When a durable deck surface is required on Boats, Ships, Yachts, Pontoon Boats and other water craft,  teak decking for boats provides the ideal properties. Deck thickness for any type or size of boat is largely determined by structural requirements.
The traditional method - whereby the real wood teak is sawn into strips up to 19mm thick and applied directly to a metal, GRP or wood surface.
The thin veneer method - here the teak is only 5-6mm thick (before finishing) but the total deck thickness is made up by laying on to a plywood base (perhaps 8-10mm thick) using adhesive.
The Synthetic Teak Decking - whereby a mat made out of PVC planks which look and feel like real wood teak are applied directly to Wood, GRP or Steel surface.
An MS-Ploymer based adhesive such as Saba Sealtack 750 is the best decking adhesive to be used with Artificial decking, such as DEK-KING Decking, on GRP, Wood or Steel boats.It has a 35 hour curing time and once it cures it will bond the pvc profiles to the deck of your boat. A two-part solvent-free epoxy adhesive is another alternative  to bond veneer teak or thicker teak material. When iy comes to reaql teak or veneer teak, ete same adhesive should be used for all bonding operations but if the thin veneer method is employed, an 8-10% addition (by volume) of Graphite powder will give the necessary colour for the adhesive that is seen between the planks. The teak strips should be ‘quarter sawn’, a technique which ensures that the edge grain is on the flat surfaces.
When cutting teak for the thin veneer method the strips should be cut no more than 6mm thick so that after sanding the finished thickness is 3-5mm.
After cutting the teak all bonding surfaces should be sanded with a coarse abrasive paper (40-60 grit) across the grain in order to obtain a good key, followed by cleaning with liberal quantities of a fast epoxy solvent). It is important for the best adhesion that all bare aluminium is pretreated with an Aluminium Etch Primer before bonding.
This method of construction should not be confused with ‘traditional’ method of planking, where the planks are laid directly over deck beams and notched into the king plank down the centre and meet a covering board down the sides.
Being apparently no less effective than using the more rigid adhesive technique it may be more convenient for manufacturers, since the preparation is far less intensive. This method uses a suitably thick plywood base, pre-coated with epoxy system, upon which are fastened teak veneers no thicker than 6mm.
The use of a temporary clamping bar will ensure the minimum number of staples piercing the teak veneer.
When the sealant and the adhesive mix has cured, the synthetic material is sanded with a 40 or 60 grit sandpaper. Many boat owners opt for teak flooring additions in order to preserve a more appealing look and reduce certain hazards that are common on the waters, such as slippery surfaces. The composite decking option for interior and exterior flooring options can be used on any boat type. All our boat decking panels are  high quality products; a result of years of experience in boat carpentry and woodwork.
We test our profiles to ensure the meet our stringent quality standards and we never promote new products before they have been proven to take the toughest test by Mother Nature and of course the demand of all our valued customers. Our prefabricated boat decking system was developed for production boat builders but it has also great advantages for private customers and professional installers. In a recent boat show we attended we placed a real wood teak panel and a boat decking panel made out of our material. DEK-KING is sold in 10 metre lengths (rolls)  to boat manufacturers, boat yards or to the yacht owners. We also offer the prefabrication service of the panels from a template which customer send us, but this depends on the load we have at the time of  your order or your location.
We take pride in knowing that we provide the all around highest quality product in the synthetic teak industry.
Has Withstood the Wear and Tear of Cruise Boats in the Scorching Middle East for Eight Years with no Blemishes, Fading, or Bubbling.

