Vinyl tiles and heavy duty liquid nails

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  1. mariobrothers88
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    mariobrothers88 Senior Member

    Hi guys I was thinking for the flooring for my wood/epoxy catamaran build I would use vinyl tiles from home depot and exterior heavy duty liquid nails to attach it to the plywood/epoxy floor boards. Do you guys recommend this route or any other suggestions for flooring options? How long does liquid nails last on a boat?
     
  2. fallguy
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    fallguy Senior Member

    Not for outside use for sure. The vinyl will change to white in a year of Pacific sun.

    I am using faux teak Seadek inside and outside a few spots of seadek storm grey and then traction paint.

    You could just traction paint it all for now. I am using Epifanes and Kiwigrip, but getting them colored is a pain.

    Just paint it for now; you'll regret permanently gluing tiles down and scraping them off with a chisel 1/8" at a time when they look like hell in a couple years. Paint gets sanded and onto the next coat or floor.
     
  3. mariobrothers88
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    mariobrothers88 Senior Member

    Yes so sorry I wasn't more specific, this would exclusively be used INSIDE the boat.
     
  4. fallguy
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    fallguy Senior Member

    Still, for now quick and ez and cheap to use traction paint.

    If you can afford them, seadek faux teak will look great. It is almost $300 a sheet for their standard sheet which is maybe 39x80 or so.
     
  5. mariobrothers88
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    mariobrothers88 Senior Member

    Thanks Dan! Would there be any specific issues with the vinyl tile and liquid nails? Just because I already have a lot of it from a previous project!
     
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    fallguy Senior Member

    I wouldn't use the liquid nails because I don't know how to remove it.
     

  7. Mr Efficiency
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    Vinyl tiles can be successfully painted quite easily.
     
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