Boat Carpet Glue

Pontoon Boat Carpet

SKU: D-128
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Pontoon boat carpet adhesive for rubber back marine grade carpet.

Specifically formulated to work with rubber backed, marine-grade pontoon boat carpet. Each gallon covers an 100 sq. ft. or an 8'6" x 12' section. If you try to use less glue than is recommended your glue will not bond to the carpet or vinyl and it will come up; create wrinkles, lines or bubbles across your pontoon's deck. 

NOTE: This adhesive will not work if you are trying to install carpet flooring to an aluminum or fiberglass deck. You will require a solvent based glue for this application, water based glue needs to evaporate in order to form a bond and the carpet with an aluminum/fiberglass deck will not allow the necessary airflow for bonding. You can find solvent based indoor/outdoor glue at any home improvement store.

We will not ship glue if the temperature is under 32 degrees. We will ship once there is a break int he weather and we are able to do so.

Q:  Why do I need to use marine carpet glue?

A:  It is very important to use the proper type of carpet adhesive when you are working with marine-grade, rubber backed boat carpet.  All marine carpeting uses a special weather resistant backing that can be damaged by most harsh adhesives.  If you do not use a glue that is formulated for marine or indoor outdoor carpeting you run the risk of ruining the backing on your carpet.  Harsh adhesives will eat and destroy the back of marine-grade carpeting.  If for some reason you cannot buy our carpet glue be sure that the adhesive you use says for use on marine rubber backed carpeting or indoor outdoor carpet.

Q:  How much marine carpet glue do I need?

A:  Each gallon of glue will cover a 100 square foot area when applied with a medium nap paint roller.  If you have a 16', 20' or 24' pontoon boat you will need 2 gallons of glue. For larger pontoon boats with 25' or more of deck you will need 3 gallons of glue.


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  • Is there a chemical that will release the carpet??

    Mineral spirits is the best option, anything more harsh and you risk damaging the plywood or creating a problem with the new carpet and glue. Removing the old pontoon carpet is one of the more difficult tasks when it comes to restoring a pontoon. If you are having too much trouble you can always rent a floor sander and just grind all the old carpet way that you can't peel up. Big ice scrapers can be helpful too but be sure not to damage the plywood by delaminating it. Hopefully the mineral spirits will be helpful, it can be tough but it'll be worth it in the end.

  • Will this work on your 28 oz carpet on a Fisher pontoon composite decking?


    I'm sorry but this glue will not work well with a composite deck. You will need a solvent based outdoor carpet glue that can be bought at most big box stores. 

  • I've read that this glue wont work on a aluminum deck with vinyl flooring. My deck is aluminum, will this glue work for marine carpet?

    The marine adhesive is water based will not work with carpet or vinyl flooring when applying it to an Aluminum Deck. You would an adhesive that is solvent based.

  • Is the bucket shown a gallon?

    Yes that is correct. It is one gallon of boat carpet glue.

  • Does this adhesive have flammable fumes while applying/curing? Would like to do in my garage over winter, and will need to run space heaters to keep it up to temperature.

    No. This is a water based Boat Carpet Adhesive. You will want to keep your garage at 55 degrees or higher so that the adhesive can evaporate which creates a good bond between carpet and decking. 

  • Will deck mate 128 work on carpet being installed on a vinyl deck board

    The Deck Mate 128 Adhesive needs to soak into the wood for it to create a bond between the wood and carpet. If the deck board has any kind of sealant on top of it, it will not work as intended. 

  • What is the working temp for carpet glue

    We recommend applying the Boat Carpet Glue in 65 degrees or higher is the recommended temperature. 

  • Best method for applications of glue

    We suggest using a medium nap paint roller when applying the Boat Carpet Glue to the Pontoon Decking. 

Reviews for Boat Carpet Glue
5 out of 5, based on 2 reviews
Roy Rutland from Antlers, OK on Feb 05, 2015
Glue worked good.
Adam from Wisconsin on Jul 22, 2013
I bought this on a Friday and it was delivered on Saturday. Wow these guys are fast shipping.

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