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Has anyone used the foam flooring mats that Lowes and HD sells as a cheaper option than Hydro turf?

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My input on this subject would be to just spend the money and get the hydro turf. Many people who tried alternatives seemed to end up with hydro turf after learning a lesson or two

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Buy the molded diamond hydroturf and be done with it.


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We have used the grey interlocking mats from harbor freight. They do work they don't absorb water or smell. I will say it doesn't fit as well as hydro turf you will have more seams. More seams are what causes problems. You get what ya pay for but they will work I use the same glue that you put the hydro down with. On my new boat I went hydro but inside my boxes I'm using the grey mats.

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I bought the gray diamond cut hydro turf seconds. 40 bucks a sheet, and is something can hold up to me it's tough. Those mats seem to dry rot easy.


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http://www.foamorder.com/closedcell.html

same material as hydroturf just dont have it in the different grooves. you can get them in grey all the time but if you call sometimes they have black, brown, green. for a 1/4inch thick 40x80 sheet of eva foam they want 24 bucks. same stuff as hydroturf.


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I just picked up two Best-Step anti-fatigue mats from Sears. They come in a 46X93 size for $24.99. It seems to be the same material as Hydro-turf and slightly thicker than the B-Grade molded diamond they sell. Winter is here, so I will have to wait till spring to see how it compares.


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I just picked up two Best-Step anti-fatigue mats from Sears. They come in a 46X93 size for $24.99. It seems to be the same material as Hydro-turf and slightly thicker than the B-Grade molded diamond they sell. Winter is here, so I will have to wait till spring to see how it compares.


58lbs a roll????

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I got some of it too. Caught it on sale for 19.99 a roll the other day. Probably gonna put it on during the split.

Just saw it in Academy also.

Bubba, it's super light. 2 rolls weigh about 1-2 lbs.

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I got some of it too. Caught it on sale for 19.99 a roll the other day. Probably gonna put it on during the split.

Just saw it in Academy also.

Bubba, it's super light. 2 rolls weigh about 1-2 lbs.


ok, imma order me some then

http://www.sears.com/best-step-antifati ... 914118000P

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That's them. $50 min order & also got free shipping

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Just did my front deck a few weeks ago w/ the Sears stuff, it gets used bad and is great so far. SAME MATERIAL!!!!! $20 if you order online and click "in store pickup" per roll. Do FOUR boats for the price of ONE! unless you just gotta have purty colors :lol:

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Great, I just spent bout a 80 bucks a roll of rubber horse stall liner from TSC. I havent put them it in yet but i think its goin to be too heavy?

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What type of adhesive are yall using. What has been proven to be the best?

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Weldwood contact cement.


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Yep, same here

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Dap Weldwood? The GEL or ORIGINAL?

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Thanks Camo. Went and got me some of that stuff too. Looks like it will work good.

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Somebody gets this stuff put in post some pics I might go this rt

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Cut mine today, planning to stick it down tomorrow. Will post pics

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pipelinefish wrote:
Thanks Camo. Went and got me some of that stuff too. Looks like it will work good.

Follow the instructions!


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Gotcha... I take it that stuff has to be applied a certain way?

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Yes, glue the floor and the material. Let both dry. Be super careful when you go to place it, it's STUCK on contact.

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Cover both sides, let it dry, then stick it down. Once its stuck, IT'S STUCK. Instructions are simple, but make sure you follow them.


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Great... Sounds like its a perfect opportunity for me to jack something else up. I'll try what you said and hopefully it wont be a soup sandwich. Thanks for the heads up!

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Did anybody ever get this stuff installed? Fixna order some and wondering how everybody likes it. Pictures would be appreciated.


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Got it, but haven't got chance to install it yet.

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Team Camo wrote:
Yes, glue the floor and the material. Let both dry. Be super careful when you go to place it, it's STUCK on contact.


Could you possibly NOT glue it down or would you think it'd get blown out of the boat?

I just pressure washed my boat out and I was going to hydro turf it, but I'm starting to think for cleaning it'd be nice to have something you can pull out. I looked at Neo-mats (Cabelas) but they're expensive.

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I pressure wash my hydro-turf


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If the wind blows while the boat's in the driveway, this stuff will fly out.

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Team Camo wrote:
If the wind blows while the boat's in the driveway, this stuff will fly out.


OK, thanks.

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Bunch of cheap bastards on this thread!! Lol

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I pressure wash my hydro-turf


I have the thick hydroturf on my boxes and I did hit it with the pressure washer (also got a little too close and tore some of it), but I still think it'd be nice to have something you could remove to blast the shit out of your floor.

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Yeah they some tight ass sumabitches :lol:

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Bunch of cheap bastards on this thread!! Lol


Well, we got this here recession.... :)

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any pics of this installed yet?

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x2 any pics of the sears stuff?

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How will it lay in a diamond tread like floor? My boat has the same stuff like the alum tool boxes are made from on the floor and deck. Prob not too good i am guessing:lol:

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How well is the stuff from Sears holding up???


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