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Tips for updating RV flooring
Although there are professionals who specialize in after-market RV flooring, some jobs are small enough - and easy enough - for RVers to attempt on their own.
Vehicles without slide-outs are best for do-it-yourselfers, according to the website. The writers suggest using a special carpet-cutting tool to go along the perimeter of the RV or motorhome and cut the old carpet out. If you do this well, the piece you cut out can be used as a template for cutting the new flooring.
It's best to consult a flooring or home improvement expert on the best way to keep a new carpet down, although some RVers say anchoring it only by placing furniture on top of it is a good option to allow for the carpet to be periodically removed and cleaned.
RV Carpet Denver, which specializes in professional RV carpet replacement and installation, says 100 percent nylon rugs are best for RV use. And FullTimeRVer.com suggests checking the "remnants" section of your local carpeting store for good deals, since you probably won't need too much to get the job done.
Laminate flooring and even tile are also good RV options. They're easy to clean, but not as comfortable or warm for many.