Marine Flooring

Boat flooring has a tough job description: stand up to punishing UV rays, serious wear and tear, and frequent exposure to mud, fish blood and even oily chemicals; provide secure, slip-resistant footing; and look good doing it. » Read More

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Boat Flooring: Foam and Vinyl

Aftermarket boat flooring made from closed-cell foam or vinyl is a popular option for boat owners who want a comfortable, attractive and durable surface to walk on. Vinyl and foam boat flooring are available in a wide variety of colors, thicknesses and patterns, allowing boat owners to achieve a unique and personalized look for their vessel.

The most popular materials — EVA foam, PE foam, and blends of the two — are closed-cell foam materials that are known for their durability, non-slip surface and ability to withstand harsh marine environments. They are also a lightweight and flexible material that can be cut and shaped to fit a variety of boat deck configurations. Read More

Closed Cell Foam for Boat Flooring

The closed cell foam used in boat flooring is a very different material from what you might normally think of as foam. For starters, it’s highly resistant to staining, for several reasons: Read More

Advantages of Foam Decking on Boats

Adding boat flooring made of EVA or PE foam provides a number of advantages over the nonskid surface that covers the floor or deck of most boats. On fiberglass boats, nonskid usually consists of either a pattern molded into the surface of the deck or of gritty, sand-like material mixed with paint or gel coat and then sprayed onto the deck. On aluminum boats, nonskid is usually applied as a self-adhesive sheet with a gritty surface, much like you might see on concrete or metal stairs. Read More

Some Considerations of Foam Boat Flooring

As with everything on boats, there are tradeoffs with marine foam decking. Although it is attractive, cushiony and soft to the touch, it does have some drawbacks when compared to traditional nonskid. Read More

Uses of Foam Decking

Foam decking is used for a variety of applications on boats, from small pieces like cooler toppers and helm pads to whole-boat applications. It is often used to replace the original decking on boats, or as an additional layer over existing flooring. Foam decking is also great to cover up those ugly nonskid areas where a repair was completed, but not fully hidden, or the nonskid has become damaged or stained over the years. Foam decking can bring a new vibrance to your boat! Read More

Installation Considerations

Getting the results you want from foam marine flooring has a lot to do with the quality of your prep work and installation. Read More

Vinyl Boat Flooring

An alternative to popular foam boat flooring products like SeaDek, MarineMat, DEKit, AquaTraction and others is vinyl boat flooring. Vinyl flooring lacks the cushioned feel and soft-to-the-touch surface of foam decking, but it’s less susceptible to cuts and punctures, virtually impervious to stains and very easy to maintain. Vinyl boat flooring also tends to be less expensive than foam decking. On the other hand, vinyl is more challenging to install than most foam decking, since a separate epoxy adhesive and heavy rolling tools are required. Read More

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