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I am replacing the wooden floor and need to replace the linoleum also. I need a roll approximately 5.5 feet by 7 feet. Does anyone have a reasonable priced source? Has anyone done this and does it look original? Please advise. Thanks. V/r, Nick Cavallaro, Bel Air, MD


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NJC,

You will want the bown linoleum. Call Tony at Battleship Linoleum and ask him to send you a sample and to send you an old magazine article on how to route the lines/ribs into the sheet.

Make sure you ask about the material that is thick enough to route the lines/ribs into it.

Do you have the wood floor removed already?


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Yes, floor is out and a new was built . Okay brown linoleum thick enough to make the original pattern. And I need the article to see how to make the linoleum like the old. Thanks Tim. NICK


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There is no known source for the linoleum mat for the suburban at this time. There was a guy several years ago that was testing the waters to see if there was a demand for the material made to fit. He has disappeared from the board and I don't know if he ever produced the mat for our use.

You can make your own mat but it won't be cheap or easy. You will have to find a supplier that will sell the mat in brown/tan and the width needed. It has to be thicker than many of the products available. Then you will have to make a pattern from your floor, including the cut-outs for the seat mounts. You will have to set up a jig to route the grooves using the proper router bit so that they will look like the original pattern.

There is a guy that posts in Hemmings that make the matting for the chevrolet Nomad and other models that had similar matting, but I don't think he has attempted to make the matting for the suburban.

Good luck and if you find more information, please share here, there's lot's of guys that want the matting for there trucks too.

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Others on this site,including myself would be interested in purchasing the rear mat.If you find a source and need more than one order to make it cheaper,let us know.Of course we will have to know all the details first.

The guy testing the waters,left us high and dry without any explanation.I gave him all my contact information and still heard nothing.


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Everyone, The linoleum was obtained from Tony at Battleship Linoleum. See link above. Then you have to make a way to put ridges in the linoleum. I used a dremel tool taped to an old drill jig. I posted a photograph. It is a lot of work and I would suggest doing it over several weekends and stop when you get tired. I made a few mistakes and hopefully the seat frames will hide it. Good luck. Thanks. V/R, Nick Cavallaro, Bel Air, MD


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Very nice, Nick

Am I correct in my understanding that two thicknesses of the brown/tan linoleum are available? What is the thickness of the linoleum you bought?


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Tim, Tony only had linoleum about 2.5 sixteenth of an inch. Therefore you only make the slightest ridge depth. I used a 5 32d drill bit and no more than 1sixteenth depth. The linoleum cost three hundred ten dollars including UPS shipping. Tony gives instructions and extra pieces to play with. Thanks. Nick


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I think you mean 2.5mm. 2.5 sixteenth is .156, 2.5mm is .100 (approx.) and we don't describe things in 2.5 sixteenths in America, just the weirdo lumber world.


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I think the standard lino thickness is 3mm nowadays [0.118]

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