Marideck Marine Flooring (Solid PVC)
|Specifications||34 Mil 72"||34 Mil 102"||80 Mil 102"||Woven 102"|
|Thickness||34 Mil||34 Mil||80 Mil||80 Mil|
|Weight (Per Linear Ft)||2 lbs.||2.4 lbs.||4.4 lbs.||4.8 lbs.|
|Max Roll Length||75 feet||62 feet||33 feet||31 feet|
|Tensile Strength (lb/in)1||46.5||46.5||92.5||92.5|
|Lap Joint Strength >100% of Membrane Strength||Pass||Pass||Pass||Pass|
|Tear Strength (exceeds 10 lbs)||Pass||Pass||Pass||Pass|
Marine Vinyl Fabric warrants to the original retail purchaser, that the membrane is free from defects at the time of manufacturing. We further warrant that the membrane, installed to our published specifications, will be free from defects for a prorated period of two (2) years from the date of purchase, providing the membrane was properly installed, maintained, and used for its’ intended purpose. At no time during the life of this limited warranty, shall MarineVinylFabric’s liability exceed the original selling price of the membrane. It is specifically noted that any other components of the boat are not covered under this warranty. Labor costs are not covered under this warranty.
TERMS, CONDITIONS & LIMITATIONS
Owner shall provide Marine Vinyl Fabric with written notice of any defect in the membrane within fifteen (15) days of discovery. Should the subsequent investigation reveal that the problem(s) were caused by something other than a defect in the membrane, the owner shall be responsible for the cost of investigation made by Marine Vinyl Fabric.
This warranty shall not be applicable for any damage to the membrane resulting from, but not limited to:
1. Natural disaster, including but not limited to earthquakes, lighting, hail, high winds, tornados, hurricanes, etc.
2. Intentional acts, negligence, stains, scuffs, ice or show removal, failure of Owner to use reasonable care, animals, fires, malicious mischief, vandalism, civil disobedience or improper Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) installation error.
3. Settling, warping or other failure of the structure on which the membrane is attached.
4. Alkaline attack, hydrostatic pressure or moisture from the sub floor.
5. Normal wear and tear (i.e. fading, abrasion, etc).
This warranty shall be null and void if:
1. There is a change in the use of the boat by the Owner or authorized user, which affects the membrane installation.
2. The membrane is exposed to substances or chemicals which are not compatible with the membrane and have not been previously approved in writing by Marine Vinyl Fabric.
3. Owner fails to pay the cost of investigation and repair of non-warranted problems.
4. The membrane is damaged, penetrated, torn or altered in anyway.
Marine Vinyl Fabric has no obligation under this warranty unless:
1. The bills for membrane have been paid in full to Marine Vinyl Fabric, LLC, the OEM or dealer.
2. Marine Vinyl Fabric agents or authorized installers are allowed access to said installation, to make inspections, during regular working hours.
3. Owner has exercised reasonable care and maintenance in accordance with the recommendations of the manufacturer.
It is expressly agreed that the Owner’s sole remedy to a defect in the membrane is replacement of the defective membrane.
This limited warranty, issued at the office of Marine Vinyl Fabric LLC, 115 Hankes Ave, Aurora, Illinois 60505, and accordingly governed by Illinois law, is not transferable.
MARINE VINYL FABRIC DOES NOT WARRANT PRODUCTS INCORPORATED OR UTILIZED IN THIS INSTALLATION, WHICH IS HAS NOT FURNISHED AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS LIABILITY, UNDER ANY THEORY OF LAW, ARISING OUT OF THE INSTALLATION OR PERFORMANCE OF, OR DAMAGES SUSTAINED BY OR CAUSED BY, PRODUCTS NOT FURNISHED BY MARINE VINYL FABRIC LLC. THIS LIMITED WARRANTY, GIVEN BY MARINE VINYL FABRIC, SUPERSEDES, AND IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES OR GUARNATEES, WHETHER WRITTEN OR ORAL EITHER EXPRESSED, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND MERCHANTABILITY, WHICH EXTEND BEYOND THE FACE OF THIS CERTIFICATE. MARINE VINYL FABRIC SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF PROFITS, DAMAGE TO THE BOAT OR ITS’ CONTENTS, UNDER ANY THEORY OF LAW. NO REPRESENTATIVE OF MARINE VINYL FABRIC HAS ANY AUTHORITY TO BIND MARINE VINYL FABRIC WITH ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OTHER THAN IS STATED HEREIN.
