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On 07/15/2016
They’re GREYT!

Sounds like something Tony the Tiger would say, if he were designing interiors or coordinating boat colorways rather than peddling cereal in the factory across the street!  (Who knew Tony lived in Grand Rapids?)  You see – the color grey right now is “GREYT”! (“Great”, for those who don’t speak Tony the Tiger.)   This… Read full article…

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On 06/12/2015
Friend or Faux
Category: Colors, Fabric, Marine, Trends

Faux, pronounced “fö” not “fox,” is an adjective from the French, literally meaning false. However, what faux really means to us these days is “fake,” and fake can be a good thing! We sell tons of Faux Leathers at Spradling. In fact, we could call ourselves Spradling Faux Leathers if we wanted to, because all of… Read full article…

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On 05/27/2015
Design and its Complexities – With Bryan

Have you ever wondered how the designers at Spradling International became the creative, skilled individuals they are today? We wanted to give you an opportunity to learn more about our designers and their work, so we decided to interview them to get some insight into what makes them tick. Whether you are an aspiring designer,… Read full article…

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On 02/20/2015
Carpet is SO 10 minutes ago!

Seriously, exterior boat carpet is about as popular in marine these days as teal or magenta graphics.  If you are a boat builder, you may already know this.  But if you’re not, I feel compelled to share with you – carpet is “dead in the water!” (Pun intended).   Boat aficionados are finally realizing what… Read full article…