From tile to laminate to foam, four fellow readers share how they changed up the floor in their truck camper. As you will see, it’s truly amazing how big of a change a new floor can make.
Foam Floor Using Anti-Fatigue Mats
Submitted by: Russ Sherratt, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2016 Ford F250, 2017 ATC Cougar
I wanted to soften the floor in my truck camper with something that is easy to install, clean, and would not damage the factory laminate.
I decided to purchase a foam floor. Harbor Freight sells anti-fatigue mats. Two packages were plenty for our camper. Measure and mark it. Then make a square cut with a box knife.
It’s warm and soft to stand on. Charlie, our American Bulldog, finds it easy to walk on. It’s worked out great.
It took me one hour to complete this modification and cost me $18. In my opinion, the skill level of this modification is easy.
Carpet Removal and New Flooring
Submitted by: Lyle Tremblay, 2004 GMC 3500, 2006 Bigfoot 9.4
After a few years, the carpet under the table and on the step to the bed just looked worn and dirty all the time. We were tired of the carpet looking that way and we could never really clean it well.
I removed all of the carpet down to the bare wood under the table and did the same for the cabover step. I ended up replacing the cabover step with a new piece of 3/4-inch plywood cut to fit.
When I removed the carpet under the table, I discovered a factory cubby hole for storage. The carpet had never been cut so we never knew it was there. Now we use it for storing footwear. Bonus!
I replaced the vertical carpet surfaces with hardwood flooring and the horizontal section with tile.
This brightened up the interior but, you have to be very careful with your cuts.
The carpet on the bed step was also replaced with tile. The edges were covered with an iron oak veneer. Cleaning the floors is much easier now.
It took me ten hours to complete this modification and cost me $50. In my opinion, the skill level of this modification is medium.
Bamboo Floor Added
Submitted By Gary Raymond, 2012 Dodge Ram 3500, 2006 Lance 1191
I installed bamboo floors in my Lance 1191 camper.
Originally my Lance had a piece of carpet. We took that out. I never did like the carpet because all the sand that got tracked in from the beach.
Under the carpet there was some existing floor. I glued the new bamboo flooring material right over the old floor.
It was very easy and took a half a day. I spent a few hundred dollars on it.
The floor was completed in 2013 and to this day still looks like the day it was put in. I’m very happy with it. I think the Lance 1191 looks great with the bamboo flooring.
New Laminate Flooring Installed
Submitted by: Glenn Yauney, 1995 Chevy Silverado 3500, 2000 Arctic Fox 1160
I installed laminate flooring over the white linoleum floor. The factory color for the linoleum was wrong for a truck camper. The improvement was not expensive and immensely improved the looks and livability of the camper.