Always an industry leader, Matworks is ready for this boating season with a huge available inventory of Duraweave Luxury Woven Marine Vinyl Flooring (some refer to as Sea Grass). This type of marine floor covering  is super popular this year. Many boat carpet customers have been switching to this material as it is:

  • waterproof
  • stain-proof
  • fade-proof
  • comprised of PVC wrapped fibers with vinyl backing 
  • features a unique, heavy-traffic rated vinyl backing that makes it ideal for indoor and outdoor use on many types of surfaces
  • snaps in just like marine carpet for easy removal and installation
  • 10 year UV/fade warranty
  • pretty much "everything proof"  

As always, feel free to cal for more info or for a quote for your boat carpet. If you do not see your boat on our website that does not mean we do not have it! We have many of our boat patterns in as part numbers in our system from manufacturing OEM boat carpet (32 years and counting) and we have just this previous boating season started matching them to boat year, make and model on our website. 

And for a very limited time- save 10% use coupon code TAKE10 at checkout

Want top of the line, premium boat carpet at manufacturer's pricing? Matworks makes our marine carpet ourselves and that saves the middle man so you are buying direct from the manufacturer when you purchase from Matworks. 

With your purchase you have a full 8 year warranty (!!) on the boat carpet AND the backing, lifetime warranty on the binding (edging) and any embroidery. Can you tell we are confident of the quality?!

We also have many different colors and combinations of Duraweave Marine Vinyl Flooring which comes with a 10 year warranty.

The Matworks factory where the magic happens! With 32 years experience and most OEM boat manufacturers original patterns on file you can be sure your boat carpet will fit and look exceptional.Please keep in mind even though we cut for most boat companies the carpet colors may have changed so please call if you want free samples.

Our splendid factory in Alpharetta GA.  Call 770-663-0040 or 1-800-795-6287 (MATS)

 Our current special is 10% off Marine Carpet and Duraweave! Use TAKE10 coupon code if you order online at matworks.com or mention the coupon code when you call to order. Hurry won't last!

 Here are some pictures of recent installs that our customers were nice enough to send to us

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Looking for that teak look for your boat without the high end cost? Well, look no further Matworks has a number of options at very reasonable cost:

Marine Teak Carpet with Black or White Stripes

 Black Striped Teak Carpet #295 comes with an 8 year warranty on carpet and backing and lifetime warranty on binding and any embroidery.

 

White Striped Teak Carpet #285 also comes with an 8 year warranty on carpet and backing and lifetime warranty on binding and any embroidery.

Duraweave Marine Vinyl Flooring

We have NEW selections of the Duraweave Marine Vinyl Flooring with stripes:

 

 

Call 1-800-795-6287 (MATS) to order or for more info today! We have most boat patterns and if we don't have yours, you can send us your old carpet or we can guide you through the process of making a template (its easy, promise!)

 

 

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Super high quality yacht mats. Matworks supplies 80% of the mega yacht industry mat needs for 30 years. This is the standard quality for our mats whether you have a mega yacht or standard manufactured boat.

For all you lovers of embroidery be it your boat manufacturer logo, boat name or just cool text; this blog post if for you!

The  Matworks Duraweave Marine Vinyl Flooring can be embroidered in the same process as marine carpet can with gorgeous results! Here is a couple of photos of a recent customers mat order so you can see what the Duraweave Marine Vinyl Flooring looks like with embroidery stitched onto it. If you want to order embroidery for your boat cockpit replacement or for marine boarding mats please call to order 1-800-795-6287(MATS) or email us at customerservice@matworks.com. We have most boat manufacturers logos already digitized and if you are looking for custom text choose from 8 fonts and 34 embroidery color choices (design option page on matworks.com : https://matworks.com/pages/embroidery-color-and-font-reference-guide)

 

 

To view cockpit replacement snap in carpet templates avialable go to 

Matworks.com click on boat carpet and then find your boat manufacture page

https://matworks.com/collections/snap-in-carpet

 

To view marine dock and boarding mats go to:

Matworks.com and click on Marine- Marine Mats

https://matworks.com/collections/marine-dock-and-deck-mats

 

Happy Boating:)

As we have blogged recently, Duraweave Luxury Woven Vinyl Marine Flooring is super popular this boating season!

