New Scamp - Which Floor???

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Hugo
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New Scamp - Which Floor???

So we're waiting on a 19' 5er from Backus

We are probably going to be putting in a laminate or an "Allure" type floor. 

Question is which floor should we ask Backus for - Rug, Vinyl or neither?

Seems it would be easier to put down a laminate on a Vinyl floor, but the Vinyl floor option costs quite a bit more somehow.

On the phone with Backus they kind of said they do either Rug or Vinyl. 

 

Anyone know of an option that is neither rug nor vinyl?  Something Backus might consider doing that would make it easiest for an Allure type job.

What comes under the Vinyl? Is there any foam or cork type padding over the sub-floor?

 

Thanks 

 

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I replaced the carpet in my

I replaced the carpet in my '99 Scamp 13 with vinyl plank Allure from Home Depot. By far, other than replacing a small section of wood, the most difficult and time consuming part was getting the old carpet and glue off of the floor. The vinyl plank needs a pretty smooth surface in order to look good.

I would definitely get the vinyl flooring if the ultimate goal was vinyl plank. Who knows, maybe you'll be satisfied with the vinyl that Scamp installs and save yourself some work.

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Carpet

The carpet has a foam backing and it is glued to the OSB floor. When the carpet is pulled up the foam and glue stays stuck to the OSB floor. It can be removed with a multi tool with a scraper blade. ( But it takes a while.) I usually leave the carpet in the rear upper dinette area.  It is warmer on your feet and that area does not usually wear or get dirty. I would only cover the lower floor in laminate. If it were me and wanted laminate on the main floor I would ask that they not install the lower floor carpet. The inside frame rails and step up faces of the lower floor are metal, I would make sure the metal lower side walls are covered in carpet. I'm pretty sure the upper front sleeping deck will be covered in carpet either way you go.

Or like Lyle said just try the vinyl you may like it.

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They should be able to do

They should be able to do nothing - just leave the subfloor bare if that's what you would prefer.

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I vote for vinyl

We put down VCT tiles over our vinyl floor in our 2014 Scamp.  It turned out great!  We only tacked down the tiles with silicone, so if and when we sell the Scamp the buyer could pull up the tiles if they want.  Turquoise and white may not be everyone's cup of tea...  

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Vinyl

Carpet is much harder to remove as noted above and not as practical for camping environments. I'd go with the vinyl and use it for a few years, then go with allure or something similar down the road. As long as a good vinyl floor lasts, you may decide ultimately to use the money elsewhere.

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Thanks to everyone for the

Thanks to everyone for the replies and advice. 

As most advised We are gonna go with the Vinyl option. It is possible we may like it after all and if not it would be the easiest to work with. 

Thx again

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According to Jim, my salesman

According to Jim, my salesman, they are using a higher quality vinyl now than they used to and have had good response from buyers. Good luck with your new trailer, mine is being built as we speak, should be ready around the end of the month. Exciting times.

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Vinyl glued

Does anyone know if the Vinyl is also glued to the floor like the carpet? . I have a very low watt underlayment heat matt that I may want to do the floor with and then  the floor would be slightly warm when turned on minimizing the time needed for the furnace to run. Could do most of the floor from the dinette forward and still only use 120 watts. It weighs so little it is like a layer of cardboard 

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glue

The vinyl is glued but you won't need to take it up just lay your laminate over it. You could do that ith carpet too but carpet holds moisture so it's probably not a good idea.

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I assume it is glued.

I assume it is glued.