How come boat carpets became so important, I’m writing a review on them? Well, maybe they are not critical for your boat, but they are important enough, trust me about that. Some of Imy subscribers have been bombing me with requests to make even a short review on boat carpets. That’s just how things are.
Why would anyone need a boat carpet in the first place? Why would anyone put a carpet on the deck? After all, a carpet is hard to wash, but it absorbs smells easy. It’s going to accumulate mud and filth, isn’t it?
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Well, none of that is going to be a problem, if you get the right boat carpet. And with Imy help, that won’t be difficult for you at all. The point of a review is to get all the highlights, the good and the bad, which is something that you need to make the right choice and get the best boat carpet, lest you slip and fall into the water rather than catch your big fish.
You can’t just use any carpet in your boat and call it a marine carpet. No, a good boat carpet must protect your deck from UV radiation, must not be susceptible to UV radiation itself, must be easy to glue, must be stain proof, and, finally, must have the right size to fit your boat.
1Do-It-Yourself Boat Carpet — Easiest to Adapt for Any Deck
This carpet comes in a dozen colors or so. You may not find the color you want, but the choice is there, and if you want something specific, you can still find a suitable replacement if you weigh your options carefully.
As expected from a marine carpet, it is made of UV-resistant polypropylene, and stain proof. It is perfectly simple to cut. Not only that, it actually comes with a knife to cut it with. The entire kit even includes some extra blades.
The Do-It-Yourself carpet is truly a DIY piece of decor, and it’s designed for gluing it down. The glue is not included, if you need adhesive, you have to buy it separately. It is 8 inches wide and comes in very different lengths.
- Made of UV-resistant polypropylene
- Comes with a knife to cut it with
- Glue is not included
2Marine Outdoor Boat Carpet — Best Carpet for a Fisher Boat
Moisture is the enemy of any marine carpet, which is the primary reason they are made moisture-proof. However, moisture itself is not the only factor that can damage a carpet in a high-humidity area. Mildew is another major problem moisture causes. Well, this Marine Outdoor Boat Carpet is perfectly protected from mold, as fine as it is protected from moisture.
It also comes with UV protection and is only 16 oz heavy.
It is inflammable, which means even spilling some oil on it does not mean imminent danger. Even if you spill some fuel and it catches fire, it’s going to just die down in a few minutes (don’t spill fuel and set it alight to test it, it’s a terrible idea), the carpet will not fuel the fire further. It won’t come out undamaged, but it surely won’t contribute to the disaster.
Ravel resistant, it is very convenient to use. Easy to clean and install, it is the best choice for any fisher boat. However, some might not like the way it looks.
- Protected from mold
- Comes with UV protection
- Ravel resistant
- Some might not like the way it looks
3House, Home and More Carpet — Best Carpet for Cabin
If you’re not happy with a marine-only carpet, this house and home carpet with a rubber marine backing will be a perfect option for you.
But how about the installation? After all, a carpet must be solid as a rock after it’s set on the deck. If you do that, how can you place it in your living room after you dock your boat and drive home? Here’s the thing: you don’t. And that’s a significant drawback. Yes, the carpet is pretty durable and resistant, and the backing provides excellent traction. But if you put in on the deck, you can still lose it in a matter of seconds if the sea is not tranquil.
Otherwise, it’s a great carpet for your boat. It is resistant to UV, mold, and moisture, and it’s easy to clean. You can even glue it down, but if you do that, you won’t be able to use it in your living room after that, not very easily at least. And using it indoors is one of the most important reasons for using it at all.
- Rubber marine backing
- Resistant to UV, mold, and moisture
- If you put in on the deck, you can still lose it in a matter of seconds if the sea is not tranquil
4Marine Grade Boat Carpet — Best Bang for the Buck
This marine carpet delivers expected results. It’s UV stabilized, fade and moisture resistant and has a rubber back, perfect for gluing it down. But you shouldn’t expect anything more than just basic things. That’s not too bad, because it is hard for a carpet to be unique in any way. But some other carpet manufacturers managed that, while this one is not quite as unique. Still, that’s not a bad thing by itself. A single pile weighs 20 oz.
A pretty basic choice for those who don’t want anything special.
- Delivers expected results
- Fade and moisture resistant
- Perfect for gluing down
- UV stabilized
- You shouldn't expect anything more than just basic things
5Pontoon Boat Carpet — Ideal for Pontoon Boats
It is a “pontoon” carpet, but don’t let the name fool you. It is a perfect boat carpet. All the difference is the name, and that’s it. It is a typical high-quality marine carpet that comes with an installation manual and tech advice.
It is super easy to cut, and it comes with a knife for slicing it. At 32 oz per tile, it is rather dense, which makes it resistant to wear and tear. As you can expect, it is designed for glue down installation.
All in all, it’s a good and reliable boat carpet that is more durable than some other options.
- Super easy to cut
- Comes with a knife for slicing it
- Resistant to wear and tear
- a “pontoon” carpet