This new alternative to marine carpet is waterproof, stainproof, fadeproof and along with looking gorgeous will last for many years. The vinyl has a foam backing and snaps in just like marine snap in carpet.  Matworks has 17 color options available for the Duraweave Luxury Woven Vinyl Marine Flooring or the marine vinyl can be special ordered if it is a color/pattern that we don't carry (at no additional cost).

 See all the colors here:

Luxury Woven Vinyl Duraweave Color Graphic

Enjoy these pictures from a customer's 2016 SeaRay Sundeck 270 Luxury Woven Vinyl Marine Flooring Duraweave Color #555 install.

Happy Boating!

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For FREE samples call or request through the Matworks website contact form. 

It is that wonderful time of year again: Time for fun and relaxation on the lake or ocean!

Why not add some style and luxury to your cruising time?

 

Matworks has expanded our marine product line with the usual Matworks high standard of quality (Matworks currently supplies 80% of the motor yacht industry for their mat needs). These personalized products are for boaters who want to customize their boating experience for themselves and guests on their boat. 

New Marine Products include:

  • Strahl polycarbonate serve-ware (glasses)- This serve-ware has the clarity and weight of real glass without the aggravation and danger of broken glass on your boat. The Strahl brand is the best on the market today and can be washed in the dishwasher without degrading the clarity of your serve-ware. You can purchase stemless wine glasses, stemmed wine glasses, stackable tumblers, rocks glasses, pilsner glasses: all engraved with boat name, logo, marine graphic or text; however you wish with gorgeous results. Follow this link: https://matworks.com/collections/marine-glassware-accessories
  • Embroidered caps & visors. Choose from 5 types of ball caps and 1 visor styles in every color possible. Embroider boat name, logo, marine graphic or text with an introductory price of only $20 per cap embroidered. Follow this link: https://matworks.com/collections/caps
  • Embroidered towels. Super high quality at GSM (grams per square meter) 625 for those who know about those things :) There are 16 available colors and are available in bath sheets, bath towels, hand towels, washcloths and sets of towels. Follow this link: https://matworks.com/collections/embroidered-towels

As always, you can purchase your Boat Cockpit Carpets and Embroidered Marine Boarding Mats from Matworks- all with our 8-year warranty. The longest warranty in the Marine Industry.

 

Order online or call us at 1-800-795-6287 (MATS) 

HAPPY BOATING!

Always an industry leader, Matworks Ltd is ready for this boating season with a huge available inventory of Duraweave Marine Vinyl Flooring (compare to Sea Grass). This type of marine floor covering  is forecasted to be very popular this year. The companies that Matworks does OEM carpet for has been switching to this material as it is waterproof, stainproof, fadeproof-- pretty much "everything proof"  Check out currently available colors here: 

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As always, feel free to cal for more info or for a quote for your boat carpet. If you do not see your boat on our website that does not mean we do not have it! We have many of our boat patterns in as part numbers from manufacturing OEM boat carpet (32 years and counting) and we have just this previous boating season started matching them to boat year, make and model on our website. 

 

 

Cold Weather Pet Safety

You’re probably already aware of the risks posed by warm weather and leaving pets in hot cars, but did you know that cold weather also poses serious threats to your pets’ health?
 
Here are some tips to keep your pets safe during cold weather:
 
Winter wellness: Has your pet had his/her preventive care exam (wellness exam) yet?  Cold weather may worsen some medical conditions such as arthritis. Your pet should be examined by a veterinarian at least once a year, and it’s as good a time as any to get him/her checked out to make sure (s)he is ready and as healthy as possible for cold weather.
 
Know the limits:  Just like people, pets’ cold tolerance can vary from pet to pet based on their coat, body fat stores, activity level, and health. Be aware of your pet’s tolerance for cold weather, and adjust accordingly. You will probably need to shorten your dog’s walks in very cold weather to protect you both from weather-associated health risks. Arthritic and elderly pets may have more difficulty walking on snow and ice and may be more prone to slipping and falling. Long-haired or thick-coated dogs tend to be more cold-tolerant, but are still at risk in cold weather. Short-haired pets feel the cold faster because they have less protection, and short-legged pets may become cold faster because their bellies and bodies are more likely to come into contact with snow-covered ground. Pets with diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, or hormonal imbalances (such as Cushing’s disease) may have a harder time regulating their body temperature, and may be more susceptible to problems from temperature extremes.
The same goes for very young and very old pets. If you need help determining your pet’s temperature limits, consult your veterinarian.
 

