How to Install Nonslip Foam Flooring

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When you are enjoying the outdoors on your boat, RV, raft or kayak, the last thing you want is to slip and fall. Add much-needed, easy nonslip foam flooring to your vehicle or watercraft with Nonslip Foam Flooring from Sailrite®. In today’s short how-to video, we’re installing Nonslip Foam Flooring on a boat’s swim platform, but you can use this tutorial to apply nonslip flooring to your RV steps, kayak, raft, stairs, paddleboard and more. Let’s get into it.

Learn how to install nonslip foam flooring to your boat, RV, kayak and more.

Nonslip Foam Flooring has a unique antiskid, diamond-patterned surface that adds high traction and grip where you need it most. The incredibly strong, peel-and-stick 3M™ adhesive backing holds firm to fiberglass surfaces. The EVA foam is 5mm thick, offering excellent cushioning and comfort when standing on the foam for long periods of time. This foam flooring cuts easily with scissors and is mold and mildew resistant, making it perfect for outdoor environments.

In just a few steps, you can add a dependable, nonslip foam surface wherever you need it. All you have to do is prep and clean your fiberglass surface, pattern and cut out the foam flooring, and install. It’s that easy.

Watch the video below to learn how to add Nonslip Foam Flooring to your boat, deck, RV stairs, paddleboard or wherever you need nonslip protection underfoot.

We hope you found this how-to tutorial useful! How did your project turn out? We’d love to see photos of where you installed our Nonslip Foam Flooring material. Share your before and afters with us on social media and tag the photos #Sailrite so we can see your awesome DIYs.

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Chapters List:

  • Intro — 0:00 min.
  • Cleaning Surface — 0:39 min.
  • Patterning — 0:57 min.
  • Cutting Nonslip Foam Flooring — 3:24 min.
  • Applying Nonslip Foam Flooring — 5:28 min.
  • Materials & Tools List — 8:25 min.

Materials List:

  • Filament Strapping Tape 3/4" (#5643)
  • Seamstick 3/8" Basting Tape for Canvas (36 yds.) (#122064)
  • Dura-Skrim® Patterning Material 74" (#103134)
  • Nonslip Foam Flooring 27" x 94" (Adhesive Backed) - Gray (#123492); Blue - (#123491); Black (#123490)

Tools List:

  • Rags
  • Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Scissors
  • Marker
  • Straightedge