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Coin mat flooring (moved from Mx Library)

Postby Markjobe » Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:26 pm

Any recommendations or expertise about replacing carpet with coin mat?
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Re: Coin mat flooring

Postby gahorn » Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:41 am

Don’t get me wrong... it’s your airplane... is it an approved material (fire resistant)?

How will you attach it? Glueing it down can create maintenance issues later-on.
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Re: Coin mat flooring

Postby c170b53 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:14 pm

I think George you nailed it. Albeit “Coin” a very durable material and good looking, it will likely trap moisture against 2024 T which is never a good idea.
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Re: Coin mat flooring

Postby DaveF » Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:40 pm

No personal experience with either, but I’ve seen Loncoin and Aerofloor DOT recommended. From what I’ve read, one is super lightweight, the other is less so. Both are approved fire-resistant.
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Re: Coin mat flooring

Postby c170b53 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:39 pm

We used to use it in commercial use in and around galleys but I haven’t see it used for awhile. You knew when the barrier had been compromised by the smell in these areas :D Cleaning products would also effect the material causing it to swell such that a tripping hazards presented themselves. Likely none of these issues would present themselves in small aircraft but with the material being somewhat hard, debris getting underneath it (sand) and any relative movement would take its tolll on the floor.
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Re: Coin mat flooring

Postby 4583C » Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:47 pm

The recommendations in the link below for installation recommend Velcro for fastening. I was ready to order one of their kits a year ago but didn’t like the color of the samples I was sent. If I could get the grey that shows on my devices I would have bought it. The samples I got labeled grey were about the color of a weathered tire.

https://scs-interiors.com/collections/c ... -floor-kit
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Re: Coin mat flooring

Postby c170b53 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:59 pm

Having a foam backing sounds like a very good solution.
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Re: Coin mat flooring

Postby Markjobe » Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:23 pm

Looking at loncoin it is faa approved and has a burn cert, noticed in other aircraft (pictures), was wondering if you cut to fit do you need to attach it or can it just lay like a fitted mat. Need to be able to pull it out for access to insp holes, etc
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Re: Coin mat flooring

Postby gahorn » Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:39 pm

Wouldn’t foam be even more susceptible to moisture retention?
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Re: Coin mat flooring

Postby c170b53 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:24 am

Worst of two evils I guess George. Abrasion will work through protective coatings, moisture never a good thing. I have an Airtex carpet which I think uses a fine closed cell foam backing. Whenever I remove the carpet there’s a fair amount of fine black dust which needs to be vacuumed up. So there’s definitely carpet movement and wear of the foam but as my plane is hangared it seldom sees rain or gets wet. Also removing the carpet is very easy and quick, so I’m happy with it.
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Re: Coin mat flooring

Postby hilltop170 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:56 am

I had it in a C185 floatplane. What I had looked like the stuff they used in Boeing galleys. I don’t know what brand it was but it was stiff enough it was just laid on the floor and did not creep. It was fitted to be easy to remove to clean under or let dry out.
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Re: Coin mat flooring

Postby Markjobe » Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:44 pm

Went with Lonseal, faa approved, works great, looks great, easy to clean. Like it better than carpet for sure.
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Re: Coin mat flooring

Postby DaveF » Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:08 pm

Thanks for the report. My carpet is reaching the end, so I'm thinking about what to replace it with.
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Re: Coin mat flooring (moved from Mx Library)

Postby JohnNielsen » Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:01 pm

I got a few rolls of 1/4" thick closed cell fatigue mat material from our local Menards/Home Depo store. 6'x4' piece weighs only 1 lb. I cut it to fit and it simply lays there with no adhesion stuff required. I lift it up or take out to vacuum and inspections. It has the best impact absorbing characteristic I have ever seen...I was able to allow myself to fall to my knees from a standing position on it w/o any discomfort!!

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Re: Coin mat flooring (moved from Mx Library)

Postby hilltop170 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:33 am

John, did you try to light a piece of it on fire? Would be interested to know if or how well it burns.
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