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    Van carpeting

    I am uphostering my van and am wondering what type of carpet to use. I want to add padding for heat and noise. But the last think I want is to sink in and not be able to maneuver. I was considering rubber flooring. But that may be too hot and sound like an echo chamber. Any experience with this?

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    My previous minivan had carpet flooring, and over time due to wet/dirty tires, the carpet became stained and matted. There were worn areas that actually wore holes in it. My current van has a rubber floor. Very easy to clean, no wear.

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    That's what I was thinking at first. But my upholstery guy said it would get hot and you'd hear more road noise. I am leaning toward carpeting with padding and a rubber mat on top. That way it will have better heat and sound insulation and I won't sink in.

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    Check this https://www.lizardskin.com/

    and for the inside look at bed liner. I have some stuff that can be textured or smooth.

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    My 2010 Odyssey has Duraflor by Zenith Rubber. It looks brand new. It is not hot. I don't have anymore road noise with the rubber floor than I had with carpet in my last 3 vans. Last time I looked at aftermarket installation of Duraflor it was about $500-$600. http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthr...Braun-Entervan

    No matter what floor surface you use, make sure your installer understands tie downs.

    Duraflor: http://www.zenithrubber.com/rubber-f...s/default.html

    Here is the look: https://www.mobilityworks.com/blog/r...ing-materials/

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    I used horse trailer mat. About half inch thick rubber and really cut the noise

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    Quote Originally Posted by gjnl View Post
    My 2010 Odyssey has Duraflor by Zenith Rubber. It looks brand new. It is not hot. I don't have anymore road noise with the rubber floor than I had with carpet in my last 3 vans. Last time I looked at aftermarket installation of Duraflor it was about $500-$600. http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthr...Braun-Entervan

    No matter what floor surface you use, make sure your installer understands tie downs.

    Duraflor: http://www.zenithrubber.com/rubber-f...s/default.html

    Here is the look: https://www.mobilityworks.com/blog/r...ing-materials/
    I like the black marble. That's an awesome look. If it lasts longer and looks like new after 7 years that's even better. Is this stuff good only for flat surfaces or does it apply well to curved and irregular surfaces like over wheel wells, around the dog house, and around the foot pedals? Or would you need other material for those areas?

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    The DuraFlor contact info says they are in India. I don't see a local sales/support office. That's going to be important for my guy who's never installed this stuff before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldfatdad View Post
    Check this https://www.lizardskin.com/

    and for the inside look at bed liner. I have some stuff that can be textured or smooth.
    Have you applied this to your van? I can feel the heat entering the cabin from the engine around the dog house. Don't know how to prevent that.

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