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Old    Ben R (brichter14)      Join Date: Jul 2010       04-30-2017, 6:58 PM Reply   
Why do boat manufacturers put carpet in boats? Anyways, my boat is a 97 and the carpet was terrible. It was flattened, smelly, brown and smelly. I thought about doing seadek or gatorstep but decided I wanted something more kid friendly (something that I can pull up and wash out).

So I started by tearing out the carpet.








Once the carpet was out, I needed to clean off the glue and also fill in some gaps in the gas tank covering.

I used an angle grinder with flap disk wheel to grind off the glue. Man it was a mess... still trying to clean up my garage....












After the glue was out. I needed to put down something to cover up the raw fiberglass. I saw a few people have used tinted truck bed liner so I went that route. I bought Herculiner from autozone and went to town.









I then used brown paper to create a template for the deckadence flooring..







Here is the mats. They came in 3x5 rolls. They are pvc loop mats, not actually deckadence brand but thats what everybody calls them.




They had to be sewed together with dental floss and glued



Heres pics of it installed with snaps.















You can definitely see the seams if you are looking for them, I might buy bigger sheets later but these were 57 bucks a sheet and at 170 bucks for a whole floor you cant beat that for a starter project.
Old     (whiteflashwatersports1)      Join Date: Dec 2012       05-01-2017, 5:20 AM Reply   
Looks good!

Deckadence has how to seem videos on their website.

http://marineflooring.net/diy-videos-and-instructions/
Old    Rick (CALIV210)      Join Date: Jun 2015       05-01-2017, 10:06 AM Reply   
looks good to me ..Ive been contemplating what to do with my floor as well . The carpet still looks great but I want it out .lol.
Old    Ben R (brichter14)      Join Date: Jul 2010       05-02-2017, 4:55 AM Reply   
Well this stuff is amazing. Water just runs straight through it. It also is super soft. Especially in the sub.
Old    C (mcdye)      Join Date: Apr 2009       05-02-2017, 5:03 AM Reply   
great job!
Old     (dakota4ce)      Join Date: Oct 2015       05-02-2017, 6:06 AM Reply   
Did the smell vanish? Been thinking of this same thing in my MB with removable carpet. It still smells.

Where did you get the raw material?
Old    Jason W (Medium)      Join Date: Aug 2011       05-02-2017, 8:38 PM Reply   
Where did you purchase your flooring material?
Old    Ben R (brichter14)      Join Date: Jul 2010       05-05-2017, 3:37 PM Reply   
Smell is gone. Smells like new plastic right now lol.

If you go to utopiatools.com and search miners mat you will find it
Old    Greg Williams (greg9719)      Join Date: May 2017       05-19-2017, 8:09 AM Reply   
I am curious myself if you would care to share where you got the flooring. I am shopping around myself in preparation for replacing carpet and the prices I have found on this stuff still seem quite high.

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