Boat Decking Options
We have many boat decking options to suit all our customer budgets, tastes and boat types. Our experience and knowledge in the industry is unrivalled and we are proud to represent the best brands in the market. Why not give us a call to discuss your flooring requirements in more detail.
Synthetic Teak Decking – PVC
Synthetic Teak Decking is made of PVC and replaces the strips of wood with thin strips of composite PVC material that resembles teak. These are welded together to form a panel. The final results have a remarkable resemblance to a traditional teak deck. On many occasions it has fooled trained shipwrights. The quality brands of synthetic teaks vary a little but generally there is little to choose. Broadly speaking there is 100% Virgin PVC which produces the toughest decks or a mix compound that is a little cooler and lighter in weight. We work with Deckfab, Nautico ,MarineGroup who specialise in particular brands.
It is worth noting that PVC gets hot in direct sunlight. A new alternative is a cork/rubber decking material which is cooler to walk on.
Composite Cork Decking – Natural Solutions
Composite Decks are totally Natural Solutions. They are Softer,Cooler and more Comfortable to sit on. They are therefore worthy of consideration for many applications such as a Cockpit Seat refurbishment on a Sailing Boat. Composite Decking should also be considered in warm climates over Standard PVC Synthetic Teak as it remains Cool and Comfortable underfoot. PVC can get extremely hot so the obvious solution is to fit Decks with a different type of base material. Our Composite Decks are made of a completely Natural Rubber/Cork material – a perfect Environmentally Friendly Solution. Such Composite Decking has a very low heat conductivity and is perhaps more suited than PVC Synthetic Teak for these particular uses. These properties make Composite Decks particularly attractive to Steel barges.
Foam Deck Panels
Foam deck panels are a non-skid, closed cell decking material that offer a cost effective and versatile alternative to traditional forms of marine decking. Like other sheet decking materials the design is routered out of a sandwich constructed panel. EVA foam deck is easy to clean, stain resistant and provide a comfortable feeling underfoot. It is designed to provide protection of grp boat surfaces. The material has good non slip characteristics therefore creating a unique decking material combining both safety and comfort. Popular applications are ski boats and bathing platforms, concentrating in areas where walking in bare feet is commonplace. The fact that foam deck remains relatively cool underfoot makes for an attractive decking option in warmer climates