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Boat Carpet Installation Guide
Step 1 – Choose your carpet
Boat carpet comes in a variety of weights. We carry carpet in 16oz, 20oz, & 24oz. The higher the weight, the thicker and denser the carpet will be. For boats with hatches and lids it is important to take into account the clearance of such hatches to insure the can close easily when the carpet is installed.
Step 2 – Measure
Measure the dimensions of the area you intend to carpet. Be sure you measure all areas as accurately as possible. Generally the amount of carpet needed will be about twice the length of the boat.
Step 3- Get your materials
You will need a sharp utility knife or blade, sand paper to remove old adhesive, a screwdriver for any screws and a ¼” notched trowel for the new adhesive.
Step 4 – Remove the old carpet
Starting at one end of the boat, use a sharp scraper to begin pulling up the carpet. If possible, try to keep the old carpet intact as it could be used as a template for the new carpet. Once the carpet is up, use your scrapper blade to remove as much of the old adhesive as possible. The smoother the floor, the better the final installation will look.
Step 5 – Cut the template (Optional)
If you were able to keep the old carpet intact, you can use it as a template to cut the new carpet. Leave an extra inch or two and trim it exact once in place.
Step 6 – Install the new carpet
Lay the carpet in the boat and fold it half over. Starting from the side you folded up, spread your adhesive liberally with the notched trowel. Lay the carpet over the adhesive and press firmly to insure good contact. Repeat with the other side.
Step 7 – Trim the edges
Use your utility knife to trim the extra carpet around the edges of the floor.
Step 8 – Strengthen adhesive bond
Using a heavy roller or the back of a push-broom, apply force all over the carpet to insure it has a good contact with the adhesive.