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Marine Grade Flooring Adhesive

SKU: 590
Price: $34.99
Marine Grade Flooring Adhesive
Marine Grade Flooring Adhesive
Marine Grade Flooring Adhesive
Marine Grade Flooring Adhesive
Marine Grade Flooring Adhesive
Marine Grade Flooring Adhesive
Marine Grade Flooring Adhesive
Marine Grade Flooring Adhesive
Marine Grade Flooring Adhesive
Marine Grade Flooring Adhesive
Marine Grade Flooring Adhesive
Marine Grade Flooring Adhesive
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Application Instructions:
  • L590 Marine Adhesive, flooring fabric, and substrate should be acclimatized for at least 24 hours prior to installation. Failure to properly acclimate voids any and all warranties.
  • One substrate is prepped as described in the subfloor surfaces section, loose-fit flooring to ensure proper fit.
    • User may want to leave a few inches of extra fabric at the edges so that any movement in installation can be corrected.
  • After loose-fitting, begin at one end of the boat and roll the fabric (face in) back toward the middle of the work area. Try to work in sections.
  • L590 may be brushed on, rolled on, or troweled (w/ 5/32” U-notch trowel). L590 will cure from the outside-in.
    • This means if it is left open to the air long enough to form a "skin”, the adhesive should be immediately scraped off and disposed, then begin application over with fresh adhesive.
  • L590 is not a contact adhesive, therefore there is no need for tack-time. Simply place fabric onto wet adhesive, work out wrinkles, and make adjustments right away.
  • Apply L590 to the substrate at a rate of approximately 1 gallon / 120 square feet (heavier applications will take longer to cure.)
  • One adhesive is spread, unroll fabric over coated substrate and smooth out any wrinkles with a smooth straight edge (the core that the fabric came rolled on works great)
  • Once the area is covered, roll un-glued fabric from the other end, and repeat the application process.
  • Open time with vary with temperature and humidity, but once fabric is applied and wrinkles worked out, avoid foot-traffic or weather exposure (including cold temperatures) for 24-48 hours.
    • Exact sure times will vary with atmospheric conditions.
  • You may check for cure by examining edges, but DO NOT tug at fabric, as pulling too hard will tear fabric or pull stitches or backing once adhesive has cured.
  • Once 590 has cured, trim any excess fabric from edges with sharp scissors, or roll edges and install j-channel.
  • With proper care and maintenance, your new flooring should provide you with years of great service!

Recommended for use with:

  • L590 Marine Adhesive is designed for use with synthetic carpets, woven fabrics with marine backs, woven polypropylene (ActionBac), urethane or PVC foams and latex unitary.
  • It is water resistant and non-flammable.
  • It provides an extremely fast-setting, strong bond.
  • L590 is a very versatile and user-friendly adhesive.

Subfloor Surfaces:

  • Fiberglass
  • Marine grade plywood
  • Concrete
  • Aluminum
  • DO NOT USE over wood surfaces that contain copper salts.

General Prep:

  • Aluminum must be sanded with rough-grit sandpaper to remove oxidation and to provide a suitable surface to bond to.
  • Fiberglass must be cleaned with solvent to remove any mold release lubricants.
    • Gel-coated fiberglass must be sanded with rough-grit sandpaper to achieve a strong bond.
  • Wipe surface clean (regardless of substrate) with a tack cloth and safety solvent before applying L590 to remove cleaning agents, residue, and dust.


  • Open Time: typically, 15-30 minutes (will vary with temperature and humidity)
  • Freeze-Thaw Stable (spread-ability can be altered if allowed to freeze)
    • If frozen, DO NOT stir adhesive. Allow adhesive to thaw at room temperature and pour off excess water before use.
  • Shelf Life: One year in unopened container
  • Clean Up:
    • Wet: warm water
    • Dry: safety solvent


  •  L590 Flooring Adhesive is manufactured to rigid Quality Control specifications and warranted to be free of defects. Defective product brought to our attention within one year of manufacture with be replaced at no charge to the customer. Warranty claims should be accompanied by the original receipt and the lot number from the original container. All claims should be sent to Boat Carpet Central; Attn: Claims; 1923 N. Home St Mishawaka, IN 46545.

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact us at (574) 204-2345


Excess adhesive will require substantially longer cure times. Follow installation instructions on the label.

When buying a marine grade carpet glue, don't go cheap. Some boat glue's actually eat away the carpet backing over time. This water-based marine adhesive is recommended by boat manufactures all over. It is worth to spend a little more on your boat carpet glue to protect your investment. This marine adhesive may be used on Pontoon Boats, Deck Boats, Bass Boats, Ski Boats, Jon Boats or on your patio or deck.