Q: What is DMF?
DMF is simply the best choice for marine flooring applications on the market to date. It’s superior to any other alternative in terms of durability, maintenance, practicality and beauty.
Q: The best choice, superior why?
The truth is seasoned boaters know all too well that there are few viable choices out there for watercraft surfaces. For example, there’s hardened vinyl and perforated rubber (yes it’s hard and ugly too), there’s carpet that (looks great for about a month, that is except when it’s WET), then you deal with mildew, then you replace it, or live with it,… keep carpet where it belongs… in a house and not on a boat, and finally there’s the lesser of the evils … to have nothing at all! There ought to be a better way and now there is DMF. DMF offers a solution to the unsuitable boat surface options dilemma, finally delivering a viable alternative for watercraft surfaces that delivers on all levels, so yes… it’s superior and the best choice!
Q: What is DMF made of?
DMF is a combination of aerated rubber, resins, PVC treated with UV inhibitors and a secret recipe that contributes to the durability and longevity of product.
Q: How do you maintain DMF?
DMF was specifically designed for the marine industry, and to offer boat lovers a deck covering that’s durable, looks great and is easy to maintain. DMF requires no adhesives and very little maintenance. You simply place it down, you hose it off, you leave it there, or you take it off, it’s that easy!
Q: What about mildew?
Mildew spores, or forms of mildew, exist almost everywhere. There are many varieties of mildew, but generally humid, hot, wet conditions are fertile grounds for mildew to grow. DMF does resist, but is not immune to mildew. We recommend occasionally bleaching the DMF and or folding them over after use, this allows air to circulate, keep the area clean, and much like maintaining your deck we recommend hosing off DMF after each use.
Q: What about coving up my deck hatches?
What about it… unless you’re constantly in and out of your hatches lay the DMF over the hatches. Hatches make your deck look sub-divided and smaller, by virtue of the DMF covering the entire deck it appears bigger and cleaner looking, and then when you want in… simply fold the DMF over and presto there’s your deck hatch!. Some of you do require constant access, so for that instance, we simply cut around the hatch and use deck snaps to hold the small pieces (that cover the hatch) it in place.
Q: Won’t the spring like PVC surface catch the debris?
Contrary to the decks appearance DMF is designed to flush debris, it has large pores throughout the surface for this reason. Unlike carpet and alternatives, even fish hooks dislodge with ease!
Q: Is the DMF installation difficult?
Not at all, that’s why we offer a “DIY” (Do It Yourself) kit. If you’re handy (even a just a little) you too can master the installation process, follow the instructions step by step. If however, you prefer someone else completes this task for you, ask your suppliers most DMF retailers have installers to accommodate your desires.
Q: How long will it last?
This largely depends on use and abuse, but an average of 4 years before a replacement is a consideration. DMF also has a 1 year unconditional wear and tear and UV fade guarantee to boot!
Q: What are some of the advantages of DMF?
- Prevents slipping (decreasing the risk of injury)
- Protects the surfaces (no more sliding anchors or loose debris scratching your deck)
- Looks and feels great (DMF completes your boat, even makes it look roomier, covers unsightly deck hatches, and feels great to the human touch)
- Buffers the engine noise and heat
- Absorbs the shock from the constant impact of riding
- Custom fits (not a patch job)
- Always looks clean, because the surface flushes dirt to the bottom and then out after hosing (hey… no more dirty foot prints)
Q: How much does it cost?
In terms of value DMF delivers unparalleled results, when factoring in the ease of installation, the savings on labor (no adhesives, no binding), the ease of maintenance and the ability to repair it, replace it or remove it, DMF far outweighs any alternative for flooring value.
Q: Where is DMF sold?
DMF is sold exclusively through approved retailers and dealers. Contact us for the one closest to you.