Floored . . .

Well, the floor project is officially under way.

Before Chris got here, I had cleaned everything out and unbolted the chairs from their pedestals. The flooring on the left side of the screen is a test piece I laid down to see how it would look.

Allure Flooring Install 1

The first thing we did was pull the chairs and put them outside, where Mister decided he was going to spend the day camped out in one of them.

We then started going over the floor inch by inch, pulling up any of the missed staples that originally held down the carpet, and pounding out any bumps.

Chris also did a really good job getting the rest of the carpet out from under the steering wheel and cleaning that area up.

Allure Flooring Install 2

At this point I realized I must have had a brain fa . . . eh, fade. I sure seem to remember pulling up the pedestals last time to get the carpet out from under them. But it quickly became obvious that they didn’t come up. In fact I even called American Coach to be sure.

I had thought that the pedestals were held done by lag bolts into the plywood flooring.  But as it turned out, they’re held down by large bolts with nuts underneath the chassis, that can’t be reached. Oh, well.

Next I started patching the bolt hole depressions with Plastic Wood. These are the bolts that hold the plywood subflooring to the chassis.

Allure Flooring Install 3

Once we got all the prep work done, we knocked off for the day. We’ll start fresh tomorrow laying down the flooring and cutting around the obstacles with a jigsaw.

With a little luck we’ll be able to finish up then.

Stay tuned. More to come.

Thought for the Day:

If everywhere you go there’s a problem, guess what?



9 Responses

  1. Lookin’ good

    I like the wood

  2. George,


    I hope it looks as good when there’s a whole floor of it.

  3. Looks good,can’t wait to see the finished project.


  4. I’ll bet you found there was no shortage of stapels used to hold down the padding. When I did mine several years ago I think they used at least two boxes just to make sure the padding wasn’t going to go anywhere. When it’s all done I think you will whish you had done it long ago. Much easier to use a throw rug or two that you can replace if needed and way easier to keep clean. Can’t wait to see end result. Good luck.

  5. Good job! I’ve got a friend that’s been talking about doing the floor, keep the pic’s coming!

  6. to qoute Jeff Bezos ” I am thinking we need knee pads”.
    Is this a floating floor or does it stick down?

  7. Looks like that color will work very well…hope it will all come together well and without too much frustration!!

  8. LeRoy,

    It’s a floating floor.

  9. Gary,

    I have come to the conclusion that the staple guys must get paid per staple.

    That’s the only thing that makes sense.

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