Pontoon vinyl flooring kits come with the vinyl flooring you need plus parts and accessories that will make your flooring project easy. PontoonStuff® created the idea of carpet and flooring kits so that you would have the right supplies for your restoration project. We supply you with the same hardware and flooring used by new pontoon boat manufactures.
- 3 year warranty - single unseamed roll and is treated for UV and mildew protection.
Designed specifically for use on pontoon boats. Our alternative to boat carpet when replacing your pontoon flooring, heavy-duty vinyl flooring. UV treated with a non-slip texture, our pontoon vinyl flooring is the ultimate alternative to boat carpet. See our Q & A for installation tips.
- Super heavy-duy 1mil thick (1/8") dense vinyl flooring for pontoon boats.
- Used by pontoon boat manufacturers for its toughness and high quality.
- Thick and dense, not flismy. Our vinyl flooring will cover any imperfections in your deck.
Each pontoon vinyl flooring kit includes:
- Marine-grade pontoon boat vinyl flooring (select size).
- 2-3 gallons of carpet glue (16'-25' kits include 2 gallons, 28' & up includes 3 gallons).
- 100) Xylan coated self-tapping deck screws
- (32) fence risers to lift your railing off the carpet.
- (32) fence bolts to fasten your railing to your decking.
- 50' roll of joint tape to seal the underside of the seams where the plywood comes together.
Notice: Vinyl flooring is designed for use over a wooden deck, it will not stick to aluminum.
- Space your deck screws or bolts 16" apart when securing your decking.
- Apply your glue to the pontoon's deck with a medium nap paint roller.
- Use a roller and firmly press your new carpeting down into the glue.
- Install your fence risers under each bolt that secures your railing to the deck.
- Cut the deck joint tape into 8' sections and lay it on top of the aluminum cross members connecting your tubes. The deck joint tape seals the joints where your plywood comes together, preventing water from working its way up under your carpet.
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Q: How do I install new vinyl flooring on my pontoon boat?
A: Before applying any glue to your deck roll your new pontoon vinyl flooring out completely over the deck of your boat so that you can inspect it. Occassionally vinyl will have imperfections in it which we may miss or it can get damaged in shipping, now is the time to discover any problems. Do not glue your flooring down before you inspect it. Call us immediately if you have any problems so that we can replace the vinyl for you. Once you have the flooring rolled out and it looks good, fold it in half the length of the deck. For example, if you have a 20' pontoon boat, get in the front of the boat and fold the vinyl over width wise and do the same in the back leaving a 4' wide by 20' long section of your deck exposed. Your flooring will be folded on top of itself on the other side of the deck so that you can apply glue to half of the decking.
By folding the vinyl flooring this way it makes installation much easier, you can apply the glue by standing on the side of the pontoon, without needing to get on your hands and knees. Each gallon of glue will cover an 8' x 10' area, so if you have a 16-20' pontoon boat use one gallon per side, if you have a 24-28' pontoon you will need a total of 3 gallons of glue and will use 1-1/2 gallons per side. Take your first gallon and dump it evenly across the explosed 4' x 20' wide section of the deck. Using an 1/8" U-shaped notched trowel, which we sell or you may purchase from any hardware store spread the glue in a circular pattern until you have full coverage on the decking. By troweling the glue down you will create lines of adhesive on the decking which is necessary for proper adhesion to your vinyl flooring when it is laid down over the glue. The lines of glue need to be pressed into the backing of your vinyl flooring, flip your flooring back over onto the glue once you have covered all the explosed plywood and do the same thing to the other side. Be sure to spread glue as far into the center when the vinyl is flipped to one side so you don't end up with any areas that are not covered with the glue. Once the glue is applied lay the vinyl flooring out over the entire deck and make sure it is flat and squared up.
Next you must compress the vinyl onto the lines of glue. Use a heavy roller, you can rent a carpet roller or use a heavy pipe to press the carpet down onto the glue. This is the most important step, if you do not press the vinyl flloring down hard enough the glue and vinyl backing will not bond together causing it to come up.
Q: How do I remove the old carpet? What if it doesn't come off easily or only comes off in small chunks?
A: If your pontoon boat is a 2000 model year or newer you may experience difficulty when removing the carpet. Newer pontoon boats use a heavier carpeting and a stronger glue than was used in the 70's, 80's and early 90's. Boat builders applied special marine adhesives that provide excellent adhesion and heavier backed carpeting than you see on the older model pontoons. Also, since these boats are newer the carpet and glue have not deteriorated to the point where it is easy to remove them. On most older pontoon boats the carpet will come off fairly easily with some scraping, cutting and tearing. If you find that your pontoon carpet is only coming off in small chunks and that you cannot seem to remove the old adhesive and fibers you can try renting a floor sander or simply replace the decking.
To remove the decking without taking up the carpet, if you choose to replace the flooring, here is how you do it. First, find the seams where the plywood decking meet up, take a razor knife and cut across the floor separating the carpet on each sheet of plywood. If the plywood deck is bolted down, cut the heads off the bolts under the deck and rip the decking off. If the deck is screwed down, use a hole saw and locate the screw heads, cut around each head and tear the decking off. Then use a sawzaw to remove the screws and plywood plugs that are left over. You may find that the cost of the plywood is worth it compared to the time and energy you will spend trying to remove carpet that won't come off.