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Galley Floor Option
« on: February 18, 2019, 03:35:05 AM »

Today's fiberglass backed vinyl floors offers a much improved option for laying vinyl floor covering. In decades past, vinyl flooring was backed with felt which meant the flooring would quickly curl upward making loose-laying installation undesirable. Another option was shrinking type vinyl which meant that perimeter adhering was required to keep the vinyl from contracting away from the walls and leaving an ugly gap. But, with the latest generation of fiberglass backed products, dimensional stability has been achieved so laying vinyl flooring is much like laying a rug.

My MK1 #299 is beautiful inside but dark. I've removed the teak & holly flooring from the galley and replaced with a nice non-patterned fiberglass backed vinyl. The finish and color appears to be a fine grained marble and it really adds a nice contrast to the darker floors and wood panels in the boat. I used the teak & holly panels for a template which provides for an almost perfect fit. The slight recessed area for the wooden teak & holly flooring keeps the vinyl from slipping and self trims the edges.

The new flooring can be cleaned in place or easily removed and cleaned on the dock if preferred. I usually remove the vinyl flooring when working on the engine just to protect it from nasty oil or grease spills. Of course I've saved the original teak & holly flooring to reinstall someday if preferred.
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Re: Galley Floor Option
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2019, 04:30:08 PM »

Guys : I did the same as James, but used "Loincoin" from Catalina (the same Galley flooring as in the C34 MKII)  Cut it to size from a pattern and placed it right over the T/H flooring - using the same screws to hold it in place! 

Look in the Mainsheet tech notes for my article and pictures.

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Re: Galley Floor Option
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2019, 05:20:58 PM »

https://lonseal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Marine-Brochure-web.pdf
Ron, is this the material you are talking about?

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Re: Galley Floor Option
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2019, 05:26:02 PM »

James, looks great, nice work.  Please help me understand how you applied it and applied it to what material?
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Re: Galley Floor Option
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2019, 07:10:55 PM »

Noah,  Loincoin is a different product from LonSeal in Cali.

Goofle loincoin flooring.

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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2019, 07:33:45 PM »

Ken-I believe it is same parent company.
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« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2019, 09:46:42 PM »

Yes go to the lonseal website and under marine flooring there’s the “wood” and also photos of several of the coin flooring.
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Re: Galley Floor Option
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2019, 06:37:02 AM »

James, looks great, nice work.  Please help me understand how you applied it and applied it to what material?

The material I used is inexpensive sheet vinyl from HD. Link below. The vinyl is rolled out and laid in place. It’s applied directly over the fiberglass sole. It doesn’t move because the area is slightly recessed to receive the plywood teak & holly flooring. No adhesive is used.

Your friend has shared a link to a Home Depot product they think you would be interested in seeing.

Limestone Slab Beige 12 ft. Wide x Your Choice Length Residential Vinyl Sheet

https://www.homedepot.com/p/300866858
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« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2019, 02:31:50 PM »

Noah : I have no idea if it is the same company or not.
It has that "diamond" raised pattern and is not slippery when wet.  Cut it with a sheet metal shears.  Easy to install.  Like I said I put it right over the Teak/Holly flooring. I used the same screws w/small finishing washers into the same holes.

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Re: Galley Floor Option
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2019, 04:16:37 PM »

Noah : I have no idea if it is the same company or not.
It has that "diamond" raised pattern and is not slippery when wet.  Cut it with a sheet metal shears.  Easy to install.  Like I said I put it right over the Teak/Holly flooring. I used the same screws w/small finishing washers into the same holes.

A few thoughts

There are commercially rated floors by Lonseal and others if you want a synthetic teak and holly look. What I used was an inexpensive fiberglass backed vinyl. I have $20 in the material.
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