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Old 02-12-2004, 10:53 PM   #1
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Wall-to-wall carpet alternative

Anybody ever used carpet squares instead of wall-to-wall carpet in a trailer or motorhome? These are normally used in commercial applications so high-traffic paths or damaged sections can be restored without redoing the whole floor.

It seems that in our mobile environments, where you're liable to track/drip/spill lots of nasty substances, this might be a good alternative. It would be a whole lot easier to install, too, than a full-size cut-to-fit carpet. And, if you stocked a few spare tiles, you could keep the floor looking new just about indefinitely.

One website I've found shows these squares in up to 24x24" size. Those would be big enough to do hallways and such without too many seams or small pieces.

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Old 02-13-2004, 06:47 AM   #2
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Am installing wood laminate flooring in my coach.
Will definately use carpet remnants in traffic areas.
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Old 02-26-2004, 11:52 AM   #3
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We used tiles from Interface Carpet. They worked wonderfully! My husband installed the carpet himself and it looks beautiful. They are rubber backed so no pad is required and they glued down easily. And, as you pointed out, we have kept an "attic stock" for replacements of worn tiles. You could also do patterns or checkerboard with their products and Interface also has a "walk-off" mat material in tile that I considered using at the door, where the most traffic occurs. It used to be called Huega mat but I think they have a different name for it.

Milliken has a good product as does Shaw. I would highly recommend the use of carpet tile in this type application.
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Old 02-26-2004, 04:47 PM   #4
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I don't know how the tiles stick down, but I hope it's better than the so-called self-adhesive linoleum tiles from Armstrong! They looked great for a few weeks -- until we got temperature fluctuations with the onset of winter! At that point, they shrank so much that they popped off the floor! And, of course, the glue was shot. Great! Nuthin' like good old mastique to glue down linoleum.

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Old 02-27-2004, 04:45 PM   #5
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the carpet tiles stick down with double stick tape. The double stick tape is easy to remove if you ever have to replace. The tiles stay down pretty well because they seal each other together.

You have probably seen carpet tiles in office buildings, etc. You really can't tell the difference between tiles and wall to wall.
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Old 02-27-2004, 09:33 PM   #6
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Lightbulb Another alternative

I saw these today, as a matter of fact at the local Carpet one store. They interlock like a jigsaw puzzle and they were low nap so they could be easily swept or cleaned. I am considering using this when I rip out my factory carpet. The Blue was nice. They had a closout on them for .88 cents a 1ft square.

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Old 02-29-2004, 11:21 AM   #7
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I'm curious as to how these squares would work as you were carpeting the coach area.......over the contours of the cowl and around the seat pedestal bases??
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Old 02-29-2004, 11:47 AM   #8
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I had the same thought. I looked at tiles like these at HD and felt it wouldn't work over the dog house and all, seemed to hard to bend them. They had a pad permanently attached.
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Old 09-08-2004, 10:08 PM   #9
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If you do it in the bathroom area, be sure to place a proper seal under the stool which will sit about 5/16" higher than before. My subfloor was entirely rotted out due to this. As a solution, I installed 2 seals under the stool rather than one.

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Old 11-20-2008, 02:41 PM   #10
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On my 20' Safari, I installed 30" wide runners with rubber backing and cut them to fit the galley, enterance, bathroom etc. This runner was baught from Home Depot, they come in different pattern and colors the cost is very reasonable under $3/ft. My galley is exactly 30" wide, except in small place had to trim the edge.
Worth looking into.
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