This year’s Miami Boat Show didn’t fail to impress.
Boats of all types and sizes were showcased representing the latest designs, state of art technology and new styling trends. As flooring folks, we are always interested to see the variety of products boat builders have selected because of course we believe the floor is one piece of the décor that sets every boat apart.
No doubt Faux Teak looks are incredibly popular – whether permanently attached to the floor or in a removable mat, Teak is everywhere. The colors vary slightly – black lines versus white but this classic look seems to be a popular choice by many builders. What is interesting is how designers have combined Teak with another flooring such as carpet or woven vinyl in different areas of the boat.
Also very visible this year are the woven vinyl designs. There are a wide array of colors and styles available but consistently the taupe colorations won out. This product looked especially good in Formula Thunderbird and in Avalon pontoons. It’s distinctive and the available palettes coordinate impeccably with the vinyl seating.
In carpeting, there is very little new and different in styles but the colorations are at a new level. Berber or all loop patterns seem to be the go to – mostly for durability but also for styling. These looks tend to offer subtle color to the boat, look classy but don’t draw too much attention. In a nutshell, the silent décor. Colors leaned more taupe/tan but grays were showcased as well.
The Miami Show is a not to miss annual event. It is a great opportunity to see anything and everything in the industry…and it’s not a bad place to escape to in February.