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Amphion



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:06 pm    Post subject: Dinette floor Reply with quote

Hi Everyone,
I am looking for ideas for the flooring under the dinette that won't cost a fortune. I have read about Plasteak and a few others but up here in Canada they are not cheap. Does someone make a inexpensive vinyl that looks like wood?

Cheers!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

check your local home depot or other hardware stores. One of the new fades is vinyl that looks like wood for dinning rooms and kitchens. I see it a lot while showing homes.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wood looks like wood. Its cheap and repairable. Look in my album.

Carpy
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The problem with wood is that its wood. it gets scratched,dinged,and stained. It is not easy to cut for most of us. Good wood is no longer cheap . Vinyl will hold up far better to wear and water. Is easy to install and cheap. You can get it in none skid now that really sticks. It's also very light.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

carpy, your boat looks amazing. Wish I could do the same to mine. But in reality its not easy. First you have to have the tools. Table saw at least. Fine if you have one AND know how to use it. It takes training and talent. Training I can get, talent? Well thats another story. Then there is the time factor. For people like me vinyl is a great product. All you need to install is a knife and glue. In the time it takes for you to just cut the wood I could have the floor done and installed. The newer products that I am seeing in homes is hard to tell from wood unless you get down on your knees and touch it. Some are even textured like different woods. And the none skid is great. You can not slide you foot over it at all. For in the cabin I think it will make a great product for dressing up a c-dory.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Carpy, I looked through your album and your camperback looked real familiar...then I saw the Canvas Unique label. They made ours, too. You guys have a nice boat.

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Amphion



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The wood floor looks really nice! However, I don't own the tools to make something that nice. I was thinking of the "click" together flooring. I saw some on the floor of a kitchen that was textured and looked good. I was told it holds up great to moisture (hence being in the kitchen). Home Depot carries it.

Thanks for the responses! When I figure out how to get a album started I will post some pics of my mods.

Cheers,

Amphion
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amphion wrote:
The wood floor looks really nice! However, I don't own the tools to make something that nice. I was thinking of the "click" together flooring. I saw some on the floor of a kitchen that was textured and looked good. I was told it holds up great to moisture (hence being in the kitchen). Home Depot carries it.


I would be interested in knowing which brand or line that is. I've done that type of floor in 4 different homes and I wouldn't recommend it for moisture. BUT, this is over the course of a decade and new lines come out every year.

Could look pretty cool though if it worked out. I imagine you'd have to rip the boards lengthwise which would still require some tooling, that cut edge may have a moisture vulnerability.

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Amphion



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Dustin,
The product has a thinner profile than regular "Click" flooring. It is rubber backed and the lip where the boards join is rubber-like too. I don't have a Home Depot close by, but will be at one later this month. Once I get the name of the product I will post it here.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I personally like carpet, buy the heavy-duty outdoor kind and cut it to fit. You can find some at Lowe's or Home depot. This stuff has thick robber backing and doesn't fray on the edges.
You can spray cleaner on it than hose or pressure wash off.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

carpy you boat looks great, curious on the gas tank redo, did you just over drill refill with epoxy then re drill the holes? looking to change this on our cruiser due to the chance of the cockpit floor getting water damage.
I like the wood floors too, my concern would be keeping clean. right now we have textured bare floor but it cleans up very easy.

good use under sink and stove top also.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The factory screwed the seaboard stops directly to the balsa core bottom. Water penetrated and there was some rot from 1/2 to 1+ inches in diameter around the screws. Some were OK. I removed the rot, filled the voids with thickened epoxy and set the new screws into the epoxy. I also drilled out the OK screws too. Basically its the procedure for attaching anything to wood core fiberglass.

The floor stays clean enough. Nothing penetrates it. The boards butt against one another and sand and grit can collect in the seams a bit, but it brushes out easily. Under the dinette, where we don't walk, it is pristine. I originally finished it with Deks Ole part 1, a Norwegan product that seals and protects wood but does not make a glossy finish. You need to recoat it yearly. I've used Deks Ole on wood floors in antique boats with success.
I had the floor out and pressure washed it which gave it a bit of unwanted texture. I have since given it a coat of thinned spar varnish; a bit more durable finish. When I get home I will pull it out, it removes easily, and ponder the next step in it's evolution. It sits on little joists and is flat. I really like that. I did not like walking on the sloping fiberglass floor. When I got the boat it had carpet cut to fit and laying on the floor, and it was constantly loose under my feet. If I had glued it down it would have make it much harder to clean. Carpet can hold a lot of crud. I like my wood floor.

Carpy
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One consideration for wooden floors is to coat t hen with thin epoxy. After washing& a ligh t sanding; finish with a poly urethane to protect the epoxy from UV. This makes the wood less likely to be damage (harder surface). You can also put non skid into the epoxy ( no sanding required with non skid compounds).
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's an option I did on my previously-owned sailboat:

http://seaweed.thebilge.com/cabinsole.htm
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ray wrote:
Here's an option I did on my previously-owned sailboat:

http://seaweed.thebilge.com/cabinsole.htm


wow that is really sharp
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