Flooring, Ceiling, And Everything In Between In A Sprinter Van


I purchased a 1.8sqm pack of laminate flooring from Bunnings.

The planks lock into each other.

I ran the planks width weights over the floor ribs.

I had to cut into the floor matt that extended past the front seats.

On the last plank I had to route a channel for the cable to the starter battery as the channel between the ribs ended.

A strip of aluminium right angle tied the whole thing together. The floor is essentially held in place by the trim that surrounds it.


I needed a way to contain the polyester insulation batts on the ceiling. I see most people installing tongue and groove boards or sheets of plywood. I didn’t see the benefit in this mainly due to the extra weight. I chose to suspend the boards with battens of Tasmanian Blackwood.

I had to cut the Blackwood down to size from 25 x 125mm stock with my Brother’s Festool plunge cut circular saw.

The strips would then hold up sections of calico.

The battens were attached with bolts into threaded inserts with a nylon spacer.

Side panel and trim

I crafted these battens out of Tasmanian Blackwood.

9mm ply was decorated with an old piano book.

The batten pair will be used to hold a shelf while a TV will be mounted on the other.

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