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Lubee
13th May 2017, 03:13 PM
Gonna go and get some ply to do the flooring of the van. Should i get exterior ply or will any do? Marine ply costs a fortune and been told MDF is too soft cause we gonna bolt unwin seat rails in so wondering if there is a decent alternative to Marine. Any suggestions please?

kaz
13th May 2017, 04:48 PM
We got plain ply in ours been down 3 years no problems.

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Thebigredone
13th May 2017, 05:43 PM
I used 9mm ply from wickes, I put that over the top of the rear insulated rubber foam vw liner that was already in the van and then foam backed lino over that, it's been great so far, I used 2 sheets and made the join under the cupboards.

http://www.wickes.co.uk/Wickes-Non-Structural-Hardwood-Plywood-9-x-


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Thebigredone
13th May 2017, 05:45 PM
Don't know why but that link won't work ? But it was hardwood plywood 9mm in 2440mm x 1220mm.

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Lubee
13th May 2017, 06:18 PM
Hi thanks for the reply.
We are gonna lay low profile seat rails so decided to lay 12mm ply on top of the existing ply to give enough depth.
Just bought it already cut to size from eBay so should go straight in. Cost a bit more but worth it not to have the hassle of measuring and cutting.
Probably cover it in lino too, looking for something in grey.

Thebigredone
13th May 2017, 06:35 PM
I got the black and white chequer lino pre cut to a T4 from Ebay, went to lay it in and spent the next hour trimming it to fit 😤 still looks nice now though 😁

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hairyjerry
13th May 2017, 08:51 PM
Hi thanks for the reply.
We are gonna lay low profile seat rails so decided to lay 12mm ply on top of the existing ply to give enough depth.
Just bought it already cut to size from eBay so should go straight in. Cost a bit more but worth it not to have the hassle of measuring and cutting.
Probably cover it in lino too, looking for something in grey.

Hi lubee be aware that diy plywood is not flooring grade plywood, depending on what flooring you lay on top. It can delaminate. You can get 4mm flooring grade ply. I'm not saying it will delaminate and it is unlikely but the effort people put in don't like to have to do things twice. Or in my case 3 times


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adewil
13th May 2017, 08:53 PM
Altro vinyl flooring is good..hard wearing just a bit of a bugger to cut though

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daleydub
13th May 2017, 09:08 PM
I left the rubber mat down and then put 12mm ply on mine

chally69
13th May 2017, 09:11 PM
Altro vinyl flooring is good..hard wearing just a bit of a bugger to cut though

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I've got altro in mine extremely hard wearing, it is commercial grade so has to be.


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Dave Sausages
13th May 2017, 10:19 PM
I put down insulation first, then 12mm ply from wickes, then polysafe vinyl (similar to altro)

regcheeseman
14th May 2017, 12:30 AM
I put down insulation first, then 12mm ply from wickes, then polysafe vinyl (similar to altro)

Yep snap. silver backed foam acoustic insulation and 12mm ply

Except for the Altro though, having worked in a hospital for years, last thing I want is flooring that reminds me of work.

Lubee
14th May 2017, 10:36 AM
Hi again
The ply is WBP grade which from googling appears to be ok. It's on its way now so we'll just go with the flow and fingers crossed it's ok. Thinking of putting a layer of foil bubble insulation from b and Q between the 2 layers of ply just to give a bit more insulation. Have been looking at the Altro flooring and am tempted but wanted something a bit softer under feet. Will keep our options open on this.

Dave Sausages
14th May 2017, 11:13 AM
I know what you mean about the vinyl flooring, I originally had carpet as I wanted it to feel like a front room/bedroom rather than the kitchen, but also using it for work meant it soon got covered in pva and sawdust, and when it was muddy it was a nightmare with the stinky dog, so the vinyl worked out to be far more practical

adewil
14th May 2017, 11:28 AM
Yea Dave i put altro in because it's easier to clean with our dog

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Lubee
14th May 2017, 11:30 AM
That's what we were thinking about with our dog. Thinking of covering the side panels with vinyl for the same doggy reason...Easier to clean. Not only that, feel that carpet collects dust and the other half has asthma so the less dust collecting the better.
Could put the Altro down and get a nice VW rug down.
Am i the only one who can't find much T4 accessories? Loads of tee towels, cushions mugs etc for the old vans like splitty but not T4. Or am i looking in the wrong place?

regcheeseman
14th May 2017, 11:38 AM
Am i the only one who can't find much T4 accessories? Loads of tee towels, cushions mugs etc for the old vans like splitty but not T4. Or am i looking in the wrong place?

Case of supply following demand - if you need a tie dye tea cosy with a picture of a shite van on it you'd best get a bay or splitty ;)

Lubee
14th May 2017, 11:57 AM
Point taken ;) I spose us T4 owners don't need to fill our vans with matching tea cosys to feel part of something lol

Alijbuck
14th May 2017, 01:40 PM
You can't get much in T4. We have gone with colour matching accessories [emoji3] much to everyone's amusement!


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Lubee
14th May 2017, 02:21 PM
Yeah that's what we settled for getting blue accessories?. Seen some cushions on a site called red bubble that I want to get and good old mum made us some. I'll did out the pics and put them up.

Lubee
14th May 2017, 02:36 PM
44984499not good at the pic uploading so hopefully this works