carpet or not

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  1. lee52

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    before I started the interior rebuild of my bus it had been fully carpet lined ceiling and walls with a good quality liner in a dark grey/blue colour, managed to salvage the full lot when stripping bus out (hate throwing stuff away)

    now i quite liked the bus with the carpeted finish made it a bit darker and felt a bit cosier (I like dark colours, mainly wear black makes sorting the washing a lot easier lol )

    the toilet/shower wont be carpet lined for ov reasons. are there any practical advantages or disadvantages having the bus fully carpet lined ( floor will be dark vinyl) I know one disadvantage is it cant be wiped clean
     
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    carpet catches dust but can be vacumed to clean or even steamed if you used the right glue. steaming kills any bugs and bacteria. panel van converters have used lining carpet for many years. carpet also helps deadening sound. a big van or bus vibrates like a drum on the road so any insulation helps
     
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    didnt think of the sound deading side of things. my main concern is i dont want it looking cheap and tacky
     
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    Carpet lining will also make it warmer as they will add a layer of insulation to the side/ceiling, and also helps prevent any condensation which can form on plastic wall surfaces - we had this in a self-conversion of an ambulance and once I'd got the carpet lining of the walls finished we didn't have any more problems. I suppose really it depends on what the walls look like without the carpet too.
     
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    I have fully gutted the van as the mice had been in and needed to check the old wiring and rewire so I am starting from a empty shelll all new insulation and wall boards will be new
     
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    I am thinking as well of using melamine for building the kitchen instead of a trad caravan frame work just want something that feels abit more solid and longer lasting I know its heavier but I have a huge payload to play with and lost 300kgs in weight anyways by losing the hydraulic tailgate and the 2 of the 3 wooden floors
     
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