Marine Vinyl Fabric PVC Marine Vinyl is designed for installations on wood, aluminum or fiberglass surfaces. The product is adhered to the surface using either MD–101 (for wood applications), or MD–102 (for aluminum fiberglass applications) adhesive. The instructions below describe a typical installation.
Read through the instructions completely prior to beginning your installations.
Suggested Tools List
Measuring Tape 9”
Medium Nap Paint Roller With 4’ Extension
Push Broom or Linoleum Roller
Throw Away Rags
Ideally, it is best to remove any objects that are attached to the boat floor. Also remove any plastic or metal trim pieces. These will be reused to secure the edges of the vinyl after application. The removal of all seating, tables, trolling motors and electronic devices, etc., will allow for an easier and better application of the Marine Vinyl Fabric product.
Any existing carpet or vinyl will also need to be completely removed in addition to any adhesive residue left on the surface to be covered. It is very likely that wood boats decks (pontoons) will require the complete removal of the existing wood surface and the replacement with new wood.
Marine Vinyl Fabric recommends ¾” pressure treated plywood or marine grade plywood screwed to the structure. Consult Marine Vinyl Fabric if another surface is required. Install new wood securely with high quality moisture resistant screws. Plywood sheets should be butted against each other leaving no more than a 1/32” space.
Wood Surface Application - MD-101 (water-based adhesive) - 1 surface application
**DO NOT SEAL THE PLYWOOD: If your wood surface is sealed with a water-proofing sealant, then MD-102 (solvent-based) adhesive must be used. The water-based adhesive must be applied to a porous surface for the membrane to adhere properly.
**For MD-102 (solvent-based adhesive) please refer to Aluminum/Fiberglass surface application instructions.**
Prior to applying the vinyl, inspect the surface of the boat to be covered to make sure all debris, saw dust, screws, or any foreign objects have been removed. Use a leaf blower or broom at this time to insure the surface is completely clean.
Be extremely careful when unwrapping the roll. Sharp objects can damage the Marine Vinyl Fabric vinyl. Take caution in removing the packaging to avoid damage to the product.
After the packaging has been removed, unroll the vinyl over the surface to be covered. Take this time to determine that the roll is of sufficient length to cover the surface required. Center the vinyl on the surface and adjust for appropriate overhang requirements on all four sides. Pull out any wrinkles or folds in the vinyl if they exist.
Once the vinyl is adjusted to the ideal position, install a couple weighted objects (i.e., tool box, adhesive pail, brick) on the membrane at one end of the boat. The weighted objects should be within 24” from the edge of the boat. Starting at the opposite end of the boat, roll the membrane loosely back to the weighted objects. As you roll the vinyl, try to maintain a straight and consistent roll.
Wood surface applications require the use of MD–101 adhesive. Prior to opening, shake the glue container slightly for 60 seconds. The glue should have the appearance and consistency of Elmers glue/thick white paint. Coverage rates for the MD-101 are approximately 125/SF per gallon. Depending on the ambient temperature, the adhesive will begin to dry relatively fast after application. If you are working alone, do not try to install more than 15 linear feet at a time. The vinyl needs to be applied when the adhesive is wet.
Open the container and pour the adhesive in a serpentine pattern onto the wood deck in front of the roll. The serpentine ribbons of adhesive should be approximately 1.5” wide. Cover an area that extends the width of the roll and out form the roll 15’. Using the medium nap paint roller, roll over the adhesive blending it together and completely covering the wood surface. The consistency and coverage of the adhesive should represent a heavy coat of paint. Do not leave puddles of adhesive or dry spots on the wood surface. Finish the area of adhesive application in a relatively straight line across the width of the boat.
