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    I am planning on removing the carpet from the cabin floor and looking to replace it with wood. I am planning on spending as little money as possible and prefer something I can get at home depot etc. The problem is that I don't know anything about the options, I only have experience with real hardwood. I am just trying to figure out how to get a laminate or similar fastened to the cabin floor which is fiberglass.

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    Tim- I found this at Home Depot, planning to use it on Georgia Mae, first product (other than tile) that claims excellent performance in high humidity/ damp/ wet locations.





    There are some amazing 'species' and it looks like it'll install very easily. Some of the styles have pretty significant texture to them as well. Hope this helps!
    Here's a link.
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    Wow now that may be what I am looking for, but how does it adhere to the floor and will it stay stuck to the fiberglass are the key questions I think.....more investigation.

    Hmmm I love the look of the teak with holly strips, may be able to work with this stuff and achieve that look.
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    My understanding is that it adheres lap joint to lap joint. No real attachment to the floor. Free floating like wood. That's our plan in GM. You should see it. It's really neat looking stuff.

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    I agree with Cap'nRay, the floating floor might be the way to go. Your fibreglass floor will need to be very flat to make it work though. There are also some real nice lino floors that really do look like wood, and feel real nice on the feet as well. You would glue the stuff down and a dead flat substrate is not as critical.

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    I bought some and am planning on giving that a try....fingers crossed
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    Can't wait to see the results!!

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    Found similar products here in the UK. My floor panels are plywood (18mm) so intend chucking out the scanky carpet and adhering the linoleum type product to the ply with a suitable contact adhesive. I have done this on a previous boat and it looked very good. All my guests were surprised when I told them it was not real wood. It is definitely the way to go if your on a budget.

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    Looks really nice especially considering the price- definitely going that way on the big boat.

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    Okay not completely done, but on this boat it looks pretty good, much better than the carpet. I am pleased!

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    I still have some work to do around the hatch.
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