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Old 06-26-2013, 09:38 AM   #21
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As someone else previously said try cork.. it's waterproof, helps with sound, easy install, lasts forever.
I had it on the bridge,galley and entry off the side decks and it was great.
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:04 PM   #22
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It is very hard to pass up today high end Vinyl plank flooring. It looks great, wears well and you can easily replace a board if one gets damage. The product will not be affected by water, dirt, or oils.
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:11 PM   #23
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I would second the high end vinyl plank flooring. We have been using it in some low income housing projects because of the durability and it actually looks pretty good. Also easy to cut and install.
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:53 PM   #24
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...I selected and installed a glue down vinyl strip floor by Metroflor...
Thanks! I never even knew this type of product existed. I see a product like this in my future. PO put down some cheap vinyl wood-look self-adhesive tiles in the saloon. They look like crap already, and it's only been a few months.

My issue is with the two big hatches to the engine room. I'll have to somehow trim the edges, as well as make sure the flooring doesn't fall off when they're opened.
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Sorry Craigo forgot you're not in Australia and probs don't know what Bunno is. Bunno = Bunnings (Hardware, timber supplier etc)

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Sawright, I have only been away for 6 odd years so I knew the Bunno's reference...good to know about the click floor too, ta muchly...
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Just use stainless trim on the edges this floor gets abused. The glue is the most important part use this type for good results acrylic hard set adhesive

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I work for a hardwood lumber company. We make a semi load of solid wood flooring every day. I like solid wood because that is what I do,but unless you are willing to seal the underside if the solid wood flooring before putting it down I would not use it in a boat. It will find any moisture that is in the area and cup.If you want the look of solid wood I would use a engineered product that is a multiple ply on the bottom with solid wood on top . I still think I would seal the bottom first.Solid wood is forever looking for moisture.
I concur. This gentleman knows from where he speaks. Wood is cellulose. Cellulose will compress. It is not elastic, therefore it will not spring back to its original shape. As wood swells from moisture it will push and buckle. If it drys it will leave cracks at the joints. That is why a cross banded substrate under the hardwood veneer is necessary. Kiln dried wood will only take a narrow range of moisture percentage.

There are some woods that are more stable than others. They are denser and less prone to be affected as much by moisture.

So, a laminated face on a plywood substrate should work, even the cork product face over a similar substrate. The teak and holley sheets are made that way. A snap together floating floor should work if not pinned in. It needs a little room to move. Hatches in the middle of the floor probably wouldn't work very well with it.

Stay away from any veneers that are laid on a any kind of fiber or particle substrate.
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It is very hard to pass up today high end Vinyl plank flooring. It looks great, wears well and you can easily replace a board if one gets damage. The product will not be affected by water, dirt, or oils.
The real beauty of the high end vinyl strip plank flooring is it is so easy to work in boarders and trims. For instance a mahogany or teak colored floor bordered in an ebony. Even a contrasting color set off the wall 1 strip then a strip of the contrast. It is not a cheap floor, but I agree that it makes a beautiful, durable floor.
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Craig , we installed cork floors with a polyurethane coating about six years ago and have been very pleased with them, lots of kids and dogs, not a mark. You must get the real thing not the "engineered" junk from the bog box stores. Everyone we know who put that stuff in has torn it out.
We have some pictures of the cork floors here
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Cork??? Please don't as i may be forced to laugh at ya Craigo! Cork is for wine bottles not a floor in a boat. Unless you're old then it's understandable but then again you'd probably think corduroy is fashionable too! Lol :-)

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Cork sounds like a viable option. It's continually becoming more popular.
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Cork??? Please don't as i may be forced to laugh at ya Craigo! Cork is for wine bottles not a floor in a boat. Unless you're old then it's understandable but then again you'd probably think corduroy is fashionable too! Lol :-)

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Youre a hard man Hendo...

I am leaning towards the vinyl wood looking stuff with some decent sound insulation underneath...
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Youre a hard man Hendo...

I am leaning towards the vinyl wood looking stuff with some decent sound insulation underneath...
Hahahaha nah just playing mate. I think I have some cork coasters somewhere around here I could send over to help get ya started! Hahahahaha

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Hahahaha nah just playing mate. I think I have some cork coasters somewhere around here I could send over to help get ya started! Hahahahaha

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Make sure they have emu's and kangaroos on em...
Hahaha yeah the "authentic" Australian coasters that are made in China

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The best part of cork is it absorbs sound , not reflect it like any hard surface.
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Craig, you can find pcs here where we installed the flooring on our deck. Our family photo album/Fleet/Gulfstar Renovation/Salon
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Craig, you can find pcs here where we installed the flooring on our deck. Our family photo album/Fleet/Gulfstar Renovation/Salon
Beautiful job Victor !!!!!!!!!!!
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Living stateside for the more than 25 years I had to laugh at the first post ...sounds a bit "wanky" calling it a salon....

That term is not used here very often and I will leave it for you to explain it if asked its definition.

Thanks for the laugh
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I have some cork flooring at home, kitchen and casual living areas. I`m old, comparatively. It cost the same as good quality carpet, been down near 30 years laid on the concrete ground floor slab, refinished once, still looks good, rebounds from heel dents, never cold, quiet, saved many a dropped plate and glass. If I didn`t have parquet on the boat I`d consider it.
Way off topic,talking of carpet, we`ve a guy in our Club whose first name is "Carpet". Never been game to ask.
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