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Old 03-15-2012, 06:52 AM   #1
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Carpet replace with hard wood?

Anyone replace carpet with hardwood?
How do you get slides seams covered?
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:41 AM   #2
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I made my own trim from 14 ft 1x4 to seam slide and main room
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:49 AM   #3
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Most cases they leave carpet on the slide as a seal for the seam. The other problem is if you have floor level slides, are the rollers under the slide that support it when moving and roll on the floor. They have a tendency to mark the floor.
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Old 03-15-2012, 06:43 PM   #4
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When we were snowmobiling WE put wood in it; Took the carpet out, because it would get wet; From the snow ETC.. well we covered the wood with carpet. wood is Impossable to heat, And it is much Louder , it seems carpet is a good insulater and a noise barrier; Just our personal Views..
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:00 PM   #5
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Use our search function and you'll fine a ton of reading material on the topic.

Carpet is almost always used to cover the seam with flat floor slides. We used Allure laminate planks instead of hardwood. Flat floor slides have either rollers or skids which contact the floor when retracting/extending. Scratching can be a challenge if you're not careful. It is much colder than carpet in cool weather but we use area rugs and it helps.

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Old 03-15-2012, 07:15 PM   #6
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We use Rubber Flooring, by Karndean
Awesome floor for an RV, got it in my own as well as a 100 or so customers. Yes it's colder in the winter, but area rugs help that, as Ricko also stated.
As for the slide room, all depends on what you have, flat out, level out, flat in flat out, rollers on the room or on the coach, carpet slide or not, etc... I've never seen a coach that the flooring couldn't be changed, just some cost more then others...

Almost every slide carpet stays (or gets replaced with new) it typically cost to much to fix the ugly's that the carpet hides, it also breaks the floor up and gives a really nice look.
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:47 PM   #7
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We installed a simulated wood vinyl flooring in our coach. Looks great, feels, great, and cleans up great. You can view it at Stines or home depot if you'd like. I have attached a PIC for review. One thing we decided to leave the carpet under the slide because our drivers side slide is as flat sldie and seems to rely on the carpet for sealing.

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