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Old 01-08-2006, 08:59 PM   #43
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I've been considering re-flooring our Burro too, possible with Flor Modular Carpet Tiles...
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We considered this company's removable carpet squares for our house, because we breed dogs, but decided on a laminate floor and throw rugs instead. What we like about this system is the squares can be lifted up and washed in the sink. They come in some really great colors and textures, and can be mixed and matched too. Has anyone had experience in using these in their FGRV?

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Old 01-09-2006, 05:24 PM   #44
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Anyone have any hints for me. My Scamp has the maple interior, beige rat fur, dark brown/tan cushions and tan curtains...I'm SICK of tan/beige/brown. I NEED some color....red, blue, green, yellow...I don't care what COLOR. I'd like to put down linoleum, but everything I've seen is white or tan or brown or gray or yuck green...nothing with a lot of COLOR. I know, I know, I could use throw rugs....anyone remember the linoleum from years ago that had all the multi-colored flecks? That type of thing is what I want, but I appear to be about 30 years out of date.

Wouldn't it be easier to change the curtains than to the floor?
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Wouldn't it be easier to change the curtains than to the floor?
Except I really dislike the carpet and want something easier to take care of when camping.

Probably change the curtains too
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Old 01-09-2006, 05:45 PM   #46
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Wouldn't it be easier to change the curtains than to the floor? shg.gif
Once the curtains go, then you have to update the linens, co-ordinate the pillow shams, .. ugh, not to mention a WHOLE new set of dust ruffles....

Too much work!
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Old 01-09-2006, 07:02 PM   #47
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use a neutral colour for the dust ruffles, and you'll never change them again.
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Old 01-10-2006, 09:28 AM   #48
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Donna,

If you decide to change your curtains and would like something more colorful, you might want to consider material from Hawaiian Fabrics. They have a huge assortment of colors and patterns that range from subtle to bold, which would transform your egg into a tropical paradise!

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Old 01-16-2006, 04:22 PM   #49
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My boler has an all fiberglass molded floor with a textured surface. I geuss some were made that way. I didn't want to attach any adhesive to the original floor, so I opted for a carpet cut to fit. I t fits snugly in place and is easily lifted out and shaken out and cleaned. I used a commercial grade walk-off matt material - tough as nails and really catches the sand - which we have alot of here on Cape Cod! This is apic meant to illustrate my propane detector, but you can see the carpet as well. Happy trails! Alec
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Anyone have any hints for me. My Scamp has the maple interior, beige rat fur, dark brown/tan cushions and tan curtains...I'm SICK of tan/beige/brown. I NEED some color....red, blue, green, yellow...I don't care what COLOR. I'd like to put down linoleum, but everything I've seen is white or tan or brown or gray or yuck green...nothing with a lot of COLOR. I know, I know, I could use throw rugs....anyone remember the linoleum from years ago that had all the multi-colored flecks? That type of thing is what I want, but I appear to be about 30 years out of date.
Donna, you are never out of date, it's just that you are a trend setter and the rest of the world hasn't caught up with you yet!
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Wouldn't it be a nightmare to pull up the carpet and then TRY to get all the glue off. Every bit of glue would have to be removed before laying down tile. The thought of that is frightning to me.
How about just putting a new layer of carpet over the old carpet? (some color you'd be happy with)
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I had wanted to replace the carpet in the Fiber Stream, but after I steam cleaned it, it didn't look too bad. That got a LOT of old sand out of it. I went to Home Depot and bought a clear vinyl carpet protective runner to lay over it, the kind that has nubs in the bottom surface to grip the carpet below. I get the look of the origonal carpet, the easy cleanup of a vinyl floor, and the time (not working on the trailer) to go camping.
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Wouldn't it be a nightmare to pull up the carpet and then TRY to get all the glue off. Every bit of glue would have to be removed before laying down tile. The thought of that is frightning to me.
How about just putting a new layer of carpet over the old carpet? (some color you'd be happy with)
I've thought about all the work needed to get the glue up...sanding, scrapping (Yuck), but it's going to have to be done...nothing can be placed over the top..it would create too thick of a flooring. The front cabinet doors (under the front gaucho) are too close to the floor. I wouldn't be able to open or close the doors otherwise.

If I go to all the work, I may as well paint it..then I could get the color I WANT.

hummmmmmm
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I did the clear plastic runner thing also, but then put a layer of carpet over that. It is working out ok, but I would love to get rid of the carpet (without the work involved)
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Old 01-17-2006, 03:25 PM   #55
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I plan on painting our floor when we get to that point. Then add a runner that I can shake out and hang out to dry. Also, if I get tired of the color scheme, either just paint another color, and/or buy another runner.

I have sanded the fiberglass floor in preparation for paint because it had many small blobs and uneven areas. It was pretty easy sanding it since the egg shell was not on it at the time.
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On our Casita 17, I took out the old carpet, and then glued down a piece of exterior 1/4" plywood to stiffen the floor. (Had to cut the plywood into 2 pieces.) Then I put down laminate flooring and a small white border. I removed the door sill threshold plate and put down instead a piece of aluminum angle iron from Lowes. It looks great!

The only difficulty was cutting the plywood underlayment so precisely to fit the open space. It was necessary to take off lower cabinet doors to get the plywood to lay flat.

We ran the laminate flooring length-wise down the trailer, but running it cross-wise might be an easier installation.

Everything turned out nice, and I would do it again. I encountered no real problems although it was necessary to go slow and think things out before proceeding.
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