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C-Flor Installation

The video below, courtesy of our Northwest Affilliate provides an overview of the ease of installation.  The area featured is not on the sole; applications vary but this video provides an excellent example of options available.



Begin with a clean and faired sole. Previous floor coverings (carpet, linoleum or tile should be removed).  All holes, sub-floor joins, low or high spots should be faired (level) prior to beginning the gluing process.  Any uneven areas WILL profile through the C-Flor.  Clean the entire surface with denatured alcohol to remove all grease, oil and dirt using lint-free rags.

We strongly recommend that you read the instructions in their entirety PRIOR to starting your project!!


Tools Needed:

  • 1/16th Inch Trowel
  • J-Roller
  • A Sharp Razor/Utility Knife
  • Small Straight Edge or Square
  • A piece of 1/4" Plywood about 18" square
  • Blue Tape
  • Router
  • Sanding Block with 60 Grit Paper
  • Scribe
  • Mast Adhesive
  • Denatured Alcohol
  • Clean Rags
  • Protective Shop Gloves


  1. Locate your center line inside the cabin from bow to stern. Lay a straight edge on the cabin floor, screw down or secure with clamps in a hatch if necessary, from the forward edge to the aft edge. This will supply you with a defined line to gouge your work and a wall to butt your first run against, keeping a straight line.  Once center is determined, the center line may be the holly strip or the center of the wood panel, either way, find which lays out best for your application.
  2. Lay your panels down, staggering your panels. Do not lay with end seams in a line. Lay as much out as possible to get an idea of your patterning. Re stack in order of application from inside out.
  3. Run a strip of blue tape along the outside edge from the center line to where you will be applying your Mast Adhesive. This will keep your area neat. Apply Mast to the floor using your 1/16th inch trowel just covering the area you wish to glue first.  Only apply as much adhesive as can be troweled evenly within 6 minutes.  Don't be too ambitious.  Keep the teeth vertical and avoid lumps as they will profile through the C-Flor and are very difficult to roll out.
  4. Lay your panels and holly strips according to your design, butt edges tightly and use your J-Roller to press firmly into place. Continue until the area glued is covered.  Remove the blue tape and clean any excess adhesive or seepage with a rag dampened in denatured alcohol.
  5. Do not disturb this area for about 30 minutes until the adhesive sets up.
  6. At this point, we recommend laying 1/4" plywood about 18" square over the newly glued C-Flor so movement doesn't disturb it and your weight is evenly dispersed while you begin applying the remainder of the C-Flor in the same fashion as above, controllable areas using blue tape to maintain a clean surface.
  7. As the main body of the sole is completed allow it to dry overnight and begin the edges the following day.  This ensures that the adhesive is set and your feet and/or knees will not shift or "budge" your work.
  8. Use your scribe to mark the pattern and using your sharp razor knife, run a continuous line along your straight-edge or the curves and the planks will snap apart, cleanly.  Should you need to do some shaping to achieve an exact fit, use your sanding block or even a dremmel tool.



For hatches, it really depends on the look you desire, if you prefer a finished hatch, then design as necessary, mitering corners. If you're after a hatch that blends into the sole, then run the edges of the planks over into the hatch, and when ready, use your router with a bearing, to run along the inside of the hatch to give a good clean and even edge.

Depending on how ambitious or handy you are you can achieve many looks/finishes on your stair application.  Regardless of the finish you select, we recommend that you match the pattern as closely to the floor as possible, keeping it in line with the holly strips and planks on the cabin floor.  Whether vertically or horizontally placed, your stairs will have a better aesthetic look if they are in keeping with the floor.

We are happy to provide you with a link to an installer's video of a repair on a staircase bull nose.  This installer is not a member of the Nuteak Ontario Team and the comments, views and opinions expressed are not necessarily those of Nuteak Ontario or it's affiliates, partners or employees.  We are simply providing you with the link to assist you with your design options.  The installer in the video is making a repair to a DIY installation of bull nosing on a staircase using C-Flor Marine Interior Flooring. 

Note:  The installer refers to the C-Flor product as "Nuteak", it is not Nuteak Decking but C-Flor Marine Interior Flooring.


Happy Installing! For technical assistance or further questions, feel free to call us at 416-844-7218.