A big project for your RV is updating the floor. Is it worth it? We think so!
Vinyl is a great option because it’s lightweight and durable. For our camper, we replaced our existing vinyl sheeting floor with peel and stick vinyl planks and I’ll tell you why. I should start by telling you that there was nothing wrong with the floor, I just hated the outdated pattern and dark color. So below are our top 5 reasons why we chose vinyl planks instead of vinyl sheeting.
1. EASY TO REMOVE AND REPLACE IF NEEDED
In the event of water damage in your camper, you can just remove and replace the damaged planks. With vinyl sheeting, you would have to remove the whole thing. If any part of the sheet tears, its hard to repair and keep the floor looking good.
2. WATERPROOF VINYL PLANKS ARE DURABLE
Vinyl sheeting is also usually waterproof and pretty durable. But vinyl planks are harder and thicker than sheeting. Some vinyl planks aren’t waterproof, so at the very least just make sure they’re water-resistant.
3. MORE COLOR OPTIONS
Vinyl sheeting colors and designs are limited. Vinyl planks on the other hand come in a variety of colors, sizes and designs. You can get them online or at any home improvement store. So you can easily pick planks that match your decor and the overall look you’re going for.
4. VINYL SHEETING IS HARDER TO INSTALL
Vinyl sheeting comes in one piece. So you have to lay it and cut the edges to go around all the corners and furniture. When the camper is made in there factory, they lay the vinyl sheet first, and then put all the furniture on top of it. So if you’re replacing existing vinyl sheeting with different sheeting, you’re not going to be able to put it under the furniture unless you remove it all and reinstall. So there will be a lot of cuts to make, and hopefully you don’t tear the sheet! In a small camper, it might be hard to move around and make all those cuts.
5. NO EXTRA ADHESIVE REQUIRED FOR VINYL PLANKS
To lay vinyl sheeting, you need some sort of adhesive. So you have to prep the floor and use a spray adhesive or spread a paste with a trowel. With peel and stick, that’s literally all you do! Remove the backing of the vinyl plank, and stick. You still should prep the floor to ensure better adhesion but at least you don’t need any extra glue!
Well, there you have it. Our top 5 reasons why we chose peel and stick vinyl planks instead of vinyl sheeting
Need some inspiration? Check out our top 5 picks for peel and stick vinyl planks!
2. Light Oak
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