Kendor Upholstery

4/30/12 @ 8:28 PM
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Plmlk
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I'm looking for new carpeting for the boat - mine is starting to fray around the edges. I've gotten a few bids, including one from the manufacturer. Kendor is by far the most cost effective, it's not even close. I don't believe the pricing difference is in the quality of the material, as you can pick out basic carpet, or really high quality. The cost difference from what I can tell is in the labor. Anyone have custom carpet installed in their boat from Kendor. Are you happy with it? Just curious to hear from anybody who has experience with Kendor's upholstery division.
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4/29/13 @ 6:37 PM
Plmlk
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A few more...

The original carpeting pics are 6 or 7 posts down.

Edited on 4/29/13 6:39 PM
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4/29/13 @ 6:32 PM
Plmlk
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Just picked the carpeting up this evening, I couldn't be happier. It fits absolutely perfect and looks awesome. Definitely exceeded my expectations. Here is the great part, I got a number of proposals, and the next nearest competitor was more than twice Kendor's price. All said and done it cost $315.00. Also, not sure if you can tell by the pics, but the carpet is twice as thick as the original with a solid rubber backing.

I would definitely recommend Kendor's upholstery to anybody in the market for new boat carpeting.

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4/26/13 @ 8:56 PM
Plmlk
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Got the call last week from Kendor, the carpeting is done. Just got the boat out of storage today.

I'll post some pics of how it turned out when I pick it up.

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4/5/13 @ 4:47 PM
Plmlk
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I would agree on their shelf items...

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.

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4/5/13 @ 4:34 PM
iglootipup
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From my own experience I personally think Kendor is overly priced on everything they sell even their used stuff Sad Angry Crying Wondering Sleepy Lips Sealed

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3/21/13 @ 6:09 PM
Plmlk
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Well, Kendor's upholstery guy is back from his Holiday. He called me today to ask me a few questions before he gets started. Won't be long now...

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1/10/13 @ 5:41 PM
Plmlk
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I don't think the carpeting will cost you more than $100 or so Stangl. The carpeting that I picked out had a thick rubber backing for wear, and a tight weave so it won't hold much dirt or debris. It looks really nice too. I'm not sure about what Bass Pro Shops carries, but I thought Kendor was super reasonable.

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

Edited on 1/10/13 5:46 PM
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1/9/13 @ 9:41 PM
Storm Chaser
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I know they made a custom fit cover for my boat and it turned out really good. All corners and edges were reinforced with double material and double sticking. I was satisfied with their work.

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1/9/13 @ 8:51 PM
Plmlk
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I'll let you know when I get it back CDS, as well as post some pics.

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.

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1/9/13 @ 5:33 PM
cds
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Please continue to keep us posted. I'm interested in how it all turns out.

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