New flooring

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  1. Jaws

    Jaws Funster Life Member

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    Sick and tired of trying to keep the carpet even slightly respectable ( what with the dog and my clod hoppers in and out constantly ) we have decided to bite the bullet and get a new floor covering the same as we had in the Miller.. Cushion Vinyl covering

    Next week they are coming and will be cutting out all the old carpet ( It being an Autotrail and the morons putting carpet on the floor and then building the cabinets and everything ON it ! ) and fitting the new covering
    Of course it being the Chieftain I had a feeling it was not gonna be cheap, but at £200 all in it is not TOO shocking.. Especially to be able to keep it all nice and clean all the time !
     
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    Went to our local carpet man and he came and fitted one for us in our last van for £70 all in. ( and he cut his fingers with the stanley knife)
    For this van (also our "last" van) I just bought a runner to fit and we can then roll it up and take it outside to clean it...
    Mitch.
     
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    The size of the bit we need is 4 metres by two metres..

    The charge to cut out the carpet, fit and seal all round the edges is £75.. The rest is for the vinyl its self ..

    It was the stay on La Toretta that finally made up our minds.
    The site is all on white stones.. which are quite soft and generate a LOT of dust..
    We have a fitted carpet that press studs over the original carpet at the moment..
    It took me 90 minutes of jet washing and Maureen nearly two hours to get all the crap out of it..
    And of course we cannot get the 'fitted' carpet out and that will be just as full of crap !
    Hence us wanting to get shot of any permanent carpeting once and for all !!
     
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    Your right, it isn't. :( I didnt have carpets in my Chieftain, they would have stopped the turret turning.......:)

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    Ooh, we're thinking of doing the same. Can I ask who you are using?
     
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    Cosy Carpets in Thetford.
    We have used them quite a lot for all sorts of stuff..
    And the fitter they use is self employed.. Every time we have used him the level of work has been very high.. AND he has done several vans in the same way so is no stranger to the work.
     
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    Hi John (JAWS). Our original carpets are under the bed at home staying clean.

    TOOTLES, I like your Chieftain, but you must be very young. :LOL:
    I used to road test the Centurion tanks after fixing/servicing them back in the 60's and if you could go up and down the 6 speed "crash" G/Box on one of those 56 Ton beauties you could call yourself a driver !!!
    Because I was the smallest, I used to get the job of doing the magneto's which were crankshaft driven and were right at the VERY bottom of those V 12 monster engines.
    Not a very pleasant job, but worth it to get the road test !!!
    22 M.P.H. flat out. Yeeeeeeeha !!!
    Great memories.
    Mitch. (y).
     
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    Had ours done a few months back, makes so much difference in cleaning times.
     
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    We've just had our carpet replaced with cushioned vinyl. It's great. Have a look at our blogpost to read about it - there's a link in there to the fitter we used.
     
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    You've got me thinking now, as we have an AT with similar fixed carpet issue, the replacement floor there looks really good!

    Out of curiosity, will do / did you have all the carpet removed from under units/bench seats etc, or only in the walkway areas?
     
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    can't be doing with carpet in a van ..

    just dirt traps, no matter how careful you are they get dirty and smelly..

    present van came with the loose-lay carpets rolled up in the garage .. had never been used.. and never will be, now stored in the attic
     
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    Now that is an impressive Hymer.
     
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    Ours are rolled up in the wardrobe aswell ,never been used. However we use those sample carpet squares by the door that shops sell 3 for a £1. When they get grubby just bin them and use another! Really useful at a muddy field site!
     
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    likewise....(y)

    some carpet shops give them free, if you ask nicely ..
     
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    He removed the carpets where visible then used clear sealant along the edges of the vinyl so that crumbs and spills don't go into the cupboards. It's very effective.
     
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    Pleased to say we have removable carpets which got removed the first day. :LOL:
    Two 4x2 ft runners from Dunelm in her now, really easy to keep clean. (y)
     
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    I drove Cents before we converted to Chieftain Mitch. (I say 'Mitch', because it's a well known fact that a woman cant reverse a tank......Without visiting five semi detached house fronts whilst so occupied). (y) Think back, the Cent had only 5 forward gears......And if you got a false neutral between 4th and 5th on a hill.........:Eeek: You must have been a Leccy Mech in a REME LAD????????
     
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    Our new van had light beige carpet fitted throughout ,including the cab area .on our return home from the dealer they were immediately removed. I can't understand how they manufacturers can be so stupid to fit carpet like this ,it's probably because they have never used one themselves .
     
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    The fitter is going to cut round the edges, lay the vinyl and then silicone seal the edges so it will always be nice and neat and no way for the dirt to get under anything
     
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    Thanks, I'll look them up (y)
     
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