As synthetic teak decking for boats is becoming more and more recognized throughout the boating community, it is important that we remain a cut above the rest.
Is it time to replace that worn out, old and faded carpet in your boat?August 08, 2012 by B0 CommentIs it time to replace that worn out, old and faded carpet in your boat? At Teakforboats, we can offer you a product which will last for many years and it has the advantages of being non slip, very easy to clean and requires no maintenance.
DEK-KING  can easily be cleaned with a water hose, or can be pressure washed without causing damage.
With Dek-King slip resistant surfacing, your patio, deck and even your boat dock will be a safer place.
Teak can enhance the visual appearance of any deck and can provide good grip characteristics especially when wet.
Teak cut this way not only wears more slowly and more evenly than ‘plain cut’ teak but also has the least expansion and contraction. Polyester-based fillers should be avoided as they may inhibit the cure of the epoxy adhesive.
If the deck has a moulded-in tread it should be ground away with a coarse sander down to the laminate. It is likely that some filling will be necessary which can be done using the chosen epoxy system with the addition of glass bubbles and colloidal silica. Here no adhesive is used (the only fastening method being screws or nails) and the seams are caulked and payed with a marine stopper or hot marine glue.
After all of the teak planks have been fastened into position the gaps between are payed with a flexible sealant, either a polyurethane elastomer type such as ‘Sikaflex’ or polysulphide rubber type such as ‘Arbocol’.
An epoxy adhesive mix, pigmented black by addition of graphite powder, is used to both glue the strips down and fill the gaps between the strips.
The bar, usually of wood approximately 10mm thick and protected with polythene, is laid at right angles across a number of strips at a time.
From Pontoon Boats to Cabin Cruisers to Jet Skis - Steel boats, Aluminium boats, Fiber glass boats and even wooden boats.
Our suppliers constantly invest in product development and product improvement.  By visiting the DEK-KING Products Page you will notice that we have an extensive range of decking profile to suite every boat decking installation.
We challenged our visitors to select identify which panel was wood and which panel was made out of synthetic decking material. If you are interested in the product but would like to do the templating and installation yourself, we would like to invite you to visit the Boat Decking installation page. We know that you have a choice when it comes to selecting a product for your boat, and being able to work with a product that was built by boat enthusiasts and experts alike, you’ll receive top-notch integrity and quality to our product. This easy clean up creates a better fishing experience by removing the majority of the “hassle” of fishing…the clean-up! After that rain storm, make sure that your family and friends are walking on that slip resistant flooring by DEK-KING, and not that wet slippery wood.  Contact us today  for a free estimate on you patio, deck or boat dock.
After sanding with a coarse grit paper the surfaces are cleaned thoroughly with a fast epoxy solvent). The strips are usually held in position by stapling every 10-20cm and the gaps between the strips maintained at a constant width (usually 3-4mm) by the insertion of spacing pieces, usually of plastic. Staples are then driven through it into the plywood base at a spacing corresponding to the gaps between the teak strips, thus bedding all the strips into the adhesive at the same height. On large open surfaces a floor sander is best but a hand operated belt or rotary sander is adequate. The composite teak offers several advantages to composite teak rather than the full-on real thing. Bay boats, Sport Fishers, Aluminum boats, Pontoons or Boat houses, it doesn’t matter, you need Dek-king flooring to get the extra edge in comfort and looks.  Safe, strong and resilient, with a wide range of colors available to match any boat.

Since there is no carpet to soak up anything or hold on to dirt and stains, the friendly water hose is all you need to restore the floor back to “good as new”.
The former method is more commonly used since the grain of the teak will be oriented in the most effective way to resist deck compression loads; it is also the quickest procedure and probably the only choice if the traditional planking method, using thick sections, is used.
Ideally the wood or plywood surface is coated with 2 coats of an epoxy system using a fast hardener to give adequate protection against moisture. Before bonding the teak all sanding dust should be removed and the surface cleaned with a fast epoxy solvent).
If the deck shows any significant distortion it is simpler to adopt the thin veneer method using a plywood base which will serve to fair the surface.
Firstly, a flexible caulking compound is used between the seams and an adhesive is used to fasten the strips down to a solid base (which may be plywood, GRP or metal).
For the past years the synthetic alternative teak was introduced in the market, which is cheaper than real teak and is also easy to maintain. Many fishermen know how frustrating it is when the hook seems to embed itself into the carpet…never again with DEK-KING installed.
Secondly, the teak strips can be thinner (but not as thin as the veneer method), perhaps 19mm thick, and they are screwed down to the base material (in the case of wood) or bolted (metal or GRP).
Sufficient adhesive should be applied to the teak and bare plywood to squeeze out and fill the gaps between the teak strips. With the conventional method of teak decking, only the minimum of wood is removed but in doing so the excess flexible sealant is removed and the teak plugs are faired in.
After allowing at least 24 hours to cure the surfaces are wiped with cleaning fluid and sanded using 60-80 grit paper prior to bonding the teak. If bonding to a new GRP surface it is important to determine whether the laminate is fully cured, since epoxy will not bond satisfactorily to a less than fully cured polyester laminate.
Since plywood is lighter than teak, some weight saving can be made over the traditional method and the deck is likely to be stronger and leak-free.
With the teak veneer deck, sufficient teak should be removed by sanding to bring the thickness down to a finished thickness of no more than 5mm. It is pre-manufactured so that it can be put together easily and it is virtually maintenance free. Particular attention should be given to sealing all end-grain if plywood is used as a base.
From the time the boat was first started the elapsed period for this is usually between 2 and 4 weeks at normal temperature.
On production GRP or metal hulls a flexible elastomer adhesive sealant such as  Saba 750 or Sikaflex are sometimes used instead of epoxy adhesive to bond the teak directly to the GRP substrate and the same product is used to lay the seams. Any remaining filling of the gaps can be completed at this stage with additional graphite epoxy mix and a final sanding with 80 grit paper used to finish the deck.
It provides aesthetics and safety appeal in being both non-slippery when dry or wet and resistant to staining. Composite teak provides an anti-fungal surface, which is ideal for marine decking for long-term upkeep.
And it can be pressure washed, unlike some materials that have to be chemically treated or repaired because of pressure wash erosion. So one's experience on the water with family and friend can be even more relaxing with the floors taking care of themselves with the construction material.

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