I finally got my new flooring

Discussion in 'My Favorite Mods, Tips, Tricks (and Blunders!)' started by MrsPoleCat, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. MrsPoleCat

    MrsPoleCat New Member

    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2010
    Ok so this weekend the DH and I agreed we would pull the camper out to clean it up, check to see if we were low on any supplies and get it ready for camping. Once we got it up we got the MOD bug, or atleast I did. I have teased the DH multiple times about putting down some of those stick on tiles. He would always look at me with that look. Well this weekend, I must have bugged him enough or gave a good pouty face, but he gave in. We went shopping for tiles, I cleaned the floors, started laying down the tiles and then...needed help. He and I had to work together to get these tiles cut and wedged in areas, esp since our cabinets are riveted, there for we cant just move them and nothing was square. A few hours later and we were done, and if I must say so myself....they look good! I am happy with the way they turned out. Really helped spruce up the 1995 Hatteras we own. Of course this weekend wasnt used only for that. We managed to build a new shelf, and the DH put in an outlet behind the galley, so that we can plug up the microwave with out an extension cord draped across the floor as a tripping hazard.

    Old floor
    [​IMG]

    New Floor
    [​IMG]

    New Shelf
    [​IMG]

    Wanted to say thank you to my DH for all of his hard work.
     
  2. ballard

    ballard New Member

    Messages:
    926
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2009
    Location:
    northeast
    very cool. I like it.
     
  3. mdbaird76

    mdbaird76 New Member

    Messages:
    116
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2010
    Looks great. I also want to do the same to mine before my 4th of July trip.
     
  4. Unstable_Tripod

    Unstable_Tripod Well, there's your problem!

    Messages:
    14,279
    Likes Received:
    30
    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Location:
    Seattle, Washington
    I definitely like the look of the new floor better. Nice work!
     
  5. 02mommie07

    02mommie07 New Member

    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2009
    Nice job! Love the new floor!
     
  6. Hardee5

    Hardee5 New Member

    Messages:
    341
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2009
    Location:
    Plumas County, CA
    Floor looks really sharp. Great work!
     
  7. Tomminny

    Tomminny 2004 Jayco Qwest 10K

    Messages:
    337
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2009
    Location:
    Upstate NY (Lake Effect Snow Country)
    Nice job! What holds the shelf up?
     
  8. barb_dave

    barb_dave Active Member

    Messages:
    1,731
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2007
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Nice job on the floor. Good color for a camper floor.

    I'm also curious as to what holds the shelf up.
     
  9. MrsPoleCat

    MrsPoleCat New Member

    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2010
    Simply just 4 screws screwed into the back of the galley. The DH cut the slits on the bottom of the rods deeper, so that we can slide the rods down into the screws and it locks the poles into place. And it is very sturdy. Also our galley bar is different than most. It goes all the way across the back of our galley. There is only a 3/4" between the galley and the bar. The rods we got just barely fit. Which helps assist the shelf from going back wards. This weekend when we go camping I will try to take some close up shots as to how we have it set up.
     
  10. kokopelli80

    kokopelli80 New Member

    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2010
    MsPoleCat,
    I have two questions for you. One, what prep work did you have to do for your floor? Two, I have been analyzing your photos of the galley shelf. We also have one like yours with the bar across the back and although you've explained how you attached the supports I'm having a very hard time picturing it. On one of your next outings would you mind snapping a photo to share?

    [:D]
     
  11. MrsPoleCat

    MrsPoleCat New Member

    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2010
    As far as the floor goes, I got on all fours and scrubbed it, and tried to be sure all dirt and grime was removed before we layed down the tiles. That was all the prep work we did.

    Now for the shelf. I will be sure to take a pic as to how we have it connected. It isnt the easiest angle to photograph but will try. I hope to take it out again soo, but with this 100+ degree weather we are having it just isnt the most pleasant camping weather.
     
  12. Melissa71

    Melissa71 New Member

    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2010
    I think I understand how it was done. :) Love the new tile and the shelves, it looks fantastic! I think her husband enlarged the slits that are already in the upright pieces, so they could slide it over the screw that he attached to the back of the galley. So you can put it over the screw, and slide it down to lock it in place. Did you hubby just make the slits bigger where the screws are, or all the way down the upright?
     
  13. insanehognutt

    insanehognutt New Member

    Messages:
    118
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2010
    I think your floor looks great! Thanks for giving me an idea for some shelving too (mine won't work exactly like yours, but it gave me a very good idea!).

    I have used peel and stick vinyl tiles in the past and they always end up moving some causing gaps. If you run into that problem down the road try these: http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ContentView?pn=BP_Trafficmaster_Allure&langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053&navFlow=3&searchRedirect=Allure

    They stick to themselves instead of the floor so they don't come apart and they look great.
    Yours may not every start to move apart from each other but if they do the allure plank vinyl won't. I have actually used them in my house and can vouch for them.

    Thanks for posting the great pics...nice looking camper and nice work!
     
  14. hollywood703

    hollywood703 New Member

    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2009
    Location:
    Grand Rapids MI
    I like the color, will help keep the dirty look down too during the trip.....This is the color I want when i replace mine down the road.
     
  15. bradnailer

    bradnailer New Member

    Messages:
    121
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2010
    Nice work!
     
  16. slowfatknitter

    slowfatknitter Member

    Messages:
    227
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2009
    Location:
    Louisburg, Kansas
    The floor looks great! I'm hoping to get my floor redone soon. May I ask what the approx sq footage of your pup is?
     
  17. CHart6283

    CHart6283 New Member

    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2010
    Nice!
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.