Vinyl Floor turning tan/ orange

chucktuna

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Did they say what caused it?
I was curious also. I asked specifically if there was anything under the flooring like discolored glue or something bleeding up from below.
Nope, they didn't see a thing. They had no clue what caused it, and I didn't push the issue.
Interestingly, the dealer (who is pretty much a one man operation) said I may have to pay the difference between the grades of flooring since my teak was no longer available. But when I picked it up, no charge.
 

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It was weird how the look of it changed with time and weather.
This pic was taken the day I dropped it off:

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I was curious also. I asked specifically if there was anything under the flooring like discolored glue or something bleeding up from below.
Nope, they didn't see a thing. They had no clue what caused it, and I didn't push the issue.
Interestingly, the dealer (who is pretty much a one man operation) said I may have to pay the difference between the grades of flooring since my teak was no longer available. But when I picked it up, no charge.
Well at least they fixed it that's the main thing!
 

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Happy you got it replaced but I’m bummed to hear the nutmeg teak is no longer available. I’m waiting to hear from Bennington about my floor repair (wood seams lifting) and now it looks like I won’t have my same floor again which sucks since we love the current look.
 

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Did the dealer replace your flooring or did it go back to the factory?
My flooring where it was not covered by the mooring cover discolored after a little more than a year. I have Seagrass pattern which looks stained and developed a striped look
A good part of the time it’s under a shelter
When it’s not in the slip. It discolored in the marina in 6 months or so May thru October. This was only in flooring not covered by the mooring cover.
Dealer says it would be covered under warranty but the boat must be sent back to the factory. Estimate Pre-COVID was 3 months and all accessories I installed must be removed.
I haven’t taken it in to be shipped back to the factory. I’m in Arizona and have covered the front deck area with top materiel to lengthen the floorings life. Maybe next year if supply lines improve.

2019 Bennington 20’ tritoon
Dan
 

chucktuna

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Did the dealer replace your flooring or did it go back to the factory?
My flooring where it was not covered by the mooring cover discolored after a little more than a year. I have Seagrass pattern which looks stained and developed a striped look
A good part of the time it’s under a shelter
When it’s not in the slip. It discolored in the marina in 6 months or so May thru October. This was only in flooring not covered by the mooring cover.
Dealer says it would be covered under warranty but the boat must be sent back to the factory. Estimate Pre-COVID was 3 months and all accessories I installed must be removed.
I haven’t taken it in to be shipped back to the factory. I’m in Arizona and have covered the front deck area with top materiel to lengthen the floorings life. Maybe next year if supply lines improve.

2019 Bennington 20’ tritoon
Dan



The dealer did it all at their facility...and did an excellent job. They are a smaller dealer too.

Mine too was where the sun would beat on the uncovered portion of the deck
 

Dan F

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I feel there is little point in dealing with a 3 month down time while the flooring is repaired at the factory when presumably there could be another failure in as little as 6 months.
I’ve been thinking of making an .125 aluminum plate and covering it with the padded teak deck and blind fastening it through the front deck. The transition would be at most .125 plus twice the thickness of the surface cover. Alternatively only .125 aluminum plus one thickness of deck cover with a thin piece of 3/16 “” teak lath to cover the transition.
The transition would take place beneath the bow door area so the change in bow deck materials would be hardly noticeable most of the time.
Dan
 
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