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  1. wizzer59

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    Hi Guys more picking of brains I'm afraid, we are replacing the old faded carpet in our Pascara with lino tomorrow, so muggins here has to remove said old carpet and as it was obviously laid and then all the cabinets and stuff fitted on top, all I'm going to do is cut around the edges of the cabinets and remove, anyone see any problems with this???? Anyone done it??:thumb:

    Tim
     
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    We did it with an old caravan we bought years ago. It weighed a bloody ton too !
    It was our first one and we re-upholsterd it ourselves too.
    We just used a sharp Stanley knife then the carpet practically walked out itself :Rofl1: the hardest thing was fitting the lino back in .
    We were unable to afford it to be fitted properly , so did it ourselves. We ended up putting a wooden strip around the edges to tidy it up :Blush:
    It did look better when we finished it though. We kept it for a year , had lots of fun with it , then sold it on for more than we paid for it too :thumb:
     
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    We have a Pescara and luckily we dont have any issues with the carpet, having said that we did look at a Rapido up North and we fell in love with it, but, the previous owner had modified the van, removed the table and decided to put lino on the floor.

    The job was not the best in the world, not done professionally and we took the opinion that the previous owner was trying to hide something so we walked away.

    I would suggest :

    a) Contact Autosleeper for their advice.
    b) Get it done by a professional.

    Unless you are really really good I would not attempt it myself (DIY diaster zone)

    Besides that, enjoy....
     
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    I've replaced carpet in several vans with lino .. (why it's fitted in the first place defies logic.. you won't find fitted carpets in continental vans) ..

    It's not difficult if you take your time and work carefully .. If at all possible, undo the fixing screws that hold the units to the floor and ease carefully upward, then pull the carpet out.. Do the reverse when fitting the lino, this will ensure a professional looking job.

    On fixtures where it's not practical to undo, cut around with a sharp Stanley knife .. and as Bev suggested fit 1/4 round beading around the edges.. this will ensure a neat finish and prevent the lino lifting..

    If you buy good quality heavy lino you won't need adhesive, it will lay flat on it's own.. but it may be prudent to use adhesive at the edges where there is a risk of water ingress. ie around the shower, toilet etc.

    If not already fitted, use aluminium angle on the step edges ..
     
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    Thanks for the advice guys, I'm only taking out the old carpet, I'm having the lino fitted professionally:thumb:
     
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    now he tells us :Doh: :Laughing:
     
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    Its possibly going to cost you less in the long run, blood pressure, fingers etc...:thumb:
     
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    Sorry Jim obviously I should have made that clearer in my original post:Blush:
    its the hidden problems I'm worried about, ie carpet thicker than lino, what problems there? that sort of thing, as you have done it before and all that:thumb:
     
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    Wizzer, I have just re-read your original post and I think we all jumped to conclusions....

    You were right 1st time..:thumb:
     
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    no probs..

    .. un screw and try to lift the floor mounted units and pull out the carpet .. bed boxes are usually quite easy .. not so with a wardrobe so just cut as close as possible, If after fitting you can still see the carpet edge trim with 1/4 round wood moulding .. let the fitter do the worrying :Wink:
     
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    Hi Whizzer if it is not too late may I suggest using a vinyl plank type flooring :thumb:A lot better /harder wearing than other stuff and very easy to fit/cut :thumb:---see pics in my ambulance conversion --http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/garage_vehicle.php?do=view_vehicle&id=76
    terry
     
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    Can you still get "lino"?

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    the very best is Rhino Flooring .. but that is pricey

    another good choice is Cork Tiling .. I've used that in two vans and it's super.. looks good, real easy to fit, feels warm underfoot, hard wearing and when it gets scuffed, just sand and re varnish ..
     
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    Lino is very environmentally friendly if your feeling "Green" :BigGrin:

    Ian
     
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    I think it was called Oil Cloth in our days JJ
     
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    JJ has a point. Lino, short for linoleum was invented in 1855. The word is derived from the Latin words linum ("flax") and oleum ("oil") as it was made from linseed oil. It was largely superseded in the 1950s by various plastics. Does this have something to say about the age of forum members :Rofl1:
     
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    Steady:Angry:
    I'm a mere babe compared to some, allegedly :Laughing::Laughing::BigGrin::thumb:

    Tim
     
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    Thanks for all the suggestions guys, the stinky old carpet is out, ready for nice shiny lino tomorrow:thumb:
     

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