Flooring & Bad Knees!

Flooring & Bad Knees!

Postby Ozarker [OP] » March 19th 2017, 12:37pm

Well, I was ready yesterday to rip out the carpet in the 01 Astro, go buy ply for the sub floor and install wood laminate, then crawling around inside I realized my knees hurt !

In my old Safari I'd do the duck walk or bend over, we aren't that agile and we'll be forced to our knees moving around inside.

I like the look of the wood and ease of cleaning, but I don't think our old knees will take it. Not to mention our Boxer sliding around.

The van will be a driver and our camper so cleaning it out needs to be easy.

What say you about flooring?

Options: Wood and a thick rug? Are there any soft rubber mats?

Another issue, I'd like to keep the back seat and it clamps into the floor so by putting in a thicker floor, what's the best way to keep the seat attachments (can you take them out and use spacers between the floor and the attachment to raise it up?) :confused:
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Re: Flooring & Bad Knees!

Postby Superno-van » March 19th 2017, 11:35pm

I'd probably say a thick rug...that's what I see most often. And as far as the seat attachments go, if you decide to do the rug, you can just cut out a little outline for the attachments to hook in
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Re: Flooring & Bad Knees!

Postby Wimpazz » March 20th 2017, 2:08pm

Rubber backed rug, like for bathroom or anti skid mat.
Save the trim from your carpet for the holes, either cut them out or you might be lucky and the screw in type...

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Clearance should still be OK
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Re: Flooring & Bad Knees!

Postby M_a_t_t » March 20th 2017, 3:02pm

In my van even though the floor is raised up its still thin enough to put the seats in, except I had to take the little rubber feet off. I'm not sure if the newer vans still have the same bottom part of the seat though.
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