I would definitely recommend Kendor's upholstery to anybody in the market for new boat carpeting.
However, on upholstery I researched a number of places, nobody was even close. They were considerably less expensive and the carpet was of good quality. I'm anxious to get it back and see how it turned out.
I will look them up and see what kind of price they come in at.
Thanks for the advice!
Anyways, once you remove the old carpeting and replace the rotten wood you may want to consider snaps, rather than glue. The snaps are only .35 a piece. One part of the snap screws into the wood, the other simply pierces the carpet - nothing to it. Then you don't have to be so exact on your cuts and the carpet snaps out for easy cleaning with a garden hose.
I think some high quality carpeting will cost you $100, paying Kendor to sew a seam around it another $100, $20 bucks in snaps and your on your way.
I've attached a few pics. of my current carpeting so you can see what I'm talking about.
Also, thanks for the input Storm
I have an old fixer upper 15' fishing boat. Its got old carpet on and stuff, and a soft spot or 2 on the flooring. My spring project was to take off the seats (then rearrainge and possibly put newer seats in if I can afford it, but for sure rearrange), pull up the old carpet, fix the soft spots, put a hatch up on the front deck that built in to store life vests/fire extinguish below, then recarpet it, and then put the seats back on in a more user friendly manor.
I was going to just buy some marine carpet at bass pro or something and do it myself. I mean this boat is nothing fancy.........no livewells, no nothing fancy.......justa driving console with the old cables attached to a 69 evinrude that still runs fine. But being 31, starting a new career, by going back to school in a Physical Therapy Assistant program, with 2 small kids at home, its all I can afford right now! and it floats! It works good for the small lakes around SW Wisconsin that I fish. would it be worth having someone put the carpet in with material and labor included? or for something as simple as my boat, would it be just as easy to do it myself?
any suggestions would be appreciated! I want it to be nice, but for an older boat, I dont want to spend more than the boat itself is worth. I know carpet will be a few hundred bucks with adhesive.......is labor decent at this company? a hundred bucks or so would be worth it.
thanks in advance for suggestions!
The bad news...
Their upholstery guy is out of town until the end of February. Not that I'd be using the boat, but now that I've finally got around to doing it, I'm anxious to get it back.
Dropped off the carpeting at Kendor this evening on the way home from work. I picked out a high quality rubber backed carpet, and there is no question that the carpeting is of a higher quality than the original carpeting that came with the boat. It is easily twice the thickness.
The carpet itself was $100, and their labor charge is $210. I'm really eager to see how it turns out.
I ended up getting 4 quotes - nobody else even came close. The other three wanted between $650 - $900.