In general, the floor forms a key component of the accommodation. It must meet strict requirements, which are also important for the panelling and for placing the interior. Moreover, the floors on aboard ships must meet the requirements of the classification organisations. They must have an MED certificate. To meet all these quality requirements, Kranendonk works with renowned flooring manufacturers specialising in ship floors.

Besides all possible types of underlayment, plastic composite floor screeds, tile flooring, rubber mortar flooring and mastic asphalt floors, also belong to our range of products. 


The type of underlayment necessary in a specific area on board a ship depends on what this area is used for and its surrounding areas. For instance, A-60 (60-minute fire-retardant) underlayments, noise-insulating underlayments and floor screeds are used. On the basis of the guidelines as set out in SOLAS (Safety Of Life At Sea) and in consultation with the classification organisation, the Kranendonk specialists determine what type of underlayment should be fitted. All floor types have been certified in accordance with the requirements for use on board vessels and offshore installations.

The flooring forms an important part of the interior. A suitable type of flooring can be provided for each area on board, in a colour to match the other interior. Carpet, linoleum, vinyl or rubber studs are some of the options. Furthermore, we level the underlayment before fitting the flooring in order to obtain a nice flat floor. We also supply various types of plastic floor screeds and tile flooring.

For the flooring in the galley, wash areas, bathrooms and other “wet” areas in the accommodation, proper water resistance and water tightness are important factors. A fully seamless plastic composite floor or an impermeable tiled floor provides a solution here. The skirting boards in the relevant areas are also fitted impermeably against the walls up to a height of approximately 70 mm, creating a watertight container. Both types of plastic composite flooring, the Epoxy composite trowel floor and the polyurethane self-levelling floor screed, can be supplied in virtually all possible colour combinations, with either a glossy or matte finish. This plastic composite flooring can also be supplied in a non-slip version.

Heavy demands are made to the flooring in work areas and cargo holds on ships. These floors are faced with constant and heavy loads and must be highly durable and strong. Especially for this use, Kranendonk supplies rubber mortar and mastic asphalt floors. Both floors meet the requirements. Moreover, said floor types are also resistant to all weather conditions and therefore, are also suitable for outside decks.

ceilings & walls

We handle both conventional and modular wall and ceiling systems. For the conventional structure, the walls and ceilings are built with sheet material and covered with a hard plastic laminate, such as Formica, Polyrey, Perstorp and Duropal. For the modular systems, we use a prefab designed wall and ceiling system of insulated panels such as Inexa TNF, Isolamin, Norac and Contech.

These panels are usually finished with a vinyl decor, but also panels with a stainless steel finish are frequently used. Insofar as required by the relevant bodies, we supply the materials with a MED-certificate.
Kranendonk has designed a new system especially for renovation of existing accommodation: The Accommodation Panelling Upgrading System.
For this system, a new finish is applied to the existing walls, composed of galvanised steel sheet and with a vinyl finish. This finish is identical to that of the modular accommodation panelling. The application of this system makes the finish of the walls as new. As the new finish is applied on top of the existing walls, demolishing or removal is unnecessary, which saves both costs and time.

Benefits of the system:

  • mounting on existing panels
  • no demolition
  • no waste
  • high quality
  • available in many decors
  • quick installation
  • relative low costs


The origin of Kranendonk lays in the design, supply and installation of insulation systems, in particular for refrigerated holds aboard refrigerated ships and fishing vessels. From the year Kranendonk was founded until the early nineties this has been the core business of Kranendonk and the holds and the workspaces on board of more than 100 refrigerated ships and freezer trawlers have been fitted with insulation and finishing.

These days the fishery sector continues to be a significant market for Kranendonk. Aside from the construction of new vessels, renovation and repairs on board of refrigerated ships and fishing vessels form one of the key activities of the business operations. As a market leader, Kranendonk has the knowledge and expertise required for building insulation systems. In addition to insulation systems and panelling of freezer compartments, cold and freezer rooms, pipes and accommodations are fitted with appropriate insulation that complies with current industrial requirements.