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Old 10-25-2019, 08:56 PM   #41
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Small area carpets (throw rugs) are great. But nowadays Im more partial to the vinyl wood planks instead of real wood.

However Im really starting to think about radiant heat under stone flooring. Cold stone/tile is horrible in winter, but toasty warm stone is wonderful. Gotta wear slippers but at least your feet are warm.
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Old 10-25-2019, 10:29 PM   #42
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We have thick sound deadening underlayment fabric with w2w high quality berber throughout... except in heads. In salon, area carpet over the berber covers the hinged and trimmed hatches cut into the berber. At galley there is small throw rug... as there is at salon entry. Main stateroom has long throw rug over the berber.

As sound deadener while engines or gen set are running this flooring can't be beat! And, for bare foot comfort it can't be beat!! We've been aboard and owned boats with wood and lino floors. Soft, sound deadening, warm in winter carpet "Rings Our Bells"
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Old 10-25-2019, 11:18 PM   #43
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One thing I dislike about wood floors, especially on new boats is some owners requiring guests to take their shoes off.

Come to think of it, some owners of new carpeting require shoes off too.
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Horses for courses!
We have parquetry throughout except in the bedrooms, where we have wall to wall carpet. Those area are always clean, so no. dirt problem. Quieter (as has been said) and warmer & softer on the bare feet.
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I'm fundamentally opposed to carpeting on boats for a number of reasons, two in particular. One, unless done right, and it often is not, it impedes access to deck hatches and bilges/machinery beneath. Two, spills on boats, from red wine to used oil, are a fact of life, carpet makes clean ups a pain.

I feel strongly enough about this to have memorialized it in an editorial a little over a year ago...

https://stevedmarineconsulting.com/a...uation-part-i/

Rugs on the other hand are great, they are easily replaced.

A few years ago a colleague ran a wire through a boat to test a defective wire run, his intention being to replace the non-working wire with one simply laid across the sole, simply as a test. When he applied power, the wire quickly overheated and parted thanks to a short in the circuit (he did not install a fuse for the test), but before the circuit was broken it left scorch marks in about 25 feet of carpeting, which had to be replaced.
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I'm fundamentally opposed to carpeting on boats for a number of reasons, two in particular. One, unless done right, and it often is not, it impedes access to deck hatches and bilges/machinery beneath. Two, spills on boats, from red wine to used oil, are a fact of life, carpet makes clean ups a pain.

I feel strongly enough about this to have memorialized it in an editorial a little over a year ago...

https://stevedmarineconsulting.com/a...uation-part-i/

Rugs on the other hand are great, they are easily replaced.

A few years ago a colleague ran a wire through a boat to test a defective wire run, his intention being to replace the non-working wire with one simply laid across the sole, simply as a test. When he applied power, the wire quickly overheated and parted thanks to a short in the circuit (he did not install a fuse for the test), but before the circuit was broken it left scorch marks in about 25 feet of carpeting, which had to be replaced.
You mention in your link, regarding carpet in an engine room - that; "... if soaked with fuel, oil or even coolant it will burn."

What composition of coolant burns?
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Thick area rug cut to fit for noise control...and comfort on the feet
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Sears has made a lot of money selling those oriental rugs and runners.
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It would have been more expensive if he had the wire on a wood floor.
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One thing I dislike about wood floors, especially on new boats is some owners requiring guests to take their shoes off.

Come to think of it, some owners of new carpeting require shoes off too.
LOL You have never been to an Asian home?
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One of the POs put down expensive Berber with underlay GLUED DOWN TO THE SOLE!

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One of the POs put down expensive Berber with underlay GLUED DOWN TO THE SOLE!

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I cursed and cursed that PO when I removed it all

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Worth it in the end.

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Beautiful end, great job showing the best of the original sole!
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You mention in your link, regarding carpet in an engine room - that; "... if soaked with fuel, oil or even coolant it will burn."

What composition of coolant burns?
Ethylene glycol, and if I hadn't seen it happen with my own eyes I too would question it. I was in an engine room with techs working on an engine. They started it and were adding coolant as it was running, some spilled, ran down the top of the water cooled heat exchanger (so it was relatively cool) and onto the dry exhaust outlet, which was wrapped in fiberglass fabric commonly used for this purpose, it acted like a wick, at which point it caught fire. I was dumbstruck, but it left a lasting impression.
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Ethylene glycol coolant definitely can burn. It's not particularly easy to ignite (usually requires the coolant being very hot first, such as Steve's exhaust example). But it is possible.
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What were they thinking.... Carpet in boats

I love the look of teak & holly, but find it slippery when underway in seas.

Carpet helps quiet things down more, and gives much better traction under foot while underway.

Now part of this is because we are a shoes off boat, so walking around in socks or bare feet.

Any where we have had teak &holly we have also had area rugs to improve traction

As for tracking in water, thats easily solved by door mats with rubber waterproof backing. And when they get beat up, just toss and replace.
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LOL You have never been to an Asian home?

Asians are polite people. They provide slippers for guests to wear in the house.

The people who insist on guests taking shoes off in their boat or home do not provide slippers. They expect guests to soil their feet or socks walking shoeless.
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Carpet .................................................. ......... Not Carpet
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Not carpet... looks nice, but I wouldn't be able to walk on it comfortably.

Carpet... looks nice, and looks like much better cushioning.

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Asians are polite people. They provide slippers for guests to wear in the house.
The Asian residence I have visited, no slippers, tile floors and they are cold too.
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Sears has made a lot of money selling those oriental rugs and runners.
Sears hasn't made a lot of money doing anything. Perhaps they've sold a lot but making money hasn't been their thing.
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