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Top 5 Boat Flooring Ideas

By Julia Nass Created: July, 2017 - Modified: July, 2024

If you are looking for an easy DIY boat flooring option that can be installed quickly, we have some great options for you.

1. Perforated Boat Floor Tiles

Perforated Boat Floor TilesUsers find Patio Outdoor Tile to be an easy and well-rounded option for boat flooring. These tiles are lightweight and easy to cut down to fit irregular shaped spaces. No extra tools are needed for installation. They only require two hands to snap together. Tiles are waterproof and slip resistant and can be used both inside and outside. Water drains through the perforated surface, leaving a constantly dry top.

Each tile is designed with 265 pegs on the underside, which secures the elevated tile so it doesn't shift or move. The top surface is comfortable to walk on barefoot and will not get as hot as other materials when sitting in the sun. These long-lasting boat floor tiles will not degrade under furniture or foot traffic. This boat flooring is UV treated and comes with a one-year warranty. Patio Outdoor Tiles come in three color options: light gray, blue and terra cotta.

2. Slip Resistant Boat Flooring

Slip Resistant Boat FlooringStayLock Perforated Tiles are similar to the Patio Outdoor Tiles, except they are more flexible, soft and cushioned. This boat flooring yields an inviting top surface that is comfortable for standing and walking in bare feet. The tiles are anti-fatigue, so feet and legs stay happy even after standing for long periods of time. Tiles are hassle-free to work with and are flexible enough to contour to irregular underlying surfaces.

This marine flooring is designed for longevity in wet environments. The sturdy tab locking system prevent the tiles from separating over time, even under heavy loads and extended periods of moisture. These boat tiles are made of PVC. The tiles also feature an ASTM fall height rating of 20 inches.

3. Marine Carpet Tiles

Marine Carpet TilesThe Royal Interlocking Carpet Tile is a uniquely easy boat carpet tile option. Most types of carpet are not recommended for boat environments because they can foster mold and mildew when wet. And overall, many kinds of carpet are not easily maintained.

However, the Royal Interlocking Carpet Tile is an incredible solution. These tiles are completely waterproof and easily cleaned. And they float! Customers rave about how convenient it is to maintain this stain-resistant, lightweight boat floor.

This waterproof marine carpet tile is made from EVA and polyethylene foam bonded to a soft yet durable carpet surface similar to that found in a luxury vehicle. Interlocking boat carpet tiles are convenient to install; not even tape is necessary. Simply interlock tiles together and cut edges with a sharp utility knife to fit the area of the boat. The marine carpet tiles are cushioned and comfortable and will last under tables, chairs and foot traffic. (Some temporary indenting may occur under furniture legs.)

What thing to keep in mind with these tiles is that they have not been UV treated and by nature of the EVA foam material, the tiles will expand and contract in direct sunlight and with temperature fluctuations. So make sure to allow for plenty of expansion room to prevent buckling.

4. Rubber Boat Flooring

Rubber Boat FlooringFor an extra durable marine flooring, Greatmats recommends Ring Boat Floor Mats. This flooring is a 3x3 ft by 1/2 inch black rubber mat with drainage rings. Ring Mats yield a hard-wearing boat floor that will outlast even the heaviest usage. Each boat mat features an anti-slip surface that provides safety and stability even in the presence of water. Plus, mats are anti-fatigue and feel fine to stand on for hours at time.

These boat mats are specifically designed for outdoor use in wet areas. They easily withstand all environmental elements including rain, waves, sun and extreme temperatures. These tiles have interlocking edges, so it's easy to secure any size space you desire.

5. Slip Resistant Industrial Matting

Vynagrip matting Boat FlooringFor an extra slip-resistant, heavy duty marine flooring, Greatmats recommends Vynagrip Industrial Matting. This matting features an open grid design to allow water to drain through. It is certified slip-resistant. It will also contour to uneven surfaces. It is also resistant to chemicals, oils, and acid.

This matting is specifically designed for indoor or outdoor use in areas such as marine and industrial environments. They easily withstand all environmental elements including rain, waves, sun and extreme temperatures. These mats can be cut to fit.

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