What Makes Marine Vinyl Different From Other Vinyl?

Vinyl comes in many different forms. From old-school records, to vinyl siding for a house, to upholstery material. When you are shopping for vinyl upholstery material you’ll notice that marine vinyl is separated out as a different type. This is because marine vinyl is made specifically for the unique application that boats and watercraft have: namely lots of sun and water exposure. As a result, marine vinyl comes with two unique protective coats that help with:

  1. Ultra-Violet (UV) Protection

  2. Mildew and Moisture Protection

These two protections make it great for marine use, but also for any outdoor application that will require protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays and for resistance to mildew with antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. Vinyl also comes in a good variety of textures and colors, so you can achieve the look you are after with many options.

When you have a boat, you know that the care of your upholstered surfaces is important, so in addition to proper care for your seats and vinyl surfaces, you’ll want to invest in a high-quality marine vinyl to make your job easier, not harder. Vinyl is a great choice for marine surfaces because it’s durable and made specifically to stand up to the extreme conditions your watercraft faces.