Outdoor Fabrics Canada carries a wide variety of marine carpet & boat vinyl flooring. Marine carpet & boat vinyl flooring is designed specifically for use in marine applications. There are some special needs which need to be addressed with carpeting used in boats, making it inadvisable to use conventional “house” carpeting or indoor/outdoor carpeting and vinyl flooring in marine environments. Marine carpet and boat vinyl flooring is made from products which resist ultraviolet radiation so the carpet will not fade or become damaged with regular sun exposure, and marine carpet and flooring also resists mold and mildew so that it can withstand wet environments. It is easy to clean; since it is designed to withstand wet environments, it can easily be sprayed down when it becomes dirty. Marine environments are also often slippery, making traction an important concern for designers of marine carpet and boat vinyl flooring.
There are different types of flooring available for different types of boats. Snap-In carpet is specifically for yachts or family type sleeping boats that get minimal amounts of water tracked inside them. This type of carpet is generally a high grade, luxury carpet like a Berber. Snap-in carpet does not extend to the outer perimeter of the boat deck. It generally lays in walkways and sitting areas. It has a special rubber backing and has a bound decorative edge. This carpet is installed using marine snaps. Studs are installed on the deck of your boat and then coordinating snaps are installed onto the carpet so that the carpeting does not move out of place. This also allows you to easily remove the carpet when needed from the boat.
Glue down carpet is specifically designed for fishing boats, pontoon boats and boats that get more water tracked inside them. This type of carpet is a low pile carpet, which allows for better drying. It is installed “wall to wall” to the outer perimeter of the boat. It is easy to clean, has excellent mold and mildew resistance as well as antimicrobial properties. They also have a high resistance to oil, gas and chemicals.
Also designed for fishing boats, pontoon boats and boats that are generally always wet is a marine vinyl flooring by Nautolex®. This product is excellent for easy cleaning with non-slip properties along with all the great qualities of a glue down carpet such as excellent mold and mildew resistance as well as antimicrobial properties. Marine vinyl flooring also has a high resistance to oil, gas and chemicals. It is glued down and installed “wall to wall”. Perfect for a fishing boat and available in 4 colours. Outdoor Fabrics Canada Carries top brand named boat carpeting and marine vinyl flooring.
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