Out with the old Carpet... in with alternate flooring

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by staceydude, May 6, 2021.

  1. Tug Toy

    Tug Toy Road Train Member

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    That looks like a really nice job. How thick is that laminate?

    I got some downstairs ready to go in whenever I find the motivation? You may have just lit the fire?
     
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  3. staceydude

    staceydude Medium Load Member

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    It is really not that thick, 3.8 mm a bit thicker than 1/8 inch.

    I know some people are putting those foam puzzle style mats under it in truck but I really didn’t want to mess with that. The cork underlayment is 1/8 so this floor is a bit lower than stock carpet with the Killmat and the underlayment and the vinyl.

    My transmission cover for example will have a little gap. I will just put some close cell foam under it to fill the gap when I clean it up and install it.

    What is cool so far is when you drop something on hard laminate it is loud. When you drop something on this it makes a more dull thud.

    I’m definitely far from an expert with wood or vinyl junk but we will see how it holds up. The peddle area is no fun lol.

     
  4. Piercebr

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    Very nice! I’ve been thinking of doing this as well you may have just motivated me to get it done.
     
  5. Rideandrepair

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    Excellent work. I’d much rather have one solid piece. Cork is a great idea. I’ll have to check all that out. Main concern of mine has been a solid underlayment, to avoid holes/dents in laminate. More pics and reviews please. Piece of old door seal, for trans boot, maybe? One of those big chrome ones to top the job. More $$$ Lol Looks great!!
     
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  6. staceydude

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    I’ll review how it does after my next trip. Then of course if it starts falling apart I’ll post up.

    The glue strips are pretty darn strong, when you lay it in your house you are supposed to go over it with a big roller. I will roll it as good as I can when I finish the pedal area.

    One thing I don’t like about it is if you are drilling holes or cutting it with a disk the dust can collect on glue strips. For the pedal area, I decided to cut out smaller pieces. Form it up, and then take some fresh pieces that I put together and just cut them out after they are already stuck together.

    I almost got some aluminum sheet and put a two piece in like what 4 states sells and epoxy coat it. I won’t pay $650 for it. I could probably make it out of metal easier as I was a sheet metal mech in the Navy when I first joined. my dog would probably scratch it up lol

     
  7. tommymonza

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    I've done a fair amount of all kinds of different flooring in houses including this glue strip.

    Best bang for the book as far as ease of installation and durability.
     
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  8. blairandgretchen

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  9. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    That looks really good. Easy to clean too
     
  10. Geronimo17

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    Definitely making me think about it over here! Looks really good. Let us know how it holds up.
     
  11. Rideandrepair

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    I’m onboard, as long as it passes the boot test, and doesn’t break through. Cork underlayment is genius.
     
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