When first discovered vinyl was considered to be a useless material. Since then however, it has become a favorite for many different upholstery projects. Marine grade vinyl is extremely durable and will hold up under adverse conditions.
All of our marine grade vinyl fabrics have an expanded backing which adds to the weather resistant nature of the vinyl. All of our marine grade vinyl fabrics are 100% polyvinyl chloride, in other words 100% vinyl. These are the most durable of our vinyls and are meant for heavy duty upholstering.
Uses for Marine Grade Vinyl
Our marine grade vinyl fabrics are the standard for boat upholstery. Other uses for the marine vinyl include car interiors, RV interiors, offices and patio furniture. Some of our more colorful marine grade vinyl fabrics are great for adding a retro dimension to home decor and automotive upholstery.
Our marine grade vinyl fabrics can also be used for upholstery in conference rooms, home offices, lounge seats, spas and massage tables.
Highlights of Our Marine Grade Vinyl
- Cold Cracking Freeze Resistant To -10 Degrees Fahrenheit
- Oil Stain Resistant
- Mildew Resistant
- Fungus Resistant
- Ultra Violet Stabilized Pigments
- Sulfide Stain Resistant
- Resistant To Salt Water Staining
- Easily Cleaned With Soap And Water
Tips for Marine Grade Vinyl
It is a good idea to allow vinyl fabric to air out before using them. It can be harmful to vinyl fabrics to store them with moth repellants or to place them on lacquered surfaces, as they may stick. Our vinyl fabrics can withstand moderate heat.
Caring for Marine Grade Vinyl
Marine grade vinyl is an easy to maintain in good condition. It can easily be cleaned with soap and water. For tougher stains a mild detergent with water should do. Please be aware that some household cleaners and solvents remove plasticizers from vinyl, making them brittle. Abrasive cleaners scratch the smooth surface.
Storing Marine Grade Vinyl
If you use our marine grade vinyl fabrics for outdoor upholstering, it is recommendable to store them during the winter months to better preserve them.
If you are storing vinyl fabrics on their own we recommend rolling them on a tube to prevent the creasing that comes with folding. Furthermore, avoid storing your vinyls in attics, basements and other places that tend to be vulnerable to mold, mildew and insects and other threats. The best storage location is a cool, dry room. If using a closet, make sure there is sufficient air circulation to prevent mold growth. Always store your marine grade vinyl out of direct sunlight.