anyone install wood flooring in place of carpet??

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  1. shannenski

    shannenski New Member

    Oct 3, 2014
    Watts Bar Lake
    1984 Sea Ray 340 Sundancer
    twin 350
    Hey guys.  Im remodeling my 1990 310 Express and want to go back with wood flooring.  Looking for pics and advice on this subject.  Thanks 
  2. Hick

    Hick Member

    Sep 21, 2016
    1998 SeaRay Amberjack 370
    twin 7.4 Mercruiser crusaders
    I replaced my carpet with Lonseal Marine flooring. It is a laminate floor product, but looks very much like a teak floor. The issue I had during install was the doors in the floor. Once you remove the carpeting from around the hatch doors, you are left with a gap of about half-an-inch around the doors. I needed to remake the doors out of marine grade plywood.
  3. Pyrojodge

    Pyrojodge Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    May 1, 2011
    Lake Erie Ohio
    1989 Sea Ray 340 DA
    twin 454 Mercs
  4. Captain Dave T

    Captain Dave T Member

    Aug 8, 2013
    Lake St Clair Michigan
    1996 330 Sundancer
    7.4 Carbs Hurst I/O
    4.5 Westerbeke
    A few questions, ( Want to do the same in a 330 Sundancer ).
    1, How hard was it to get the carpet of the existing floor ?
    2 Was there a lot of work to make the floor flat and smooth enough to put down the new floor ?
    Any other helpful hints appreciated.
  5. Pyrojodge

    Pyrojodge Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    May 1, 2011
    Lake Erie Ohio
    1989 Sea Ray 340 DA
    twin 454 Mercs
    Well to answer your questions in my experience...

    1. It was pretty difficult to remove the glue and extra carpet rimnants that stayed with the glue. A drill with a wire brush works well but... it makes a mess. be prepared.

    2. My floor was flat enough after I removed the clue to put down the hard wood. The issue I had was it's a boat and everything points to the bow and tapers to the bow. Nothing is square. You have to take your time and custom fit each piece to fit the tapered area. For reference I started on memorial day weekend and finished the 2nd weekend into July. That was working every weekend at least a 12 hour day on Saturday and 8 hours on Sunday. It was worth it but I wouldn't want to do it again.
  6. JJ Chones

    JJ Chones Member

    Oct 10, 2011
    Stony Brook, N.Y.
    2005 340 sundancer
    8.1s mercruiser vdrives
  7. Riptide III

    Riptide III Active Member

    Dec 8, 2007
    Dartmouth MA
    1997 Sea Ray 400DA
    Cat 3116 TA
    1994 Sea Ray Laguna CC Twin 135 Mercs
    I saved a lot of time and dust making by screwing and gluing 3/8 marine plywood down after I removed the carpet.

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