Laying of the deck flooring
Since many years we are laying different floorings on the decks of our charter boats as well as private boats. We attach great importance to quality. We offer a professional advising to show you which flooring can satisfy your requirements.
For decades teak or other hardwood was the common flooring for sport boats. In the 20th century the use of grippy flooring was discovered, you could just glue it on the deck. Sometimes people used needle felting, which often caused mold or rust.
Especially in the last years the department of flooring for decks has multiplied the opportunities, which are a better solution than teakwood. At the Kuhnle shipyard we still offer teakwood but also synthetic flooring like cork.
When we lay and apply the flooring we pay special attention to accuracy, because mistakes can cause damages on the deck and there can emerge bubbles, which are caused by air or water contact.
Which flooring is the best for my boat?
Synthetic flooring (synthetic teak)
The best alternative for a teak deck is synthetic flooring for example from Dek-King. The synthetic material consist of ultraviolet resistant PVC coating, which is, because of the nanotechnology, 30 % cooler when the sun is shining and about 32% lighter than common synthetic teak decks. The Dek-King 2G premium, that we use, is available in many different colors and looks very similar to a real teak deck.
It is slip-proof and much easier to clean than teak, because it can be cleaned with soap suds and water blasting. Even changes of color can’t happen with synthetic teak.
Because of different shaped pieces of the material you can create diverse pattern on the deck. The flooring Dek-King is very flexible and easy to match it with different shapes.