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A few months ago I spotted a new store on our way home from running errands. Eric and I had just been discussing RV flooring options so naturally, this shop stood out to us, and I couldn’t wait to check it out. What store was it, you ask? Floor & Decor!

We decided to make a (not so) quick stop, and if you are a DIYer or design enthusiast then you may understand the excitement that overcame me as soon as I walked through the doors. It was eye candy galore. I was so giddy that I even posted about it on Instagram.

Quick backstory…

For those that are new here, my husband and I purchased an RV and plan to hit the road full-time for a year come July, in search of the perfect mountain town to call home. You can read more about that here. However, before we hit the open road, we want to update the interior so that it feels less like a boring hotel room and more like a rustic-modern motorhome.

We are in the midst of updating the RV and are asking for you to help us decide on some of the interior design options, by voting for your favorites! The first survey we shared was on which color to paint the lower kitchen cabinets, and we really enjoyed having you be a part of the process.

So today we are sharing some information about our trip to Floor & Decor, along with RV flooring options we are considering. We will also be posting a survey asking you which flooring option you think we should install in our RV at the bottom of this post, and we would LOVE to have your input!

In Search of RV Flooring Options

Have you been to Floor & Decor before? They are a one-stop-shop for all of your flooring and tile needs, and you can’t beat their everyday low prices.

I love how the store is set up, it’s nicely organized by product type and color and is full of inspiration. When you first walk in there are spaces designed with the materials they sell to offer ideas for your own renovation projects.

I love the non-conventional idea of using wood flooring on a wall. This space just feels so inspiring, don’t you think?

Or how about flooring on a sliding barn door against a stacked stone wall? Yes, please!

We have to be really careful of weight in the RV and I knew we were going to look at vinyl plank type flooring, but I still got lost in all of the tile options available. If only we were renovating a house…

I love these hexagon tiles! It’s the Valentino white mix marble mosaic and as you can see, there’s definitely a trend going on with using natural elements, marble, white on white, grey with white and mixing textures.

Valentino White Mix Marble Mosaic from Floor & Decor

With so many options it’s easy to get overwhelmed (in a good way). Don’t worry though because they offer free design consultations and even sell all of the installation materials you will need to start and finish your projects.

Plus they have FREE “How-To” classes every Saturday. It’s hands-on so you walk away feeling confident about completing your project.

All in all, I was very impressed and despite getting sidetracked by the beautiful tile, we finally made it to the flooring section. I love this unfinished flooring which looks great as-is or can easily be customized.

Help us decide which RV flooring option we should go with to create a rustic-modern motorhome.

Help us decide which RV flooring option we should go with to create a rustic-modern motorhome.

Although they have options such as hardwood, laminate, and porcelain we knew we wanted to stick to something lightweight for our RV. We also wanted something that was easy to install and maintain. Most importantly, we wanted something that looked and felt like wood.

I really liked their luxury vinyl plank options, but quickly fell in love with their NuCORE selection. It’s new technology only available at Floor & Decor, and although it’s not exactly vinyl here is how they describe it:

“An engineered resilient floor, consisting of a beautiful but tough top layer of luxury vinyl adhered to a stable, rigid, and waterproof core. The pre-attached natural cork backing offers superb noise resistance attributes versus traditional laminates or click vinyl planks.”

It certainly checked every box so we knew it would be perfect!

Help us decide which RV flooring option we should go with to create a rustic-modern motorhome.

After taking a few samples home we narrowed it down to two RV flooring options, Handscraped Ashen Oak and Driftwood Oak.

We are updating our RV, could you help us decide which RV flooring options we should go with to create a rustic-modern motorhome.

I wanted to share photos of the cabinets installed in the kitchen of the RV (the slides are in) but we finally added sealer to them this weekend. I’ll be posting photo updates in the next week though. Update: You can view the photos with the cabinets installed here.

To give you an idea of the space here are a couple of photos with the sample flooring down.

NuCORE Handscraped Ashen Oak:

Help us decide which RV flooring option we should go with to create a rustic-modern motorhome.

NuCORE Driftwood Oak:
Help us decide which RV flooring option we should go with to create a rustic-modern motorhome.

We will stagger the flooring during installation, but decided to keep the boards straight to give you a better sense of how the coloring will look in the RV.

Tip: When picking out flooring for your home or RV, be sure to bring home several samples that you can place side by side. This way you get a better sense of how the variation in the flooring will look.

A lot of the future design decisions will be based on the flooring, as we still plan to update the backsplash, slide trim, build custom furniture, etc.

