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Old 12-02-2012, 05:56 PM   #57
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OK, thought I wanted something other than carpet...after this think I will take my changes carpet and rugs. Too much to think about.
Things can sometimes seem to get overly technical and complicated on the forums. However, to simplify the conversation, you have many optio.s other than carpet. There are advantages and disadvantages to each. I chose an engineered wood floor and it has done very well. There are many laminate and vinyl/resiliant products that also work well. It is more a matter of what you are looking to do/want. Carpet is simple but has some limitations. I pulled the carpet out of mine when i first purchased my AS and it smelled awful. That made me cross carpet off my list of flooring options.
The improtant thing is to use a material that can take temp and humidity swing in stride and cleans easy.

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Old 12-03-2012, 09:57 AM   #58
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Things can sometimes seem to get overly technical and complicated on the forums. However, to simplify the conversation, you have many optio.s other than carpet. There are advantages and disadvantages to each. I chose an engineered wood floor and it has done very well. There are many laminate and vinyl/resiliant products that also work well. It is more a matter of what you are looking to do/want. Carpet is simple but has some limitations. I pulled the carpet out of mine when i first purchased my AS and it smelled awful. That made me cross carpet off my list of flooring options.
The improtant thing is to use a material that can take temp and humidity swing in stride and cleans easy.

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Great advice "C"!

After having re-done flooring on two AS's, some of the best return for my time invested has been carpet and pad removal. Seeing what's underneath and hidden by carpet is an eye-opener. Once removed, one can see where there might be dry-rotted sub-floor conditions, not to mention many years of dirt and grime that just doesn't come up with routine vacuuming and carpet cleaning. When removing carpet from my '77, the PO had installed his new carpet over the factory-installed carpet in many areas. In vintage rigs, carpet/pad removal is like turning back the sands of time - very interesting. I suspect that few owners opt to go back to wall-to-wall carpet once removing the old stuff -

My $0.02 - Cheers!
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:42 AM   #59
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My first Airstream I used discontinued laminate. The store only had so many sq ft. left. It was expensive because of the design. Looks great.

The second Airstream I put in hardwood floors. They were glued down and they look great. The hardwood was so much easier to put down then the hardwood. The hardwood is what I will use when I start on my third one. SSSSHHHHHH! my wife might be listening. Ha Ha

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...The hardwood was so much easier to put down then the hardwood...
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Sorry I was trying to type and talk to someone at the same time. Not very smart. The hardwood floor went down easier then the laminate. The sssshhh I said is because I have info on another airstream. I already have two and may get a third. I don't think my other half will be very pleased.

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Sorry I was trying to type and talk to someone at the same time. Not very smart. The hardwood floor went down easier then the laminate.
I figured that it was something like that. Thanks for the clarification.
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The sssshhh I said is because I have info on another airstream. I already have two and may get a third. I don't think my other half will be very pleased.

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However, to simplify the conversation, you have many optio.s other than carpet. There are advantages and disadvantages to each.

It is more a matter of what you are looking to do/want. Carpet is simple but has some limitations.

The improtant thing is to use a material that can take temp and humidity swing in stride and cleans easy.

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Right. No perfect option, except any one may be best for each individual.

I agree a carpet in a trailer can hide much nastiness, the most serious of which is subfloor rot.

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