Teak Decking Vs Synthetic Teak Decking

Synthetic Teak Decking

What is Synthetic Teak?

Synthetic teak decking is an upgrade to wood deckings just as fiberglass was a revolutionary improvement over wooden boats. 

Wooden boats require hard work to stay afloat. Real teak decks also require a lot of work to look good. Synthetic teak marine teak boat flooring allows you to spend more time enjoying your boat rather than having to spend so much time maintaining it.

With PVC synthetic wood-effect boat decking, the look of the boat will be enhanced but maintenance will be significantly reduced compared to teak. With the same quality and appearance as teak, this PVC decking also provides gorgeous flooring for residential or commercial applications around swimming pools, hot tubs, patios, and terraces.

Throughout the world, PVC Synthetic Soft Deck products are used because of their quality and value for money.

Transform your boat’s appearance with a new deck that looks like the real thing. A new deck for any craft – small or large, power or sail, modern or classic.

Synthetic teak marine decking uses: 

  • Sailing Yachts,
  • Catamarans,
  • Boat Platform,
  • Pontoon boats,
  • Inflatables,
  • Pleasure boats, 
  • Jet skis,
  • Water Taxis, 
  • Many other applications of marine flooring.

In addition to the natural look of teak, Synthetic Teak Decking enhances the beauty of boats and significantly reduces maintenance need and cost. 

The product is not only for on or near water. Other uses include around hot tubs, pools, terraces and patios, shower cubicles, spa flooring, and even on trucks and cars.

Synthetic Teak Deck products are used worldwide, and their excellent quality has gained it an enviable reputation.

Advantages of Synthetic Teak Decking

  • One of the best, and cheapest, alternatives to traditional wooden decking.
  • It looks like real wood.
  • Easily maintainable.
  • Even when exposed to harsh conditions and sunlight, the product remains in good shape.
  • Installed on GRP, steel, and wood, they are suitable for almost any surface.
  • Surfaces are anti-skid treated.
  • Less cost than real teak decking.

Features of Synthetic Teak Decking

  • Environmentally friendly and recyclable.
  • It has a natural wood appearance without any of the problems associated with real wood.
  • It is easy to install and has low maintenance costs.
  • It does not crack, warp, or split so safe to walk on in bare feet.
  • Suitable in -40℃ to 60℃ temperature ranges.
  • Inherent stability against humidity and temperature.
  • Anti-UV protection and color stability.
  • Protection against termites, insects, and mold. 
  • Good fire and waterproofing performance, low endothermic nature.
  • Lightweight structure with excellent crack resistance.
  • Water resistance, fading resistance, anti-aging, and anti-aging properties.
  • A lifespan of more than 20 years.

Staining And Maintenance

If any staining occurs in the future, sandpaper with a 40-grit setting should be used along the grain to remove most markings. This area may appear lighter than the surrounding area but should blend with it over time.

Wearing high heels and black soled shoes will cause dents and marks on the surface respectively. Such dents will remain on the surface due to the concentrated pressure on the material. Our recommendation is the same for real timber teak decks: deck shoes.

As with high heels, furniture legs also tend to exert pressure that may dent a deck surface.  You should use pads to help distribute the pressure across a larger area. Ensure that heavy items are not dragged across the surface of the deck in order to prevent the material from being scratched.

It is best to avoid placing hot objects on synthetic teak decking since this can cause marks or burns on the surface that might be difficult to remove, depending on how deep the heat has spread.

You should not use power sanders because they cause uneven surfaces and can easily damage profiles and joints.

Your synthetic teak deck will look better and last longer if you keep it clean and maintained.

Synthetic Teak Decking FAQ

Does a Synthetic Teak Decking get hot?

Like natural teak decks, or similar dark-colored surfaces, synthetic teak decking will get hot in the sun. You can hose off the decking to keep it cool, just like you would if you were using a teak deck, but the deck will not become slippery when wet. It may also be wise to wear deck shoes on a hot summer day.

What is Synthetic Teak Decking made of?

A special formulated flexible plastic called PVC forms Synthetic Teak Decking. With high UV protection, antifungal agents, and non-migrating plasticizers, this durable material aims to remain beautiful for as long as possible.

What is the durability of Synthetic Teak PVC decking?

Heavy objects such as an air tank or heavy tools will not dent the deck. Heavy foot traffic is not an issue. It has been relied upon for many years on many passenger vessels with great success.

Synthetic teak can be applied over what kind of surface?

The adhesive bonds to wood and fiberglass as well as steel and aluminum. 

It can also be bonded to epoxies or filler used for leveling or repair if required.

How much UV protection does Synthetic Teak PVC decking offer?

UV protection is the highest available in this product. It is mixed through the material and is rated as Automotive Grade.

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