The carpet on my boat was beyond repair. It was old, tired and would not perk up no matter how many times I steam-cleaned it. It was done.
I am really not crazy about carpet on a boat, but there weren’t that many options years ago when I decided to replace the carpet with more carpet.
This time I decided to do a little homework and discovered a new PVC product from Uberhaus called loose lay, vinyl, narrow planks. They are waterproof, safety click for easy installation and 100% recyclable.
Vinyl Flooring for Boats
When I removed the carpet, the flooring beneath was uneven, raw fiberglass, so I had to install a plywood sub-floor. The planks were easy to cut and fit together nicely. The finished product is spectacular, and it makes the whole galley look bigger and new again.
The product retails at Rona (there is a store in Langley BC) for $49 per box (18 sq. ft.), and my galley took 3.5 boxes. You may also be able to find it online. The flooring has been installed for about six months, and it is holding up really well, even with our rainy winter and the dog.
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