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Old 08-09-2011, 04:04 PM   #1
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Hello, and thanks for the nice welcome.
We have had our 19'Bambi for 8or9 years now and we just love it.
I'm looking for info on replacing the carpet with laminate flooring. I was told by a reputable trailer repair outfit to glue it down, but it has a foam backing, so I don't know what to do. Will liquid nails work thru the foam?

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Old 08-09-2011, 04:17 PM   #2
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Try toe nailing it at the tongues in lieu of glue. That should hold it down and prevent/ reduce the tapping/hollow sound

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Old 08-09-2011, 05:05 PM   #3
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Hmm... what does the flooring instructions say to do? There is a Liquid Nails (and other brands as well) that's meant for gluing foam.

We just laid a cork floor (1 x 3 foot interlocking tiles), and it floats over the plywood subfloor. We did not glue or nail it down.

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We just finished ripping out all the very old carpet and replacing with flooring. Wood laminate till we got to the bathroom and in there we used a vinyl laminate. Patched all the old screw and tack holes, painted and then used a foam underlayment. Did not glue or nail down any of the wood laminate flooring, but in the bathroom we used a double sided tape on "TOP" of the underlayment. This just holds the laminate flooring in place and keeps it from sliding around a bit I guess. Did not need to anchor the wood. Took it out this past weekend for a shakedown cruise and with two grandkids running back and forth for 3 days it seemed to be ok. A few pics to show in progress and finished product.
We did it ourselves and we are still married!
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