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Old 08-25-2018, 02:15 PM   #1
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Lucy's New Floor

For the past twelve plus years we have used an asortment of mats and different throw rugs on the floor of our Airsteams. While we were on our recent long western trip, we decided that we want to try something different on lucy's floor. We gave it a lot of thought and felt that self-stick carpet tiles would be a good alternative.

After we got home, we shopped carpet tiles extensively on-line. Last week we purchased and installed low pile 18"x18" carpet tiles that we got at Home Depot. SuEllyn spent the better part of two full days doing the installation with all the cuts involved. We covered the entire floor surface except the bathroom which we left in the OEM floor covering.

Here are a few pictures of the finished job. We will now use a Dyson stick vacuum to clean the floor in Lucy.

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Brian - Looks great. That's likely in our future.


Now tell us about the arrangement over the stove. I have a feeling I need that big time.
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Brian - Looks great. That's likely in our future.


Now tell us about the arrangement over the stove. I have a feeling I need that big time.
Sure. The counter space above Lucy's stove burners is made out of a custom-cut piece of 3/4" plywood covered with a craft table cutting mat material. It is set-up on three pieces of one by lumber of sufficient height to clear the burner cover. It lifts right off the stove top if we should ever need to use the burners which is highly unlikely as we are not cooks. The coffee maker that you see in the picture rides in that spot while underway.

The cover that you see in the picture has been in three different Airstreams over the past twelve plus years. We have spent over 1,900 nights in our Airstreams, and have used the stove top only a couple of times.

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Floor looks great. Thanks for sharing the idea!
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For the past twelve plus years we have used an asortment of mats and different throw rugs on the floor of our Airsteams. While we were on our recent long western trip, we decided that we want to try something different on lucy's floor. We gave it a lot of thought and felt that self-stick carpet tiles would be a good alternative.

After we got home, we shopped carpet tiles extensively on-line. Last week we purchased and installed low pile 18"x18" carpet tiles that we got at Home Depot. SuEllyn spent the better part of two full days doing the installation with all the cuts involved. We covered the entire floor surface except the bathroom which we left in the OEM floor covering.

Here are a few pictures of the finished job. We will now use a Dyson stick vacuum to clean the floor in Lucy.

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Really turned out great, and I bet the soft surfaces absorbs some of the sound. Keep us all posted on how the carpet holds up.
What was the cost of the project including (labor), I assume you had to keep feeding your worker/sweetheart.
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Really turned out great, and I bet the soft surfaces absorbs some of the sound. Keep us all posted on how the carpet holds up.
What was the cost of the project including (labor), I assume you had to keep feeding your worker/sweetheart.
Thank you. We will let everyone know how it hols up under our intense use.

We did a rough measurement of Lucy's floor area and came up with 87 square feet. We bought four boxes of 18" carpet tiles. Each box contains ten tiles and covers 22.5 square feet. When we were done, we had six tiles left over. We used 34 tiles, covering 77 square feet of floor space.

The total cost of the project was $150.00 including sales tax.

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Our trailer has carpet and some days I love it and some days I hate it.....
When it's muddy and wet - I hate it. I usually end up using a carpet cleaner periodically throughout the camping season.
Most of the time I like the carpet as it makes for softer acoustics throughout the trailer and it's just nicer to walk around barefooted in the morning.
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I know what you mean. Our 2005 Safari was partially carpeted, and we also had a love/hate relationship with it.

We don't know if this carpet tile thing is going to work out in Lucy, but I guess we'll find out soon enough. Since we got new Lucy about four years ago, we have been using a series of individual mats of various types. These were beginning to become problematic and an occasional trip hazard.

The carpet tiles were an idea that we came up with during our recent 73 day western adventure. We looked down the length of the trailer one day and decided that we wanted to try something different because it looked so disjointed.

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