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Old 03-26-2007, 12:13 PM   #1
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Hello everyone!
My wife and I just purchased our first travel trailer, a 2002 Bambi 19' and being a carpenter and never leaving well enough alone, I have decided to pull the carpet up and replace it with cork flooring. Has anyone done this before that can offer advice or words of caution?
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Old 03-26-2007, 12:20 PM   #2
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There are several who have put in laminate or cork. You will find differing opinions on laying lengthwise or crossways. I don't know if the cork comes in strips like laminate. I would suggest a search for cork, I'm sure you'll get some hits.

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Old 03-26-2007, 12:30 PM   #3
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Howdy Neighbor! Yes, I've seen several cork floors in 'Streams and I'm sure you'll get a response soon!
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Old 03-26-2007, 03:14 PM   #4
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It should be obvious that...

When you take a closer look at your Bambi, you'll find that the carpet is put down, THEN all of the furniture is installed including the bathroom!

So.

Do you carefully, carefully cut around everything, or do you remove everything, put down the new floor and then reinstall? Well it's a pain in the neck either way, but I've been to the factory ("The Haj") and everything in the Airstream goes in through the door. Yep, you CAN remove it... but do you wanna?

I think the 02's might have been built without a belly pan. If so you might want to do an inspection from underneath to determine that your floor is solid. It should be good on one this new, but a bad leak or being parked in a wet/salty environment or not being drained and winterized could have left damage to the floor... in that case you'll be more likely to want to remove some if not all of the furniture.

Whoa! or is that: Woe!

Anyway I hope your 19 was garage kept and pristine, and your upgrade goes well. Welcome and see you down the road.

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Old 03-26-2007, 04:19 PM   #6
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Just replaced the flooring in a 25' last week. Remove the carpet as best you can. A sharp utility knife and many blades will help. You have two ways to go, you can put the cork down without a new sub floor, its the way we went, or put down 1/4" luan ply screwed and glued and then install the flooring. Run the flooring lenthwise and you will be happier with the results. It takes as long to put down the 1/4 round as it does to install the floor. The entire project was completed in a weekend. One piece of advice install the 1/4 to the floor by glueing not nailing, the nails will work loose. If you attach it to the wall in lieu of the flooring it will not be able work with the floor as the flooring flexes. You will be very happy with this choice of material.
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Old 03-27-2007, 08:24 AM   #7
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Thanks for the response everyone, I just ordered my flooring, it will be in next week. I am just about to go outside to tackle the carpet, I have opted to cut around everything. I'll take some before and after pics. Thanks again!
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hi maineman and welcome! look forward to seeing the pics. along the way i know that you can get any advice you might need here from some of our resident experts. among all of the members on this site, there is bound to be an expert on anything you might need to ask and all here are willing and ready to help if we can. good luck, i know she will be a beauty!
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