The original carpet in our 2010 Tiffin Allegro hasn't worn well.
Could be the light color, or constant games of fetch with the mutts. Or maybe just cheap carpet and daily use.
Since we're already swapping out the carpet on the main living room slide, we've also decided to replace the bedroom carpet with Allure TrafficMaster oak vinyl planks. Purchased at Home Depot for $43 a box. There's 24 square feet per box, so we only needed two.
My Fella and I work great as a team.
He's strong, smart and good with his hands. And I'm an experienced renovator. And a bossy, perfectionist control freak.
So My Fella was in charge of all things sharp. He cut the vinyl planks to size.
While I measured and layed down the flooring.
the grey edges are the sticky strips that seal the vinyl planks together
Allure vinyl planks are clean and modern; like real wood flooring. But much lighter. They were easy to measure and install and it's hard to spot the seams between the planks, unless you're looking for them.
And really, if your nose is that close to our bedroom floor you better be down there cleaning it.
Things to remember before you install Allure TrafficMaster planks:
- vacumn/sweep every speck of dirt off the floor
- when you're making cuts, use a utility knife to score the front of the vinyl plank, then break it apart
- the planks contract and expand, so leave a quarter inch of space between the flooring and the walls; you can finish the edges with quarter round or other molding
- the customer reviews on this product are mostly positive but the few negative reviews suggest the planks show scratch marks and scuffs; I wouldn't put the planks in really high traffic areas of the RV, but for the bedroom floor (which is covered in throw rugs) it works great
Easiest flooring I ever installed. It took us 4 hours to lay 44 square feet of flooring, not including prep time (ripping out carpet, vacumning, finishing carpet edges, etc).
And the mutts like it too.
When we finished, Norman gave it two paws up.