Vanagon – carpaccio flooring

My old floor, shown here in this post, was really getting a bit beat up. It lasted close to 15 years taking quite a bit of abuse so I can’t complain.  When I put that floor in way back when, I had it in mind to face it with cork and I still hope to do a cork floor someday, but I found something at work that tempted me.

The stuff came to us protecting some stainless steel weather bouys. Approximately 3/4″ thick, the material is closed cell foam and quite stiff. I’m thinking its polyethylene, but it sure isn’t soft. It is very tough, the surface seems resistant to catching sharp edges. It also has strands of some sort of fibre embedded, to reduce tearing I guess.

I cut it up into strips and installed between the seat rails.


Pretty bright eh? But most of the time I have some of those interlocking foam pads on the floor.


And all covered by an inexpensive bit of carpet from Canadian Tire.


Here is a close up of a scrap of the foam.


You know, having that bright colour on the floor makes me want to have a brighter coloured throw rug.

St. Paul with sword and Bentley.

  1. #1 by Simon on March 27, 2015 - 8:33 am

    Mmmm carpaccio

    • #2 by albell on March 27, 2015 - 9:15 am

      Thought that would appeal to you Simon 🙂



  2. #3 by oldfussbudget on April 4, 2015 - 4:27 pm

    Lovely looking stuff. Burn a bit and you can tell pretty much what it is by whether it stays lit, burning rate, flame, smell etc. This chart covers it pretty well:

    • #4 by albell on April 4, 2015 - 5:25 pm

      Hi David,

      Boy that is a great ID chart, I’m going to link it to this blog post.

      I might still have a scrap and I will give the burn test a go.




      • #5 by oldfussbudget on April 4, 2015 - 5:33 pm

        Yes, it pretty much covers the distance. If you print it 13×19 you can even read it. I guess you could poster-print it on smaller paper.

      • #6 by albell on April 4, 2015 - 5:58 pm

        Just tried reformatting to link. Have to use my laptop, can’t do it on the idevice.


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