Interior Flooring Replacement

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  1. RetiredSubGuy

    RetiredSubGuy Member

    47
    May 28, 2022
    CT
    2003 Sea Ray 450 Express Bridge
    Cummings 6CTA
    Good Morning Everyone,

    Looking to replace interior carpeting with wood flooring! Old carpet has funky smell! Looking for flooring recommendations, carpet removal tools and tips, and installation tips and lessons learned. How was the transition managed at steps/deck level height changes. I would prefer NOT to use LVP.

    Dan
     
  2. bobeast

    bobeast Dance the Tide SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 22, 2017
    Isleton, CA
    2002 310DA
    350 MPI w/V-drives
    Just do a search for "Flooring" Lot's of good info to be found. Nothing can be added to this thread that hasn't already been covered.
     
  3. 370Dancer

    370Dancer Well-Known Member

    Oct 2, 2006
    Florida - Alabama
    1998 370 Sundancer
    380hp MAG MPI Gen VI with V drives
    If you are a carpet kind of guy, replace the carpet. Most threads here revolve around transitioning to something else. Hundreds of reasons. Carpet hides a multitude of sins, so rip, inspect, and then make a plan.
    Search this forum. You will find all of our collective thoughts about our own experiences. That's what the forum is for.
     
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  4. Strecker25

    Strecker25 Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    2002 410DA
    Caterpillar 350HP 3126
  5. RetiredSubGuy

    RetiredSubGuy Member

    47
    May 28, 2022
    CT
    2003 Sea Ray 450 Express Bridge
    Cummings 6CTA
    @Strecker25 amazing job! Thanks for sharing!! How long total to execute this install?
     
  6. Strecker25

    Strecker25 Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    2002 410DA
    Caterpillar 350HP 3126
    I did it in many 2-3 hour stints so there’s some setup/cleanup time. I’d say 20-25 hours of actual labor time in the floor and another 10 hours in the trim (hand miters take time!)

    It was also around 20* inside the boat for most of my on-site time so I wasn’t exactly working quickly
     
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  7. RetiredSubGuy

    RetiredSubGuy Member

    47
    May 28, 2022
    CT
    2003 Sea Ray 450 Express Bridge
    Cummings 6CTA
    @Strecker25 Awesome job on your flooring! I do wonder how you secured your popout flooring together? Did you use a backing board or did the flooring interlock hold them together?

    Dan
     
  8. Strecker25

    Strecker25 Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    2002 410DA
    Caterpillar 350HP 3126
    no glue on the floor, the entire thing floats and is cut tight to the edges so it doesn’t move. I did that intentionally so I could replace a board if ever needed

    the hatches had to be built up with 3/4” plywood cut to a larger size to make up for the carpet that filled the gap. I screwed the plywood to the original then secured the final hatch flooring using the screws from the pulls. That makes it easy to repair the edging or boards on the hatches if there is ever any damage
     
  9. Chris90!

    Chris90! New Member

    12
    Sep 7, 2022
    265 Sundancer 2022
    6.2 350 ECT
    https://www.nautikflor.com/

    We have fitted this flooring in our kitchen and 2 bathrooms. Fully waterproof, 20 yr guarantee and it’s a USA product…
     
  10. SKybolt

    SKybolt Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 11, 2014
    Kent Narrows, MD
    460 EC
    Detroit 6v92TA
    (Low profile's)
    Alison Gears
    Westerbeke
    12.5kw Genset
  11. dvx216

    dvx216 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Feb 1, 2012
    Catawaba Island,Oh.
    2001 340 sundancer 8.1
    8.1s 370 v drv.
    Plasteak makes a Vinyl sheet product the is bullet proof . It's a solid flooring not a laminate .
     

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  12. SKybolt

    SKybolt Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 11, 2014
    Kent Narrows, MD
    460 EC
    Detroit 6v92TA
    (Low profile's)
    Alison Gears
    Westerbeke
    12.5kw Genset
  13. dvx216

    dvx216 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Feb 1, 2012
    Catawaba Island,Oh.
    2001 340 sundancer 8.1
    8.1s 370 v drv.
    One of the big reasons I went with PlasTeak is they are local for me was able to go their shop/office and talk to them. It was a job because my boats 2 hrs. away I had one of their installer do the job. The owner and inventor is a Lake Erie boater.
     
  14. Jus Cruisin

    Jus Cruisin Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2021
    Lake St Clair - MI (Belle Maer Harbor)
    2004 390 DA
    8.1's
    I suspect the PO had the same installer as you.
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