Provide choices: Just like you, pets prefer comfortable sleeping places and may change their location based on their need for more or less warmth. Give them some safe options to allow them to vary their sleeping place to adjust to their needs.

 
Stay inside. Cats and dogs should be kept inside during cold weather. It’s a common belief that dogs and cats are resistant than people to cold weather because of their fur, but it’s untrue. Like people, cats and dogs are susceptible to frostbite and hypothermia and should be kept inside. Longer-haired and thick-coated dog breeds, such as huskies and other dogs bred for colder climates, are more tolerant of cold weather; but no pet should be left outside for long periods of time in below-freezing weather.
 
Make some noise: A warm vehicle engine can be an appealing heat source for outdoor and feral cats, but it’s deadly. Check underneath your car, bang on the hood, and honk the horn before starting the engine to encourage feline hitchhikers to abandon their roost under the hood.
 
Check the paws: Check your dog’s paws frequently for signs of cold-weather injury or damage, such as cracked paw pads or bleeding. During a walk, a sudden lameness may be due to an injury or may be due to ice accumulation between his/her toes. You may be able to reduce the chance of iceball accumulation by clipping the hair between your dog’s toes.
 
Play dress-up: If your dog has a short coat or seems bothered by the cold weather, consider a sweater or dog coat. Have several on hand, so you can use a dry sweater or coat each time your dog goes outside. Wet sweaters or coats can actually make your dog colder. Some pet owners also use booties to protect their dog’s feet; if you choose to use them, make sure they fit properly.
 
Wipe down: During walks, your dog’s feet, legs and belly may pick up deicers, antifreeze, or other chemicals that could be toxic. When you get back inside, wipe down (or wash) your pet’s feet, legs and belly to remove these chemicals and reduce the risk that your dog will be poisoned after (s)he licks them off of his/her feet or fur. Consider using pet-safe deicers on your property to protect your pets and the others in your neighborhood.
 
Collar and chip: Many pets become lost in winter because snow and ice can hide recognizable scents that might normally help your pet find his/her way back home. Make sure your pet has a well-fitting collar with up-to-date identification and contact information. A microchip is a more permanent means of identification, but it’s critical that you keep the registration up to date.
 
Stay home: Hot cars are a known threat to pets, but cold cars also pose significant risk to your pet’s health. You’re already familiar with how a car can rapidly cool down in cold weather; it becomes like a refrigerator, and can rapidly chill your pet. Pets that are young, old, ill, or thin are particularly susceptible to cold environments and should never be left in cold cars. Limit car travel to only that which is necessary, and don’t leave your pet unattended in the vehicle.
 
Prevent poisoning: Clean up any antifreeze spills quickly, as even small amounts of antifreeze can be deadly. Make sure your pets don’t have access to medication bottles, household chemicals, potentially toxic foods such as onions, xylitol (a sugar substitute) and chocolate.
 
Protect family: Odds are your pet will be spending more time inside during the winter, so it’s a good time to make sure your house is properly pet-proofed. Use space heaters with caution around pets, because they can burn or they can be knocked over, potentially starting a fire. Check your furnace before the cold weather sets in to make sure it’s working efficiently, and install carbon monoxide detectors to keep your entire family safe from harm. If you have a pet bird, make sure its cage is away from drafts.
 
Avoid ice: When walking your dog, stay away from frozen ponds, lakes and other water. You don’t know if the ice will support your dog’s weight, and if your dog breaks through the ice it could be deadly. And if this happens and you instinctively try to save your dog, both of your lives could be in jeopardy.
 
Provide shelter: We don’t recommend keeping any pet outside for long periods of time, but if you are unable to keep your dog inside during cold weather, provide him/her with a warm, solid shelter against wind. Make sure that they have unlimited access to fresh, non-frozen water (by changing the water frequently or using a pet-safe, heated water bowl). The floor of the shelter should be off of the ground (to minimize heat loss into the ground) and the bedding should be thick, dry and changed regularly to provide a warm, dry environment. The door to the shelter should be positioned away from prevailing winds. Space heaters and heat lamps should be avoided because of the risk of burns or fire. Heated pet mats should also be used with caution because they are still capable of causing burns.
 
