Yachts are more than just a big boat. The new modern and luxurious design spaces inside a yacht give you all the expected comforts of home. Designing for a yacht is no different than designing your home. Just as important as the furniture and materials used, so is the flooring installation you choose. Like your home, flooring installation on a yacht defines the space.
High-end residential floor installation options for a yacht abound to accentuate the elegance of the vessel. It’s not uncommon for yacht builders and owners to incorporate hardwood flooring, marble, stone, tile and high-grade carpet in the salon, staterooms and bathrooms. Even luxury vinyl tile and vinyl planks are getting attention.
Carpet installation plays a major role in yacht flooring installation. Carpet creates a safe environment, providing a non-slip surface and the ability to soften any impact. In general, carpet absorbs airborne pollutants to give better air quality indoors and they are easy to clean and help reduce engine noise rather than magnify it.
From classic Axminster yacht carpets to contemporary designs and the most luxurious bespoke rugs, you want to enjoy the same quality on your yacht that you enjoy at home. With their timeless look, these carpets have been updated with unexpected patterns and colors to satisfy any taste. These high-quality carpets give a unique feeling of ultimate luxury. They are popular yacht flooring choices for spaces including the salon and staterooms, as well as the foyer, corridors and staircase coverings.
Hard surface flooring installations are also standard in yacht flooring design. Many yachts incorporate ceramic, marble, wood, and faux wood flooring in their space. Some vessels bring carpet and wood flooring together, where the wood is used as a border around a carpet installation. Tile flooring is another favorite due to its high design quotient and durability. Both porcelain tile flooring and ceramic tile flooring are tough and extremely scratch-resistant, temperature tolerant and stain-resistant. They are easy to clean – just a light wipe or damp mopping. And, both are allergy-free. You tend to find tile flooring installations in the galley and bathrooms.
Stone is another popular material used in yacht flooring installation projects because it’s indestructible and durable. Plus, the maintenance is easy – simply clean with soap and water. Both marble flooring and granite flooring are in high demand, especially in mega yachts. Marble is prized for its beauty, durability and variety of colors and patterns. Like marble, granite flooring is very hard and does not break or crack easily. The ancient Egyptians quarried granite exclusively for use in various constructions. Most of their monuments were built using granite and limestone. Granite contains an infinite amount of lime and is the hardest stone used as a building material. Although polished granite may be a very hard surface, and does resist scratching and pitting better than marble and limestone, when it does get scratched it has to be diamond-ground, honed and polished – which is an expensive process.
Wood floors offer unmatched natural beauty, warmth and design appeal. Longer-lasting than carpet, wood is the easiest floor to maintain and is the best choice for the environment. Onboard you typically find hardwood flooring installations accenting the salon and in the formal dining room, bridge and galley. Some owners install hardwood in the library, guest rooms and fitness center, should there be one on-board.
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Every nautical flooring installation is performed by seasoned craftsmen who know both flooring installation and the boating industry. East Coast Flooring & Interiors has been installing high-end floor coverings in South Florida yachts for more than a decade. We are experts in custom marine flooring installation, including carpet installation, stone installation, tile installation, marble installation and hardwood installation. We use only the finest carpet, vinyl, vinyl tiles and rubber flooring in all our marine installations. Our experience and expertise in marine flooring installation gives us the competitive edge and has allowed us to develop long-term partnerships with our customers. Our installation team is trained, licensed and experienced.