Campervan Flooring – Van Build Part 9

I thought about using carpet for the campervan flooring, but in the end decided it would be just too hard to keep clean. Instead I used laminate flooring (the same type I used for the drawer fronts of the kitchen unit).

To give a neat finish around the edges, I had to dismantle some of the fascias around the seats and kitchen while I installed the flooring. These were re-fitted after I was finished.

The drawer and fascias have been removed from this seat while I lay the campervan flooring
The internal drawer and fascias have been removed from this seat whilst I lay the campervan flooring

Installation

I used a thin foam underlay beneath the flooring. It was really easy to lay and clipped together like a jigsaw. I cut it to size using a Stanley knife. This was used to cover the entirety of the floor space and also a little way under the bed, where the fridge would stand.

It took no time at all to put the underlay down
It took no time at all to put the underlay down

Next I began laying the laminate flooring, staggering the joints and orientating it lengthways between the kitchen and the bed. I cut the pieces to size when needed using a clean cutting jigsaw blade. Starting at the sliding door, I worked across to the other side of the van and made sure I left an expansion gap around the edges. I tucked the edges of the flooring under the bottom of the wall cladding, to create a neat finish.

Laying the laminate flooring
Laying the laminate flooring lengthways from the kitchen to the bed.

I glued pieces of laminate around the entrance step and then glued lengths of aluminium angle over the corners for protection.

Aluminium edging was used to protect the corners around the step
Aluminium edging was used to protect the corners around the step

When finished, I was pleased to still have plenty head room when I was stood up in the van.

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