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The Purpose of Boat Upholstery

When the horizon calls and the waves summon, your marine adventure begins not just with the push of the throttle but with the assurance of enduring comfort and luxury from the finest upholstery beneath you.

At Piedmont Plastics, we believe that the heart of a vessel lies in its ability to provide lasting relaxation and a sense of security against the relentless sea. This is why we dedicate ourselves to offering a collection of marine upholstery materials that navigate the intersection of durability and luxury.

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Guide To Marine Upholstery Substrates

Choosing the right marine upholstery material is crucial for a successful and enjoyable time at sea. Here's a clearer explanation of why Piedmont Plastics should be your go-to for these materials:

  • Resistant to Water and Decay: The ocean's splendor is matched by its harshness, with water and decay ready to take their toll on weak materials. Our substrates are designed to resist these challenges, ensuring longevity and performance.

  • Strong Staple Retention: A vessel must be resilient against the forces of the ocean, and similarly, the staples in your upholstery need to hold up under constant use and strain. We've crafted our materials to maintain their hold, keeping your upholstery secure and in place.

  • Custom-Fit Design: Every boat has its unique requirements, and our substrates are versatile enough to meet these demands. We provide materials that are not only precisely cut but also shaped to fit the specific design of your maritime space.

King StarBoard® - The Top Choice

King StarBoard® leads the pack in marine construction boards for several clear-cut reasons:

  • Eco-Friendly Manufacturing: We prioritize the planet in our production processes, creating products that respect the marine environment they're destined for.

  • Customizable and Flexible: Our materials are designed for easy customization, capable of being shaped to fit the intricate requirements of marine designs.

  • Durable Yet Stylish: We've engineered our substrates to be tough against harsh marine conditions while maintaining an aesthetic appeal.

As your steadfast ally in the world of marine materials, we at Piedmont Plastics bring more than just products; we promise quality, reliability, and unwavering support.

Selecting the Perfect Marine Upholstery Material

Piedmont Plastics has an extensive assortment of premium boat upholstery materials, each designed to meet the rigorous demands of marine environments while providing comfort and style.

PVC Foam Sheet Varieties:

  • Aqua-Plas® I Ultra: This material stands out for its exceptional ability to withstand impacts. It is perfect for areas of your boat that require a strong, durable surface that allows for the secure fastening of fixtures and accessories.

  • Aqua-Plas® III: If you're in need of a core material that combines lightness with strength, Aqua-Plas® III is the ideal candidate. It offers a sturdy foundation for your upholstery and has the added benefit of bonding seamlessly with fiberglass, reducing the need for complex and time-consuming surface preparation.

  • Aqua-Plas® IV: For those who prioritize longevity, the expanded FPVC sheet known as Aqua-Plas® IV is a perfect choice. It's crafted to remain resilient against moisture intrusion and to endure over extended periods, making it an investment in both the function and aesthetics of your marine upholstery.

  • Seaboard® Endurabond™: This substrate is celebrated for its outstanding adhesion properties, ensuring that screws stay firmly in place and the material holds up against impacts. It's the go-to for securing long-lasting fastenings and maintaining the integrity of your boat's fixtures.

HDPE (High-Density Polyethylene):

  • Durability Meets Affordability: HDPE is synonymous with robustness, offering a formidable barrier against wear and tear without breaking the bank. It's an economical option that doesn't compromise on quality.

  • Certified Clean and Safe: With the FDA's stamp of approval, HDPE material is safe for contact with food, making it an excellent choice for dining areas on your vessel. It assures you that your marine culinary experiences will be hygienic and uncontaminated.

  • An Eco-Friendly Option: By choosing HDPE, you're not only selecting a high-quality material for your boat but also making a conscious decision to support sustainability. Its recyclable nature makes it an eco-friendly choice that respects the cyclical processes of our environment.

Marine Grade Polyolefin:

  • Tough Against the Sea's Challenges: This material has been specifically formulated to resist the harsh conditions that the sea can present. It effectively prevents the deterioration that other materials might suffer when exposed to marine elements.

  • Upholding Color and Structure with UV Protection: Polyolefin with UV stabilization ensures that your boat's upholstery will retain its vibrant color and remain structurally sound even after prolonged exposure to the sun's intense rays.

Need Help Selecting The Right Product?

When you select from Piedmont Plastics' range of marine upholstery materials, you are making a choice that blends performance with aesthetics.

These materials are not only designed to withstand the rigors of marine life but also to enhance the comfort and appearance of your nautical vessel. With such a comprehensive guide, you can make an informed decision that will contribute to the longevity and enjoyment of your marine sanctuary.

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