Installation of the new flooring is finally complete. It was a long, tedious project but more than worth the time and effort. Injuries were kept to a minimum and not too many socially unacceptable words were uttered.
As a refresher, here are some pics of the before; an oh so lovely dusty (dirty) pink carpeting along with some less than exciting vinyl.
Yes, it’s every bit as dirty as it looks!
Mmmm….yummy carpet stains!
We replaced all this gorgeousness with vinyl wood grain peel & stick planks in a birch color throughout the entire RV. Having a continual surface throughout visually made the space seem larger. We chose the birch because we were already drowning in a sea of oak (gag me…..seriously). And the lighter color adds to the larger effect.
We purchased 5 boxes. Each box contained 30 planks (30 sq ft.). So that was enough to cover 150 sq ft. We had seven planks left over, plus a lot of scrap as there were so many odd cuts that had to be made. Each box was $30 and we had a coupon for $10 off so the total cost was $140. Oh plus we bought some primer to put down first and a length of metal threshold. That’s it! How many people can replace the flooring in their entire house for a mere 150 smackaroos? Not many my friends, not many.
It’s a big-assed job. Oh you didn’t seriously think I was going to pass up the opportunity to say “big-assed” did you? Actually, Karin’s dad is more “big-hearted”!
Through the tiny hallway towards the bedroom. This hallway and the bathroom were the major time hogs of the project. Lots of angles. Oy!
And now for the after pics! YAY!!!
Looking towards the front. You can see that we left the carpeting up front in the cockpit. Mainly because we have no idea how we would even begin to cover that console hump.
Through the kitchen
Hallway from a different angle
Bathroom. Notice we also left the carpet on the toilet base. I know. Yuck. But once again, covering it would have been a challenge.
Into the bedroom. Oh great happiness!
More bedroom. I love it!!!
The entry steps. We will get some carpet treads to put on the steps for dirt trapping/foot wiping.
And that’s it! We are tickled pink (but not dusty/dirty pink) with the results. The installation of the planks is super simple. But the job does require patience, recuperation time, a few band-aids and most importantly of all an awesome dad to do most of the work along with a happy crew of assistants.