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Old 11-14-2016, 05:06 PM   #1
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Default New Flooring Ideas for the 1997 Pleasure Way

I want to replace the carpet in my PW. We have small kids and dogs, so I was thinking I would change it all out to vinyl. Is that safe? I feel like I read awhile back that the glue can cause fumes when it heats up and that is unsafe. Any ideas?

Also, under the driver and passenger seat and around the dog house, what's under there and what can that be changed to? Do I have to stick to carpet there?

Any other ideas appreciated. Here are some pics of what I am replacing. Just too much red for me:
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Old 11-14-2016, 06:39 PM   #2
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I have replaced the carpet in the rear section of my 97 dodge roadtrek, it had a stained and dirty blue carpet back there, it was fairly easy to take out, it also had the same carpet in the bathroom stall, after doing some research , I ended up going with a linoleum floor as the replacement, I find it nice to walk on, very easy to clean, and it was fairly simlpe to install. My wife loves the new floor, as it really makes the interior much nicer to llok at instead of blue carpet everywhere.afterr I pulled up the old carpet, I cleaned up the plywood sub-floor really well so the adhesive would stick, then I used construction adhesive to the sub floor and layed down the pre cut linoleum flooring, then I placed weights all over the new floor to make sure it doesnt lift while setting. I bought my new flooring at a clearence place as the square footage isnt that big. I believe it was just a few dollars a square foot,,,, hope this helps, ,, if you have any other questions, let me know,,,,,,, thanks,,,,,
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You could also go with a laminate floor. They're very easy to install but are very rough on saw blades. Most laminate floors are floating floors so no adhesives necessary.
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You could also go with a laminate floor. They're very easy to install but are very rough on saw blades. Most laminate floors are floating floors so no adhesives necessary.
Hey Bruce, have you done this? If so, pics?
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I have replaced the carpet in the rear section of my 97 dodge roadtrek, it had a stained and dirty blue carpet back there, it was fairly easy to take out, it also had the same carpet in the bathroom stall, after doing some research , I ended up going with a linoleum floor as the replacement, I find it nice to walk on, very easy to clean, and it was fairly simlpe to install. My wife loves the new floor, as it really makes the interior much nicer to llok at instead of blue carpet everywhere.afterr I pulled up the old carpet, I cleaned up the plywood sub-floor really well so the adhesive would stick, then I used construction adhesive to the sub floor and layed down the pre cut linoleum flooring, then I placed weights all over the new floor to make sure it doesnt lift while setting. I bought my new flooring at a clearence place as the square footage isnt that big. I believe it was just a few dollars a square foot,,,, hope this helps, ,, if you have any other questions, let me know,,,,,,, thanks,,,,,
. Great stuff! This is exactly what I was thinking of doing. So no issues with the adhesive emitting fumes when/if it gets hot? What did you do around your dog house?

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some laminates have problems with formaldehyde - this is why lumber liquidators is no longer advertising on your TV every 6 minutes.

be very careful with your choice of material.

a floating floor product has it's own needs for installation- often a membrane underneath to control squeaks, if moisture gets in the tongue and groove, the product may quickly deform- the T&G is not always sealed.

be careful with thickness if you are tall, and always consider weight when adding anything to an RV

I think a lino product gives good result- esp for a DIY. My spouse did a really, really nice peel and stick job in one of ur bathrooms- on her own. came out really good.

a carpeted product has insulation for temps and sound which other products can't equal- but a runner or area carpet over lino will give some of these benefits and be easy to clean and clean around

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I have not done laminate in my van, however it has been considered.
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I only did the rear section, haven't attempted to do the front yet, that will be a big job, but the carpet is old and dirty, and does need to be replaced
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I haven't seen anyone else use Marmoleum like I did. One of the best choices I made. Amazingly durable and easy to clean. Feels good underfoot. I found a remnant.
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I haven't seen anyone else use Marmoleum like I did. One of the best choices I made. Amazingly durable and easy to clean. Feels good underfoot. I found a remnant.
Do you have any pics? Did you use adhesive?

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