In the last post, we discussed some of the most popular types of boat flooring options all boat owners should be aware of before making boat improvement decisions. However, having a full understanding of the various options is essential to making the most well-informed decision. Here’s part two of our boat owner’s guide to understanding the various types of boat flooring.
Drainage Tile Flooring For Boats
If you love to fish, listen up, because this could very well be the best flooring option for you. Of the 9% of Americans currently considering taking up fishing, 38% are interested in fishing as a form of stress release, according to the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation and the Outdoor Foundation report. Of course, there’s nothing relaxing about picking the wrong type of flooring for your fishing boat and suffering the consequences on your first fishing trip. The wrong flooring types won’t do anything but soak up disgusting fish juices and emit smells that will haunt you in your deepest, darkest nightmares. If you’re planning on getting fishy, drainage tile flooring may be the way to go, as it’s slip resistant and able to let liquids pass through and go underneath the floor itself.
These woven boat flooring tiles designed for adequate drainage are easy to install, easy to clean, and UV stable. However, they tend to be a bit pricier because of these major advantages. In any case, they’re certainly worth considering for all fishing boat owners.
Rubber Flooring For Boats
Finally, rubber flooring is an affordable option that’s designed for basic needs, mainly comfort and safety. Rubber is one of the most durable materials you can get as far as boat flooring, and it’s also a good option for those who enjoy longer excursions and will be on their feet longer. However, it’s not UV stable, and rubber does tend to get hot under direct sunlight, so be aware before making the investment.
Today, more than 87 million U.S. adults participate in recreational boating. Understanding the pros and cons of the many flooring options for boats is the key to making a decision you’ll be happy with for years to come as you hit the open waters. For more information about marine boat carpets or other new boat carpets, contact Corinthian Marine.