If you need to replace your RV carpet, there are definitely some things to think about.
Older RVs used heavy household carpeting but there are some reasons why regular household carpet isn’t the beat choice. First, it tends to be heavy. And with that heaviness means that dirt can get caught in the longer fibers. And when you steam wash it, it can take much longer to dry, especially if it isn’t the hot heat of summer.
Also think about the use. If you spend a lot of times in campgrounds, then a longer pile carpet will be much harder to clean. If you spend all your time in a
Don’t forget about the possibility of using regular flooring underneath and then getting rugs or even getting a piece of lightweight carpet cut to size. This would allow you to remove the piece to clean it – even just hose it down on a hot day while in a campsite!
Where to find carpet suitable for an RV? Because the carpet area is so small, your best bet is to hit up either a carpet store or a home building center and check out the carpet. If you don’t want to cut multiple pieces, be SURE to have all your carpet dimensions measured so you know if the piece will work or not. Many of these stores have lots of remnant cuts available, which is carpet left over from other jobs. So you may not have a lot of flexibility in color etc, but it will be your best budget option.
If the carpet has leftover pieces, consider binding some pieces to create coordinating mats. You could place this at the entrance to help trap the initial dirt. And when it gets dirty, if you don’t have any kind of vacuum on the RV, just bring it into the house to vacuum. For a do-it-yourself option, Instabind just requires a glue gun to add a binding to the edge of any carpet pieces.