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Old 12-08-2018, 06:58 PM   #1
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wood flooring over carpet, or rip out carpet?

Hello, I'm buying a Toyota Sienna and will outfit for my climbing weekends. I'm considering a wood flooring for easy cleaning and avoid carpet being ruined. Easiest thing is to place wood down over the carpet, but are there concerns with moisture or issues with this? Ripping out carpet is more involved and invasive to van interior, if I were to ever sell it, but are there any considerations that should warrant pulling carpet out?? Thanks for the thoughts...

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Old 12-08-2018, 10:21 PM   #2
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Pull the carpet. Any liquid you spill on th wood floor will find a path to the carpet. Once it is wet it will never dry. Mold and rust on the floor will start reducing the resale value.

The carpet should not be that difficult to remove. Pull it and save it. Then reinstall it when you get ready to sell it.

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Old 12-08-2018, 10:28 PM   #3
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Or pull the carpet and cut a piece of rubbery vinyl flooring in the exact shape of the carpet and install that. The wood floors look nice but can be a pain to install and if you are bumping around off road can come unglued due to a lack of flex.
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