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Old 04-20-2013, 05:44 AM   #1
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Gutted '67 Caravel - laminate questions

I have a gutted 67 Caravel and am almost done with the subfloor.

I was most likely use trafficmaster allure laminate strips or tiles.

Should I tile the entire subfloor?

Or can i get away with just the parts i walk on? Is there a need to tile under the fresh water tank and gaucho? Seems like i could buy half as much tile if i just tile the middle area that is walked on.


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Old 04-20-2013, 07:05 AM   #2
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There isn't a real need to tile under everything. It's a lot EASIER to tile under everything because everything will be sitting on top of the flooring rather than having to trim your flooring around it. I tiled under everything in my Bambi II (same size as your Caravel) and have--oh--about 2' of flooring showing. But it was very easy to install. It's really your call!


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Old 04-20-2013, 08:14 AM   #3
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I did carpet in mine. I left the floor bare under the cabinets, etc. I'm glad I did because it's easy to spot and dry out leaks.

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Okay I have searched all of your threads and have not found any pictures so please give us a peek of your prize? Just like to see how it looks now thank you
Gotta get busy! Have a great day! Now where did I put those revits?
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Old 08-20-2013, 12:38 AM   #5
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As you know, these projects keep getting pushed back. Two jobs, Two kids and a move to California have eaten up all of time. I havent started back on my caravel yet. I got the subfloor in, had an electrician rewire the thing and thats it. No flooring yet.

But my plans are: Im going to leave what is under the bed, gaucho and furniture plain subfloor. Really no need. Im not camping in cold weather, no need for the insulation. I like what one poster said about being able to see water penetrations with bare floor. Easier to spot issue.

So i will only have to floor a small area maybe 5ft by 5ft. I will probably go to home depot or lowes and buy some of the thicker trafficmaster stick on planks. It will be easy to clean and easy to replace if needed.
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