Standing on the vinyl near the weighted objects, slowly and careful begin to unroll the vinyl over the freshly applied adhesive. Make sure that the roll is unrolled straight and wrinkle free. If a wrinkle does appear, lift the roll of vinyl off the adhesive slightly and straighten to remove wrinkle. Continue to unroll the vinyl to cover all of the adhesive.
Take a clean stiff bristle push broom and sweep over the surface installed using medium pressure. The process will help distribute the adhesive under the vinyl evenly and help provide for consistent contact between the adhesive and vinyl. Make sure any air pockets are pressed out if they exist.
Return to the beginning of the roll and remove the weighted objects. Fold the vinyl back exposing the un-adhered wood surface. Apply adhesive as described above and follow same vinyl application procedure.
The remaining vinyl (or next 15’) can now be adhered to the wood surface. Make sure the new application of adhesive slightly overlaps the previous to eliminate voids in the coverage. It is acceptable to separate the adhered vinyl from the initial adhesive to ensure 100% coverage as long as the vinyl has not dried. Complete the application as described above.
You can walk on the vinyl immediately after installation. However, excessive walking and foot traffic could put small wrinkles in the vinyl. Take caution in walking on the surface and always inspect the area after contact. In dry weather conditions and temps 60 – 90 degrees F. the glue will be dry in 2-3 hours. It is recommended that the glue be allowed to dry completely over night before installing seating and equipment.
Aluminum/Fiberglass Surface Application - MD-102 (solvent-based) - 2 surface application
Prior to applying the Marine Vinyl Fabric vinyl, inspect the surface of the boat to be covered to make sure all debris, dust, screws, or any foreign objects have been removed. Use a leaf blower or broom at this time to insure the surface is completely clean.
Fiberglass surfaces will likely require that the surface be etched using a coarse grade of sandpaper. This will allow for better adhesion. Remove all fiberglass dust prior to applying adhesive.
Follow the package removal instructions as listed above.
In most cases, applications over aluminum or fiberglass require pre-cutting the vinyl into the appropriate shapes and sizes required for the specific area of the boat. Carefully measure the shapes and sizes allowing for appropriate coverage. If a larger surface is to be covered, utilize the same installation method described above using the appropriate adhesive and procedures outlined below.
MD-102 is very flammable. Keep all adhesives away from children and do not use this product near an open flame or high heat. MD-102 should be installed in a well-ventilated area.
Once the sizes are cut, apply MD-102 solvent adhesive to the non-woven polyester backside of the vinyl using a small nap paint roller (smaller areas may require the use of a 3” roller). Coverage rates for the MD-102 are approximately 50-60/SF per gallon. Be careful not to get adhesive on the topside of the vinyl. Removing spilled or excess adhesive is extremely difficult. Then apply a thin coat of MD-102 adhesive onto the surface to receive the vinyl piece. Again, be careful in the application. Only apply enough adhesive to be covered by the vinyl. Allow the adhesive to set for 10-15 minutes.
**Note: If you apply the adhesive too thick, you may notice air "gas" pockets under the vinyl after approx. 24 hours. Please do not attempt to remove the vinyl and do not seal the edges. These "gas" bubbles will go away. If possible, move the boat into the sunlight. This will speed up the process of allowing the gases to "escape" and the material will lay flat. Depending on ambient temperature and amount of excess glue, this process can take 2-3 days.
The adhesive is ready for application when you can touch the adhesive on the aluminum with your finger, and feel only a slight tackiness. If “legs” or “strings” appear between your finger and the adhesive, allow another 5 minutes to dry and retest. Do not wait longer than 15 minutes to apply the glued vinyl to the glued surface.
Carefully apply the glued piece of vinyl without wrinkles or air bubbles. MD-102 is a solvent based contact adhesive and will require quick installation. Make certain the vinyl pieces are positioned correctly before applying. After the piece of vinyl is applied, use your hand to smooth out any air bubbles or wrinkles while ensuring uniform contact.
