We often get asked - What sort of Campervan Carpet do we need for our van conversion? What sort of choices do we have? These are very common questions that we get asked everyday from our customers, so let’s cover the basis and talk you through all about the carpet that is used for your van conversions. Hopefully this will help some of you and if you have any questions then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Wildworx! We’ll be more than happy to help you out.
What type of carpet do you need?
Here at Wildworx, we recommend using Four way stretch carpet as your Campervan Carpet. This is because it’s the most pliable and stretchiest carpet with a soft feel. It is very flexible especially when trying to carpet around the wheel archers. The great thing is even when you stretch it so much the fibers will not shred compared to other lower quality carpets. A common approach with campervan conversions is to carpet the walls and ceiling of the van. This helps with insulation too.
Wildworx Customs sells four way stretch carpet. We have these colours available: Black, Silver, Smoke, Ocean Blue, Anthracite and Wheat. These come in different sizes to accommodate your needs, you should always get a bit more of carpet just in case if anything goes wrong - you can never be prepared for anything right?
From our past experiences we have roughly worked out the approximate measurements you will need of the four way stretch carpet. If you own a LWB van then you’ll approximately need 15m x 2m of the Campervan Carpet, this is to carpet the ceiling too. If you have a SWB van,12m x 2m, and this is to include the ceiling too. Pop into our store today with your van and we’ll be happy to help you choose the sizes you need and pick a colour with you. There’s nothing better than colour matching furniture and Camper Carpet. We are adhering to COVID-19 rules, so please don’t forget your mask!
The fitting of the Campervan Carpet is actually very straightforward. We do have a previous blog on this in much more detail but we will summarise it for you below for ease! What you’ll want to do is apply a generous amount of adhesive glue onto the ceiling first and also a light layer onto the back of the carpet. You are now ready to apply the carpet onto the ceiling. We do recommend getting someone to give you a hand here as it can be tricky doing it on your own but it’s definitely doable! Follow the same steps of applying the adhesive glue first then apply a light amount to the back of the carpet. Here we actually recommend starting off with the wheel archers and around the windows, might as well get the harder bits out the way and then do the flat surfaces! If you don't want a DIY job on your hands then don’t hesitate and come and see us! After all this is one of the things that our Wildworx technicians have expertise in.
We have put together a small list of tools that you may need for your Campervan Carpet conversion. We hope this list will help you out and you won’t have to be wondering in the shop for hours clueless! Here it goes: Mask, Goggles, Tape Measure, Stanley Blade with lots of fresh blades as you’ll go through them, Scissors, Scraper Tool, Variety of Pick Tools (mainly to help with getting into the edges), High Temperature Adhesive Glue, Four Way Stretch Carpet and yourself! Maybe throw in your buddy too, if you think you’ll need some extra help with bits haha!
Cost of carpet lining and insulation
For SWB vans our carpet lining and insulation package includes, insulation and sound deadening full interior with high quality PeaceMAT campervan sound deadening insulation. We use high performance aluminium butyl panel sound deadening material. This is fitted inside the OEM (interior) panels. Vehicle is then carpet lined with four way stretch Campervan Carpet and of course with a colour of your choice. This comes at £690.
For LWB vans our carpet lining and insulation package includes, insulation and sound deadening full interior with high quality PeaceMAT campervan sound deadening insulation. We use high performance aluminium butyl panel sound deadening material. This is fitted inside the OEM (interior) panels. Vehicle is then carpet lined with four way stretch Campervan Carpet and of course with a colour of your choice. This comes at £725.
It’s not a secret that mistakes often are made. Most mistakes can be avoided. For example, do your research before fitting a Campervan Carpet, youtube is a great way to start. If it still doesn’t make sense then you know you can always get in touch with us, if you like! Mistakes should be avoided at all costs, you don’t want your DIY project to be costing triple in the long run.
We hope to see you soon!
Hopefully, this answers most of your questions about Campervan Carpets for your conversions. You are more than welcome to give us a call on 01527 359 002 or email us at email@example.com