Recognize problems: If your pet is whining, shivering, seems anxious, slows down or stops moving, seems weak, or starts looking for warm places to burrow, get them back inside quickly because they are showing signs of hypothermia. Frostbite is harder to detect, and may not be fully recognized until a few days after the damage is done. If you suspect your pet has hypothermia or frostbite, consult your veterinarian immediately.
 
Be prepared: Cold weather also brings the risks of severe winter weather, blizzards and power outages. Prepare a disaster/emergency kit, and include your pet in your plans. Have enough food, water and medicine (including any prescription medications as well as heartworm and flea/tick preventives) on hand to get through at least 5 days.
 
Feed well: Keep your pet at a healthy weight throughout the winter. Some pet owners feel that a little extra weight gives their pet some extra protection from cold, but the health risks associated with that extra weight don’t make it worth doing. Watch your pet’s body condition and keep them in the healthy range. Outdoor pets will require more calories in the winter to generate enough body heat and energy to keep them warm – talk to your veterinarian about your pet’s nutritional needs during cold weather.
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We all feel it...That tightness in the neck and shoulders, the headache, the anxiety of the most wonderful time of the year. The holiday season can be stressful; so read on my top 10 stress busters- so maybe one or two will work for you (they are short and to point- less reading stress).  See already helping your stress levels!

1. Meditate

 It's simple. Sit up straight with both feet on the floor. Close your eyes. Focus your attention on reciting -- out loud or silently -- a positive mantra such as “I feel at peace” or “I love myself.” Place one hand on your belly to sync the mantra with your breaths. Let any distracting thoughts float by like clouds. My personal favorite "It is almost my wine time"

2. Breathe Deeply

Take a 5-minute break and focus on your breathing. Sit up straight, eyes closed, with a hand on your belly. Slowly inhale through your nose, feeling the breath start in your abdomen and work its way to the top of your head. Reverse the process as you exhale through your mouth.

3. Be Present

Slow down.

Take 5 minutes and focus on only one behavior with awareness. Notice how the air feels on your face when you’re walking and how your feet feel hitting the ground. Enjoy the texture and taste of each bite of food every and every sip of that delicious cup of cocoa (you thought I was going to say glass of wine?). When you spend time in the moment and focus on your senses, you should feel less tense.

5. Tune Into Your Body

Mentally scan your body to get a sense of how stress affects it each day. Lie on your back, or sit with your feet on the floor. Start at your toes and work your way up to your scalp, noticing how your body feels. Simply be aware of places you feel tight or loose without trying to change anything. For 1 to 2 minutes, imagine each deep breath flowing to that body part. Repeat this process as you move your focus up your body, paying close attention to sensations you feel in each body part.

 

6. Decompress

Place a warm heat wrap around your neck and shoulders for 10 minutes. Close your eyes and relax your face, neck, upper chest, and back muscles. Remove the wrap, and use a tennis ball or foam roller to massage away tension.

Place the ball between your back and the wall. Lean into the ball, and hold gentle pressure for up to 15 seconds. Then move the ball to another spot, and apply pressure

7. Crank Up the Tunes

Research shows that listening to soothing music can lower blood pressure, heart rate, and anxiety. Create a playlist of songs or nature sounds (the ocean, a bubbling brook, birds chirping), and allow your mind to focus on the different melodies, instruments, or singers in the piece. You also can blow off steam by rocking out to more upbeat tunes -- or singing at the top of your lungs!

8. Be Grateful

Keep a gratitude journal or several (one by your bed, one in your purse, and one at work) to help you remember all the things that are good in your life.

Being grateful for your blessings cancels out negative thoughts and worries.

Use these journals to savor good experiences like a child’s smile, a sunshine-filled day, and good health. Don’t forget to celebrate accomplishments like mastering a new task at work or a new hobby. Or that lovely glass of wine!

 

So my list was only 8 items- see less stress. Try a couple of these suggestions and to relive that gift giving stress save 15% on the ENTIRE Matworks store for very cool one of a kind personalized gifts- you can even drop ship for free!

Use Coupon Code: HOLIDAY15 at checkout and Happy Holidays from all of us at Matworks :) 

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