HERCULITE BLOG

What Distinguishes Herculite from Other Marine Vinyl Suppliers

Posted by Craig Zola on Feb 3, 2017 8:54:40 PM

One of the most common textiles used in marine fabrics is vinyl. You might be wondering how can a plastic be a fabric? Well let’s define what vinyl is:

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Topics: Marine Fabrics

Three Reasons Herculite Provides the Best Boat Top Material Fabric for White Boats

Posted by Craig Zola on Feb 1, 2017 1:27:17 PM


Boat covers and boat tops all have one thing in common: fabric. When it comes to your boat, you want to be sure that it’s covered with the best. That’s where
Herculite Inc. steps in. Herculite’s boat top material is one of the best around, especially for white boats using white material.

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Topics: Marine Fabrics

Pros and Cons of Fully Waterproof Boat Covers

Posted by Craig Zola on Jan 25, 2017 12:00:00 AM


If your pre-owned boat did not come with a cover or the existing one isn’t up to par, you’ll want to invest or upgrade soon. Anyone who has dealt with a less-than-waterproof boat cover will likely prioritize finding a fully waterproof option, but of course, these covers have advantages and disadvantages.

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Topics: boat covers

Tips for Making Your Pre-Owned Boat More Attractive to Potential Buyers

Posted by Craig Zola on Jan 23, 2017 12:00:00 AM

Getting ready to sell your boat requires a significant investment - usually of both time and money. The seller must take the perspective of a buyer, just like when preparing a home for resale. You’ll have to step back and separate yourself from the watercraft, noticing previously overlooked flaws and determining which ones you can or should fix. Take note of every cosmetic scratch, dent and rip on your initial inspection. After addressing and fixing superficial damage, research the accessories and extras you can buy for your boat to bring it up to speed.

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Topics: boat covers

Comparing Vinyl Marine Fabric and Woven Acrylic Fabric

Posted by Craig Zola on Jan 20, 2017 12:00:00 AM


Marine fabrics for boats come in a variety of types and feature a myriad of options. Two popular types of textiles used in marine fabrics are vinyl and woven acrylic.

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Topics: vinyl marine fabric

Boat Shade Tops 101: Understanding the Different Type of Covers

Posted by Craig Zola on Jan 18, 2017 4:32:08 PM

 


Did you just purchase a boat? Are you looking to upgrade your watercraft? If so, it’s helpful to know the different types of boat shade tops and covers. From bimini tops to enclosure curtains, awnings, dodgers and standard covers, there are plenty of options!

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Topics: Marine Fabrics, boat shade cover

How to Make the Pre-owned Boat You Just Bought Look New Again (With a Boat Shade Cover)

Posted by Craig Zola on Jan 17, 2017 8:18:12 PM


If you’ve just bought a pre-owned boat, you know there are pros and cons associated with the purchase. Of course, you’ve likely saved a considerable amount of money. One of the downsides, however, is that your new investment can often look pre-owned, with visible scuffs and
general wear and tear showing. You may want to allocate a small portion of your cost savings for upgrading the boat’s appearance. Small fixes to superficial scratches or dents can definitely help, but for a major revamp, you may want to consider purchasing or replacing a boat shade cover.

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Topics: boat covers, Marine Fabrics, boat shade cover

What is the Best Boat Sun Shade Fabric for Preventing Stains?

Posted by Craig Zola on Jan 14, 2017 4:22:00 PM

Your high-end marine vessel deserves only the best sun shade material. While acrylic is the most popular choice amongst mariners, vinyl offers a higher quality, particularly when it comes to lighter shades. Vinyl is naturally water-repellant and is easier to clean than fabrics like acrylic.

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Topics: boat shade cover

Buying Guide: What to Look for When Shopping for Custom Bimini Tops

Posted by Craig Zola on Jan 13, 2017 4:41:00 PM


If you’ve recently purchased a pre-owned yacht or boat and are planning to fix it up or completely 
refurbish it, you may be thinking about getting a new bimini top. Bimini tops are open-front canvas or fabric coverings supported by a metal, collapsible frame which serves as a shade structure on a boat. These can be a great addition to any watercraft, whether you’re planning an outing with your family and friends or just want to spend a lazy afternoon fishing.

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Topics: Marine Fabrics, custom bimini tops

Complete Your Hospital Room Design With Stylish Hospital Curtains

Posted by Leslie Haddad on Jan 12, 2017 3:27:23 PM

Designing for hospital rooms is about more than providing a comfortable patient area with medical equipment—it’s about creating a better healthcare and healing experience for patients and their families during a hospital stay, as well as developing a better workspace for caregivers.

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Topics: Healthcare Fabrics