Easy maintenance synthetic teak flooring
Synthetic teak flooring maintenance is simple but should a spillage occur then stain removal should be straightforward. The material will benefit from a dry vacuum on a low setting so that the brush actually touches the pile. Pet hair should be removed with a damp cloth. To remove spillages simply scrape off as much of the spillage as possible using a paint scraper or blunt utensil. Apply a small amount of detergent diluted in hot water and scrub with a stiff brush, mopping up with an absorbant cloth. Rinse through with plenty of clean water and mop again with a paper towel. Synthetic teak flooring will also benefit from the occasional wet clean which can be carried out with a machine such as Vax
Typical heavier staining on boat decks are dealt with as follows:
Alcoholic drinks – Scrape off excess and wash with weak detergent solution or white spirit before rinsing
Oil and petrol – Try to mop up immediately with an absorbent cloth but If the spillage has dried, then pour on hot water and allow to soak for 5–10 minutes before attempting to soak it up with an absorbent cloth.
Mud – Allow to dry then vacuum, then scrape, scrub, and rinse routine or wet vacuum clean
For other cleaning consult with us further
Please be aware that like most fabrics and indeed teak over the course of time – the fabric will begin to fade if exposed to strong direct sunlight over a period of time. Like teak decking benefiting from oiling, it is possible to purchase some UV protection sprays to help counteract the effects of strong UV light. These can be applied annually to provide additional protection to your floor. Synthetic teak flooring is ideally suited to cockpit tented areas out of direct sunlight when the boat is not in use. However, the product will still give good service on bathing platforms but the appearance will be more susceptable to UV fading over the course of time.
Avoid placing hot objects onto your synthetic teak floor as this may lead to marks or melting of the top surface which may be difficult to remove. It is possible to remove a section of synthetic teak flooring and insert a new piece of the same dimensions but it will be difficult to match bespoke decks where the patterns are unique to the boat. If the damaged area is represented in our standard collection then it may be possible to instigate a local repair.
By keeping your synthetic teak in a clean and maintained state you will not only keep your floor looking good but will also ensure that it lasts for years to come.
Chemicals & Solvents
Damage caused by chemicals or solvents such as bleach or acetone will void our warranty. Any spills of such liquids should be rinsed with water as soon as possible to prevent staining. Failure to clear such spillages may result in damage which could ruin the material.
Should you have any further questions regarding the upkeep of your synthetic teak floor then please contact our sales team who will be happy to assist you.