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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 8:26 am    Post subject: Who's got a wood floor? Reply with quote

I do!
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Cost under $50, one box of Pergo is just enough to cover the floor of a Westy. It did require some table saw finessing.

This stuff is TOUGH. My power staple gun can barely penetrate the surface... I think it would be difficult to scratch. Add a nice throw-rug and some anti-slip stuff and you're golden!

Sure beats the gray rubber stuff that was in there before. With the underlayment the new floor is about 1/16" thicker. There are no issues with any of the cabinets or anything, except that I was sloppy and forgot which screws go where...
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice. I often think about doing the same thing.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How timely, I just did this on mine on Sunday! I think it looks awesome and easy to care for. I put mine in while all my cabinets were out which made it super simple, 1 box did it all. You could easily put this in without taking anything out.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did the same thing a year ago. After all the dirt and spilled food I have so easily cleaned off of it I couldn't imagine having carpet there. I do wonder if it amplifies road noise though. I would be interested to hear your opinion about the noise after just installing pergo.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All the cool kids are doing it!

I haven't noticed any difference in road noise, for what it's worth.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

are u going to put something over the lip, or does anyone have any tips on what to put over it? Sanding it...down possibly?



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mad-Max wrote:
are u going to put something over the lip, or does anyone have any tips on what to put over it? Sanding it...down possibly?


I still need to reinstall the OE step-plate hardware... it'll fit the same way as before. As you can see, the interior is a work in progress...
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

on the wood floor I put in my syncro semi-camper/weekender I put an aluminum threshhold strip across it that allowed me to recess an opera rope light from a junkyard american conversion van.. hooked wires to door slider pin, and now have a very nice subtle lighted edge when the door is open in the dark.

looks good.. and everyone should do it.. but pets don't like it for riding on while moving.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 12:50 pm    Post subject: Winston's Pergo, Mum. Reply with quote

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Nick the P.O. did it, I don't know if he insulated under it or what else he did. He supported his climbing habit by working as a jobs contractor. It looks very nice, I wash it with Simple Green and then put on Paste Wax, at which times it functions quite well as a skating rink. I also put a half-rug with a non-slip pad under it just in front of the bench.

Winston's my '84 Westy. There are a lot more pictures of his interior in the Gallery.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I got mine from Ikea. This was a pic of the floor in progress. The edge terminates like MS' now. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea, I got WOOD !!!!!!! Laughing Laughing Shocked Shocked Shocked


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked I want your lumber pile! Shocked We've got wood too:
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did in my splittie. Don't let water stand on it or atleast not get between the seams and sit, it will swell up like a sponge. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why do you guys do this to me! Now I have ANOTHER project I wanna do! Sheesh...
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yea, I got WOOD !!!!!!! Laughing Laughing Shocked Shocked Shocked


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So,what year's the splittie in the background?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Why do you guys do this to me! Now I have ANOTHER project I wanna do! Sheesh...


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am in the process of finishing this in my 84 Vanagon GL. I got the 1/4" laminate and its working out swimmingly, even with the door. Ill include photos tomorow.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Being that my current profession is actually hard wood floors, and for the sake of being nitpicky, I would mention that if you installed Pergo (or any other "laminate" flooring), you actually DON'T have wood. You have a photo of wood impregnated into a layer of very hard plastic (formica) and glued to a particle board backing. Although the particle board backing is largely made of cellulose/wood particles, I'd be hard pressed (pardon the pun) to call it wood. Nice looking photo of wood on the floor of your van, though... Razz

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Those are wood. Wink

Pardon the poor photography/JPEG condensation. Embarassed

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 6:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I put in a vinyl wood look alike floor. It comes in strips of 3X30 inches. Just cut to length pull off backing, & sick it down. It's been in there all season and has had everything spilled on it, no problems. Just wipe it up, and clean w/ a damp cloth. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MY WOOD is FOAM RUBBER Embarassed
I'll try to remember to snap some images..

I just installed a FOAM PARQUET flooring.. (think anti-fatigue puzzle mats)
it's printed to resemble a wood parquet floor and is VERY easy on the knees. it is a little more susceptible to damage then a hard wood floor. but I remove it and stack the pieces in a box when not taking it camping.
the door edging I made from 1/2" alum C-channel from HD/LOWES that is secured w/3 screws, easily removed when the foam flooring is out.

it wouldn't be dog friendly though. well maybe with a small dog, not my 100# mules. pieces are easily replaceable if damaged, as they just popout along the puzzled edges.

it was available @ christmas tree shops and was about $35. about the same as the pergo knock off I put in mom's van.

for the typical 1000 times a weekend I kneel on the floor to get somthing w/o removing my shoes it's great..


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