
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Re: Camper Flooring Question

See if Lowes in Mansfield would install for you.They have a free floating vinyl that I use in my apartments and it seems to wear well, I would think that since its not glued down it could expand and contract with the temps.
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I just put vinyl flooring in my bedroom. Absolutely love it! Life time warranty. Very easy to do and no tools besides a utility knive is needed. Simply leave a 1/8" space around the whole room and cover that with trim.

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Re: Camper Flooring Question

I'd go with the good outdoor carpeting ,that's what we did .
Easy to cut and install.
Not slick when it gets wet with water or snow.
Actually helps keep floor warmer warmer than vinyl.
We used double sided tape right over original vinyl floor, slide out still still works fine.
Get a little extra to use as a mat in front of door ,easy to pick up and keep it clean inside.

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Which is better for large areas? My place is 24 by 30 and the whole floor is OSB right now.

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Vinyl is easier to clean, carpet is warmer and looks nicer, MHO. The high quality I/O carpets you can clean for years before they get shot, the better you buy the better you get.

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you could use the click and lock vinyl tiles/planks. Google vinyl plank flooring.

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