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Old 03-28-2014, 08:39 AM   #15
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I went with laminate wood flooring; very easy to keep clean and thin enough to be able to trim to fit easily. It's put down on top of the existing carpeting as that makes for added floor insulation. Throw a couple of runners in that you can shake the dirt off of easy.

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Old 03-28-2014, 09:49 AM   #16
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Ooops.... Unless I have missed something, every brand of laminate flooring I have seen warns to NOT put it down on top of carpeting. The reason for that is because it allows the joints to flex and crack. Not only that, as it flexes, tiny amount of dirt will get into the joints, making the floor crackle when walked on.....

But, if the brand you used allows that practice, please let us know which one it is.

BTW: What's found under any RV carpeting over 5 years old is disgusting, just ask anyone that had taken it out....yuk
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Old 03-28-2014, 06:10 PM   #17
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Bob, Casitas have a short fiber carpet, kinda like indoor/outdoor carpeting. Laminate has been in for years with no problems. Pretty popular mod on the Casita forums. Getting that carpet up is a bear, then one would have to level the floor surface for something like vinyl.

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Old 03-28-2014, 06:45 PM   #18
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If the carpet is more like felt than shag I can see your point.
But putting anything over carpet is still something I would take a pass on,
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Old 03-28-2014, 09:31 PM   #19
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We like the wood tone paneling of the early 1500 series models. We went with an "old cabin" feel with the interior. Green upholstery, red pillows, tan metal mini blinds, Allure vinyl flooring in bamboo pattern. Fruit packing crate art on the wall adds a little more color.

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Old 04-07-2014, 09:22 PM   #20
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Wow, Tom, your trailer is a beauty! My interior isn't as nice as yours, though. I like the blinds. As far as flooring, it has dirty old lino, not carpet, so it would be very easy to lay whatever I want down on top of it.

Sidenote - was working on the motorcycle today when it fell of the block... and in to the trailer. Nice big scratch in the paint and a massive dent in the fridge vent. Stupid springtime!
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Cody I feel your pain with the bike falling. Some times we just don't see what "might" happen. I was replacing the vynal of my awning when the wind came up and blew over the ladder. Made a beautiful dent in the left front fender of a six month old truck . One more of the lifes lessons to remember.
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