Help us decide which RV flooring options to Use

So here are the two options, which is your favorite? The option with the most votes will be what we install. Although I’m pretty sure we win either way 🙂

Here are a few design details that may help: We are going for rustic-modern with mostly white, gray on the lower cabinets in the kitchen area, and rustic wood tones throughout. We are adding a white planked backsplash, rustic wood around the slide trim and window frames (tone depends on flooring) and building custom furniture, including a sofa that will be a medium/dark gray, and a rustic cabinet {wood tone will depend on flooring). Also, B actually looks less gray at night if that makes a difference to anyone.

Be sure to vote below and check back next week for the results! Then next month we will share how we installed the flooring inside our motorhome, including the “doghouse” and “slides”.

UPDATE: The results are in and the winner is…..Handscraped Ashen Oak!

Here are the results in case you are curious:


It actually came pretty close between the two. Thank you so much to everyone that voted! And thank you so much to Floor & Decor for sponsoring this post! All opinions are 100% my own.


  • Cassy

    Both choices are definitely a winner. But I think the ashen oak has a “warmer” feel. I’d have to have help choosing too! Congratulations on your amazing renovation progress. Thanks for letting us “help”!

    December 8, 2015
  • Cassie

    I would choose A because on a cold, rainy day it would add so much warmth. The grey B is wonderful too, but not as comforting

    December 8, 2015
  • I’m so glad that you’re the one having to make this decision and not me. Both floors would look great, but the Ashen Oak just grabbed me. Probably because I’m thinking it would hide dirt a bit better than the lighter option. Of course, the Driftwood option might help keep the interior lighter if that’s a concern. Good luck and have fun!

    December 8, 2015
  • BettyAnne C.

    I like A the best, agreeing with Cassey that the warmth will be nice on dull days. Do you have a plan for the slides or will you leave the carpet. My husband and I would like to get rid of all the carpet in our RV but haven’t figured out the slides yet.

    December 8, 2015
  • LOVE both options, but the old patina in A has totally stolen my heart! PS. I found myself shopping a few of those tile pictures for our kitchen backsplash … thanks for the inspiration!!!

    December 10, 2015
  • Both options are amazing! I think I’m leaning towards floor A because of the warmth it brings to the space. However, whichever one you pick will be beautiful! What a fun store!

    December 10, 2015
  • Both options are great! I tend to be more of a cool color girl, so I love the look of the second option, but I don’t think you can go wrong either way! Do you happen to know the name of the textured hexagon tiles that you showed in the post? Those would be perfect for a project I want to do, and I think a trip to Floor & Decor is definitely in my near future!

    December 10, 2015
  • I loved both choices but I have to say A was the winner for me. It just adds some warmth and depth that I liked and it would probably show less dirt. We have a big trailer that we use during the summer and keeping it clean looking is an endless battle (although I blame my boys for that lol)

    December 11, 2015
  • Can’t wait to see this come together! Great choices, I love the grayish!

    December 11, 2015
  • Candy

    A seems lighter and warmer. RV windows are smaller than home windows and if you camp in the woods like we do you will want more light on a rainy day. We spend 100 days a year adventuring in our little 25 foot travel trailer with our black lab and a 16 foot canoe. Have a great time seeing this beautiful country of ours!!!!!

    December 14, 2015
  • I love them both but I voted for A. It has a great balance of cool and warm. Excited to see the RN when it is finished.

    December 14, 2015
  • I love the flooring you chose! So pretty.

    December 16, 2015
  • Kim R

    I voted for A but I know both would have been beautiful. I can’t wait to see it installed!
    I noticed the card you had sitting on the winner…did you share that printable? We love watching Home Alone every Christmas and I would love to use that on my boys’ gifts. 🙂

    December 21, 2015
  • Judy Vastine

    Now that the floor has been in for awhile, how is it holding up? Does it separate at the joints? Buckle? We put Allure in our Airstream and loved it but then heat and cold happened (Arizona) and it separated and looks terrible. We’re doing a major reno in the AS now and want something that won’t need to be redone every 2 years. Thanks for sharing your experience.

    June 19, 2017
    • Hey Judy Vastine, thanks for swinging by the blog! To be honest we’ve experience zero problems with our flooring so far. There is one connection where we are seeing separation but that has been there since the beginning due to my poor installation on those two specific pieces, it’s also in a hidden area which is nice. We’ve had it installed for over a year now and couldn’t be happier. We’ve been in heat as warm as around 95 degrees and as cold as -25 with no negative reactions. I hope this helps and please feel free to reach out if you have any other questions. Best of luck in your renovation, I am sure it’s going to turn out fantastic!! Best Wishes, Eric

      June 24, 2017

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