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Has anyone tried a vinyl plank flooring, like Home Depot sells? I built a bunch of framework leaving the stock rubber, jute-backed (or whatever that fibrous backing is) flooring in place. Now I want to re-do the floor, at least in the "living room." My living room is <6x6, actually ~ 5' long by 4.2' wide, because cabinets along driver side. I don't need nicer floor under bed platform covering entire rear, or even under driver-side counter. I just want to minimize removal of "frameworks," installing new floor where it will show. To be clear, living room is adjacent to slider door, it does not include what's under full-width bed platform in rear, nor under countertop along driver side opposite the slider door.

Using 6" x 36" or 12" by 48" "planks" might make the retrofit easier, while being cost-effective and easy to diy install.

Also not sure what layers to use under it, don't want big build up, minimal, like level with molded step pieces. Thinking vinyl strips to fill floor corrugations, then some layer(s) of insulation, them maybe hardboard or polyiso (maybe), topped with 3-6ml thick vinyl layer.

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Has anyone tried a vinyl plank flooring, like Home Depot sells? I built a bunch of framework leaving the stock rubber, jute-backed (or whatever that fibrous backing is) flooring in place. Now I want to re-do the floor, at least in the "living room." My living room is <6x6, actually ~ 5' long by 4.2' wide, because cabinets along driver side. I don't need nicer floor under bed platform covering entire rear, or even under driver-side counter. I just want to minimize removal of "frameworks," installing new floor where it will show. To be clear, living room is adjacent to slider door, it does not include what's under full-width bed platform in rear, nor under countertop along driver side opposite the slider door.

Using 6" x 36" or 12" by 48" "planks" might make the retrofit easier, while being cost-effective and easy to diy install.

Also not sure what layers to use under it, don't want big build up, minimal, like level with molded step pieces. Thinking vinyl strips to fill floor corrugations, then some layer(s) of insulation, them maybe hardboard or polyiso (maybe), topped with 3-6ml thick vinyl layer.

Thoughts??
Here's a link to my latest post. I got my flooring at Lowe's - Steve's 2016 Transit Redo

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On my medium roof van, and me being around 5' 8", I could not stand up with that thick of a floor
With the thick floor I (5'9") can still stand in my high roof with room to spare. The EVA foam/ foamed PVC has been very solid so far. I'm really happy I took the time to fill in all the depressions in the floor before adding the foam and plywood subfloor.

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by any chance, does someone have measurements of the floors of 148" cargos?
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by any chance, does someone have measurements of the floors of 148" cargos?
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Thanks. What's that 9" of partition behind the seats. Is it not usable?
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Thanks. What's that 9" of partition behind the seats. Is it not usable?
it is semi usable depending on your height and how far you slide the seat back, and also how far you recline the seat. but that 9 inches is fully usable regardless of seat position near the floor.

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