Carpets or Vinyl?

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  1. Robert Clark

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    We removed the carpets from our van when it was new. The wood look vinyl underneath looks great, but it's not as comfy to walk on. It's easy to keep clean if grass gets brought in on your shoes but as autumn approaches a warmer floor would be nice
    What floor covering do you have in your MH?

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    Fitted carpets and cushion floor
     
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    Both?
     
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    We had vinyl cushion flooring laid on top of the wood look vinyl.
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    We leave the removable carpets in except the bathroom. We once took them out of a caravan and then gave brand new carpets back when we traded it in, couldn't see the point. Carpet much comfier and can always get them cleaned.
     
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    We lift ours in summer and just use a wee rug, and put the carpet back for a cosy winter. Shoes off at the door:)
     
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    We have the vinyl wood look but I buy the cheap runners from Dunelm Mill, easy and cheap to replace when get past it.(y)
     
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    Two pairs of Crocs, one for outside and one for inside, on the carpet.
     
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    Wood-look vinyl. Carpets are a pain with a dog and the van has a double floor so feet never feel cold. :Smile:
     
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    If you fit vinyl why would you take your shoes off, surely shoes on until you go to bed

    Or fit carpet/leave and shoes off at the door

    Or am i missing something :D

    Bear in mind we don't own a MH yet :)
     
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    Problem comes when you come in through the door, its a step, so hardly any room to remove or store shoes before stepping on the internal floor surface.
    We have one of those rubber edged carpet mats that can go in the washing machine, right by the door. Catches most of the dirt, so I'm hoping that if we re fit the carpets, they will keep pretty clean.
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    It doesn't matter what the floor is made of, outdoor shoes will bring in grit, mud, grass and other less mentionables, such as squashed slugs etc.
    Carpets are quiet, warm and soft to walk on when you get up at night to check the loo is still working. The downside is you need to be disciplined about taking your shoes off before coming inside. But there are entire civilisations out there who have learned this trick!
     
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    Mine has wood effect vinyl flooring

    And a full set of tailor made drop in carpets that come out

    Only use the carpets winter time
     
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    Even with my vinyl floor shoes are off at the door
     
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    image.jpg Just laid new carpet :) has to be carpet and shoes off on door mat !!
     
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    Doesn't help with spillages though :(
     
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    I never spill my wine !
     
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    everyones different but for us its got to be carpet(y)
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