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Re: replacement flooring

I had great luck with cheap bamboo flooring from Lowes. It was basically bulletproof. I snapped it together and pre glued it into a sheet, traced out my cabin sole template on heavy brown paper to transfer onto the sheet and cut it out. I think a box was $40 or so and I had leftovers.

I secured it to the tabbed in plywood cabin sub floor with long strips of butyl tape (maybe $10 worth). It was rock solid and dirt cheap. It looked great as well.
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I had great luck with cheap bamboo flooring from Lowes. It was basically bulletproof. I snapped it together and pre glued it into a sheet, traced out my cabin sole template on heavy brown paper to transfer onto the sheet and cut it out. I think a box was $40 or so and I had leftovers.

I secured it to the tabbed in plywood cabin sub floor with long strips of butyl tape (maybe $10 worth). It was rock solid and dirt cheap. It looked great as well.
Yet another use for butyl tape!
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Linoleum makes the most trouble free flooring
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Re: replacement flooring

Try worldpanel.com. They make a Formica type material in 4 x 8 sheets. Not cheap but I have used it with success.
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Linoleum makes the most trouble free flooring
And it's SO soulful as well.
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Re: replacement flooring

Actually Nu-Teak is sold in strips which makes it MUCH easier to work with than products sold in 4x8 sheets. You can find local distributors through their web site (I think there is one in the Annapolis area).

Once installed it looks surprisingly like real wood -- and I'm a woodworker investing a lot of time and effort adding custom cabinetry to our boat. The surface is even slightly textured to reflect the light like real wood. Barefeet will feel the difference though. It is resistant to stains, oil and diesel, though in practice I'd protect the floor when changing the oil and filters.

I purchased some sample strips and glued them to a 2'x2' piece of plywood and left it outside under an overhang over the winter so it would be exposed to extemes of moisture and temperature (expansion and contraction). No joints opened up. Remember fiberglass does expand and contract with temperature.

I looked at bamboo and some other flooring materials sold at home centers. I contacted manufacturers and in every case they said "don't use it". In many cases it says this right on the box. The glues and materials are designed for interior use where temperatures never get below 50 degrees or above 100 degrees. Temps well outside that range are common on boats. Another issue with our boat is the floor is curved in some areas and these materials can't easily be made to conform to the curve in the floor.

I'm seriously considering this as an option for our boat this winter.
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Actually Nu-Teak is sold in strips which makes it MUCH easier to work with than products sold in 4x8 sheets. You can find local distributors through their web site (I think there is one in the Annapolis area).

Once installed it looks surprisingly like real wood -- and I'm a woodworker investing a lot of time and effort adding custom cabinetry to our boat. The surface is even slightly textured to reflect the light like real wood. Barefeet will feel the difference though. It is resistant to stains, oil and diesel, though in practice I'd protect the floor when changing the oil and filters.
I don't know what the fake teak decking is on my friends Hunter 38 cockpit but it's very convincing. I've laid teak decks, both screwed down & laminated down and I didn't realize it was synthetic until I was told - it looked & felt just like real teak laid into moulded recesses.

In my defence, I would have realized by now, since it hasn't weathered over the intervening years.
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Yet another use for butyl tape!
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Re: replacement flooring

Minor thread hijack warning - The teak parquet flooring in my boat has started un jigsawing itself, and I'm thinking about going with solid unfinished 5" tongue and groove brazilian cherry (Jatoba) from Lumber Liquidators for about $5 per sf and finishing it with a satin varnish....about the same cost as what the teak and hoilly plywood would be and a lot less than new teak parquet. I've read that the jatoba is moisture and rot resistant. Anyone had any experience with that material or installing solid lumber flooring in a boat in general?
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