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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I was asked by a sambanite to post how I did the pergo on top of the seat tracks. These pics explain what I did. Basically I made it so I could remove the center section and expose the seat tracks for when I install the single or double seat. The pergo is laid directly on the stock grey floor. The outer two sections are held in place by one flush screw each.

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I like how you did the hidden removable panel to expose the seat tracks.

Great idea
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:17 am    Post subject: Re: Who's got a wood floor? Reply with quote

valvecovergasket - that's really nice. It looks bright in there. Is it from the camera flash, or do you have led lights on the ceiling?

I want to do something similar, but put a heater where you have your cooler.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Who's got a wood floor? Reply with quote

ooh i really like the darker tint of that!


ill throw ours in for posterity

i wanted to float it, but it needed a little bit of screw assistance to really fit perfect, and ended up mounting the fridge slide in through it anyway.
it was a single box of cheap pergo.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:35 am    Post subject: Re: Who's got a wood floor? Reply with quote

Installed my wood floor last weekend. I needed 2 x 24sqft boxes (well, 1 box + about 1 plank) for weekender/multivan passenger area. Product is TrafficMaster Teak Luxury Vinyl Plank from HD. Replaced my rear heater core & valve and installed sound dampening while I had the bench out. Turned out nice, kid loves the new "dance floor"

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I really should take some new shots.


I want to do something like this above and below, but I have a couple of questions...

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I plan on doing a wood sidewall on the left hand side, along with a panel just aft of the seats like the bay above.

1. Do I do the floor first, then the left side wall? Or should I do the sidewall first?

2. I'd like to use a nice plywood for it. What type and thickness would you recommend?

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Who's got a wood floor? Reply with quote

Installed this today
Cost $35 for the wood and calk from HD
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Who's got a wood floor? Reply with quote

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MichaelCampingInVA wrote:
Did mine...


Now that is cool. I dig the log cabin/sauna vibe. I wish Westfalia would have continued longer with the wood veneer finish, or at least made it an option for later vans.


Thanks joe, I'm pretty happy with it..
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:55 am    Post subject: Re: Who's got a wood floor? Reply with quote

MichaelCampingInVA wrote:
Did mine...


Now that is cool. I dig the log cabin/sauna vibe. I wish Westfalia would have continued longer with the wood veneer finish, or at least made it an option for later vans.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:57 am    Post subject: Re: Who's got a wood floor? Reply with quote

photogdave wrote:
Disappointed with the title change. Clearly this thread is about more than floors.


Yeah I agree. I thought original thread name was pretty funny Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:54 am    Post subject: Re: Who's got a wood floor? Reply with quote

Did mine...


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:08 am    Post subject: Re: Who's got a wood floor? Reply with quote

Disappointed with the title change. Clearly this thread is about more than floors.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:54 am    Post subject: Re: Who's got wood? Reply with quote

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I got wood!
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Hey!

How did you do the headliner? What thickness of plywood did you use and did you need to do any steam bending to get it to work?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Who's got a wood floor? Reply with quote

Real happy with this Coretec Flooring. Did a beer test and it didn't stain or anything and was dry by morning with no marks. Easy to apply and scratch resistant.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:13 am    Post subject: Re: Who's got wood? Reply with quote

I think Vinyl is the way to go. We just had armstrong vct natural creation flooring installed in our store and turned out great. Requires adhesive but it is really durable. We run pallet jacks and uboats over it all day long and thousands of shopping carts. The picture shows the flooring to be lighter than it is because of our led lighting. I have a box of samples I can ship out if you pay for the flat rate.

We did the aisle in a slate grey type color. This is what I will probably put in when I do the floor so It matches my grey interior. I wish the pictures showed the true color.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:42 am    Post subject: Re: Who's got wood? Reply with quote

Thanks for renewing this post. Just what I was looking for..
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:40 am    Post subject: Re: Who's got wood? Reply with quote

Adding my $0.02... My layers top to bottom:

Vinyl "wood" floor with taped interlocking edges, running front to back under rear bench.
Underlayment for moisture barrier
Durock cement board (hope that it is more resilient to the environment than wood)
1 layer of insulation board, ~1/4inch
Strips of the same insulation in the low spots on the metal floor secured with aluminum tape

first photo - after durock installed
second photo - vinyl installed, trim not yet finished (green underlayment poking out the edge)

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Who's got wood? Reply with quote

I put this in yesterday, it's vinyl and laid in on top of carpet. Easily done and cleans great, looks awesome too.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:45 am    Post subject: Re: Who's got wood? Reply with quote

I got wood!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Who's got wood? Reply with quote

I've had wood (actually laminate, don't tell anyone) floors for a couple years now, and had laid them over the factory reconstituted foam mats. It was easy to install that way, but pushed the floor up high enough that my under-the-bench-seat "kickplate" wouldn't screw in through the normal holes in the seat frame.

I got some underlayment from Home Depot and some of this stuff from the local pool shop. Cut the padding into strips and filled the "valleys" in the corrugated floor, put the underlayment over it, and laid the floor back into place. It's all floating, held in place by the kickplate and by a piece of angle bracket at the slider edge. It was a little frustrating getting everything to stay in place without adhesive, but it's much quieter now, and feels easier on my knees and feet while puttering around in there (though that last one may be confirmation bias.)

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Bonus pic of the Lightning McQueen seat cover that my mom and sister made for me!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Who's got wood? Reply with quote

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katstan wrote:
You guys inspired me and I knew we had a few boxes of bamboo flooring in the garage so Iron Pots now has bamboo floors. It only took one box and was ridiculously easy to do. I laid them right on top of the grey rubber mat that was under the old carpet. Didn't move any of the cabinetry or anything though I did have to move the fire extinguisher holder up a little after I was done. Looks so much better than either of those did. The metal strip on the edge was over the rubber mat before so I just repurposed it.



My 87 has this same grey "rubber" flooring and was wondering if I could just go right over it and not fool with removing it. So you just pulled up the metal threshold strip, laid the wood down, and put the metal strip back on? Did you secure the wood to floor in any way?


Ok so just decided to go for it and went to Home Depot last night and picked up a box of their new LifeProof vinyl flooring, it's waterproof. I've always had the grey "rubber" flooring (don't know if 87's had carpet originally or not) so I stayed with the gray'ish look and got this weathered looking style... Still have a seam I need to work on, just need to find my wood floor tool and snug that up. Just put it right on top of the flooring that was there.




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