Why Corinthian Marine Flooring and AquaMat® Custom Fit Boat Mat?
The team at Corinthian Marine has been involved in the design and manufacturing of marine carpet and flooring since the late 80’s. In fact, we were the first to develop the AquaMat® drop-in or snap-in boat mat system for fiberglass boats. We have been around the industry for a long time and have the most experience under our belts of any marine carpet and flooring aftermarket supplier. So while you cannot buy life vests, fishing poles or other gear from Corinthian Marine, you can be confident that when you talk to us about boat flooring you are getting years of expertise. All of us are dedicated to what we do which is making sure you get The Best Walk on Water.
Do I need Glue Down Marine Carpet or an AquaMat® Custom Fit Boat Mat?
This is the question that perplexes boat owners the most. Before you check out colors and styles, it is vital that you determine whether you currently have glue down flooring or a boat mat. Hopefully, this simple comparison will help you figure out which is right for you, but if you aren't sure, please contact us and we can help guide you in the right direction!
Glue Down Marine Flooring is sold to replace boat flooring that has been glued to the boat floor. It is permanently adhered to the surface and cannot be easily removed. It must be "torn out" for replacement. New glue down marine flooring is designed to be cut on site and installed with an adhesive directly to the surface of the deck. Much of our glue down marine grade flooring is moldable for the contours of a boat and hatches but is not suitable for binding or snap-in boat mat applications.
AquaMat® Custom Fit Boat Mats are designed to lay on top of fiberglass liners and are usually held in place with snaps. They are cut to shape and bound on the edges. When you receive your new AquaMat® it will be ready to be placed directly onto your boat floor. Most of Corinthian Marine's AquaMat® flooring utilizes our exclusive AquaLoc® backing that provides unbeatable durability and unparalleled skid and slip resistance.
How do I get samples of your boat flooring?
We understand how important it is that you see your new marine carpet and flooring in your boat before making a decision. Whether you need samples for a new AquaMat®, or to glue down on your boat, you will find instructions directly above the color swatches. Basically, you just click on a picture of flooring you like and select the "Add Sample to Cart" button. Once you have the 3 you want, click the shopping cart icon and check out. Super Easy!!! You may request up to 3 boat flooring swatches for free. We know you will be impressed with our boat flooring quality and beauty.
How do I know which marine carpet or flooring style to choose?
There really is no wrong answer. The only vital considerations are your width requirements and whether you have tight fitting hatches or lids that may not close with higher pile boat carpet. Other things to consider are more based on your lifestyle, rather than boat type. Give us a call and our marine specialists will be happy to help you select the best marine carpet for your needs.
How do I make a template for a custom AquaMat® Custom Fit Boat Mat?
How do I clean my AquaMat® Custom Fit Boat Mat?
Basic upkeep is the best defense to keep your AquaMat® carpet or flooring looking new. Maintain marine grade carpet face by hosing off or vacuuming regularly. Do not pressure wash. Use any non-solvent based, high-quality carpet cleaner to remove stubborn stains, always being careful to remove all cleaner residues with water. If you use a bristle brush, make sure to use soft bristles only, especially with the new AquaWeave materials. Stiff bristles and hard scrubbing may damage the surface texture and coatings.
Lastly, an AquaMat® boat mat should dry completely before storing. When storing, always roll your AquaMat® boat mat carpet face out and NEVER fold.
Will snaps be included with my new AquaMat® Custom Fit Boat Mat?
Our AquaLoc® backing is such high quality that most of our customers choose never to put snaps back on, so snaps are not included with our AquaMat® Drop-in Boat Mats. However, we do have them for sale if you want them. The snaps will come loose as they must be applied at the boat in order to line up with existing studs.
For an even easier method, check out our Snapless Installation System.
How do I install snaps on my new AquaMat® Custom Fit Boat Mat?
Although most of our customers never put snaps on our AquaMat® Boat carpet and flooring, we wanted to show how easy it is to do by making a little video showing us using the tool we have to loan out. It is very homemade, so bear with us, but it will greatly ease any trepidation you may be having!
How do I install Corinthian Marine’s exclusive SNAPLESS System?
We want your AquaMat® to install as easily as possible and having to replace your snaps so they match the studs in your boat isn’t easy. And if we put the snaps in for you, you can’t be assured of a perfect fit. That’s why we invented a hook and loop attachment system just for the marine environment – the easiest AquaMat installation ever! Tried and proven by leading ski boat manufacturers. Here’s how it works:
1. We sew the hook and loop into the binding.
2. When you receive your mat, you lay it into the boat exactly as you want it.
3. You clean the fiberglass with rubbing alcohol in the areas where the Snapless System will stick to the floor.
4. Once the fiberglass is clean, you pull back the areas of the mat where the attachment is, peel off the “sticky” components and adhere them to the floor.
5. Let it cure for 24 hours and that’s it: a perfectly installed AquaMat that will stay in place. Yet it still can be removed for cleaning or drying or whatever you need.
Perfectly easy Snapless installation system!
What makes marine carpet and flooring different from standard residential carpet?
Marine grade carpet and flooring is designed to withstand the tough marine environment without fading or degrading. It is produced from solution dyed fibers enhanced with UV stabilizers that protect it from extreme sun, salt and moisture.
What are my options for replacing worn out marine grade carpet on my boat?
If the worn boat carpet is glued to the boat floor, replacement requires tearing out the existing boat carpet and installing the new marine carpet of a similar style and color. For more information, check out our Glue Down Flooring section.
Glue Down Flooring
Replacing a removable drop-in or snap-in mat is easier. You may template the existing mat if it is in good shape, make a new template from the boat floor (click here for our easy to follow template instructions) or select one from our template library. Corinthian will make an AquaMat® custom fit boat mat to your exact specifications.
How do I measure to determine how much glue down marine flooring I will need?
To minimize any seams in your marine flooring, measure the length and width of the area to be covered. Be sure to add additional material for hull sides and locker areas. The marine carpet and flooring you choose should be wide enough to meet your requirements. Corinthian Marine has an estimator on each product page to assist you in calculating cost, just plug in the length and the price will calculate for you based on your individual dimensions.
How do I care for marine flooring?
Corinthian Marine carpeting and flooring is easy to maintain. It requires occasional hosing off and vacuuming. When necessary, use a non-solvent based, high-quality carpet cleaner to remove stubborn stains, always being careful to remove all cleaner residues with water. It's also best to avoid pressure hoses and harsh bristle brushes (even nylon, if its too stiff - soft bristles only)
Do you ship internationally?
We are able to ship internationally, as well as to Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. However, shipments to those locations are not included in our free shipping policy. Read our full shipping policy here:
How much does shipping cost?
We offer FREE standard ground shipping within the contiguous 48 states. Some items may incur oversize charges. Click here to check out our full shipping policy.
Do you ever have sales?
Corinthian Marine will periodically offer some pretty great deals. Join our email list & follow us on Facebook and Twitter to see special offers. Also check with your owner's group to see about membership rewards. These offers are valid for the time period mentioned, on new orders only, and cannot be combined with other offers. You must mention the promotion code when you place your order to receive the offer. Some prices are so low that shipping is not included.
To see our latest offers, check out our specials page.
Need help? Contact us today, and one of our boat carpeting experts will be able to assist you.