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    Posted: 08/02/2012 at 3:00pm
I have a new pontoon that I had made with the vinyl flooring.  While I love the flooring, I want to add some snap in carpet for the rear half of the pontoon.  I know that this is a standard on a number of boats, but has anyone added this later?
 
It would be easy I know, but am looking for any tips on the type of carpet to use (what kind of backing) and how much it would cost to have the edges sown.
 
Just looking for any good tips on doing this..  Thanks..
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There is a company that specializes in exactly what you are looking for, and I have dealt with them before.

Just do a Google on "Snap-in Carpet" and I'm sure you'll come up with the right answer.
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As for getting the edges sewn up this is what we did when overhauling the motorhome. We tore up the old carpet and tile and. Installed a wood floor but in the slide outs the wood floor wouldn't work so we bought some nice carpet and cut it to size and had a upholestery shop sew a strip of vinyl around the edge, it was ALOT cheaper than having the carpet banded here's a pic



I've thought about doing this on my boat also.
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Snap in carpet is a great idea. I realy like the idea of vinyl flooring for cleaning but I also like the look and feel of the carpet. This would give you the best of bothe worlds. Any apoulstery shop should be able to sew an edging on the carpet.
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i did the same thing but i put a few screws around the edges a metal strrip@ the door work fine i got it @ home depot it was cheap enough that i can replace when needed @ a minimal lost should of done it a long time ago.
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OK I did the search and found a bunch of online places do it.  Oddly there selection of carpet styles are pretty limited but I could make it work. 
 
I Think the backing is the key as I would like to have as few snaps as possible.  Now I just have t get a quote.  I may call a local shop and see what they would do as well.
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