If you’ve spent much time in your RV, how closely have you looked at your RV carpeting? Is it dirty and outdated? Worn? If you have an older model RV or one with carpet, replacing it with carpet that will wear better and look cleaner can give your vehicle an instant update. It’s not very expensive, so the bang per buck can be quite large for a small investment of money and time.
Why would your carpet need replacing? Newer RVs have relied less on carpet for a number of reasons, including the fact that traffic in RVs tends to be heavy. When you’re camping in dirty, sandy areas, a lot of what’s on your shoes and sandals will wind up in your carpet. It’s also really easy for carpet to get sun faded and mildewed when it is exposed to the elements.
Carpeting also goes through style cycles, and what looks fresh today can look dated very quickly. There are so many different styles of indoor/outdoor carpet that might work better in your RV space than what some manufacturer picked out decades ago.
Why stick with carpet? There are, of course, other options for flooring that might be suitable for your space. Carpet, however, is:
- Inexpensive, especially when you take into account the price of remnant carpet
- Quick to install
- Long lasting; the new carpet should last at least as long as the previous one
- Forgiving – a good multicolor or flecked carpet will hide a lot of stains
At Bond Products we’ve seen people get handy and creative replacing the carpet in their recreational vehicles. And we’re happy to help our customers if they need assistance making their carpet look professionally done. We would advise our customers to choose their new carpeting wisely. There are so many options now, but not all of them will take heavy traffic, dirt, and water as well. For RV use, 100 percent nylon rugs are much better than carpets with natural fibers. If you are on a budget, check out the remnants section of local carpet stores. There are plenty of good deals to be had. Because the floor space in an RV is limited, you will not need very much.
To bind your remnants, we offer marine style Instabind which is made using solution dyed acrylic material and is available in four colors – black, navy, gray and beige. Because it’s UV protected and mildew resistant, it’s perfect for RVs, boats, cars, and outdoor carpets. It’s easy to bind a remnant with Instabind. All you need is the carpet, Instabind, scissors, and a hot glue gun. We recommend using our Hi-Temp polyamide glue sticks when applying our Outdoor Marine binding.
If you want to give your RV a new, updated look this summer, replacing old carpet is an inexpensive and quick way to go about it. Summer is here. Is it time for a change?