Trims and steps after lining

Discussion in 'Interiors, Seating, Lining' started by Diesel9a1, 25 Mar 2017.

  1. Diesel9a1

    Diesel9a1 Member VIP Member T6 Pro

    So when you silent coat the floor, lay battens inbetween the ridges, some thermal insulation(?), then ply flooring and finally 2mm Altro, this floor height is less than the manufacturers rubber flooring. How do you finish the side door steps, the cab to rear flooring edging, rear tailgate threshold trim.....??

    The same goes for all the other bits of trim in the panels such as door handles, window rubbers etc etc.

    Any photos or blogs that detail this important part of the process? There must be as people pull it all off very successfully, I just can't think figure it out at present.
     
  2. Pauly

    Pauly Senior Member VCDS User Admin Moderator

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    Depends on thickness of flooring but caravelle side steps and rear threshold strip are slightly deeper to accomodate thicker flooring
     
  3. Diesel9a1

    Diesel9a1 Member VIP Member T6 Pro

    2mm silent coat
    2mm insulation
    6mm ply
    2mm Altro

    12mm total thickness

    Standard floor mat is 18mm at the side steps. This gives a 4mm gap between the plastic step trim and the top of the Altro.

    Or am I missing something?
     
    Last edited: 25 Mar 2017
  4. Pauly

    Pauly Senior Member VCDS User Admin Moderator

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    Sorry didn't read it properly thought you were higher not lower, wouldn't it be easier to adjust the size of wood work (top or underneath) to make it the same size ?
     
  5. Diesel9a1

    Diesel9a1 Member VIP Member T6 Pro

    I don't know, I just see lots of floors being done and wondered how they did it with the dimensions I've given. Are there shallower steps, or can I trim bits off of the steps etc? How are all these floors done?
     
  6. xpfloyd

    xpfloyd Senior Member T6 Guru

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    I'm planning on using 12mm ply below the altro, I thought that was the norm?

    To clarify 9mm battons between the ridges and then 12mm ply on top followed by altro
     
  7. Absolut5

    Absolut5 Senior Member Trade Member T6 Guru

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    Kombie side steps are the norm with 12mm and Altro... and 9mm battons

    6mm will flex to much with Altro
     
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  8. Diesel9a1

    Diesel9a1 Member VIP Member T6 Pro

    What flooring insulation do you all use?
    I take it it is silent coat, then battens, then insulation, then ply board, all screwed to metal floor, then Altro glued somehow to the ply floor?
     
  9. BiTurbo

    BiTurbo Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

  10. xpfloyd

    xpfloyd Senior Member T6 Guru

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    My plan is 9mm battons directly onto the van to ensure a bond with the adhesive. Then silent coat in between the battons. Then screw the ply floor down. Finally the altro but not planning on gluing it down as the furniture will be on top along one side, my rib will be on top and it will be tucked under the kombi step and rear threshold. I just don't see it being able to move anywhere. Not planning on insulating the floor
     
  11. Diesel9a1

    Diesel9a1 Member VIP Member T6 Pro

    Why do we put battens in the gaps? Surely the floor is already level?
    What insulation goes in the gaps between the battens or over the lot?
    Is it that stuff that goes under laminate flooring? Or maybe dodo 6mm liner with sticky on the back?
     
  12. andythom188

    andythom188 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

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    You put 9mm battens in the ribs so you can screw your 12mm to it, you don't want to be screwing into your van floor
     
  13. Colinlp

    Colinlp Senior Member T6 Guru

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    Do you glue the Altro down to the 12mm?
     
  14. andythom188

    andythom188 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

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    Yes m8 most people do and I will be gluing mine down once built my ply floor up around the caravelle rails altro flooring walk through is 2mm in thickness so quite durable
     
  15. Fish

    Fish Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

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    By gluing you have less chance of 'snagging' the fllor.
     
  16. xpfloyd

    xpfloyd Senior Member T6 Guru

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    What glue do people recommend? I wasnt planning on gluing mine as I thought it would be held down fine with everything on top of it but now im thinking maybe I should
     
  17. Colinlp

    Colinlp Senior Member T6 Guru

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    In our bay we have plain old lino that has been down for years unglued no problems and Altro looks a lot stiffer than the stuff we used. Isn't there an advantage in being able to remove the floor if the worst came to the worst?
     
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  18. Diesel9a1

    Diesel9a1 Member VIP Member T6 Pro

    The panel van ply kit that was sent to me has 9mm flooring, is this too thin?

    Also, is the small bit on the left or right side of the kombi van? If on the left, then you get half a seat hole on the small section and the other half on the large section.

    ALSO..... the length isn't right for the trims, see attached photos.

    20170405_164808.jpg 20170405_164836.jpg
     
    Last edited: 5 Apr 2017
  19. xpfloyd

    xpfloyd Senior Member T6 Guru

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    The front one looks OK to me as I thought it should stop at the cab mat? But the rear is def not right. 9mm isnt great either, was it advertised as 12?
     
  20. rhinoman

    rhinoman Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    I've been following, in the process of this for my van,
    Battened the floor

    Added dodo mat inbetween

    Added a Tecsound barrier

    And then the 12mm ply, took this pic from the side step to show the overall increase, looks to be about 18mm so use the Caravelle steps? Can somebody confirm?
     
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