With today’s broad range of flooring choices, what are the options for your particular marine project?
When it comes to marine approved flooring, there are a number of possibilities, but it will depend on the area of the project and the purpose for which the flooring is needed.
However, René Dupont, Senior Director at Ege Carpets says, when it comes to cabins, corridors and public areas, broadloom carpets are generally a good pick.
“Broadloom carpets provide luxury and underfoot comfort. They come in different weights and classifications, so are suitable for different traffic intensity. Broadloom is generally ideal for pattern-matching and minimising the number of seams.”
Broadloom carpets used in the marine industry must be IMO approved and can range from high wool content to 100% nylon.
Then there are IMO-approved carpet tiles. As René Dupont explains:
“These are suited to wheelhouses, back offices and crew areas, as they give easy access to underflooring and cables.”
But there are also different carpet backing options. These can consist of woven textile that normally requires a separate underlay when installed as a double-stick installation. Or they can consist of integrated felt underlay which can be fitted as a direct-stick installation, saving both time and costs.
Essentially, there’s an option and a solution for your entire ship!