new floor

thecakerator

Active Member
Jul 3, 2008
242
MI
Hello everyone ... we went to the camper show this weekend and I fell in love with how modern the pop ups are starting to look ... ours is in great shape for its age, 95, but the colors are also 1995, you know, teal vinyl on the outside with teal counter tops on the inside, the floor is white linoleum with tealish/bluish diamonds on it. You can see a little in some of my pics .. we already changed out the green carpet on the steps to a darkish grey color to look more updated, but now I got the bug to cover the floor as well. I still want to keep the linoleum, just more modern stuff. Has anyone covered their old linoleum with new stuff? What did you use as a glue? Did you have to take out the old stuff, or does the glue apply to the old stuff and hold the new stuff down just fine? Does it add a lot of weight? I can't imagine it would as it's only an 8ft box .. did you also cover the floor under your dinette benches, or did you leave the old stuff there? Any helps/tips/information would be greatly appreciated!! oh yeah, is there a certain time in the year it would be best to do this?

1995 Viking 175SD
Pulled by our 1995 Grand Am
and a wing and a prayer!
 

NYcamper

It is what it is.
May 18, 2008
420
Grand Island, NY
Hi, mine is an '88 and I just remodeled this summer. I put in individual sticky tiles right over the linoleum instead of ripping up the original one. Works just great and would have been a nice quick job if I also didn't decide to redo the whole inside. My original plan was just to change my flip up sink/stove area and floor and I went crazy w/ DH's help. Anyway, others have just done their floor with the tiles and nothing else and did just fine. Good luck!

Erin

Me '66, DH '68, DD '09, (G.I. NY)
88 Viking Epic
96 Cadillac STS
 

Matt O

Strangers are friends who have not yet met
Dec 16, 2008
1,358
Chester County PA
I plan on putting new linoleum down in my popup. The galley is no longer in the popup so I just have to pull out the 2 benches and then I will rip the old vintage 1984 stuff. Home Depot has 8 x 10 sheets for like $20 - $30. The glue was in the same aisle. I don't know how much I need but I figure it can't be much. I want a seamless floor which is why I want the 1 large sheet. You can do the individual sticky tiles which look easy.

Matt & Lori O. Basil the loveable Dog
'07 Toyota Tacoma '84 Coleman Columbia
2 nights booked
 

thecakerator

Active Member
Jul 3, 2008
242
MI
Thanks for the information .. I guess we feel like matt and would prefer the seamless look as well ... we should go to home depot and check out some new color choices ... this warm weathered weekend has me getting the camping itch!

1995 Viking 175SD
Pulled by our 1995 Grand Am
and a wing and a prayer!
 

thecakerator

Active Member
Jul 3, 2008
242
MI
ok so we went looking for new flooring at the local home improvement store and realized that to get flooring that covers the inside of our 8ft pop up, we are going to have to have them cut a piece that is say six feet wide, but the entire length of their roll??? This new flooring is going to cost us around 60.00 .. does anyone know of anywhere to get laminate flooring that is not quite so long? We would prefer not to do the stick and peel tile ... but that may be the route we go depending on price.

1995 Viking 175SD
Pulled by our 1995 Grand Am
and a wing and a prayer!
 

Twisty

Super Active Member
Aug 24, 2008
4,375
Hillsboro, Oregon
Do you mean 6 feet wide by the width of the roll?
IMO, $60 isn't bad considering you get to pick exactly what you want and it will last for 5 to 10 years or more. You will have extra material for repairs or?.

2004 Fleetwood Utah
2006 Ford Ranger 4x4 Ext. Cab
www.CWhatIC.net
 

thecakerator

Active Member
Jul 3, 2008
242
MI
Yes that is what I meant ... I guess 60.00 isn't bad, but we are very limited on storage space at our house, so most likely the rest of that roll would be thrown away leaving us to actually use about ten dollars worth of the roll ... I just didn't know if there were cheaper ways to get new flooring?

1995 Viking 175SD
Pulled by our 1995 Grand Am
and a wing and a prayer!
 

Xolthrax

Franconia, Pa.
I bought a linoleum floating floor at Home Depot last year. It looks just like laminate:

<img src="http://inlinethumb39.webshots.com/13414/2965916770101305190S500x500Q85.jpg" border=0>

The pieces overlap and stick to each other. There is a rubber no-slip backing on them. It is a floating floor, like a laminate, but much more durable.

Unfortunately, I had a massive leak from my water pump (with help from a leaky cooler). The water got under that floating floor, and I had to tear it out to fix the problem. The flooring got damaged in the process. For a replacement, I went with standard peel-n-stick tiles.

<img src="http://inlinethumb10.webshots.com/44041/2585683680101305190S500x500Q85.jpg" border=0>

I figured that if I had another leak, at least the water wouldn't collect between the original floor and the new one.


Joe

<img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_pu.gif border=0 align=middle alt="PopUp">'96 Rockwood Signature Series 1280
<img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_suv.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Tow Vehicle">'07 Ford Explorer
<i>Wherever you go, there you are.</i>
 

snipehunter

Member
Mar 29, 2008
80
Rock Hill, SC
Try going to a local carpet and flooring store (not one of the big boxes) and ask to see their remnants. You are limited in selection, but can't beat the discount prices. They sell remnant vinyl flooring that is basically left overs from other jobs.

We carpeted two rooms in our house last year with remnants for a little more than half what Home Depot wanted to carpet 1 room.

Me and DW
DD 14, DS 8, DD 6
Dutchmen '95

Edited by - snipehunter on February 15 2009 11:34:17
 

thecakerator

Active Member
Jul 3, 2008
242
MI
thanks you guys! Snipehunter, that is a great idea .. we have just a couple smaller business's in town that might be able to help us out with that come this spring ... we will definitely keep that in mind .. thanks again!!! Xolthrax your floor looks great! I really like the coloring of your peel and stick tiles ...

1995 Viking 175SD
Pulled by our 1995 Grand Am
and a wing and a prayer!
 

Xolthrax

Franconia, Pa.
Thanks, it compliments the "psychadelic clown pajamas" coloring of the canvas <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Big Smile">


Joe

<img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_pu.gif border=0 align=middle alt="PopUp">'96 Rockwood Signature Series 1280
<img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_suv.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Tow Vehicle">'07 Ford Explorer
<i>Wherever you go, there you are.</i>
 

ILUVTHEBEACH

Suburbs of Philly, PA
Aug 29, 2005
445
Suburbs of Philly, PA
I put actual laminate flooring in my camper. I got it from Home Depot but I can't remember what I paid for it. Check out my webshots photos.

'66 Michael <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_beer.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Cold Beer">; '70 Sherry <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_happycamper.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Happy Camper">; '89 Aaron <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_cool.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Cool">; '94 Annelysse <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Wink">; '00 Frank <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_hotdog.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Hot Dog">(Camping Dachshund)
'74 PUMA <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_pu.gif border=0 align=middle alt="PopUp">
http://community.webshots.com/user/lansdalehulls
 

thecakerator

Active Member
Jul 3, 2008
242
MI
Do you mean you put down wood flooring, the kind you have to cut? Almost like real wood, like pergo? Does that shift due to the heat or cold?

1995 Viking 175SD
Pulled by our 1995 Grand Am
and a wing and a prayer!
 




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