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Old 27-03-2007, 19:55   #1
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indoor outdoor carpet liner

Just wondering has anyone used indoor outdoor carpet as a liner on the inside of cabinets .....does it help to cut down on moisture????
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Old 28-03-2007, 03:31   #2
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Try a resilient plastic mesh shelf liner.
Shelf Liners - Bar Supplies - Smallwares

or
Masternet makes a variety of of industrial mesh products.
Masternet Ltd - Manufacturer of Plastic Netting
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Old 28-03-2007, 04:55   #3
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Thanks Gord ....I was thinking of that for the shelving...But someone told me to use the carpet on the walls....I have seen it done in RV's but clearly it's not the same environment......
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Carpet (or any non-breathing impermeable barrier material) will trap moisture, and prevent air circulation ~ the (2) prime causes of mold development*.

* Mold requires nutrients, water, oxygen and favorable temperatures to grow. Nutrients for mold are present in dead organic material such as wood, paper or fabrics, and some synthetic products such as paints and adhesives. Mold requires moisture, although some mold species can obtain that moisture from moist air when the relative humidity is above 70 per cent.

See also:
Carpet: A Haven For Unwanted Guests
http://www.aerias.org/DesktopModules...?articleId=124
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You might want to check out Hull Liner. It's readily available. Here's a link. I am by no means endorsing this company. It's just the first one I found on the Internet with general information.
MARINE_CARPET/HULL LINER

We replaced portions of the head liner and wall covering in Sunspot Baby with light blue Hull Liner. It is supposedly mildew and stain resistant. Having acquired a stain or two already (rust from a light fixture) that "almost" came out, I wonder if we should have picked a slightly darker color.

Installed directly to fiberglass, the light filters through and shows flaws in the fiberglass. Backings are available, but then we have the issue of the backing disintegrating, the liner not staying put, etc.

If anyone has other experiences to share about Hull Liner, I would be interested, because we might continue to install it on other areas of the boat. When we were searching for a boat, I liked the upholstered look. At this point, the white fiberglass interior walls and ceilings look great to me now.

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