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Anyone replaced their carpet with vinyl flooring?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Nick_Taco, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. Sep 20, 2010 at 10:54 PM
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    Nick_Taco

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    For a while I've been tossing around the idea of taking out the carpet and using something like Rhino Liner, I've come to the conclusion it's too much work and would probably be too noisy.

    Now I've come to the conclusion if I'm going to do anything it's that I'll take out the carpet and put down vinyl in it's place.

    Something like this http://www.varkmotors.com/2001-TOYO...E-VINYL-FLOORING-WITH-LID-COVERS_p_57698.html

    Has anyone here done this? Any good brands to look for? Looking for what I should expect as far as noise and temperature.

    Before everyone tells me to get weather techs I already have rubber floor mats and I really just don't like carpet. My dad had vinyl floors in one of his old trucks and it was great.
     
  2. Sep 21, 2010 at 6:46 AM
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    What exactly are you trying to accomplish with the vinyl? Or is it that you just want the carpet gone?

    Here's a suggestion..... Get some Herculiner (at Walmart or Kmart). They have a do-it-yourself kit for around $100. It'll be A LOT of work (messy, time consuming), but I think its well worth it. I put Herculiner on two of my jeep interior floors.

    Then, you can put your rubber floor mats ontop of the Herculiner to keep things clean(dirt) and more 'stock' looking (and maybe help with the noise) I honestly don't know how much noise you'll generate by removing the carpet. I can't comment as the jeep was loud enough to begin with....never noticed the difference.

    The only concern I'd have with those vinyl covers you listed, is that moisture might get trapped underneath it and possibly cause rust to start.
     
  3. Sep 21, 2010 at 11:15 AM
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    I took the carpet out of my old toyota and there was a pretty big difference in noise.

    This would be pretty cool IMO

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Nov 3, 2010 at 7:12 PM
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    The floor is very unfinished in a Tacoma. I just took the guts out of mine and the floor has wires all over and some sound deadner/heat guard stuff glued to the floor. I'm trying to decide what to do with mine too...
     
  5. Apr 30, 2013 at 10:56 PM
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    Several years later i've just done the same to mine and am at the stage of wondering what to do with it now.
    May I ask what you ended up doing?
     
  6. Apr 30, 2013 at 11:20 PM
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    Custom pin stripping <artist> the bush
    i got that exact same stuff on my door panels and flooring and sub box. looks good if u take ur time to line it all up nice and dont have sh"t brown interior. only problem is it kind warps outta shape and is pretty weak, my drivers foot heel wore through it in a matter of weeks. easy to clean and cheap thou 20$ canadian for a 8x4 sheet. dosnt block the noise like carpet does
     
  8. May 20, 2013 at 5:01 PM
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    Custom pin stripping <artist> the bush
    but i fixed that by just dyno matting my whole interior but that was about 400$ to do at cost, probably like 600 and regular price
     
  9. Oct 7, 2013 at 11:38 PM
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    toyota has factory vynal floor as an option in at least the access cab, ive been trying to find it to buy it, no luck so far. I saw it the first time in a 2013 Baja taco
     
  10. Oct 8, 2013 at 12:55 AM
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    Screw doing that shit.

    pull the carpet. and bed line it with Raptor liner. WAY better.
     
  11. Oct 8, 2013 at 2:44 AM
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    too many wires and shit, and too unfinished in the new trucks.
     
  12. Oct 8, 2013 at 4:12 AM
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    One of the first things I did to my truck when I got it was to pull out the carpet and install vinyl. 3 years later I'm supper glad I did. The install did not go as nice as I would have liked, I made a few cuts a little short. But all in all best mod to the truck.
    Check the full write up at http://www.augiesadventures.com/the-truck/

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Oct 8, 2013 at 10:21 AM
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    I went through the same thing you all went through on my 01 ext. I took out the floor and layed down "montaliner" bed liner. it was really noisy and the summer heat here in Arizona would radiate right through it. On a long trip in the summer the floor would actualy burn my feet if i were to touch it with my bear foot.
    So i went to vynal floor. I really like the look and the function of it. it was not a perfect fit and some of my cuts were off but still better then the carpet. Ill try to get some pic up for you if you want.
     
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    I pulled the carpet out of my 95 and went with hurculiner and have never looked back. Yes it makes it louder and yes the floor can get a little warm at times but it is sooooo nice to be able to just hose out your interior.

    Its a much easier job than it sounds. pull the seats, pull the plastics around the shifter and near the doors (or tape them) pull the carpet, clean the metal floor, sand it, and start applying the product.

    The first time around I laid down 3 or 4 coats and after a year or so it started to chip in places and wear near the pedals. The second time around I put down ten think coats and its held up great and takes some of the noise and heat away.
     
  16. Dec 23, 2013 at 7:29 PM
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    I love the vinyl floor in my XL F350 still has the padding under neath easy to clean out does not hold onto smells. The tacoma under the carpet has a bunch of tar pieces in specific areas that must be some sort of heat shield I think it would look pretty scrappy to just run no carpet.
     
  17. Dec 23, 2013 at 9:07 PM
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    Not a good idea. During the winter the cold comes right through the floor, its louder than hell, and during the summer it's hotter than hell.
     
  18. Dec 24, 2013 at 12:25 PM
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    Got my vinyl floor from Rock Auto for $120, and came with the jute pad. I had some dynomat left from another project, and installed it under the jute pad to block any heat. The vinyl floor will always be a little louder than carpet, but you can wash it out with a hose.
     
  19. Dec 24, 2013 at 12:27 PM
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    I took the carpet out of mine for the purpose of vacuuming underneath it and dam did i find a sh*tload of molded drink. I guess the previous owner spilled alot of sh*t and didnt bother to clean it. carpet was all stained up but god d4m!
     
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