How to protect air deck floor of inflatable boat, kayak or Kaboat
How to protect air deck floor from accidental punctures.
While high pressure drop stitch air deck floors are made from strong 0.9mm PVC materials, it is still possible to puncture it on an accident. It can happen if sharp object hit air deck floor with enough force under unlucky angle. Best way to protect air deck floor from punctures, dirt and grime, is to cover it. There are various options to cover air deck floors with materials available on-line, Amazon, local Home Depot or TJ Maxx, for example. Here is list of suggested options to cover air deck floor of inflatable boat:
- Anti-Fatigue Grip Mat Roll
- Marine Carpet
- Diamond Plate Rubber Flooring Rolls
- Corrugated Rubber Floor Mat
- Runner Mats
- Hardwood Floors Chair Mat Floor Protector
- Recycled Rubber roll mat
- Self-Adhesive EVA Deck Foam
- Yoga Foam Mat Roll
- Non Slip Bath Mat Quick Drain Shower Floor
One of cheapest option is to use inexpensive yoga or exercise foam mat sold in retail stores, such as TJ Maxx or Marshals for example. Just cut out it to go on top of the air deck floor as shown in below pictures.
Place fully inflated air deck floor over foam mat
Use marker to create outline using inflated floor as a template
Make cut out for keel if needed. Leave flap to create cover for keel hole.
Place foam over floor to verify it correct size and mark position of valve
Place floor and cover inside inflated boat. Leave some flap over valve to cover it.
Now air deck floor fully protected and look nice. Covering floor will protect it from damages and will extend its lifespan.
Let your imagination run wild. This customer from Denmark used artificial grass carpet to protect air floor of KaBoat.
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