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Old 03-08-2011, 09:36 PM   #1
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Smile New flooring

My wife and I had finally had enough of the carpet in our 2007 8315 SS. It was dirty and never did look good. So we decided to replace it with Pergo. We found this nice tile pattern that we liked and proceded to rip out the carpet. We layed the Pergo right on top of the vinyl tile that is under the carpet.

Warning!!! This project is not for the faint of heart or the inexperienced. In our floor plan there are lots of corners, diagonals, curves, doors, etc. that make the sales pitch that "you just snap it together" a joke. It took about 12 hours to complete.

I am thrilled with the result. During the process we also changed the toilet which I will cover in another post.
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:48 PM   #2
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Nice job!! You and your wife should be very proud!

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Old 03-08-2011, 09:51 PM   #3
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Very nice!
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Old 03-08-2011, 11:29 PM   #4
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Nice job! Good thing my wife doesn't visit this site.
Seriously, we're thinking of doing the same--did you have any problem along the slideout edge? Did you put a bevel strip on that edge, or does the slideout just go up over it without catching?
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No bevel strip

I just tucked the Purgo under the plastic edge that the origional carpet was under. That was one of the harder parts of the job. There are lots of staples in the floor that have to be removed.

Watch your slide when you start to bring it it. It jumps up quite a bit before it starts moving in. We layed some pieces loose on the floor as a test before laying it permantly.
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bevel

Thanks! Now I'm kind of getting keyed to do it. Laid Pergo in the home kitchen and it wasn't too bad. Just the corners, etc. as you said.
One more question--how did you "wedge" it--it's meant to be a "floating" floor isn't it? Or did you glue it?
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It floats. When you get down and look at you trailer you will see (assuming yours is like mine). There is a wide plastic strip that the carpet was under and was screwed in. I tucked the Purgo under the strip and did not install the screws.
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:30 AM   #8
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Very Nice!!
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Great job, we did that in a hybrid we had, and it looks great when you are finished.
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I know that stuff isn't terribly heavy but how much weight do you think you added?
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