When winter comes around, your time out on the water slows down. Depending on where you live, you may haul your boat away from your dock and store it. Now is the time to winterize your boat and prepare it for next season. Winter can be very harsh not only on the exterior of your boat, but also on the interior and your marine vinyl fabric, too.   Here are some other tips to keeping your boat healthy during the colder months.   […]

Are you tired of all the cracks and holes in your boat seating? It might be time to replace the worn surfaces with new marine vinyl fabric.  Choosing the right seating for your boat can be a tough decision, but it doesn’t have to be! The four major points to consider include the material, its use, the weight, and topical treatment.   Read […]

Vinyl upholstery fabrics come in several different grades, but grade isn’t reflected in the fabric’s quality. Grade actually refers to the cost to make the fabric. It’s hard to find consistency within the vinyl fabric grading process because each manufacturer has their own grades. When starting a new project, the most important question to ask is if you are using the right grade for […]

Looking to re-do the fabric on your boat? Marine vinyl fabric is durable, weatherproof, and easy to clean. It comes in a variety of types, textures, and colors and is used for a wide array of applications, all while maintaining great durability. Before you start your next project, here’s everything you need to know about this dependable fabric.   Where It All Began  In 1872, a German chemist, Eugen Baumann, created Polyvinyl chloride (PVC), though […]

When your boat’s flooring is rotten, molded, or just outdated, it might be time to give it a new look. By installing marine vinyl flooring, you’ll resist damage and wear and tear better than any other fabric.   Made specifically for life on the water, this fabric goes the distance, but getting there is half the battle. If you […]

Because they often look and feel the same, marine vinyl fabric can be a mystery to everyday buyers with an untrained eye. Vinyl fabric has differentiators from traditional fabric that put it ahead of its competitors, like its UV deterrence, resilience, and safety.   Here are three of the most common questions new buyers ask when buying vinyl fabric. 1. How Will Marine Vinyl Hold Up in The Sun?   […]

Did you know that a single piece of fabric is actually a culmination of layers? They’re difficult to see without a microscope, but they’re important to understand, especially when purchasing marine vinyl fabric.   The average thickness ranges from 0.06mm to 1.5mm, and it is distributed throughout the layers. The thickness, weight, and overall quality should contribute to your buying decision.    Here’s an analysis of the layers, so you can understand how each one impacts the […]

A common mistake when upholstering or reupholstering vinyl fabrics is buying from a general fabric seller. They certainly have a vast selection of types of fabrics and expansive shelves, but you need the right type of vinyl fabric, not a multitude of irrelevant options. Shopping at a store that specializes in vinyl fabric will provide […]

There has been debate for many years when it comes to boat flooring. Some people prefer carpet, while others prefer marine vinyl flooring. Like anything, there are advantages and disadvantages to both. Use this guide to help you choose the best boat flooring for your family.   Carpeted Boat Flooring   Carpet is a great option for boat owners on a budget. If you do go this route, […]

It is standard for new boats to come with coaming bolsters, but most older boats, and a few lower-end current models, are lacking this amenity. Coaming bolsters are pads made from foam and marine vinyl fabric that help provide cushion and comfort to the inner walls, or inwales, of your boat.  An errant wave causing you to stumble into or slap your legs against the […]