Follow the same instructions for subsequent pieces of the vinyl.
It is possible to overlap the vinyl and create a seam although exposed seams should be avoided as much as possible. In pre-cutting the vinyl pieces, try to utilize pieces of vinyl that will hide the seams under overhangs, under seats or aligned with the seams in the aluminum. You can also butt seams by performing a “wall paper cut”. Over lap the two pieces of product then, following the edge of the top vinyl, use a sharp utility knife to cut through the bottom vinyl. Fold the top layer back slightly, remove the trimmed piece of bottom vinyl, and then, fold the top layer back in place to butt the vinyl.
MD-102 adhesive dries very quickly. Allow a minimum 1-hour drying time before installing seating and equipment.
For Technical Assistance call (312) 300-6737.
How To Clean Your Boat Floor
For general maintenance, we recommend washing your floor at the end of each season before stowing your boat for the offseason. Make sure the boat is completely dry before butting the boat away for the off season.
Use a mild dish soap in warm water with a soft bristle deck brush
Rinse the floor thoroughly after scrubbing.
For ground in dirt, mildew, or minor stains, try Orange Glo, Citrus Magic or Simple Green cleaners.
Spray the area that is stained with the cleaner and let it soak for about 10 minutes before using a paper towel or microfiber towel to wipe up the area.
AVOID IF POSSIBLE - For tougher stains, you can try CLR or Tilex DO NOT allow these cleaners to sit on your floor for an extended length of time. Rinse the sprayed area well a few times to make sure it is completely rinsed off . BE SURE THESE CLEANERS DO NOT GET ON SEATS OR CANVAS AS THEY WILL CAUSE DAMAGE.
Regardless of which cleaner you choose to use, carefully read each cleaner’s instructions and recommended use.
Minimize potential damage to your flooring by testing harsher cleaners on a concealed section of your boat floor before using the cleaner on a more obvious section of the floor.
If unsure, contact the manufacturer and ask if the cleaning product is safe to use on vinyl.
How Much Do I Need To Order?
Depending on which flooring you order the answer will vary
3 feet is 36" long by 72" or 102" wide depending on which one you select
10 Feet is 360" long by 72" or 102" wide etc.
Many people ask us "should we order an extra foot"?
If you are confident in your measurement you do not need the extra foot. If for some reason you need 17.5 feet you will need 18 feet of marine flooring.
- pontoon boat
Overall easy to work with lays down well and looks durable. Comfortable to walk on and looks great.
Looks great on my pontoon floor and I believe it is very good quality and will last for a long time.
Im a floor installer for 30 years and this is a very good product
I used the .80 vinyl on the horizontal surfaces and the .34 on the aluminium walls of my lund. Great product. important to please test your glue on the surface your using. MD 101 is supposed to be used on unsealed surface. I sealed both sides of my wood so I needed to belt sand with 50 grit. It did work well under those conditions. I also used a heat gun and pliers to stretch .80 around some hatch doors then stapled. It makes a little thicker on corners but still nice.
Pontoon flooring, tan weave.
Easy material to work with, great company to buy from.
Replaced entire plywood floor in 16 foot fishing boat. Marideck was easy to cut and pattern as well as glue down. Now I'm thinking about replacing the carpet in my day cruiser with Marideck, even though that carpet is only 3 years old.
Worked well, applied well, used a 100lb vinyl roller to spread glue evenly. Turned out well!
I will be happy to give you guys a review. I have not even opened it up yet as the project got more involved. I certainly will when I get there, your shipping was awesome though. Thank You
Great product and service
I'm very pleased with the quality and appearance of the product. Will definitely use again.
Grate experience. The product is perfect
The wine vinyl flooring was perfect for my antique boat, Looks great! I couldn"t find another company that had your variety, Worth the purchase,THX!
Marideck Marine Flooring
The quality is very good. I received my flooring fast. I will be ordering more in the spring.
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