Frequently Asked Questions

What is the process to have my boat completed?

The process is extremely simple!  Provide your boat make, model and further requested details on our contact page.  GCA will provide an estimate based on this criteria via phone or email.  GCA will then come to your location for a formal measurement of the boat.  At time of measurement, a 50% deposit is collected.  GCA will then cleanup the files, design your template and order product.  We will have your product ordered and schedule an install typically no more than two weeks from time of measurement. Final payment is due at time of install.   We take humble pride in having one of the quickest turnaround times in the industry!

What is the cost per square foot?

Price is determined based on the quantity of sheet materials used.  We optimize each 40×80 sheet with parts needed for each project. Sheet cost includes all design and fabrication.  GCA provides competitive DEALER & OEM within our industry.  For a complete and accurate quote, please give us a call or complete the contact form so we can guide you through the process. Though our product has higher durability & longevity elements, it still looks and feels the same as most foams.  With that in mind, our price is very parallel to other foams on the market.

Can you do custom logos?

YES. We can CNC router or laser engrave logos and text. Vector graphics of your logo are not required, but do help.

Will the product stain? If so, what is the best method to clean AquaTraction Marine Flooring?

NO. The product will NOT stain. Our flooring cleans extremely easily with a simple brush and water.  Most all of our competitors use an EVA / EVA PE blend foam which is not 100% Closed Cell such as ours. AquaTraction foam is 100% PE which makes it 100% Closed Cell and 100% Stain Resistant. For dried on items, we recommend a mild soap if needed.  If you have an accident occur with a tough stain, such as a Sharpie Marker, we recommend Simple Green or OxiClean Total Interior.  You can always reach out to gulfco with any concerns or questions.  We have not found anything to yet stain our product. 

Will the product peel? What is Light Amplification?

NO. Our competitors foam is consistently known to peel around the edges, soon taking pads up entirely.  This is because it is NOT a 100% PE based foam; instead it is an EVA / EVA PE blend foam that will SHRINK in hot temperatures.  Our product has been tested against competitors and we have found that AquaTraction will NOT SHRINK, or peel!  Light Amplification starts affecting our competitors at approximately 165 Degrees Fahrenheit.  This is a temperature commonly found on boats in the summer months.  The temperature threshold for AquaTraction is approximately 220 Degrees Fahrenheit which in most all cases is outside and above the heat range of where light amplification affects the product.  Therefore, our product will NOT shrink and then peel. Our team at GCA is committed to helping our clients with finding solutions and proud to stand by our product performance.

Is Light Amplification covered under warranty?

YES. With confidence in our product, AquaTraction will cover distorted pads 100% of material cost, 1 time upon installation for 0-1 years. Year 1-2 will be discounted 60% of retail price and year 2-3 will be discounted 25% of retail price. Once light amplification is identified, the customer must work with our team for future resolution. Warranty pads will be recut and sent directly to customer for installation.  NOTE: Most ALL other competitors do not cover light amplification in their warrantees at any level.

Is Adhesive covered under warranty?

YES.  We are confident that you will not experience problems with our foam, however, in the rare event it does occur the GCA team wants to make sure our clients are taken care of the right way. Adhesive warranties cover 100% of material cost for 0-1 years upon installation for specific pads that have adhesive issues. Year 1-2 will be discounted 60% of retail price and year 2-3 will be discounted 25% of retail price. NOTE: Most ALL of our competitors do not cover Adhesive at any level.

What is the life expectancy?

Five to seven years. Longer if the boat is stored inside.  AquaTraction has captains who have run over 300 charters in one year and their foam is still performing at peak levels from both a durable and cosmetic standpoint.