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Old 08-08-2018, 09:40 PM   #1
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flooring, carpet or wood?

So far I have not seen any skoolie with carpet on the floors. They all seem to be wood, or at least hard suface. We will have a lot of wood in our bus so planning on carpet. Any reason not to carpet? There is a shoe rack right by the foor, no shoes will be allowed in the bus.
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Old 08-08-2018, 10:16 PM   #2
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Any reason not to carpet?
Other than the obvious spillage / tracking in of liquids, and vacuuming, I don't see a reason not to. I plan on carpet in the living room and bedroom, and vinyl in the kitchen and entrance areas. But the carpet will be the very last thing installed, low pile, and easily replaced.
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Old 08-09-2018, 03:26 AM   #3
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So far I have not seen any skoolie with carpet on the floors. They all seem to be wood, or at least hard suface. We will have a lot of wood in our bus so planning on carpet. Any reason not to carpet? There is a shoe rack right by the foor, no shoes will be allowed in the bus.
Shoes off helps a lot but unless you vacuum daily and clean it periodically, carpet gets gross. I have ripped a lot of carpet out and the piles of **** that is under it after even a couple of years is gross. Area rugs that you can wash are a better option. I could wash carpet squares in my dishwasher if I removed the top rack at my old house. I got them for $1 each so I gave it a try. Easy to clean is your friend. I have ripped all the carpet out of every house I bought after the first one.
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Old 08-09-2018, 06:39 AM   #4
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Shoes off will help, but you will still need to vacuum, which means you will need a vacuum on board. With hard surfaces a broom works so there is the storage aspect of it as well. As others have said, if you do carpet, make it as easy to clean, low pile, and as easy to remove if you don't like it, as possible. Otherwise, it's your bus, kick up.
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Old 08-09-2018, 07:19 AM   #5
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We do plan on low pile, and easy to remove. The bus is an RV for us, if we were going to live in it wood flooring would be nice. However carpet is good for sound absorbtion when driving. We have some left over from another job, so it is free. I am inclined to use it for now and if it does not work out do something differant. Will get all our built in stuff in so nothing will be on the carpet that can not be easily moved.

I do appreciate the comments, it is nice to know what others have experianced.
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Carpet = gross
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Old 08-09-2018, 11:51 AM   #7
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We went with planks because they're durable and easy to keep clean... But probably going to throw down some rugs as well.
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Carpet is only gross if its owned by gross people.
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I did both carpeting and linoleum.
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Old 08-11-2018, 01:45 PM   #10
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Carpet is only gross if its owned by gross people.
I have seen carpet removed that was in a house with no children and vacuumed at least weekly. They are NOT gross!!! They did not remove shoes. It was still nasty. You have to vacuum DAILY to keep it not disgusting AND clean it periodically. And it still collects dust, dander and pollen like crazy.
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