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Old 08-30-2015, 09:25 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Old carpet out New vinyl plank in

Proud DIY moment
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Old 08-30-2015, 09:31 PM   #2
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Old 08-31-2015, 09:41 PM   #3
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Tell us about it.

Replaced carpet with plank flooring.....in the 2002 Bambi...and if photo upload would ever work...I would love to share pictures.


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Old 09-24-2015, 11:03 PM   #4
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Did you take all the cabinets out to pull the old carpet and add the flooring? In my 2000 Bambi the carpet seems to be under everything. Would love to see the pictures when you upload them. Thanks, Cameron
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Old 09-29-2015, 05:03 AM   #5
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I did not take out cabinets. Just trimmed carpet to edge and will add trim possibly at some point.
It is a vinyl plank for Home Depot. Was a little like doing a jigsaw puzzle but such a call area. I do like it and no problems so far.

Sorry I can't get the images to upload here but they are in user photos.




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Thanks, I took a look at your pictures.
I have a few questions if you don't mind...

Did you leave the flooring in the back? It looks like a real pain to get around the toilet, door, bed etc.

How difficult was the flooring to cut? Did you use a skill saw or utility knife?

How much flooring did you use? One or two packages?

How did you prepare the floor, what's under the carpet?

Great work, thank you for your info in advance

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Old 09-30-2015, 10:27 AM   #7
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We did the same thing in our 2004 Safari.
The project was too much for us. During the last recession, an out of work contractor did the work.
All the carpet was removed, the flooring was installed flush to the cabinets and all of the edges were trimmed with molding.
All of the toilet pedestal was floored and trimmed. This would be a difficult job for anyone but a skilled amateur.
We hated the couch and flimsy flip flop table so we jerked those and put a dinette from rvfurniture.com. Two dinette styles are available--a sleeper and non sleeper. The contractor used the composite flooring to put a storage shelf all around the dinette. This is a worthwhile addition as we never had enough room to store loose items with the couch.
The results look professional and the cost was about $5000. The dinette cost $1700, the flooring cost was nominal and the contractor cost about $3500.
I will send pictures to anyone sending me a private message.
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Old 10-01-2015, 01:45 PM   #8
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We left the ceramic tile in the bath area. It was the carpet we wanted gone.

I used Lowe's Shaw Matrix Franklin floating plank. Less than 2 boxes $110 and for underneath I used black foam premium underlayment. $35
All cut with a box cutter, just score and bend.

I did it myself in a few evenings and was about a 5-6 on DIY scale. Really not that hard to do. Measure thrice cut once.

Now hubby will do trim. But I think it looks good as it is.
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Old 12-05-2015, 04:23 PM   #9
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Looks great
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Looks great....
From our experience the cost is low versus the reward.

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Have you found at all that the flooring stays together, or is it coming apart at it's seams?
I think that it would be easier to put down smaller strips instead of one large piece of lino, however, I am not sure if it would tend to come apart with movement while travelling????
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I used the same flooring the littleLucy used. I took out the carpeting around the bed and under the dining table. I did take out the banquette cabinets to repair a section of floor and then installed the plank flooring in the whole dining area. It was not a difficult job and if I remember correctly, I did it in two days. It has been in place for about 1 1/2 years and has not moved any during about 7,000 miles of travel.
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