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Old 07-06-2013, 03:04 PM   #1
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Default Replaced Carpet with Snap & Click Vinyl Flooring

Our 14 yr old carpet was contributing to a musty smell in the camper so last weekend I ripped it out and replaced it with Allure Vinyl snap & click vinyl flooring. It installs just like Pergo snap & click laminate flooring but it is all vinyl which I figure is better for an RV. It was a much easier install that I expected. The hardest part was ripping out the foam padding which had been glued. I used oak quarter round molding around the periphery which was difficult to nail so decided to pre-drill. Broke two drill bits before remembering a trick my grandfather showed me years ago - use a finish nail as a drill bit. They are more ductile that tool steel and won't break (and are much cheaper to replace). You have to push harder on the drill as a nail obviously isn't designed to drill but it worked great. Really pleased with the results, it makes the interior seem roomier.



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Old 07-06-2013, 04:16 PM   #2
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That looks great Thanks for the tip re: using a finish nail as a drill bit.
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Seconded. I like the finish nail tip, and the locking tongue/groove is nice work. If any water gets on it, it won't get ruined like real wood would.
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Very nice. We are looking to do the same on our ‘93 Coachmen. Was your carpet glued to the inside of the metal undercarriage or was there wood under it?

What worked best for removing the glued down carpet?
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