Wednesday, December 5, 2012

It's good to be home!

Rutherfordton, NC 28139
While our RV flooring is being installed, we are staying in an RV rental unit. No matter where we are, the dogs steal our seats.

RV MODS: The flooring is complete!!!! and we can move back into our Silverback.
 Total cost $2600.00
 $1100.00 for flooring material + $1500.00 ($1200. labor +$300. misc. material) I have no idea if that is a good or bad price. We simply felt this was the best opportunity. We found someone we trusted & we had a convenient place to stay with the dogs while our RV was unlivable.
Left carpet, Right old kitchen vinyl


Chris of Doc's RV Repair & Restoration took 8 days to complete this project. He was working by himself and most days were only about 5-6 hours.
We are thrilled with the end result. Although I now have to sweep at least  2x's a day. I've also got to pick up some kind of swiffer mop/broom. We gave our Orek vacuum cleaner to The Kingdom, since we don't have any carpet anymore. Thank goodness we have the built in dustpan in our rv. 

Love this product so far. There is a touch of "give" or cushion. This  feels better underfoot than hard vinyl flooring. the dogs don't slip on it like a Pergo type laminate, and it is quieter than laminate, we don't hear the dogs  claws clicking as they walk.
Because of the fiberglass layering/plies, this does not feel cold when the temperatures drop.
This product is more flexible also. 
Here's some info I took off the internet...
Mannington's Sobella™ flooring offers comfort, style and durability thanks to its flexible fiberglass core, which provides (quite literally) a cushion of support underfoot.  The fiberglass is softer and more flexible than traditional "felt backed" resilient flooring, which makes it soft on your feet as well as easier to install.

And it's easy to care for, easy to clean, and easy to live with.  Like all Mannington hard-surface flooring, Sobella™ won't trap dust, pet dander or other allergens, so it contributes to good indoor air quality for your family.  Most spills clean up with just soap and water, and regular cleaning is as easy as sweeping up with a microfiber cloth duster. Relatively new to the flooring industry, fiberglass flooring has become a fan favorite for its versatility, durability, beauty, and comfort.

What is FiberFloor?
FiberFloor is a new kind of resilient flooring. Relatively new to the flooring industry, fiberglass flooring has become a fan favorite for its versatility, durability, beauty, and comfort. Fiber Floors combine a cushiony feel with carefree maintenance and exceptional durability. A unique balanced construction allows the floor to lay flat and stay flat. No glue required!

1) Finish Layer- Protects against scratches, scuffs and stains for easy cleaning and maintenance.

2) Wear layer- Prevents wear, rips, tears, gouges and indentations.

3) TechniCore foam Layer – Adds cushion and additional indentation protection, creating warmth and comfort underfoot.

4) Engineered Fiberglass Inner Layer – Utilizes woven fibers so it lays flat and wont expand or contract for increased stability.

5) TechniCore Backing Layer – Allows high flexibility, easy installation and a moisture and sound resistant barrier for added performance.


  1. Looks great, we would love to do that someday!

  2. I'd be interested to know the weight of the flooring. It looks absolutely wonderful and sounds very durable.

    1. I looked out our bill, but it didn't state weight.

  3. What a great job it looks super, best of luck and Happy Trails to you and Scott and Devin and Lyla and the bird. Tucker misses his running pal

  4. I would be interested to know the weight also. Looks very nice.


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