Synthetic teak deck on classic yacht

Synthetic Teak Decking comparisons and key features

Many raw materials from first impressions look similiar but the best Synthetic Teak Product requires more scrutiny. A deck may look great when it is installed but how long will the deck stay looking good?. This question comes down to the use of good quality raw materials in the extrusion process which can be found on company data sheets. It is not always the case that the best known brands are the best suited to a particular application. 100% Virgin PVC retains its appearance and weld better but is heavier. Consequently, some brands mix the PVC with fillers making them lighter and allow them to cool quicker. These products may be considered  preferable for lightweight catamarans and Mediterranean weather applications but may not be best suited to traditional sailboats in our climates.  How stable are the materials used and will they retain their colour in years to come? Recycled product will also tend to degrade quicker over time. Ensure your deck is heat welded so the seams will always stay together. Welding seams using a solvent glue is an inferior welding method and more in keeping with DIY installations rather than professionals. The back of the decking product will adhere to the deck if there are ridges or dovetails in order to provide more surface area and some mechanical adhesion.The best made decks are not always fitted very well. Our experience tells us that the best fabricators are not usually the best fitters! Trust your deck with us and the experience we have formed over the years.

Synthetic teak comparisons
  • Fully welded seams for a waterproof deck
  • Virtually maintenance free
    – can be jet washed
  • Manufactured from 100% Virgin PVC Recyclable Material
  • Synthetic Teak comparisons – Does not turn grey
    – UV stabilised outdoor grade PVC
Synthetic teak comparisons
  • Stain resistant – oil and wine can be removed with soap and water
  • Low combustibility
    – fire rated to EN 13501-1: 2007
  • Synthetic teak comparisons Non-slip surface
    – slip resistance to BS 7976-2: 2002
Synthetic teak compsrisons
  • Abrasion resistance to BS EN 660-2: 1999
  • Weathering tests to conditions according to RAL-GZ 716/1 (1994)
  • Five-year material guarantee
  • Nine stock colour combinations