Plasteak decisions for interior

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  1. k9medic

    k9medic Active Member

    533
    Mar 27, 2013
    Florida
    2005 23' twin engine jet boat
    1998 420 Aft Cabin
    twin jet 160hp.
    twin 3116 CATs
    Thanks to a leaking accumulator tank ruining the new wood floors in my galley, I am now looking at Plasteak as an option.

    There appears to be two different types -

    One comes as a roll like a vinyl sheet -"For those who like a high-gloss finish on their woodwork, our Teak & Holly Glossy provides luster and shine. Teak & Holly is 1/8″ (80 mil./2mm) thick. The roll is 6 foot (1.8m) wide and is cut to even foot lengths. Each lineal foot is $50.00. Holly lines run the length of cut material. ($8.33/square foot)"

    The other comes in planks - "
    This click together PVC plank flooring is perfect for the confined areas in the cabin, galley, etc. Material has a foam layer on back of each plank that acts like a sound reducer and helps hide slight imperfections in substrate. Edges of flooring click together for a quick and easy install.
    Each plank is 48 5/8″ long x 7 7/8″ wide x 3/16″ thick and is 2.65 sq.ft. Purchase by the plank. Lines run the 48″ length of board. Flooring comes out to $9.26 per sq. ft."

    For those who have this type of product, what can I expect? I'm figuring that the planks would be just like the hardwood floors I put down and that the sheet would look like the loncoin that was previously down.

    How does this product handle concave curvature?
     
  2. Ricochet

    Ricochet Member

    106
    Mar 10, 2009
    West Michigan
    1990 390 Express
    454 Mercrusier
    k9medic
    I have had the Plasteak sheet vinyl in the galley for about 8 or 9 years, it is a great product and has held up well, due to replacing my water tank this winter I have removed the sheet vinyl and in the process right now of installing the Plasteak EZ-Boat Sole (it is actually Nautikflor sold by Plasteak) plank flooring in the entire boat. It has been easy to install, I have found some minor inconsistencies in the holly striping, however, it is just a matter of taking time and matching up the flooring from different boxes. in the photo I still need to trim out the hatch on the new flooring. The second photo is the sheet vinyl I removed.
     

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  3. k9medic

    k9medic Active Member

    533
    Mar 27, 2013
    Florida
    2005 23' twin engine jet boat
    1998 420 Aft Cabin
    twin jet 160hp.
    twin 3116 CATs
    Which have you found that you like better?

    I’m leaning towards the gloss vinyl right now and having a local floor contractor install it.
     
  4. Ricochet

    Ricochet Member

    106
    Mar 10, 2009
    West Michigan
    1990 390 Express
    454 Mercrusier
    I really liked the vinyl and had no problems with it but when I decided to do the whole interior I think the plank looks better. I am hoping it hold up as well....and for me it was easier to install the plank flooring.
     
  5. ZZ13

    ZZ13 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 25, 2009
    Lady's Island, SC
    2001 400 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins 450 Diamond
    Lots of click together planking faux wood options in solid vinyl are now available off the shelf at HD and Lowe's. Price averages about $2.25 per square foot. Frankly not sure why everyone isn't putting that down in their interiors. I guess the stripes in the floors is a big draw to boaters. Can't get that from the hardware store offerings.
     
  6. Ricochet

    Ricochet Member

    106
    Mar 10, 2009
    West Michigan
    1990 390 Express
    454 Mercrusier
    I like the classic nautical look of the holly strips and with a classic 390 express it fits well, I did notice that at the boat shows this winter most of the new Searay, Cruisers, Tiara's etc. all have plank flooring with no strips.
     
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  7. k9medic

    k9medic Active Member

    533
    Mar 27, 2013
    Florida
    2005 23' twin engine jet boat
    1998 420 Aft Cabin
    twin jet 160hp.
    twin 3116 CATs
    I put the click together flooring down already but it was actual wood. When it got wet is swelled. :(
     

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