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Old 10-01-2008, 01:19 PM   #15
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I just used a piece of the flooring on the step up and aluminum angle on top and white paneling edging on the bottom. The carpet that was in my trailer was 25 years old and VERY dirty, so out it went.

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Old 10-01-2008, 03:06 PM   #16
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RE: step face.

Trillium's have fiberglass floors so I left mine exposed as it looks good that way.
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Old 10-01-2008, 09:22 PM   #17
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[quote]I just used a piece of the flooring on the step up and aluminum angle on top and white paneling edging on the bottom. The carpet that was in my trailer was 25 years old and VERY dirty, so out it went.

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Kevin, can you describe how that paneling edging is shaped and where you found it? Does it have flat edges that go under the flooring and then a rounded part that sticks up in the corner? It's hard to tell from the picture. A closeup picture of a scrap of the edging would be great if that's not too much trouble. We already bought some Traffic Master Allure that Chris is saving for a winter project. Thanks.

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Old 10-01-2008, 11:13 PM   #18
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Another option is to install carpet tiles. They can just be placed on the floor without being attached to it. They fit snugly enough to stay in place. If you spill something you can take the square out to clean it & let it dry. If one gets ruined, we have a few extras we can use for replacements. We prefer the feel of carpet under our feet & this has been the perfect solution for us.
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Old 10-02-2008, 07:55 AM   #19
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Yes, One flat edge that goes under the flooring and then a rounded part that sticks up in the corner.
Find it at Menards,HomeDepot and Lowes in the paneling dept.


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Keven, thanks! That edging looks like it would be much easier to work with around all the nooks and crannies along the edge of the floor. We'll have to look for those.

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Old 10-03-2008, 10:01 AM   #21
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wow. Thanks for the idea. I used a window seal, but the adhesive was sensitive to heat and started to come off.

How rigid is the surround material? Will it bend around corners? Or is there a corner trim that is needed?

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It bends, but not on a tight curve.
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Old 10-03-2008, 12:22 PM   #23
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I pulled out the carpet...no skill required just find a nasty corner and pull. Underneath was a backing from the carpet that adheared to the floor. Grab a scraper (I used a putty knife) and get to scrapping. I went so far as to remove the benches..few screws no big deal. Then I made a templet out of newspaper....taped it all together. I did the floor in three parts... lower part (including under the front bench) The step up area... then the part under the table. Nothing is glued down it just stays in place this way I can pull it back and check for leaks periodically. I installed a treshold on the part below the table that rolls over the step..(see photos) Hope this helps)


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And is tub surround the best thing for around the edges? Or does it not need anything around the edges?

How did you all deal with the step between the floor and underneath the dinette/bed?

Thanks so much for all your help!
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