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5 Most Popular Boat Flooring Tiles

Perforated Flooring Tiles Make Great Boat Deck Surfaces

By Julia Nass

1. Patio Outdoor Tile

Users find Patio Outdoor Tiles to be an easy and well-rounded option for boat flooring. These tiles are lightweight and easy to cut down to fit irregular shaped spaces. No extra tools are needed for installation. They only require two hands to snap together. Tiles are waterproof and slip resistant and can be used both inside and outside. Water drains through the perforated surface, leaving a constantly dry top.

Each tile is designed with 265 pegs on the underside, which secures the elevated tile so it doesn't shift or move. The top surface is comfortable to walk on barefoot and will not get as hot as other materials when sitting in the sun. These long-lasting boat floor tiles will not degrade under furniture or foot traffic. This boat flooring is UV treated and comes with a one-year warranty. Patio Outdoor Tiles come in three color options: light gray, blue and terra cotta.

2. StayLock Perforated Tile

StayLock Perforated Tiles are similar to the Patio Outdoor Tiles, except they are more flexible, soft and cushioned. This boat flooring yields an inviting top surface that is comfortable for standing and walking in bare feet. The tiles are anti-fatigue, so feet and legs stay happy even after standing for long periods of time. Tiles are hassle-free to work with and are flexible enough to contour to irregular underlying surfaces.

This marine flooring is designed for longevity in wet environments. The sturdy tab locking system prevent the tiles from separating over time, even under heavy loads and extended periods of moisture. These boat tiles are made of PVC, which is naturally resistant to most oils and many acids. The tiles also feature an ASTM fall height rating of 20 inches.

3. Royal Interlocking Carpet Tile

The Royal Interlocking Carpet Tile is a uniquely easy boat carpet option. Most types of carpet are not recommended for boat environments because they can foster mold and mildew when wet. And overall, many kinds of carpet are not easily maintained.

However, the Royal Interlocking Carpet Tile is an incredible solution. These tiles are completely waterproof and easily cleaned. Customers rave about how convenient it is to maintain this stain-resistant, lightweight boat floor.

This waterproof boat flooring is made from EVA and polyethylene foam bonded to a soft yet durable carpet surface similar to that found in a luxury vehicle. Interlocking carpeted tiles are convenient to install; not even tape is necessary. Simply interlock tiles together and cut edges with a sharp utility knife to fit the area of the boat. The carpet tiles are cushioned and comfortable and will last under tables, chairs and foot traffic. (Some indenting may occur under furniture legs.)

4. Ring Mats

For an extra durable marine flooring, Greatmats recommends >Ring Mats. This flooring is 3 x 3 by 5/8 black rubber mat with drainage rings. Ring Mats yield a hard-wearing boat floor that will outlast even the heaviest usage. Each boat mat features an anti-slip surface that provides safety and stability even in the presence of water. Plus, mats are anti-fatigue and feel fine to stand on for hours at time.

These boat mats are specifically designed for outdoor use in wet areas. They easily withstand all environmental elements including rain, waves, sun and extreme temperatures. Be aware that this boat flooring does yield a rubber odor upon installation, so proper ventilation is key. These tiles have interlocking edges, so it's easy to secure any size space you desire.

5. GreatDeck Outdoor Red Cedar Deck Tile

Nothing says elegance and class like red cedar, which is why Greatmats recommends GreatDeck Outdoor Red Cedar Deck boating tiles for an unbeatable style. The beautiful red cedar wood brings in warmth and comfort to enhance the look and feel of any boat space. Because wood isn't often the perfect choice for damp environments, this tile will make any boat floor unique and coveted.

Unlike many other wood products out there, this lightweight boat floor is long-lasting outdoors, easy to use, and simple to maintain. This boat flooring will not absorb water in the least and is designed to withstand changing outdoor environments without shifting or changing. Tiles have a 35-year guarantee against decay, rot, termites and mildew, which is particularly important in water-prone areas. These tiles are constructed with underside PVC rods that allow them to flex and contour to surface irregularities. No adhesives or even fasteners are needed to install this floor. If red cedar isn't your style, you can find similar GreatDeck Outdoor boat flooring in several types of wood and even plastic as well.

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