The ONLY difference is where this type of carpet is used; otherwise it’s the same thing. Marine Carpet is also commonly known as indoor/outdoor carpet or needlepunch carpet, which refers to the way it is manufactured. Marine carpet can be used in a variety of wet area installations for domestic use, as well as commercial & industrial, & of course marine carpet is the perfect solution for boats, caravans, campervans & work utes.
At Carpet Options in Nambour, we have a variety of brands of indoor/outdoor carpet with Raider & Reef, two of the most popular ranges of specialty marine carpets from Autex, which are also suitable for a wide range of light commercial applications. Non-slip & water-resistant, these carpets are a cost-effective choice for the interiors & decks of small boats, outdoor decks, patios, sunrooms, garages & commercial floor areas.
Marine carpet is made of 100% polypropylene which will not absorb water & is therefore highly stain resistant. The fibre is UV Stabilised, to ensure the carpet won’t fade rapidly or deteriorate under direct sunlight. The durability & life of the carpet basically depends on its fibre weight, particularly in "ribbed" or other elevated pile types that can flatten under heavy traffic. Regular vacuuming & cleaning will extend the life of the carpet.
In marine (outdoor) carpet, you have a choice of colours & finishes. Raider offers a soft velour finish & Reef a classic broad-ribbed finish, both in a good choice of colours. Both these hard-wearing, low-maintenance carpets are manufactured from hard wearing polypropylene UV stabilised fibre, giving a high degree of UV protection, which makes them resistant to water & highly resistant to fading & won't fray or rot. It is the ideal product for most marine outdoor applications, suitable for a wide range of outdoor uses, including boat decks, trawlers, ramps & terraces. (Width 2 metres. Price per metre.)
For those lucky enough to live on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, ask about our expert carpet installation service at Carpet Options in Nambour.