Over time, your boat seats on your pontoon can start to fade and crack. When this happens, the cracks can cut your skin when you sit on the seats. When you notice that your seats are lacking luster, you can choose to replace them or simply have them recovered. The guide below walks you through a few things to take into consideration when trying to decide if you should simply recover the seats or replace them altogether.
Consider the Condition of the Seats
You first need to consider the condition of the entire seats. The seats are often filled with a foam core that makes them plush and comfortable to sit on. If the foam has become flat, dented, or has chunks missing from it, you may want to simply replace the seat rather than having it reupholstered, because you will have to purchase the foam core as well as the fabric to place on the seats.
Consider the Layout of the Boat
There are times when the layout of a boat is simply not conducive to the way that the family wants to use the boat. If you have found that you would like to change the layout of the boat, this may be the perfect time to invest in new furniture to use to create the design you want. You may want to talk to a professional boat repair shop before investing in new furniture to find out how many people can legally fit on your boat and if the layout can be changed with ease. The shop will be able to let you know what the maximum weight limit and the number of people the boat can hold to ensure that you are able to arrange the boat the way that you want to have it arranged.
Consider Your Budget
You also need to consider your budget when deciding if you want to have the boat seats reupholstered or if you want to replace them. replacing the seats will cost significantly more than it will cost to have them reupholstered. You want to be sure that you are going to be happy with the decision that you make, but you also need to be sure that you do not put yourself in financial crisis to update the seats of the boat.
Once you have taken these things into consideration, you will be ready to determine if reupholstering the seats or replacing them altogether is the right option for you. Regardless of which option you choose, you need to arrange to have the seats reupholstered or new seats delivered long before boating season starts to ensure that your boat will be ready to use when the time comes.
Contact companies that offer pontoon boat seats for more information and assistance.