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Some Things you Need to Know When Replacing Your RV’s Flooring

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Your RV will come with some beautiful flooring if new, but if you bought used, it might be in need of some updates. You can also choose to update the flooring straight from the new RV showroom floor if you wish. There’s no shame in admitting that you don’t like whatever the manufacturer put in there to begin with.

If you do want to replace the flooring in your RV, then you have plenty of options. With that in mind, here are some things you’ll need to think about when replacing the flooring inside your RV.

It’s Honestly Not Much Space

The thought of replacing flooring often brings up visions of super high price tags, but it’s important to note that many RV’s don’t have very much square footage. This means you likely won’t have to replace much actual flooring.

This can help keep costs down, especially if you choose to do the install yourself. Even if you hire out the work, you’ll find it’s not like you’re adding flooring in a big room inside a traditional house.

You’ll Have to Prep Your RV

Whether or not you do choose to replace your flooring yourself, you’ll still need to prep your RV. This means moving a lot of personal items and usually at least some furniture out of the RV.

This means before you start, you’ll need a place to store your RV’s furniture while you replace all the flooring. The job shouldn’t take very long, so keep that in mind, too.

You Need to Get the Right Material

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There are plenty of flooring materials that people choose to use in their RVs. You can use traditional hardwood and tile in your RV, but hardwood and tile can be heavy. If you’re at all worried about weight, I suggest looking at different kinds of flooring materials out there.

Common materials that work well inside RVs include laminate and vinyl. Both have come a long way in recent years in terms of aesthetics and overall feel. Many laminate options do a fantastic job of mimicking hardwoods and tile. Many people won’t even be able to tell the difference. These types of flooring materials are easy to install, easy to clean and maintain, and easy to replace if they become damaged.

I personally love real hardwood floors, but with so many laminate options doing such a good job of providing a similar look and finish, I’d go for a laminate option over real wood. It handles shifts in weather and humidity better, which are common in RVs.


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