Step 8 - Floor, Walls, Ceiling

Flooring

  • Vinyl: relatively cheap, flexible, sound deadening, moisture resistant, underfloor heating possible, plus it is easy to maintain. You can buy one role of vinyl which means that it leaves no seams on the floor and creates a nice look. Moreover vinyl is especially useful in wet areas such as a bathroom, because it is very resistant to water. But, make sure that you only put it on an even subfloor.
  • PVC: has most of the same aspects as vinyl. Flexible, sound deadening, moisture resistant, underfloor heating possible, and easy to maintain. However, PVC is more robust with the effect that it lasts longer. It also means that it is less user friendly. 
  • Laminate: again, same key elements as vinyl and PVC. Relatively cheap, easy to maintain, scratch and stain resistant, great to combine with underfloor heating. Laminate is easier to assemble. However needs a sound deadening underfloor because the material is stiffer and creates more sound.
  • Natural products: wood, carpet, etc. Those products are most of the time harder to assemble and maintain.

Walls / Ceiling

  • Many people use wooden slats for their walls or ceiling.
  • In smaller vans, carpet/felt is also a popular choice to use, because it can be applied right against the metal and therefore creates the most living space possible. Plus it is easy to apply.