Did you know that most projects are designed from the floor up? It's true for interiors and it's also true for this pontoon boat. Think of it as establishing a good foundation and then building upon that. For the boat, I started researching flooring options and discovered this flooring product from Chilewich Contract. (You may have seen Chilewich placemats and rugs in your favorite retail store.) The Chilewich pattern called Shade is a flat twill weave with a subtle ombre effect. The product is sustainable, durable, resistant to mold and mildew and it's made in the USA. With proper installation, it has a five year outdoor warranty. Speaking of installation, it's important to decide which direction to run the flooring so you can properly calculate the amount of flooring needed. Now, to choose a color!